WRC

SÉBASTIEN OGIER WON HIS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE RALLYE MONTE-CARLO ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER A PULSATING DUEL WITH THIERRY NEUVILLE.

Neuville eroded the Frenchman’s overnight lead and Ogier, driving a Citroën C3 for the first time, started the final speed test just 0.4sec ahead. Despite a throttle problem, he fended off the Belgian to win by 2.2sec – the closest Monte-Carlo finish in history.

Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) of team Citroen Total WRT celebrate on the podium in first place after winning the World Rally Championship Monte-Carlo in Gap,France with Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) of team Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT in second place and Ott Tanak (EST) Martin Jarveoja (EST) of team Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, third on January 27 2019

Ott Tänak overhauled nine-time champion Sébastien Loeb and Jari-Matti Latvala to clinch third in a Toyota Yaris, a further 2min 13.0sec behind.

Kris Meeke won the final live TV Wolf Power Stage to claim five bonus points in a Toyota Yaris. Ogier took four points for second with Neuville scoring three in third. Tänak and Teemu Suninen, driving a Ford Fiesta, took two and one point respectively.