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Ogier claims home victory in Monte-Carlo

It is his fifth consecutive win on home soil

3y ago

The Frenchman took his first win of the 2018 season on home soil, ahead of an extremely determined Ott Tänak, who already seems to be at ease in his new team with the Toyota Yaris WRC, and the Finn Jari-Matti Latvala, relieved to be back on the podium after the crash in 2017 Rally Australia.



Difficult week end for Citroën‘s Kris Meeke who set the fastest time through the ‘’La Cabanette - Col de Braus’’ powerstage gaining five extra points in the championship and the fourth position in the overall classification, aided by Lappi’s loss of time when sliding off the road in SS17 which moved him to seventh place.

I lost the rear on the gravel part and couldn't catch it, We went wide and had no chance to put the reverse on. I can't even describe my disappointment.

Esapekka Lappi

In fifth position Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville tried to limit the damage caused by his mistake in Thursday‘s first stage, and set the second fastest time in the powerstage, which allowed him to overtake a disappointed Elfyn Evans in the classification.



We have done a good rally. Obviously a shame about my mistake on Thursday, but that's Monte. Everybody makes mistakes. Without getting stuck and getting the puncture a podium would have been possible.

Thierry Neuville

Eight position for Monte specialist Bryan Bouffier in his Fiesta WRC, enthusiast of his experience in a World Rally Car.

Citroën Craig Breen is in ninth position overall, after struggling with his road position In Saturday‘s loop.


Skoda driver Jan Kopecky won the WRC2 category, ahead of the Belgian Guillaume De Mevius - Peugeot 208 R5 - and Eddie Sciessere - DS3 R5.



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