Sébastien Ogier became only the fifth driver – after Sandro Munari, Walter Röhrl, Tommi Mäkinen and Sébastien Loeb – to win Rally Monte Carlo three times in succession when he and co-driver Julien Ingrassia brought their Volkswagen Polo R home 1’54.5″ ahead of team mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger earlier today.
Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville gave the new-specification i20 a podium finish on debut after he managed to drive around the transmission problems he experienced all day to come home in third.
Mads Østberg celebrated his return to the M-Sport squad by taking fourth place in his Ford Fiesta RS. The first Citroen home was piloted by Stephane Lefebvre in fifth with Dani Sordo bring the second new specification Hyundai next across the line.
Despite rolling his Ford Focus on Friday Ott Tanak managed to make it to the end of a very tough rally in seventh ahead of WRC2 winner Elfyn Evans in eighth.
|Volkswagen Motorsport II
|M-Sport World Rally Team
|Abu Dhabi Total WRT
|DMACK World Rally Team
|M-Sport World Rally Team (WRC2)
|BRR Baumschlager Rallye & Racing Team (WRC2)