Sebastien Ogier wins German rally in World Rally Championship
Last Updated: 23/08/15 2:56pm
Sebastien Ogier extended his World Rally Championship lead with a dominant display in Eifel on Sunday.
The 31 year-old Frenchman, who was taken to hospital after crashing at the same stage last year, moved one step closer to securing his third consecutive driver's title with a comfortable win in his Volkswagen Polo R at the German rally.
The victory was Ogier's 30th in the World Rally Championship and secured a maiden win for Volkswagen at its home race.
Ogier's nearest rivals were team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala, who trailed by 23 seconds, and Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen, who finished third, a further one minute 33 seconds behind Latvala.
"It's a big relief," Ogier said after the race.
"The pressure for a win was on all weekend and we made it with a 1-2-3 and now I am so close to a third title."
The WRC Championships continue in Australia on the 10-13th of September.