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Sebastien Ogier continues to dominate WRC with victory in Poland

Updated: Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 15:03 | Comments

Sebastien Ogier was a comfortable winner
Sebastien Ogier was a comfortable winner

Defending champion Sebastien Ogier cruised to his fifth win of the season in the World Rally Championship with a dominant display in Poland on Sunday.

Volkswagen's championship leader Ogier began the final four stages one minute 1.8 seconds clear and he had stretched his lead to 1min 7.7secs by the time he crossed the line in front of team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen.

Mikkelsen had posed a strong challenge to Ogier's ascendancy earlier in the week but the Norwegian lost ground after making a number of errors and had to settle for second.

Hyundai secured their second podium-finish of the season as Thierry Neuville finished third, 1:05:08 behind Mikkelsen.
Jari-Matti Latvala, who had struggled with his suspension on Saturday, climbed to fifth and almost overtook Ford's Mikko Hirvonen, who held on for fourth by just seven tenths of a second.

The rally ended with the battle for bonus championship on the 'Baranowo' Power Stage.

Ogier was quickest by 1.5secs to claim an extra three points. Mikkelsen came second and Latvala was third.

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