Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier returned to rally-winning form on Sunday afternoon as he won ADAC Rallye Deutschland. The Volkswagen Polo R WRC driver took the lead from team mate Andreas Mikkelsen on the second day and then managed the gap to his challengers to take the win by 20.3 seconds.
Sébastien Ogier on his way to victory in WRC Germany

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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.