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.
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.