Breaking news: Ogier
takes win in Germany
Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier returned to rally-winning form on Sunday afternoon as he won ADAC Rallye Deutschland.
The Frenchman snatched the lead of this season’s first all-asphalt rally from team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen on day two with a string of stunning performances in the Baumholder military proving ground stages and managed his lead from there on in to win by 20.3.
The fight for second place was a three-way battle between the Hyundai pair of Dani Sordo, Thierry Neuville and Mikkelsen on the final leg.
Only 4.1s separated the trio entering the rally-ending Power Stage, but it was Sordo who emerged with runners up spot in the bag at the end.
He was slower than Neuville in the Power Stage – but did enough to hold on to his second place by a mere 0.1s. Mikkelsen had to settle for fourth.
Neuville won the Power Stage to claim three bonus championship points, while Jari-Matti Latvala took two points for second in his VW and Ogier secured the final point that was up for grabs.
More news to follow.
Neuville stakes his claim for second
Hyundai driver makes progress as battle for runner-up spot hots up
Sordo jumps up to second
Hard-charging Spaniard moves past Mikkelsen at ADAC Rallye Deutschland