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STOP PRESS: Ogier wins in Germany

Sebastien Ogier wins in Germany having inherited the lead in the final stage on Saturday when team-mate Sebastien Loeb lost more than a minute with a puncture.
Sebastien Ogier won Rallye Deutschland today and in the process put an end to Sebastien Loeb's eight-year German reign.

Ogier, who inherited the lead in the final test on Saturday when his Citroen colleague picked up a puncture, just had to pace himself through the final 76 competitive kilometres on day three and he did so with ease, eventually taking the victory by 39.8 seconds.

Loeb, who had won in Germany every single year since the event joined the championship back in 2002 and who had been unbeaten on all-asphalt since 2004, thus had to be content with the runners-up spot, unable to fight back after his misfortune in Panzerplatte 2 cost him more than a minute. He did win the Power Stage though and take the maximum three bonus points, which was some consolation.

Dani Sordo meanwhile claimed P3, a great result for the Spaniard and for the new MINI WRT on only its third event in the World Rally Championship - and it's very first on asphalt.

Mikko Hirvonen was fourth for Ford, followed by Citroen privateer Petter Solberg and F1 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen. M-Sport Stobart's Henning Solberg took seventh ahead of Armindo Araujo, Peter van Merksteijn Jr and Dennis Kuipers in positions eight through to ten.

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Rallye Deutschland: Overall standings after Stage 19 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 3hours 32mins 15.9secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 39.8secs M
3. Dani Sordo Mini WRT John Cooper Works +01mins 55.6secs
4. Mikko Hirvonen Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC +02mins 43.7secs M
5. Petter Solberg PSWRT Citroen DS3 WRC +03mins 48.0secs M
6. Kimi Raikkonen ICE1 Racing Citroen DS3 WRC +07mins 24.6secs M
7. Henning Solberg M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +07mins 45.9secs
8. Armindo Araujo Motorsport Italia Mini John Cooper Works +09mins 29.8secs
9. Peter van Merksteijn Van Merksteijn Citroen DS3 WRC +10mins 01.6secs M
10. Dennis Kuipers FERM Powertools Ford Fiesta RS WRC +10mins 09.0secs M

Others:

11. Matthew Wilson M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +11mins 31.7secs M
12. Ott Tanak Ford Fiesta S2000 +13mins 48.9secs S
13. Hans Weijs Jr VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 +14mins 43.9secs
14. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC +17mins 20.4secs M
15. Christian Riedemann VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 +18mins 09.1secs
17. Ken Block Monster WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +19mins 45.6secs M
23. Aaron Burkart M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +29mins 20.0secs


Rallye Deutschland: Power Stage / SS19 (Top 3):

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 3mins 17.4secs M
2. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 02.0secs M
3. Petter Solberg PSWRT Citroen DS3 WRC +00mins 03.0secs M

NOTE: Top three finishers in Power Stage are awarded bonus points. 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point


SWRC standings after Stage 19 (Top 3):

1. Ott Tanak Ford Fiesta S2000 3hrs 46mins 04.8secs S
2. Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000 +05mins 38.6secs S
3. Frigyes Turan Ford Fiesta S2000 +08mins 03.3secs S


WRC Academy standings after Stage 14 (Top 8)#:

1. Craig Breen Ford Fiesta R2 3hours 07mins 54.0secs A
2. Yeray Lemes Ford Fiesta R2 +00mins 15.1secs A
3. Andrea Crugnola Ford Fiesta R2 +01mins 43.2secs A
4. Jose Suarez Ford Fiesta R2 +01mins 58.2secs A
5. Jan Cerny Ford Fiesta R2 +02mins 26.0secs A
6. Fredrik Ahlin Ford Fiesta R2 +03mins 08.5secs A
7. Sepp Wiegand Ford Fiesta R2 +03mins 55.8secs A
8. Egon Kaur Ford Fiesta R2 +04mins 27.7secs A

# WRC Academy does not include day 3 of the event


Notable retirements:

SS6. Aaron Burkart M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC Brake problems*

SS13/14. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC Did not start SS14 M*

SS16. Mads Ostberg M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC Crashed out M
SS18. Kris Meeke Mini WRT John Cooper Works Loss of power
SS18. Daniel Oliveira Brazil WRT Mini John Cooper Works Mechanical M

* denotes re-started under SupeRally


all times unofficial



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Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F) Citroen DS3 WRC, Citroen Total World Rally Team
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Chris - Unregistered

August 21, 2011 3:51 PM

Good effort from Citroen and for that matter Mini. Another absolute train crash for M-Sport. Now 78 wins for Citroen against Ford's 77. Anyone think Malcolm still deserves the Ford contract? Not I. He's had enough chances - Ford contract since 1997. Beaten by Mini on their 3rd event, 1st on a sealed surface is a disgrace. As for Hapless finishing behind Raikkonen, Solberg, Araujo, Van Merksteijn and Kuipers tells its own story. That Ostberg's season is over yet that idiot drives on sums up everything that is wrong in M-Sport.



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