SS19: Ogier fights back in Finland

The battle is on for 2nd place



30 July 2011 - 15:30
SS19: Ogier fights back in Finland

Sebastien Ogier has closed to within 2.5s of Jari-Matti Latvala in the battle for second place on Neste Oil Rally Finland. Meanwhile, Latvala is now 12.5s behind leader Sebastien Loeb with three stages left.

Loeb, driving a Citroen DS3 WRC, is continuing to lose time running at the head of the field.

He said: “It’s cleaning a lot and very difficult to be first. I am making lines everywhere and for sure Latvala is catching me. Hopefully we will have enough for the next stages. It’s so dry that I am making the new line.”

Ford Fiesta RS WRC driver Latvala said: “Ogier is doing really well. He pushed hard on this stage but the game is still on. We are pushing.”

Mikko Hirvonen has closed to within 3.6s of Petter Solberg in the battle for fourth place after going fastest through the stage.

01 S. LOEB / D. ELENA Citroën DS3 WRC 2h27m21.2s
02 J. LATVALA / M. ANTTILA Ford Fiesta RS WRC +12.5s
03 S. OGIER / J. INGRASSIA Citroën DS3 WRC +15.0s
04 P. SOLBERG / C. PATTERSSON Citroën DS3 WRC +1m14.9s
05 M. HIRVONEN / J. LEHTINEN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1m18.5s
06 M. ØSTBERG / J. ANDERSSON Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1m25.4s
07 H. SOLBERG / I. MINOR Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3m21.9s
08 M. WILSON / S. MARTIN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3m44.9s
09 K. RAIKKONEN / K. LINDSTRÖM Citroën DS3 WRC +3m47.0s
11 J. HANNINEN / M. MARKKULA Skoda Fabia S2000 +4m43.8s
12 M. PROKOP / J. TOMÁNEK FORD Fiesta S2000 +7m06.7s
13 D. KUIPERS / F. MICLOTTE Ford Fiesta RS WRC +7m08.8s
14 O. TÄNAK / K. SIKK FORD Fiesta S2000 +8m17.9s
15 P. ANDERSSON / E. AXELSSON Subaru Impreza R4 +9m03.9s


Motorsport news