WRC Rally Mexico 2018: Second win of the season for Sebastien Ogier
Sebastien Ogier wins the third round of the World Rally Championship season after a gala performance: Sebastien Loeb not rewarded for strong performance during his comeback
Sebastien Ogier (Ford) won the Mexico Rally with a truly world champion performance and celebrated his second victory of the season in the third round of the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2018, with which he also regained the lead in the World Championship standings. The M-Sport driver had an advantage of 1:13.6 minutes over Dani Sordo (Hyundai) in the finish of the first gravel rally of the season after 22 special stages (WP) over 345.60 kilometres. Kris Meeke (Citroen, + 1:29.2 minutes).
WRC returnee Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) showed at his first WRC rally since January 2015 that he has not yet forgotten anything, drove at the front and ended up fifth (+2:34.6 minutes). Without a puncture on Saturday, the record champion would have had his 79th birthday. But so his long-time rival and namesake Ogier secured his 42nd victory in the World Rally Championship. Victory in the WRC. And this with one of his strongest ideas. On Friday, the Frenchman entered the special stages with a poor starting position in second place, but despite his role as “street sweeper”, he kept the gap within manageable bounds and attacked on Saturday.
With four WP best times in a row, he laid the foundation for his victory, while his immediate rivals patted. On the final day, Ogier only had to manage his lead, which he managed with all his routine.
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