Ogier took the overall lead by winning the three morning stages before containing his rivals in the three afternoon stages. The Frenchman clinched the world title on Thursday when Thierry Neuville of Belgium failed to win the power stage.Sebastien Loeb, Sebastien Ogier, Thierry Neuville, World Rally Championship, WRC
Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland made the best of changing conditions to lead the Rally France on Saturday, but Dani Sordo of Spain and Frenchmen Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier are still in contention.
Latvala leads Sordo by 0.4 seconds, new world champion Ogier by 1.5 seconds and Loeb by 5 seconds. Thierry Neuville of Belgium held the top spot in the morning but punctured his left rear tire to slip to fifth place, 1:10 behind Latvala.Dani Sordo, Jari-Matti Latvala, Rally France, Sebastien Loeb, Sebastien Ogier, Thierry Neuville, World Rally Championship, WRC
Belgian driver Thierry Neuville won the last four of Friday’s stages to take the overall lead of the Rally France, with newly crowned world champion Sebastien Ogier finishing the day down in fifth place.
Neuville’s remote chances of overtaking Ogier in the championship race were ended on Thursday when Neuville failed to win the first power stage.
Nine-time champion Sebastien Loeb started aggressively in his last ever rally and clinched the first three stages of the morning but struggled in the afternoon after picking the wrong tires, as did Ogier.Rally France, Sebastien Loeb, Sebastien Ogier, Thierry Neuville, WRC