Volkswagen Wins Second Consecutive WRC Title

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Volkswagen has just clinched its second consecutive World Rally Championship title. The German team has dominated the sport since its entry with the Polo R WRC in 2013, where it won ten of the thirteen rounds and won by a fair margin.

This year too, Volkswagen dominated the field from start of the championship to finish, and after winning the Rally of Spain, has secured the title again, with the Wales Rally still to go.

The driver and co-driver duo of Sebastian Ogier and Julien Ingrassia have a huge lead over the second and third place teams, both driving for Volkswagen again. Matti Latvala and Miika Anttila are currently in second place with Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Fløene sitting behind in third place. So yes, its been all VW this year.

Volkwagen has clinched 11 wins out of 12 rounds this year, losing out only in the German round to Hyundai duo of Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul after both cars retired early.

Manufacturers' Championship
 Position  Manufacturers  Points
 1.  Volkswagen Motorsport  416
 2.  Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT  187
 3.  M-Sport  180
 4.  Hyundai Motorsport  175
 5.  Volkswagen Motorsport II  133
 6.  Jipocar Czech National Team  45
 7.  Hyundai Motorsport N  26
 8.  RK M-Sport WRT  25
FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Overall Standings Drivers' Championship
Position Driver  Points


 Sébastien Ogier  242
 2.  Jari-Matti Latvala  211
 3.  Andreas Mikkelsen  150
 4.  Mikko Hirvonen  108
 5.  Mads Østberg  92
 6.  Thierry Neuville  91
 7.  Kris Meeke  84
 8.  Elfyn Evans  71
 9.  Martin Prokop  42
 10.  Dani Sordo  40
Story first published: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:50 [IST]
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