Kris Meeke is shown taking part in Thursday's shakedown session.
Kris Meeke is shown taking part in Thursday's shakedown session. Trevor Veale

Kris Meeke collars overnight leader Latvala by end of SS10

KRIS Meeke has overtaken overnight leader Jari-Matti Latvala at the end of SS10.

Meeke tweeted that he felt he was driving on slick tyres rather than on gravel.

Rally Australia Day 1 action : Advocate photographer Trevor Veale catches the day one action of Rally Australia with a special focus on WRC champion Sebastien Ogier.
Rally Australia Day 1 action : Advocate photographer Trevor Veale catches the day one action of Rally Australia with a special focus on WRC champion Sebastien Ogier.

Drivers and crews are now at the service park preparing for the return to the Nambucca Valley for the night stage.

1 - 3 Meeke Citroën 1:48:35.2

2 - 2 Latvala Volkswagen 1:48:37.5 (+2.3)

3 - 1 Ogier Volkswagen 1:48:39.1 (+3.9)

4 - 9 Mikkelsen Volkswagen 1:48:40.4 (+5.2)

5 - Paddon Hyundai 1:48:44.5 (+9.3)

6 - 6 Tanak M-Sport 1:49:04.7 (+29.5)

7 - 20 Sordo Hyundai 1:49:18.2 (+43.0)

8 - 7 Neuville Hyundai 1:49:25.3 (+50.1)

9 - 5 Barritt M-Sport 1:51:08.8 (+2:33.6)

10 - 39 Al-Attiyah (+6:33.3)

11 - 38 Protasov (+6:43.6)

12 - 40 Al-Kuwari (+7:26.3)

13 - 31 Al Rajhi (+8:27.1)

14 - Quinn (+10:28.6)

15 - 4 Lefebvre (+13:04.6)

16 - Evans (+14:30.8)

17 - Taylor (+17:19.5)

18 - 77 Coppin (+18:43.9)

19 - Linari (+22:59.2)

20 - 76 Sullens (+57:20.0)

21 - 42 Pedder (+1:07:52.4)