Mexico WRC: Ogier wins marathon stage, Latvala closes on victory

Sebastien Ogier ended up quickest in the penultimate Guanajuato stage of Rally Mexico, the longest test of the WRC calendar.

With Sunday's starting order being determined by reversing the overall standings of the rally, Ogier was no longer first on the road.

Instead, he kicked off the stage ninth, just ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala, and the Frenchman was quickest through all splits of the 80km run.

Although he ended up beating Latvala by 25.3s, the Finn kept more than a minute of his overall lead with one stage to go.

Hyundai duo Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo took third and fifth respectively, covered within 10 seconds, sandwiching Mads Ostberg.

Ott Tanak and Eric Camilli completed the stage two and three minutes behind respectively, while Martin Prokop, Lorenzo Bertelli and Benito Guerra completed the main class.

Standings after SS22:

Pos. Driver / Co-Driver Car Time/Delay

 Jari-Matti Latvala

 Miikka Anttila

VW 4h15m54.9s

 Sebastien Ogier

 Julien Ingrassia

VW 1m10.4s
3  Dani Sordo

 Marc Marti

Hyundai 3m25.9s

 Mads Ostberg

 Ola Floene

Ford 5m27.9s

 Hayden Paddon

 John Kennard

Hyundai 6m17.6s

 Ott Tanak

 Raigo Molder

Ford 9m32.2s

 Martin Prokop

 Jan Tomanek

Ford 12m28.6s

 Lorenzo Bertelli

 Simone Scattolin

Ford 13m41.8s

 Teemu Suninen

 Mikko Markkula

Skoda 17m09.8s

Valeriy Gorban

Volodymyr Korsia

Mini 31m47.6s
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Series WRC
Event Rally Mexico
Sub-event Leg three
Article type Stage report