Ogier wins 4th straight Monte Carlo Rally

Sebastien Ogier
Sebastien Ogier

Sebastien Ogier won his fourth consecutive Rallye Monte-Carlo on Sunday afternoon in a Ford Fiesta world rally car.

He opened the defense of his FIA World Rally Championship crown with a 2min 15.0sec victory on the four-day classic on snow and ice-covered roads in the French Alps. It was a dream debut for the Frenchman with the M-Sport World Rally Team.

Final day engine problems for Ott Tank denied M-Sport a one-two. As he slipped to third, Jari-Matti Latvala finished second in a Toyota Yaris on the Japanese manufacturer’s return to WRC after a 17-year absence.

Thierry Neuville won the final live TV Power Stage to claim five bonus points. Stephane Lefebvre took four points for second, while Juho Hanninen secured three. Elfyn Evans and Dani Sordo took two and one point respectively.

Final Top-10 Classification – Rallye Monte-Carlo

Pos

Driver

Navigator

Car

Time/Behind

1

S. Ogier

J. Ingrassia

Ford Fiesta WRC

4:00:03.6

2

J. M. Latvala

M. Anttila

Toyota Yaris WRC

+2:15.0

3

O. Tanak

M. Jarveoja

Ford Fiesta WRC

+2:57.8

4

D. Sordo

M. Martí

Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC

+3:35.8

5

C. Breen

S. Martin

Citroen DS3 WRC

+3:47.8

6

E. Evans

D. Barritt

Ford Fiesta WRC

+6:45.0

7

A. Mikkelsen

A. Jaeger

Skoda Fabia R5

+9:32.7

8

J. Kopecky

P. Dresler

Skoda Fabia R5

+12:58.1

9

S. Lefebvre

G. Moreau

Citroen C3 WRC

+14:43.8

10

B. Bouffier

D. Giraudet

Ford Fiesta R5

+16:09.4

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