Yvan Muller made to the end of the Rallye de France Alsace, 11th round of the 2012 World Rally Championship. The current WTCC leader and his co-driver Guy Leneveau were classified 14th overall in their MINI John Cooper Works car.
Muller had a cautious approach and ended the first of the three day in 20th position. On day two he increased his pace and recovered up to 15th, benefiting from other competitors’ mistakes and despite tricky road conditions.
On the final day he managed to squeeze among the top-ten in a few special stages. He was especially brilliant in the 18th and 19th stages, in which he ranked fourth and fifth respectively climbing to 14th in the overall classification.
The rally was won by Muller’s fellow countryman Sébastien Loeb who also clinched his ninth consecutive WRC title.