FIA World Rally Championship

Rallye Deutschland Day 3: Ogier Secures Win, VW 1-2-3

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Sebastien Ogier continued his dominating performance at the final day of 2015 Rallye Deutschland to lead a Volkswagen 1-2-3 home finish.

After 21 stages of action, Ogier’s lead over Jari-Matti Latvala was 23 seconds, who was in turn 1:33.6 clear of Andreas Mikkelsen.

The German manufacturer has now won at least once at each event on the WRC calendar since it entered in 2013.

Ogier only claimed one stage win in this morning’s action, though. That came on the second running of Stein & Wein. The other stages were won by Elfyn Evans, and Jari-Matti Latvala, the Finn scoring two victories including the final ‘Power Stage’, netting an extra three championship points.

The M-Sport drivers are sixth and eighth, with Elfyn Evans ahead of Ott Tanak. Meanwhile, 2:09.3 seconds behind the leader is Dani Sordo, the highest-placed Hyundai despite his team having won here last year. Team-mate Thierry Neuville was fifth to finish.

The most successful Citroen was Mads Ostberg, who came home seventh. Kris Meeke could only manage 12th place, and was 11 minutes down on Ogier.

Next up on the calendar is Rally Australia on September 10 – 13.

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