Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia named the new World Rally Champions with Volkswagen on the opening day of Rallye de France Alsace
Medical check-up prior to the World Rally in Germany has sidelined one of the Volkswagen teams. Co-driver Mikko Markkula complained of back pain at the Finnish event.
French Rally ace is laid low by the flu, won't compete in Fafe Rally Sprint.
Dani Sordo will start Vodafone Rally de Portugal next week on a high following victory in the Fafe Rally Sprint today (Saturday).
Now that the legendary Safari Rally is no longer part of the WRC calendar, the Rally Greece is undoubtedly the toughest challenge of the year for all the teams.
All the WRC titles for 2013 will go to the car maker from Wolfsburg.
Dream comes true for Ogier in Rally Finland. The Frenchman commented: “It is impossible to describe how I feel!"
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).
Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila won qualifying to enable them to pick their starting position for the first leg of this weekend's World Rally Championship.
The World Rally Championship started Rally Australia on a new stage in Coffs Harbour with Mikkelsen over Meeke and Latvala.
Volkswagen picked up a maximum amount of points in Sardinia.
The Volkswagen duo Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) has taken the lead in the Rally Greece.