Ogier wins Germany rally
Ogier wins Germany rally
VW’s Sebastien Ogier returns to the winner’s podium as he sweeps to victory in the Germany rally.
SHOWS: AROUND TRIER, GERMANY (AUGUST 21, 2016) (SPORTSMAN MEDIA GROUP – SEE RESTRICTIONS BEFORE USE)
1. AERIAL OF SEBASTIEN OGIER (1) ROUNDING HAIRPIN BEND IN HIS VW
2. ON BOARD WITH OGIER AND CO-DRIVER JULIEN INGRASSIA
3. DANI SORDO (4) IN HIS HYUNDAI
4. THIERRY NEUVILLE (3) IN THE HYUNDAI
5. AERIAL OF ANDREAS MIKKELSEN (9) IN THE VW
6. OGIER HEADING FOR THE FINISH
7. ONBOARD WITH OGIER AND INGRASSIA SHAKING HANDS
8. AEERIAL AS THEY DRAW UP AT THE END OF THE STAGE
9. OGIER AND INGRASSIA CLIMBING ONTO THE ROOF OF THE CAR TO CELEBRATE
10. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SEBASTIEN OGIER SAYING:
“I think it was very exciting, it’s a long time that I haven’t been battling like this for a win and with Andreas, Thierry and Dani it was very exciting, they were really fast the three of them so we had to really push to beat them.”
11. CHAMPAGNE SPRAYING ON THE PODIUM
STORY: Triple world champion Sebastien Ogier won the Germany rally on Sunday (August 21) by more than 20 seconds from Spain’s Dani Sordo, his first victory in seven races.
The French driver took the lead from VW team mate Andreas Mikkelsen on Saturday and dominated the rest of the rally.
The fight for second place involved three drivers, Hyundai’s Sordo and Belgian Thierry Neuville and Mikkelsen of Norway on the final leg.
Just four seconds separated the three but Sordo took second place, a fraction of a second ahead of Neuville with Mikkelsen fourth.
New Zealand’s Hayden Paddon took fifth for Hyundai.
Despite his six race winless run, defending champion Ogier still leads the title standings by 59 points from Mikkelsen.
1. Sebastien Ogier (France) Volkswagen 3:00:26.700
2. Daniel Sordo (Spain) Hyundai +00:20.300
3. Thierry Neuville (Belgium) Hyundai 00:20.400
4. Andreas Mikkelsen (Norway) Volkswagen 00:27.200
5. Hayden Paddon (New Zealand) Hyundai 03:34.800
6. Mads Ostberg (Norway) Ford 04:31.200
7. Esapekka Lappi (Finland) Skoda 08:36.800
8. Pontus Tidemand (Sweden) Skoda 08:52.500
9. Jan Kopecky (Czech Republic) Skoda 09:44.200
10. Armin Kremer (Germany) Skoda 10:10.600
1. Sebastien Ogier (France) Volkswagen Motorsport 169
2. Andreas Mikkelsen (Norway) Volkswagen Motorsport II 110
3. Hayden Paddon (New Zealand) Hyundai Motorsport N 94
4. Thierry Neuville (Belgium) Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team (2016) 94
5. Jari-Matti Latvala (Finland) Volkswagen Motorsport 89
6. Daniel Sordo (Spain) Hyundai Motorsport N 86
7. Mads Ostberg (Norway) M-Sport World Rally Team 78
8. Ott Taenak (Estonia) Dmack World Rally Team 52
9. Kris Meeke (Britain) Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team 51
10. Craig Breen (Ireland) Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team 25