SS10: Stage winner Ogier takes the lead

“It was good”



26 March 2011 - 13:56
SS10: Stage winner Ogier takes the (...)

Sebastien Ogier has shot into the lead of Vodafone Rally de Portugal after completing the final stage of the morning 3.8s faster than Citroen team-mate Sebastien Loeb.

Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala drops to second overall, 6.9s adrift of Ogier heading to midday service in Faro.

“It was good,” said Ogier at the stage end. “There was a lot of loose gravel on the road and for sure it was a disadvantage to be first.”

Latvala, running first on the road, said “That was the most slippery and most difficult of the three stages. Towards the end there was really slippery gravel like the ball-bearings we had in Australia.”

Petter Solberg, who won the previous stage in his Citroen, reported slowing during the stage after fearing he picked up a puncture. He was third fastest as a result.

Standings after SS10:

01 S. OGIER / J. INGRASSIA Citroën DS3 WRC 2h11m59.9s
02 J. LATVALA / M. ANTTILA Ford Fiesta RS WRC +6.9s
03 S. LOEB / D. ELENA Citroën DS3 WRC +30.7s
04 M. HIRVONEN / J. LEHTINEN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +2m17.9s
05 M. WILSON / S. MARTIN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3m37.3s
06 H. SOLBERG / I. MINOR Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3m42.9s
07 A. ARAUJO / M. RAMALHO Mini John Cooper Works S2000 +6m27.7s
08 K. RAIKKONEN /K. LINDSTROM Citroën DS3 WRC +6m35.6s
09 F. VILLAGRA / J. PÉREZ COMPANC Ford Fiesta RS WRC +6m51.7s
10 K. AL QASSIMI / M. ORR Ford Fiesta RS WRC +7m57.8s
11 D. KUIPERS / F. MICLOTTE Ford Fiesta RS WRC +9m06.6s
12 H. PADDON / J. KENNARD Subaru Impreza STI +9m12.6s
13 P. SOLBERG / C. PATTERSON Citroën DS3 WRC +11m21.6s
14 A. GRONDAL / V. ENGAN Subaru Impreza STI +12m20.9s
15 B. MAGALHAES / P. GRAVE Peugeot 207 S2000 +12m28.3s


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