Germany - day 3: Loeb in seventh heaven.

In the Junior World Rally Championship Sebastien Ogier took his third win of the year to strengthen his bid to claim the Junior title. Ogier was in contention for the win throughout and when Martin Prokop was sidelined with an alternator failure early on day 2 he was never really threatened.

Ogier eventually took the class glory by over 3 minutes, with fellow Citroen C2 S1600 runner Aaron Burkart second and Alessandro Bettega third. Shaun Gallagher and Simone Bertolotti rounded out the J-WRC top five.

As for retirements, Gigi Galli was the only 'major' name not to finish following his high-speed crash on day 1 in SS5. The Italian broke his left leg in the incident and had to have surgery on Friday night. He is now said to be recovering well, although he will be out for quite some time.

The World Rally Championship now faces its longest journey of the season when competitors head to Hamilton for the Rally New Zealand, which runs from August 28-31. Based again at Mystery Creek in the North Island, competitors will tackle 16 stages stretching over 355 competitive kilometres.

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