Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia celebrate the first Volkswagen Polo R win. Adding to their historical moment in Sweden were teammates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila who finished fourth.
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Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia (F/F), at the wheel of the Polo R WRC, hold a 26.9-second after the second leg in Sweden.
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.