Sebastien Ogier consolidates grip on drivers` title with Rally of Poland win

Sebastien Ogier extended his World Rally Championship title lead with his fifth win in seven rallies at the Rally of Poland on Sunday.

Sebastien Ogier consolidates grip on drivers` title with Rally of Poland win

Mikolajki: Sebastien Ogier extended his World Rally Championship title lead with his fifth win in seven rallies at the Rally of Poland on Sunday.

The 31-year-old Frenchman led the seventh round of the series from Friday afternoon, holding off Volkswagen Polo R teammate Andreas Mikkelsen of Norway to win by 11.9sec after almost 300km of furious competition in very hot weather in north-east Poland.

Ott Tanak prevented a Volkswagen podium cleansweep by claiming third in a Ford Fiesta RS, matching his career-best result and giving his manufacturer only their second podium finish of the campaign.

Jari-Matti Latvala crashed in the final stage while attempting to catch the Estonian.

It was Ogier`s 29th career success and took him to 161 points in the drivers` standings, the sole driver in triple digits.

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