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Rally Guanajuato: Latvala treble extends Mexico advantage over Ogier

Jari-Matti Latvala's hat-trick of stage wins on the morning of day three has enabled him to open up his lead on Sebastian Ogier to over a minute.
Jari-Matti Latvala's hat-trick of stage wins on the morning of day three has enabled him to open up his lead on Sebastian Ogier to over a minute while Thierry Neuville suffered a second stoppage.

Starting down the order by virtue of his awful start to the WRC season, which saw him fail to finish in either Monte Carlo or Sweden, Latvala has continued to make his advantageous road position pay to extend his stage win count to eight in Mexico to pull out a 1m 16.3s lead on his Volkswagen Motorsport team-mate Ogier.

The Finn has mastered the treacherous longer runs this morning to more than double his overnight lead as the pair inch clear of Hyundai's Dani Sordo and VW's Andreas Mikkelsen.

The biggest mover of the morning was M-Sport's Mads Ostberg who claimed fifth from Hyundai's Hayden Paddon, as the Ford-powered trio of Ott Tanak, Martin Prokop and Lorenzo Bertelli completed the WRC premier class runners.

It was a disastrous morning for M-Sport's Eric Camilli who crashed out just 2km from the end of SS11 Ibarrilla and sustained damage to the front-right of his Ford Fiesta RS WRC which effectively ruled him out of the running.

Heartache was also shared by Neuville, who having crashed out yesterday, suffered another off on SS12 under Rally 2 regulations and required precautionary medical attention.



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03.03.2016 - Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN)-Miikka Anttila (FIN) Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Motorsport
09.04.2017 - 1st place Thierry Neuville (BEL)-Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport,
09.04.2017 - 1st place Thierry Neuville (BEL)-Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport, 2nd place Sébastien Ogier (FRA)-Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team and 3rd place Dani Sordo (ESP)-Marc Marti (ESP),Hyundai i2 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
09.04.2017 - 2nd place Sébastien Ogier (FRA)-Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team a
09.04.2017 - 3rd place Dani Sordo (ESP)-Marc Marti (ESP),Hyundai i2 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
09.04.2017 - 1st place Thierry Neuville (BEL)-Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport, 2nd place Sébastien Ogier (FRA)-Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team and 3rd place Dani Sordo (ESP)-Marc Marti (ESP),Hyundai i2 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
09.04.2017 - 1st place Thierry Neuville (BEL)-Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport, 2nd place Sébastien Ogier (FRA)-Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team and 3rd place Dani Sordo (ESP)-Marc Marti (ESP),Hyundai i2 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
09.04.2017 - 1st place Thierry Neuville (BEL)-Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport, 2nd place Sébastien Ogier (FRA)-Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team and 3rd place Dani Sordo (ESP)-Marc Marti (ESP),Hyundai i2 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
09.04.2017 - 1st place Thierry Neuville (BEL)-Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport, 2nd place Sébastien Ogier (FRA)-Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team and 3rd place Dani Sordo (ESP)-Marc Marti (ESP),Hyundai i2 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
09.04.2017 - Stephane SARRAZIN (FRA) HYUNDAI I20 R5
09.04.2017 - Stephane SARRAZIN (FRA) HYUNDAI I20 R5
09.04.2017 - Stephane SARRAZIN (FRA)- Jacques Julien RENUCCI (FRA) HYUNDAI I20 R5
09.04.2017 - Stephane SARRAZIN (FRA)- Jacques Julien RENUCCI (FRA) HYUNDAI I20 R5
09.04.2017 - Teemu SUNINEN (FIN ) FORD FIESTA R5, M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM
09.04.2017 - Teemu SUNINEN (FIN ) - Mikko MARKKULA (FIN)  FORD FIESTA R5, M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM
09.04.2017 - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR)-Anders Jaeger (NOR) SKODA FABIA, SKODA MOTORSPORT
09.04.2017 - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR)-Anders Jaeger (NOR) SKODA FABIA, SKODA MOTORSPORT
09.04.2017 - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR)-Anders Jaeger (NOR) SKODA FABIA, SKODA MOTORSPORT

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