Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville was the primary to return throughout the stranded zero automotive which was pulled over to 1 facet of the street halfway by means of the 20.32km Nukata Forest take a look at.
Neuville, who rejoined the rally after crashing out of second on stage six yesterday, handed the automotive however quickly switched into street mode for the rest of the stage.
Toyota’s Takamoto Katsuta additionally navigated by the Rally Japan official automotive earlier than organisers threw the purple flags.
It’s unclear why the zero automotive was stopped throughout the stage.
Officers restarted the stage after a delay with Neuville, Katsuta, Lappi and Tanak set to obtain notional instances.
Toyota’s Elfyn Evans leads the rally by 1m49.9s from team-mate Sebastien Ogier with two-time world champion Kalle Rovanpera in third.
Extra to observe.