WRC ITALY, Sebastien Ogier added to his season count and expanded his lead On the planet Rally Title (WRC) this weekend when he won the Rally Italy. Hung on the isle of Sardinia, off the bank of terrain Italy, the win gives the Frenchman and his countryman co-driver Julien Ingrassia 20 triumphs in top-flight mobilizing.
Generally of the weekend however, everyone's eyes were on Ogier's fellow team member Jari-Matti Latvala. The Flying Finn had Ogier's number as their Volkswagen Polo Wrcs vied for the lead. The Volkswagen Motorsport group did well not to bark an excess of group requests through – leaving the two drivers to focus the result of the occasion.
The crevice was down to 12,3 seconds between the buddies when Latvala made a mistake on the thirteenth stage and hit a rock, requiring a wheel change. The Finn and co-driver Miikka Anttila did not surrender the battle, and were hot on the heels of the Citroën Downright Abu Dhabi Rally Group's Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson who inevitably completed second general – with the Finnish twosome finishing the platform only nine seconds behind their opponents.
"Appreciation to the whole group, and congrats to Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia," said Volkswagen Motorsport executive, Jost Capito. "I might additionally want to pay an enormous compliment to Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila. They headed the rally for quite a while and were included in a fabulous duel with Sébastien Ogier. Tragically a slip brought that fight to an untimely end. On the other hand, I am certain there is a greater amount of that to come over whatever remains of the season."
Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen was matched up with long-lasting co-driver Ola Floene, and the two put in a decent battle before hitting a rock and harming their suspension in front of an audience 12 and choosing to take it simple for the staying five specials. They did what's needed to secure fourth in general.
"That was my third fourth place consecutively. I might want to go no less than one better next time out. I am sure we can accomplish that. The main route is up now for Ola and me," Mikkelsen said.
Brits Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt adjusted off the main five in their M-Sport World Rally Group Passage Holiday RS WRC.
The following round of the WRC happens simply somewhat further inland, when the mobilizing carnival stops for Rally Poland, between 27-29 June.