Volkswagen's motorsport director Jost Capito has hailed his team's performance at Rally Poland as 'virtually perfect' in nearly every department.

After suffering a sudden and painful event at Rally Argentina back in April, when a faulty engine part from its factory wrecked the races of each of its drivers, the German manufacturer has claimed three consecutive WRC victories while taking six out of a potential nine podium spots.

Sebastien Ogier's fine run of form continued by taking the win in Poland after he was pushed all the way by team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. The only sour note was Jari-Matti Latvala's crash on the final stage while he was looking to pinch third place from M-Sport's Ott Tanak but the Finn was able to recover and scramble home in fifth place.

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"The Rally Poland was a virtually perfect rally in every regard for Volkswagen," Capito said. "Firstly, our drivers proved emphatically that they are the best three in the World Rally Championship. Secondly, they were involved in exciting battles with each other and our opponents, and did a great job of promoting the sport of rallying

"The rally was also optimal from a technical point of view, without even a minor problem. Our technicians can be extremely proud of that - as that cannot be taken for granted at the hottest and fastest rally of the year.

"The team could not be closer, as far as team spirit and healthy rivalry is concerned. Andreas Mikkelsen enjoyed a fantastic rally, and narrowly missed out on his first win. However, he proved that Jari-Matti Latvala is not the only man the world champion, Ogier, must view as a serious threat."

Such has been Volkswagen's dominance in 2015 the team now leads the manufacturers' championship by 89 points with the three VW-powered cars in the top four of the individual standings.

Defending WRC champion Ogier was able to extend his advantage at the top to 78 points over Mikkelsen in second, while Latvala moved to within just three points of Citroen's Mads Ostberg in third.