Sébastien Ogier on his way to victory in WRC Germany
Image by Jaanus Ree / Red Bull Content Pool
There was a three-way fight for the final two podium positions with Dani Sordo (Hyundai Motorsport i20 WRC), Thierry Neuville (Hyundai Motorsport i20 WRC) and Mikkelsen separated by just 4.1 seconds going into the final stage.
Neuville won the Power Stage but Sordo did just enough to stay in front of him in the overall standings; the Spaniard took second by just 0.1 seconds. Mikkelsen, after leading most of the first day and a half, had to settle for fourth. Hayden Paddon rounded out the top five in the third Hyundai Motorsport i20 WRC.