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Rally Australia: Result

Sebastien Ogier wins in Australia, although he ends up one point short of clinching the 2013 WRC Drivers' title; Thierry Neuville takes the runners-up spot after a left-rear puncture in the final test drops Mikko Hirvonen to third; Jari-Matti Latvala and Mads Ostberg complete the top five...
Rally Australia: Overall standings after Stage 22 (Top 20):

1. Sebastien Ogier Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC 3h 19m 55.0s M
2. Thierry Neuville Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1m 32.1s M
3. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC +2m 02.1s M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC +2m 57.4s M
5. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3m 17.2s M
6. Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Motorsport II Polo R WRC +3m 37.6s M
7. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +7m 31.2s M
8. Nathan Quinn MINI John Cooper Works WRC +13m 10.2s
9. Khalid Al-Qassimi Abu Dhabi Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +15m 17.6s M
10. Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Ford Fiesta RRC +17m 27.7s WRC2

11. Yuriy Protasov Ford Fiesta R5 +18m 41.1s WRC2
12. Yazeed Al-Rajhi Ford Fiesta RRC +24m 28.7s WRC2
13. Arman Smailov Subaru Impreza STi +45m 04.4s WRC2
14. Stephen Turner Ford Fiesta R2 +46m 11.7s
15. Adrian Coppin Ford Fiesta R2 +47m 27.4s
16. Hayden Paddon Skoda Fabia S2000 +47m 51.9s WRC2
17. Alejandro Lombardo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +53m 45.9s WRC2
18. Martin Grigg Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X R4 +1h 02m 36.4s
19. Michael Civil Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +1h 05m 53.8s
20. Carlos Garcia Fessman Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +1h 05m 57.8s WRC2


Rally Australia: Power Stage / SS22 (Top 3):

1. Sebastien Ogier Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC 14m 44.9s M
2. Thierry Neuville Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +02.8s M
3. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +09.4s M

NOTE: Top three finishers in Power Stage are awarded bonus points. 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point


WRC2 standings after Stage 22:

1. Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Ford Fiesta RRC 3hr 37m 22.7s WRC2
2. Yuriy Protasov Ford Fiesta R5 +1m 13.4s WRC2
3. Yazeed Al-Rajhi Ford Fiesta RRC +7m 01.0s WRC2
4. Arman Smailov Subaru Impreza STi +27m 36.7s WRC2
5. Hayden Paddon Skoda Fabia S2000 +30m 24.1s WRC2
6. Alejandro Lombardo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +36m 18.2s WRC2
7. Carlos Garcia Fessman Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +48m 30.1s WRC2
8. Jose Gelvez Monterrey MINI John Cooper Works S2000 +1h 00m 24.6s WRC2


Notable retirements:

SS2. Subhan Aksa Ford Fiesta R5 Mechanical WRC2

SS14. Kris Meeke Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC Rolled M*

SS22. Kris Meeke Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC Rear suspension damage - retired after test M


*denotes able to re-start under Rally 2
M denotes Manufacturer entry

all times unofficial



Related Pictures

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Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Evgeny Novikov (RUS) Ilka Minor (AUT) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Podium - 1st Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2nd Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Ford Fiesta RS WRC & 3rd Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN) Citroen DS3 WRC

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