Ogier on top in Turkey
Sébastien Ogier headed a Citroën Racing one-two finish at Rally Turkey on Sunday afternoon to boost his hopes of a seventh straight WRC title.
The Frenchman finished 34.7sec ahead of Esapekka Lappi after more than 300km of rocky mountain road speed tests to claim his first victory since March and close the gap on championship leader Ott Tänak. Both were driving Citroën C3s.
Finland’s Lappi survived a half-spin in the penultimate test to finish 29.8sec clear of Andreas Mikkelsen’s Hyundai i20. Mikkelsen and fifth-placed Dani Sordo helped Hyundai Motorsport extend its lead over Toyota Gazoo Racing in the manufacturers’ standings.
Tänak won the live TV Wolf Power Stage to claim five bonus points in a Toyota Yaris. Thierry Neuville drove his i20 to second and four points, with Ogier taking three points in third. Jari-Matti Latvala and Teemu Suninen, driving a Yaris and Ford Fiesta, took two and one point respectively.
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