World Rally Championship — Sebastien Ogier Inches Closer Towards Fourth Title

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Sebastien Ogier has won his home rally, the Rally Corsica. With this victory, the French driver inches even closer towards his fourth World Rally Championship title.

From the beginning of the rally Ogier was in total control, he opened up a healthy lead before heading to the final day of the rally of thousand corners.

Ogier was in a cautious mode and eased off through the final day stages. Ultimately the French driver won by a margin of 46.4 seconds.

Belgian driver Thierry Neuville driving for factory Hyundai team in his i20 WRC finished behind Ogier. He had an impressive pace all weekend and was best of the rest in second.

Volkswagen second team driver Andreas Mikkelsen finished third a minute adrift of the leader. He is the only driver who can stop Ogier from winning the title. So the title battle is alive and continues for next round.

Ogier's teammate Jari-Matti Latvala finished in a lonely fourth. The Finnish driver struggled to find the rhythm on the tarmac roads of Corsica.

Citroen factory driver Craig Breen was in fifth overall, Hyundai drivers Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo finished sixth and seventh respectively.

The top ten finishers were rounded off by the M-Sport cars, the Fiesta WRC. After the victory, Ogier said that it was always a good feeling to win at home.

The next round of the championship will be held in Spain. The rally will be a mixed surface event with both tarmac and gravel. The crews will face a tough challenge coping with the conditions.


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