Having won the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ Championships in France, the factory Volkswagen team could win the manufacturers’ title this weekend.
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).
In his Volkswagen Polo R, Sebastien Ogier only has one day left in Australia to notch another WRC victory.
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia extended their lead in the rally standings prior to the final day of the Rally Australia by achieving all six possible best stage times.
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.
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.
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia could secure both the driver and co-driver titles with a win at the ninth round of the FIA World Rally Championship.
Dream comes true for Ogier in Rally Finland. The Frenchman commented: “It is impossible to describe how I feel!"
Volkswagen's Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia take the lead on the second day of the fastest WRC event in Finland.
At the end of day one of “Formula One in the Forest”, Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia find themselves second overall, just 5.2 seconds off the lead.