Wales WRC: Ogier seals win ahead of charging Tanak

Sebastien Ogier secured his fourth consecutive Wales Rally GB win despite a late charge from Ott Tanak, who matched his career-best WRC result in second.

Similarly to the morning leg, DMACK Ford driver Tanak led the way in the final three stages of the rally, and closed the gap to 10.2s to Ogier's Volkwagen.

Having also topped the Power Stage ahead of Andreas Mikkelsen and Thierry Neuville, Tanak is 10 points behind top Ford driver Mads Ostberg in the standings.

Hyundai driver Neuville completed the event in third to move ahead of Volkswagen man Mikkelsen for second in the standings, with the Belgian's teammate Hayden Paddon finishing fourth.

Kris Meeke (Citroen) made it home in fifth ahead of Dani Sordo (Hyundai) and Jari-Matti Latvala (Volkswagen).

The M-Sport Fords of Ostberg and Eric Camilli finished eighth and 10th respectively, sandwiching the second Citroen of Stephane Lefebvre.

With one round to go in Australia, Volkswagen also secured its fourth straight manufacturers' title.

Points standings:

Pos.DriverCarPoints
1 Sébastien Ogier  Volkswagen 247 pt
2

Thierry Neuville 

Hyundai

143 pt
3  Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen 129 pt
4

 Hayden Paddon

Hyundai

126 pt
5

Dani Sordo 

Hyundai

119 pt
6  Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen 110 pt
7

Mads Ostberg 

Ford

92 pt
8

Ott Tanak 

Ford

82 pt
9

 Kris Meeke

Citroen

64 pt
10

 Craig Breen

Citroen

36 pt

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About this article
Series WRC
Event Rally Great Britain
Drivers Sébastien Ogier , Ott Tanak
Teams Volkswagen Motorsport
Article type Leg report