Rally Australia
Sep 15

Ogier Triumphs In Rally Australia, Extends WRC Points Lead

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won in dominant fashion on Sunday but will have to wait to clinch the 2013 title.

The French driver steered his Volkswagen Polo R through the final 29-kilometer (18-mile) stage to win his sixth event of the season by 1 minute, 32 seconds ahead of of Belgium, who took second place overall on the final stage after Finland’s had a tire puncture.

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Sep 14

Ogier Dominates Saturday Stages, Extends Lead In Rally Australia

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of France extended his lead by winning all six stages Saturday and taking a 46-second advantage over second-place of Finland, a former three-time champion in Australia.

Ogier, who came into the event with a 75-point lead and could clinch the with a victory here, has won 14 of 16 stages so far in his Volkswagen Motorsport.

“We’ve extended the lead and it looks really good, but there is another long day tomorrow,” said Ogier, adding that it was difficult to ignore the possibility of securing his first world title. “I have it a little bit in my mind.”

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