Sebastien Ogier won Rally TurkeySeptember 16, 2019
The current world champion, Sebastien Ogier, confidently brought the Rally of Turkey to victory, thanks to the departure of Ott Tyanak on Saturday, significantly improving his position in the individual championship.
Ogier carefully drove the Sunday program and attacked only on SuperSU, where he took three bonus points for third place, losing only to Tyanak and Neuville. The Frenchman’s partner, Toyota, Esapekka Lappi, did not show any resistance, and on SS16 he almost finished the rally ahead of schedule, turning in the middle of the road, and lost 20 seconds at once. The final gap Ogier from Lappi was 34.7 seconds.
For the third time this season, after Argentina and Sardinia, Andreas Mikkelsen took the podium, losing Ogier a little more than a minute. The top 5 was closed by the best Ford Teemu Suninen and another Hyundai Dani Sordo, and the rest of the pilots’ positions in the WRC correspond to the results of Saturday – Latvala, Mick, Neuville and Tidemand.
In the WRC2 standings, a funny thing happened – Guus Greensmith turned his Fiesta R5 in the finish line SU16, but managed to finish the rally in a damaged car and even get ahead of Kayetan Kayetanovich in the struggle for victory in the class.
Ott Tyanak, due to problems on Saturday, finished the rally only 16th in the final classification, but minimized point losses by winning the spectator SU. The Estonian continues to lead the championship with a margin of 17 points from Ogier, who is 13 points behind Thierry Neuville.
The next stage of the World Rally Championship will be held October 3-6 in Wales.
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