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Ogier nets fifth Portugal win

Frenchman increases championship lead


By www.wrc.com

21 May 2017 - 14:25
Ogier nets fifth Portugal win

Sébastien Ogier claimed a record-equalling fifth Vodafone Rally de Portugal victory on Sunday afternoon.

The Frenchman increased his FIA World Rally Championship lead after winning the four-day gravel event by 15.6sec in a Ford Fiesta. His victory means he equals the five wins achieved by Finland’s Markku Alén.

Belgium’s Thierry Neuville, driving a Hyundai i20, finished second with Spanish team-mate Dani Sordo completing the podium a further 46.1sec behind.

Ott Tänak won the final live TV Power Stage to claim five bonus points in a Fiesta. Neuville took four points for second, while Elfyn Evans secured three. Esapekka Lappi and Ogier took two and one point respectively.

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