/ Citroen, Motorsport, Motorsport Results, News / Rally of France results: Sebastien Ogier wins

Rally of France results: Sebastien Ogier wins

Linked In Share
Rally of France results: Sebastien Ogier wins

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia did not make any mistakes in the Sunday morning sprint on the final day of Rally France Alsace, and gave the Citroën Total World Rally Team its ninth victory in the eleven rallies run so far this season.

“I’m really happy with the outcome of this race,” Ogier told the WRC website. “I did exactly what I had to do by looking at Dani and the split times. I took the lead but I did not take the risk.”

“It was difficult at the end because there was a lot of pressure after the problem for Seb (Loeb). It’s very important for the championship but now I must do two good rallies.”

Mikko Hirvonen of Finland finished third to join defending champion Sebastien Loeb at the top of the standings.

Loeb retired on Friday after his Citroen had an engine failure and did not score any points in his native Alsace region.

The unexpected breakdown means that Loeb’s championship lead has been dramatically trimmed to three points with just two rounds to go.

“It’s great for the championship,” said Sébastien Ogier, the winner of his home rally for the first time. “Now I have to make sure that I drive the last two rallies properly. But anything can happen. Hopefully not to us though… ”

Loeb now has 196 points, with Ogier and Hirvonen both on 193 – although Ogier is ranked higher in the classification by virtue of his greater number of wins.

1. Sebastien Ogier, France, Citroen, 3 hours, 6 minutes, 20.4 seconds.
2. Daniel Sordo, Spain, Mini, 6.3 seconds behind.
3. Mikko Hirvonen, Finland, Ford, 3:26.6.
4. Jari-Matti Latvala, Finland, Ford, 3:30.3.
5. Dennis Kuipers, Netherlands, Ford, 6:42.0.
6. Henning Solberg, Norway, Ford, 7:08.3.
7. Mads Ostberg, Norway, Ford, 7:58.3.
8. Ken Block, United States, Ford, 8:25.5.
9. Pierre Campana, France, Mini, 8:38.7.
10. Matthew Wilson, Britain, Ford, 10:00.8.
1. Sebastien Loeb, France, Ford, 196 points.
2. Sebastien Ogier, France, Citroen, 193.
3. Mikko Hirvonen, Finland, Ford, 193.
4. Jari-Matti Latvala, Finland, Ford, 129.
5. Petter Solberg, Norway, Citroen, 125.
6. Mads Ostberg, Norway, Ford, 60.
7. Matthew Wilson, Britain, Ford, 52.
8. Daniel Sordo, Spain, Mini, 43.
9. Henning Solberg, Norway, Ford, 38.
10. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Citroen, 34.

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Monday, October 3rd, 2011 - filed under Citroen, Motorsport, Motorsport Results, News. Image credit: Citroen WRC.
Linked In Share
Related Articles
alsace region citroen 3 daniel sordo henning solberg loeb Mikko Hirvonen ninth victory ogier rallies rally france world rally team wrc


Discuss: Rally of France results: Sebastien Ogier wins

Leave a Reply
















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Mercedes-Benz plans baby G-Class, to the called the GLB
Mercedes-Benz plans baby G-Class, to the called the GLBThe German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce a smaller version of the popular G-Class, which will be called ...
GM’s victims fund estimates coming soon
GM’s victims fund estimates coming soonThe US automaker announced it’s close to finishing the estimates for the compensations needed for the victims fund of the 2.6 ...
[VIDEO] Audi RS3 Sportback spied on the Ring
[VIDEO] Audi RS3 Sportback spied on the RingThe upcoming Audi RS3 Sportback has been recently caught on camera while it was being tested out on the famous German track, the ...
[VIDEO] BMW i8 production detailed
[VIDEO] BMW i8 production detailedA few videos showing the production line of the recently delivered BMW i8 have hit the web, placing the model into the spotlights ...
Koenigsegg CCX offered for sale in Australia
Koenigsegg CCX offered for sale in AustraliaA rare and powerful Koenigsegg CCX is currently being offered for sale in Australia and this is basically a brand new ride. Thos ...
Alfa Romeo now has 86 dealerships in North America
Alfa Romeo now has 86 dealerships in North AmericaFiat Chrysler Automobiles is moving on with its planned revival of the sporty European brand Alfa Romeo, with the company ...
Mazda introduces new 1.5L SKYACTIV-D engine
Mazda introduces new 1.5L SKYACTIV-D engineThe Japanese based automaker Mazda has officially introduced a brand new 1.5 liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine ...
Nissan Vision Gran Turismo Concept, first image released
Nissan Vision Gran Turismo Concept, first image releasedThe Japanese based automaker Nissan has released the first image with the brand new Vision Gran Turismo Concept, which has been ...
Report – FCA to increase Maserati production
Report – FCA to increase Maserati productionAccording to sources that have knowledge of the plans, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles luxury unit Maserati is ready to lift the ...
2015 Volkswagen Passat teased
2015 Volkswagen Passat teasedThe 2015 Volkswagen Passat has been recently teased by the German based automaker as the model in question will be officially ...
Meet the 2015 Nissan Navara
Meet the 2015 Nissan NavaraThe 2015 Nissan Navara has been officially revealed, following a series of leaked and teased images with the popular pickup ...
GM CEO says no more dismissals required on recall
GM CEO says no more dismissals required on recallAfter last week General Motors CEO Mary Barra revealed the findings of a 325-page internal review on the handling of the 2.6 ...
Fiat Chrysler CEO wants to keep all brands
Fiat Chrysler CEO wants to keep all brandsNewly merged Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has today a nine brand portfolio – one that the CEO intends to keep – while industry ...
Ford keeps Fiesta in Germany
Ford keeps Fiesta in GermanyAs the US automaker is in search of the fabled European profit, it has ceded to keep the manufacturing of the Fiesta subcompact ...
BMW barely edges out Audi in May
BMW barely edges out Audi in MayWhile the big gains at Mercedes-Benz are still not enough to bring it close to the top duo, the competition is heating up between ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

koenigsegg ccx 1
2015 nissan navara 1
porsche 911 s martini racing edition 1
Spy-Shots of Cars
Spy-Shots of Cars
Lotus Exige LF1 Limited Edition 1
Alfa Romeo MiTo and Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde 1
BMW Individual 6-Series Gran Coupe Bang & Olufsen Edition 1
MINI Cooper SD 1
FPV GT F Limited Edition 1
audi rs1 sportback render 1
2015 subaru outback 1

More automotive from inautonews
The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce a smaller version of the popular G-Class, which will be called the GLB. Mercedes-Benz is taking yet a step forward into creating small and cheaper models and the newest one to apparently catch the production line will be a baby ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Car investment – which are the next classics?
Car investment – which are the next classics?Some prefer the stock exchange, others buy gold and some invest in properties, but there is a small group of people who prefer to try their luck with ...
Where brand new cars go to die
Where brand new cars go to dieHundreds of millions of brand new cars are left to rust in huge parking lots all over the globe after no one wants to buy them. The 2014 world ...
Trendy cars for this summer
Trendy cars for this summerSummer is just around the corner and the inautonews.com team is presenting you with some of the hottest convertibles money can buy these ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Chrysler Group issues two separate recallsThe Chrysler Group has announced two separate recalls which are affecting the Ram ProMaster and the ... Three New General Motors Recalls AnnouncedGeneral Motors has issued another three separate recalls which is contributing to the frenzy of ...
Safety Section