France's World Rally Championship leader Sebastian Ogier ahead in Germany
Last Updated: August 23, 2013 1:57pm
France's FIA World Rally Championship leader Sebastian Ogier emerged as a comfortable leader after the opening two stages of the Rally Germany near Cologne.
Ogier, chasing his first drivers' championship after establishing a 90-point gap over his closest rivals with five rounds remaining, led Volkswagen Motorsport team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala by 4.6 seconds.
However, the Frenchman was unhappy after experiencing technical difficulties.
"It wasn't so good. I'm not so happy with the car because there was a lot of understeer. We'll try to change something in the set-up because it's hard to drive the car like that," Ogier said.
Thierry Neuville, driving a Ford Fiesta RS, finished 9.2seconds behind Ogier to claim third place.
Dani Sordo was fourth in his Citroen DS3, 15.4seconds off the lead and 4.3seconds ahead of team-mate Mikko Hirvonen.
Mads Ostberg rounded off the top six in his Fiesta RS, 21.7seconds behind Ogier.
Leading Overall positions after Stage 2:
1 Sebastien Ogier (Fra) Volkswagen 19mins 33.200secs
2 Jari-Matti Latvala (Fin) Volkswagen 19:38.900
3 Thierry Neuville (Bel) Ford 19:45.900
4 Daniel Sordo (Esp) Citroen 19:53.700
5 Mikko Hirvonen (Fin) Citroen 19:58.900
6 Mads Ostberg (Nor) Ford 20:03.800
7 Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qat) Ford 20:14.600
8 Martin Prokop (Cze) Ford 20:18.800
9 Michal Kosciuszko (Pol) Mini 20:24.200
10 Robert Kubica (Pol) Citroen 20:33.000