"M-Sport and Qatar took Nicolas and I under their wing"
The season draws to a close in Wales
"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"
Robert Kubica claimed the FIA WRC2 crown at the end of a perfect season.
Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard have finished their first event in a world rally car in a very credible eight place in the Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team-prepared Ford Fiesta RS world rally car.
All the WRC titles for 2013 will go to the car maker from Wolfsburg.
Thierry Neuville finished the event in fourth position with Evgeny Novikov fifth, Mads Østberg sixth and Hayden Paddon completing his competitive debut in a new-generation world rally car in eighth place respectively.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul secured the runner-up spot for the third event in succession and strengthened their hold on second position in the championship’s driver and co-driver standings.
Dream comes true for Ogier in Rally Finland. The Frenchman commented: “It is impossible to describe how I feel!"
A fantastic weekend for M-Sport was rounded off with victory for the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 in the WRC 2 class.
Ouninpohja changes (almost) nothing!
Best ever results for Neuville and Qatar.