Mexico WRC: Latvala goes a minute clear of Ogier

Jari-Matti Latvala locked out Rally Mexico's Saturday morning loop by topping all three stages and extending his lead over Sebastien Ogier by an additional 41.9s.

The Finn's only scare came in SS11 when he touched a rock and was subsequently concerned about resulting suspension issues, but his Polo R WRC escaped the incident without damage.

Despite being unable to compete with Latvala, who still had a favourable starting position, Ogier confidently maintained second.

While closest challenger Dani Sordo was close to the championship leader in all three stages, the Spaniard's gap over fourth-placed Andreas Mikkelsen shrank to 14.9s as he suffered from engine problems.

Mads Ostberg inherited fifth from Hayden Paddon when the Hyundai competitor damaged his suspension in SS12 and lost several minutes as a result.

He still salvaged sixth with the Fords of Ott Tanak, Martin Prokop and Lorenzo Bertelli completing the top nine.

Teemu Suninen holds 10th and a massive lead in the WRC2 class, while Thierry Neuville and Eric Camilli both failed to recover from their respective Friday troubles and crashed.

Standings after SS13:

Pos. Driver / Co-Driver Car Time/Delay

 Jari-Matti Latvala

 Miikka Anttila

VW 2h39m22.1s

 Sebastien Ogier

 Julien Ingrassia

VW 1m16.3s
3  Dani Sordo

 Marc Marti

Hyundai 2m09.0s

 Andreas Mikkelsen

 Anders Jaeger

VW 2m23.9s

 Mads Ostberg

 Ola Floene

Ford 3m49.8s

 Hayden Paddon

 John Kennard

Hyundai 5m02.7s

 Ott Tanak

 Raigo Molder

Ford 6m00.6s

 Martin Prokop

 Jan Tomanek

Ford 7m21.7s
9  Lorenzo Bertelli

 Simone Scattolin

Ford 7m54.2s

 Teemu Suninen

 Mikko Markkula

Skoda 9m30.4s


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Series WRC
Event Rally Mexico
Sub-event Leg two
Drivers Jari-Matti Latvala , Dani Sordo , Sébastien Ogier
Teams Volkswagen Motorsport
Article type Leg report