The Swede, driving a Ford Fiesta Rally4, arrived again on the finish of day service halt in Alghero 8min56.2sec away from nearest challenger Fabrizio Zaldivar.
“Properly it’s a loopy state of affairs in the mean time with the outcomes however we’re actually blissful to be within the lead. I couldn’t think about the rally could possibly be so powerful and we might carry out in addition to we may have completed,” mentioned Kristensson.
“We’re actually happy, and tomorrow can even be a troublesome day however we are going to simply take the automobile to the top and take house the victory.”
Finland’s Sami Pajari began Saturday 50.3sec behind the chief. Nonetheless, he was pressured to retire after breaking a driveshaft within the opening Monte Lerno velocity check, permitting Kristensson to cruise by means of the remaining levels.
Latvian star Martins Sesks was third and confirmed blistering velocity all through the day to chalk up 5 stage wins. He trails the chief by 31min18.5sec after retiring on Friday with driveshaft woes.
Ruairi Bell restarted on Saturday after hitting a hay bale on Friday’s opening leg. He ended the day 1min46.4sec behind Sesks in fourth while Enrico Oldrati accomplished the highest 5 3min22.5sec additional again.