Stage data: SS22, Haguenau 2 (5.74 kilometres)
By Citroen Junior World Rally Team co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul: “This used to be the Power Stage. It’s a bit faster than the Mulhouse town stage but there are still lots of barriers to avoid. If you take a big risk in this stage you can have a big problem, you have to be clever.”
How the action unfolded:
Thierry Neuville completed Rallye de France Alsace with his sixth stage victory in his Citroen Junior World Rally Team DS3 WRC to secure fourth place in the final classification.
But by reaching the finish of the run Sebastien Loeb claimed the overall victory - his 75th in the FIA World Rally Championship - to secure in his ninth WRC drivers’ title with Citroen becoming WRC manufacturers’ champion for an eighth time.
Mads Ostberg was second fastest, 0.5s down on Neuville to finish fifth overall with Jari-Matti Latvala matching the Norwegian’s time in a similar Ford Fiesta RS WRC to clinch the runner-up spot behind Loeb.
Petter Solberg was fourth quickest with Ott Tanak completing an impressive showing with the fifth best time.