OLE! THREE IN A ROW: VW's Sebastien Ogier (right) and co-driver Julien Ingrassia get in the mood with sombreros to celebrate winning the Mexican leg of the 2015 World Rally championship on March 8 2015. Image: AP / Mario Armas
GUANAJUATO, Mexico – Current World
rally champion Sebastien Ogier has made it three out of three so far in the
2015 World Rally season with a comfortable victory here on Sunday (March 8).
The French Volkswagen driver, winner
of the previous rounds in Sweden and
Monte Carlo, if fact scored a double
hat trick: this was his third consecutive win in Mexico..
Norwegians finished second and third
- Mads Ostberg was runner-up for Citroen ahead of Andreas Mikkelsen's in a Volkswagen.
Ogier dominated the Guanajuato-based
rally and had an easy run after team mate Jari-Matti Latvala ended Saturday's Stage
12 on three wheels. Ogier won by 1min18.8 after collecting three bonus points
in the event-ending power stage.
He’s leading the championship with
81 points to Mikkelsen's 47.
Estonian Ott Tanak, whose M-Sport
Ford was submerged in a lake for 10 hours after rolling down a slope and into
the water on Friday, finished 22nd after
his car was hauled out of the water and pretty much rebuilt through Friday
Result from the 2015 Rally of Mexico
1 Sebastien Ogier (France) Volkswagen 4hr19min13.4
2 Mads Ostberg (Norway) Citroen +1min18.8
3 Andreas Mikkelsen (Norway) Volkswagen +1min25.1
4 Elfyn Evans (Britain) Ford +3min40.2
5 Daniel Sordo (Spain) Hyundai +5min01.8
6 Martin Prokop (Czech Republic) Ford +6min36.1
7 Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qatar) Ford +14min52.7
8 Thierry Neuville (Belgium) Hyundai +22min43.3
9 Nicolas Fuchs (Peru) Ford +22min49.0
10 Jari Ketomaa (Finland) Ford +23min10.2