With their double victory in the final Power Stage, the two Volkswagen drivers also secured five extra points in the drivers’ competition.
Qatar M-Sport Team Principal Malcolm Wilson: “We have seen some impressive drives from our young crews this weekend with both Mads [Østberg] and Evgeny [Novikov] capable of challenging for the podium."
Day 2 of Rally Argentina brought 3rd place for Evgeny Novikov and fifth for Thierry Neuville
Several hundred thousand fans were gripped by a thrilling day of rallying today
Famed for its mammoth stages, Rally Argentina is a real rally of endurance and the Qatar M-Sport crews had that in mind as they tackled today’s lengthy tests.
Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena are 16.3s adrift of the leaders, 1.8s ahead of their team-mates Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen.
Volkswagen has taken the lead early on at Rally Argentina with a strong team performance
Volkswagen Motorsport drivers are now facing another new challenge, in the form of the Rally Argentina