Thierry Neuville claims maiden win in German Rally

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 24, 2014, 17:26 PM IST

Belgian Thierry Neuville, driving a Hyundai i20, took advantage of withdrawals by defending world champion Sebastien Ogier and Jari-Matta Latvala to win his maiden title at the German Rally on Sunday.

Neuville, 26, finished 40sec ahead of Spanish teammate Dani Sordo in a first-ever one-two and victory for Hyundai in the World Rally Championship.

Norway`s Andreas Mikkelsen, in a Volkswagen, came in third.