A change of luck for Ireland’s Craig Breen has seen the Puegeot star climb to eighth at the end of the second day of the Rallye International du Valais in Switzerland.

After incurring two minutes in time penalties due to an error by co-driver Lara Vanneste and a power steering problem, Breen soared from 16th to eighth on the final event of the European Rally Championship calendar.

Finland’s Esapekka Lappi leads in his Skoda by over three minutes.