VIDEO | Ogier Wins Rally Mexico Three Years In A Row

WRC | 2015 World Rally Championship – Rally Mexico Day 3

Written byMichael Vettas | Images by – André Lavadinho – @tWorld

The scene was set for a thrilling final day at Rally Mexico with Ogier well out in front, the real fight was set to continue between Mads Ostberg in second and Andreas Mikkelsen in third position.

On the hottest day of the rally, Ostberg successfully won the first stage of the day, SS19 Guanajuato by 2.4 seconds over Ogier with Mikkelsen a further 1.1 second behind. Ostberg held a slight gap to Mikkelsen by eight seconds with less than 18 kilometres and two stages left.

Neuville and Latvala certainly weren’t finished and managed in the Derramadero stage to push the leading trio of Ostberg, Ogier and Mikkelsen off their top spots to take first and second respectively.

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Images by Andre Lavadinho

The final stage known as the power stage offers team’s bonus points and with just 12.55 kilometres remaining, SS21 El Brincostage stood in front of Ogier taking his third win for the year and his third Rally Mexico title in a row.

After almost 400 kilometres of competitive stages the final results were confirmed. Ogier put in a gallant last effort and increased his lead on Ostberg to win his third Rally Mexico, Ostberg held off a late charge by Mikkelsen to retain second position.

WRC Rally Mexico Leader Board

1. Sebastien Ogier
2. Mads Ostberg + 1:18.8sec
3. Andreas Mikkelsen + 6.3sec
4. Elfyn Evans + 2:15.1sec
5. Dani Sordo + 1:21.6

Top 5 WRC Leader Board

1. Sebastien Ogier 81
2. Andreas Mikkelsen 47
3. Thierry Neuville 37
4. Mads Ostberg 32
5. Elfyn Evans 24

The teams now head to Cordoba for Rally Argentina. A landscape of rough rocky rough terrain with thousands of screaming fans, amazing wines and succulent steaks will greet the teams as they travel around the country.

The question now is, will Ogier make it four in a row by winning in Argentina or will Latvala regain his confidence and look to win Argentina for a second time in as many years. Thierry Neuville continues to improve in his Hyundai i20 and shouldn’t be discounted. The teams now have five weeks to repair and prepare for Argentina.

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