Craig Breen crashed out of the ERC Rallye Sanremo at the end of Stage 4 in Italy.
The Irish driver damaged the right rear suspension of his Peugeot 207 and had to retire at the end of the stage in what was the penultimate round of the European Rally Championship.
Breen said: “I’m disappointed, luck wasn’t on our side this weekend. I know rallying is sometimes about luck and then there are times when you create your own luck. We’ve one more event this year and a big season next year so we look to the future.”