ERC Poland: Kajetanowicz takes the lead as Bouffier struggles

Kajetan Kajetanowicz has taken the lead of Rally Poland as Bryan Bouffier struggled through the opening loop of the final day's stages

ERC Poland: Kajetanowicz takes the lead as Bouffier struggles

The erstwhile rally leader began the last leg with a 16.8s advantage which was slashed on the opening Biskupiec stage where Kajetanowicz blitzed the field and set a time 11.2s quicker than Bouffier.

The Pole went on to post the fastest time through Uzranki and was promoted to the top of the order after his French rival suffered a broken right-rear damper, which further hampered his progress through the final stage of the morning.

Distant third is current championship leader Jan Kopecky, who moved ahead of Michal Solowow and, despite suffering a broken propshaft, posted the quickest time in the 26-kilometre Mateuszrek test.

Michal Kosciuszko is another man moving up the order, even though he experienced his second powersteering failure of the weekend, and is now ahead of Krzystof Holowczyc and Craig Breen.

The Irishman has been unsatisfied with his performance this morning and lost time through Mateuszrek, when he hit something after cutting through a bank and punctured his rear-left tyre.

There had been speculation that Robert Kubica would restart the rally after battling to the end of Saturday's final stage, but despite featuring on the start list, the Pole has had to curtail his participation in the event.

Leading positions after SS10:  Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap  1. Kajetan Kajetanowicz Ford R5 1h27m12.9s 2. Bryan Bouffier Delta Peugeot +20.6s 3. Jan Kopecky Skoda +1m17.1s 4. Michal Solowow Ford RRC +1m32.9s 5. Michal Kosciuszko Ford R5 +2m07.9s 6. Krzysztof Holowczyc Ford R5 +2m31.8s 7. Craig Breen Peugeot 207 +2m37.7s 8. Zbigniew Staniszewski Ford S2000 +3m00.7s 9. Maciej Oleksowicz Ford S2000 +3m02.4s 10. Martin Kangur Ford R5 +3m19.6s 


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