Sunday | 16 Nov 2014

Fisher takes second Junior win in Wales

Alastair Fisher claimed his second FIA JWRC victory in a row after leading the category from start to finish at Wales Rally GB.

Victory for Fisher, who also won in France last month, secured second place in the championship behind Stéphane Lefebvre, who clinched the title with a round to spare.

The Northern Irishman, and co-driver Gordon Noble, finished 1m18.8s ahead of Martin Koči, who secured third in the championship standings.

After building up a lead of more than a minute on the first day, Fisher measured his pace as Koči and Henri Haapamaki battled over second.

Giordano rolled his Citroen DS3 on Friday.

“We achieved our target for the rally and we did it without any mistakes,” said Fisher, 26. “It was important for us to take charge in Britain. This season was very positive and we showed that we have what it takes to win.”

“It is a shame to have made a mistake in Portugal, but the two wins in France and here were definitely the best points of the year.”

Haapamaki headed Koči until the Finn, making his debut in the Citroën DS3-powered series, made a mistake on Saturday evening and slipped to fourth. He climbed a place on Sunday when Simone Tempestini retired with a turbo-related problem.

Molly Taylor finished fourth, ahead of Aron Domzala and Quentin Giordano, who rolled on the opening day.

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