WRC | Ogier eyes Championship win

WRC | 2015 World Rally Championship – Day 2

Written by – Michael Vettas | Images by Michael Vettas and André Lavadinho

With Day 1 was held in the picturesque Mosel Valley, teams moved to the Panzerplatte region where hinkelsteins and surfaces conditions change every few kilometres await, it is a very special stage.

After the first few stages of the morning, Ogier had significantly increased his lead over Latvala to 10.6sec while fellow Volkswagen Motorsport team mate Mikkelsen, remained in third.

Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo in their Hyundai WRC i20 battled it out for fourth and fifth positions all morning.

Teams were then primed and ready as they headed north to the famous Panzerplatte stage, 45km of pure adrenaline through the German Military training fields with concrete, tarmac, cobble stones, and hinkelsteins all laying in their way.

After the thrilling 45km ostages, the day was done with Ogier increasing his lead to 32.3sec over Latvala with Mikkelsen a further 1Min 4.8sec behind in third.

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Only four stages now stand in the way of Ogier making history and winning his third championship in a row for Volkswagen Motorsport and more importantly, winning the championship in front of Volkswagen’s home crowd in Germany.

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