WRC – Ogier champion in style in Australia

Sébastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia won their third WRC world title by winning the Rally Australia. Volkswagen wins the Manufacturers' title.

Published on 13/09/2015 à 06:13

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WRC – Ogier champion in style in Australia

Sébastien Ogier secured a third world title in a row in WRC with his co-driver Julien Ingrassia by winning the Rally of Australia for the 3rd consecutive season. The Volkswagen driver, who took the lead at the end of the second stage, increased his lead on the final day by taking advantage of his ideal position on the road.

“It was what we dreamed of since the start of the weekend! ", rejoiced the brand new triple world champion at the finish of Rally Australia. “We expected it to be impossible to win here, it’s so difficult to open the road here. But we managed it despite everything and we can finally celebrate this 3rd title. This is my best season! »

Sébastien Ogier won 12 seconds ahead of his teammate Jari-Matti Latvala, the only opponent still able to push back the deadline, after winning all of the day's specials, including the Power Stage where he beat his teammates.

Chris Meeke (Citroën) completes the podium after being unable to keep up with the Finn on the final courses. The Northern Irishman was able to maintain the advantage over Andreas Mikkelsen (Volkswagen) maintaining a lead of 6 seconds. With his 4th place, Volkswagen also celebrates its 3rd consecutive Manufacturers' title.

Hayden Paddon (Hyundai) retained its 5th place ahead Ott Tänak (Ford). His teammates Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo follow in 7th and 8th rows. Elfyn Evans (Ford) and Nasser Al-Attiyah (Fiesta RRC) complete the top ten. The Qatari retained the lead of WRC2 for 13 seconds ahead of Yuriy Protasov (Fiesta RRC).

Rally Australia Videos

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