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Sebastien Ogier rounds off stunning season with Rally GB win

Updated: Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 18:46 | Comments

Sebastien Ogier rounded off a great season with yet another win
Sebastien Ogier rounded off a great season with yet another win

Sebastien Ogier crowned his remarkable World Rally Championship-winning season in style by clinching victory at Wales Rally GB.

The Frenchman, who secured his maiden title last month, collected a ninth win of the season in his Volkswagen Polo R when beating team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala into second place in Llandudno.

Only outgoing champion Sebastien Loeb, who won 10 out of 13 stages in 2005, can boast a better campaign record than his 29-year-old namesake and countryman.

Finland's Latvala had won the last two editions of the British rally but it was Thierry Neuville of Belgium in his Ford Fiesta RS who claimed the final podium position and second place in the championship.

Cork driver,Keith Cronin, in a Citroen DS3  had to be content with finishing second in the Citroen Top Driver series at Wales Rally GB.  

After crashing into a tree on Friday, his team repaired the car and ensured he was able to re-join the event under Rally 2.

However, Cronin's title rival, Sebastien Chardonnet went on to win the Citroen category and claim the top prize of a fully funded drive in six rounds of the WRC2 category in next season's World Rally Championship - estimated to be worth half a million Euro.  

Dubliner Robert Barrable in a Ford Fiesta R was 21st overall.  

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