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Ogier pulls clear on Rally Mexico

Of the rest, Chris Atkinson has moved up to eighth and ahead of Martin Prokop, while Michal Kosciuszko completes the points' scorers in his Lotos Team WRC-run MINI John Cooper Works WRC car.

In WRC2, Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari remains fixed to the top of the leaderboard, now over 3 minutes up on Nicolas Fuchs. Ricardo Trivino is third.

Rally Mexico now resumes with a repeat-run through the Ibarrilla and Otates tests, before two runs through the 2.21 km Super Special conclude the leg. SS17, the 30.04 km Ibarrilla 2, is due to get underway at 14.04 hours local time [20.04 hours UK time].



Rally Mexico: Overall standings after Stage 16 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Ogier Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC 2hours 47mins 14.1secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC +1m 08.4s M
3. Thierry Neuville Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +2m 44.7s
4. Dani Sordo Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC +4m 22.7s M
5. Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +5m 01.7s T
6. Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta RS WRC +7m 31.4s
7. Benito Guerra Citroen DS3 WRC +8m 42.4s
8. Chris Atkinson Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC +8m 58.8s T
9. Martin Prokop Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC +9m 47.7s T
10. Michal Kosciuszko Lotos Team WRC MINI John Cooper Works WRC +12m 48.0s

Others

11. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +14m 53.9s M
12. Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Ford Fiesta RRC +18m 48.0s WRC2
13. Nicolas Fuchs Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +22m 10.4s WRC2
14. Ricardo Trivino Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +27m 58.9s WRC2


WRC2 standings after Stage 16 (Top 3):

1. Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Ford Fiesta RRC 3h 06m 02.1s WRC2
2. Nicolas Fuchs Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +3m 22.4s WRC2
3. Ricardo Trivino Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +9m 10.9s WRC2


Notable retirements:

SS3. Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC Hit a rock M*
SS9. Yuriy Protasov Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRC2*
SS12. Lorenzo Bertelli Subaru Impreza WRX Mechanical WRC2

SS14/SS15. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC Electrical problem M
SS15. Armin Kremer Subaru Impreza STi Mechanical WRC2


*denotes re-started under Rally 2


all times unofficial




Related Pictures

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Sebastien OGIER (FRA) - Julien INGRASSIA (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Sebastien OGIER (FRA) - Julien INGRASSIA (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Sebastien Ogier (F) Julien Ingrassia (F), Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

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