Ott Tänak's poor performance in the most recent portion of the Rally de Catalunya has all but ruined his chances of winning the world title.
Sébastien Ogier claimed the early lead in the Rallye de Catalunya, finishing ahead of Thierry Neuville.
Sébastien Ogier won the Wales Rally GB, but Thierry Neuville still holds the overall lead in the championship.
Thierry Neuville dropped out of the Rally of Turkey after breaking his suspension, handing the overall lead to Sébastien Ogier.
Thierry Neuville said that everyone will enter unfamiliar territory during the Rally of Turkey because of the race's reintroduction to the World Rally Championship after eight years,
Ott Tänak leads Dani Sordo by 0.4 seconds after one stage of the Rally of Germany.
With two stages remaining in the Silk Way Rally, Dmitry Sotnikov is currently in the lead.
The 2019 Dakar Rally will take place between January 6, 2019, and January 17, 2019.