After heavy rainfall on Sunday the final race Brittany became a mud festival featuring many overtaking moves. “Saturday sun and Sunday rather more swimming and sliding, a varied weekend,” said Ekström smiling. “I’m actually quite satisfied with my third place, but I’m a little annoyed because we weren’t so far from the front.” Reinis Nitišs and Toomas Heikkinen has less reason to smile. Although they both reached the semi-final races for the twelve fastest drivers again, they drew the short straw. Nitišs had to contest his last race blind after contact with opponent Andreas Bakkerud – his windscreen wiper stopped working. Heikkinen narrowly missed making the final after a collision with Ken Block. Before, the Finn struggled with his pace. His excursion through the gravel bed then put paid to any hope of getting further.