Ogier wins Rally of Germany from Hyundai duo

© AP, 21 August 2016
Micke Fransson/TT via AP

World champion Sebastien Ogier won the Rally of Germany for the third time Sunday, extending his championship lead to 169 points.

Ogier, who claimed the lead Saturday when he crafted a 33.4-second advantage over Volkswagen teammate Andreas Mikkelsen, controlled his pace on the final four stages to win by 20.3 seconds from Hyundai driver Dani Sordo.

"This is great," Ogier said after his first victory since the Rally of Sweden ended his six-event winless streak. "I haven't had a chance to win on the recent rallies and I was missing that feeling for sure. It's been really exciting and a long time since I was battling like this for a win. I really had to push to beat the guys around me."

Sordo was involved in a three-way battle for second place with just 4.1 seconds separating the Spaniard from Hyundai teammate Thierry Neuville and Mikkelsen going into the rally-ending Power Stage.

Neuville won the stage to claim three bonus points, Jari-Matti Latvala was second and Ogier third ahead of Sordo and Mikkelsen.

Sordo finished 0.1 ahead of Neuville, while previous rally leader Mikkelsen had to settle for fourth place overall. Mikkelsen had 110 points after nine races. Four remain.

Stephane Lefebvre and co-driver Gabin Moreau's race ended Saturday when they crashed heavily on the 40.8-kilometre Panzerplatte stage.

 

Want to be the fastest to lap up F1 content? ‘Follow’ us on TWITTER and ‘like’ us on FACEBOOK.


Related: 2016

COMMENTS

Nike Air 1999 Jordan 5 Fire Red size 8.5 DScheap jordans for sale2008 NIKE AIR JORDAN COUNTDOWN PACK COLLEZIONE CDP 16/7 MULTI COLOR SIZE 11cheap jordans for saleNike Air Jordan Retro 6 VI GMP Gold Medal Size 12cheap jordans for saleAir Jordan Retro XIII 13 Low Midnight Navy/Hornets 310810-107 Size 10 No Boxcheap jordans for sale(937) 100% Authentic Nike Air Jordan 21 Playoff Sz 13 White/Black/Redcheap jordans for sale2003 Nike Air Jordan I 1 Retro Black Patent Metallic Gold sz 9cheap jordans for saleNike air foamposite pro pure platinum Jordan Size 12 PADS Retro 1 3 4 11 13 Bredcheap jordans for saleNike Air Jordan Flight Runner 2 Black Red 8 New in box NIBcheap jordans for saleNIKE AIR JORDAN RETRO 1 HIGH OG "SHADOW" SOFT GRaY/BLACK 555088 014 men SZ 10.5cheap jordans for sale