Rally: Sébastien Ogier scores his 8th win of the season at Wales Rally GB

From WRC.com

World champion Sébastien Ogier scored his eighth win of the season after a start-to-finish victory at Wales Rally GB on Sunday.

The Frenchman mastered the muddy gravel forest roads in his Volkswagen Polo R to win by 37.6sec from Mikko Hirvonen, who claimed an emotional second place after a titanic battle in his final rally before retirement.

Sébastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia WRC Wales Rally GB
Sébastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia (Photo: WRI2)

Hirvonen, driving a Ford Fiesta RS, finished 26.0sec clear of Mads Ostberg's Citroen DS3 on this 13th and final round of the FIA World Rally Championship after Kris Meeke lost his chance of second when he skidded into a ditch and damaged his DS3's tires.

Jari-Matti Latvala won the rally-closing live TV Power Stage in a Polo R to take maximum bonus points. Thierry Neuville claimed two points for second in a Hyundai i20, with Ostberg taking one point for third.


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