VOLKSWAGEN Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier has won his fifth FIA World Rally Championship round of the season after dominating on the fast gravel stages at Lotos 71st Rally Poland.
The reigning World Rally Champion led the way for 18 of the 22 stages to beat team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen by 1m 07.7s.
Third place went to Thierry Neuville, who gave Hyundai its second podium finish of its debut season with the fast-improving i20 WRC. He was a further 1m 05.08s behind Mikkelsen’s Polo R WRC.
The rally ended with the battle for bonus championship on the ‘Baranowo’ Power Stage. After 14.90km of hard driving, Ogier was quickest by 1.5s to claim three extra points, while Mikkelsen was second and Jari-Matti Latvala third.