Great honour, grand celebration: World Championship trophies presented to Volkswagen
For the first time in 10 years, the FIA World Rally Championship trophy has two new names engraved on it.
"You can easily make a mistake and find yourself flying off the road"
"It didn’t take me long to find my rhythm after qualifying"
The first 25 kilometres of special stage are scheduled for tonight.
Sebastien Ogier elects to start second after setting fastest qualifying time. His Volkswagen teammate Jari-Matti Latvala will start first on the road.
All the WRC titles for 2013 will go to the car maker from Wolfsburg.
Having won the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ Championships in France, the factory Volkswagen team could win the manufacturers’ title this weekend.
Volkswagen increased their lead in the Manufacturers’ Championship to 80 points courtesy of a seventh victory of the season for Ogier/Ingrassia and third place for Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila.
The Volkswagen pairings of Latvala/Anttila and Ogier/Ingrassia have gradually worked their way up the overall standings.
Jari-Matti Latvala holds the best finish for the Volkswagen team after first two days of action in Rally France
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia named the new World Rally Champions with Volkswagen on the opening day of Rallye de France Alsace
With three races still to go, one single world championship point is all that stands between Volkswagen duo Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia and the Driver and Co-Driver titles.
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia put in the performance of their lives and celebrated their sixth win this season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
Saturday is the longest day at the Rally Australia. The teams will cover another 132.68 kilometres in the course of six Stages.
The World Rally Championship started Rally Australia on a new stage in Coffs Harbour with Mikkelsen over Meeke and Latvala.
This was the first time Volkswagen have missed out on a podium place in a season which has seen the team pick up six rally wins in eight rallies.
SS13 was the final stage of the day due to a fatal accident of non-World Rally Championship competitors which cancelled SS14.