Sweden WRC: Ogier seals victory with Power Stage win

Championship leader Sebastien Ogier added an extra three points of his tally by topping the Power Stage on his way to winning Rally Sweden.

Having started last ion the road, Ogier went 3.7s quicker than VW teammate Andreas Mikkelsen and Citroen's Kris Meeke, the Briton salvaging one point after his difficult weekend.

Ogier's closest challenger Hayden Paddon had a problematic stage, having slightly damaged his Hyundai after breaking his radiator by hitting a post.

The New Zealander was forced to stop for repairs after the stage before heading back to the service park in Karlstad.

Mads Ostberg brought his M-Sport Ford home in third, with Mikkelsen and Ott Tanak completing the top five.

Hyundai's Dani Sordo was 27 seconds off the pace on the Power Stage, but still comfortably secured sixth, followed by Henning Solberg (Ford) and debutant Craig Breen (Citroen), who were only separated by four seconds.

Standings after SS17:

Pos. Driver / Co-Driver Car Time/Delay

 Sebastien Ogier

 Julien Ingrassia

VW 1h50m25.8s

 Hayden Paddon

 John Kennard

Hyundai 29.8s

 Mads Ostberg

 Ola Floene

Ford 55.6s

 Andreas Mikkelsen

 Anders Jaeger

VW 1m10.8s

 Ott Tanak

 Raigo Molder

Ford 1m50.7s

 Dani Sordo

 Marc Marti

Hyundai 2m24.0s

 Henning Solberg

 Ilka Minor-Petrasko

Ford 2m40.0s

 Craig Breen

 Scott Martin

Citroen 2m44.6s

 Elfyn Evans

 Craig Parry

Ford 5m17.0s

 Teemu Suninen

 Mikko Markkula

Skoda 5m31.6s

Championship standings:

1  Sebastien Ogier VW 56
2  Andreas Mikkelsen VW 33
3  Mads Ostberg Ford 27
4  Hayden Paddon Hyundai 18
5  Dani Sordo Hyundai 18
6  Ott Tanak Ford 16
7  Thierry Neuville Hyundai 15
8  Stephane Lefebvre Citroen 10
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Series WRC
Event Rally Sweden
Drivers Sébastien Ogier
Teams Volkswagen Motorsport
Article type Stage report