The dominant reigning World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier says his Volkswagen Motorsport team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala is the driver to beat at Rally Finland and wants to make amends after being edged out by the Finn 12 months ago.

The two-time WRC title winner is enjoying a phenomenal run of form after taking five victories in the opening seven WRC events in 2015 and has dropped off the rostrum just once, due to mechanical issues in Argentina.

Despite his dominance Ogier feels he won't be the favourite to win this weekend and homegrown hero Latvala will be the benchmark.

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"I want to be right at the front again this year," Ogier said. "That won't be easy since the Finns are usually very strong at their home event. I'm expecting my team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala in particular to prove a challenge again this year. He is the man to beat."

In 2014 Ogier lost out to Latvala by 3.6s as the pair finished nearly a full minute ahead of third placed driver Kris Meeke. The Frenchman broke his Rally Finland winless run in 2013 after a series of near-misses and now only has eyes on reclaiming top spot and extending his already healthy championship lead.

"Rally Finland is definitely one of my favourites on the calendar," Ogier added. "You get a real feel for the speed in the car. We like to compare it to a roller coaster ride. It goes up and down the whole time, the track is virtually never level.

"I took a few days' holiday before the rally, which is always really good for clearing your head. It allows you to recharge your batteries midway through the season."

Ogier holds an impressive 78-point lead in the drivers' standings and if he is to maintain his current form could wrap up his third consecutive WRC title at his home event with two rounds remaining.