The Italian Ford Fiesta driver extended his race lead to 52.6 seconds over Skoda's Jan Kopecky.
Irishman Craig Breen slipped to sixth overall after losing around three minutes due to a puncture.
The rally concludes with three stages on Saturday afternoon.
Juho Hanninen retired in Friday's late-night stage after an amazing crash.
The Finn's Skoda Fabia hit a barrier and rolled off the road, before coming to rest on the roof of a house.