World Rally Championship
Oct 6

WRC: Ogier Celebrates Title By Winning Rally France

Sebastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia steer their Volkswagen Polo R WRC during the fourth day of France's WRC Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia steer their Volkswagen Polo R during the fourth day of France’s Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastien Ogier celebrated his world title by winning the on Sunday while nine-time world champion ’s last race ended in a crash.

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 of Belgium failed to win the power stage.

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Oct 5

WRC: Latvala Takes Overall Lead In France

Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Mikka Anttila compete in their Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC during Rally France. (Photo: Getty Images)

and co-driver Mikka Anttila compete in their Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R during . (Photo: Getty Images)

Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland made the best of changing conditions to lead the Rally France on Saturday, but of Spain and Frenchmen and are still in contention.

Latvala leads Sordo by 0.4 seconds, new world champion Ogier by 1.5 seconds and Loeb by 5 seconds. of Belgium held the top spot in the morning but punctured his left rear tire to slip to fifth place, 1:10 behind Latvala.

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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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