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2014-05-12 07:54

VW ON TOP: Jan-Matti Latvala and co-driver Miikka Anttila celebrate their win on podium after the 2014 WRC Argentina. Image: AFP/Diego Lima

ALAN BALDWIN

CORDOBA, Argentina - Finland's Jari-Matti Lattvala won the 2014 World Rally championship Rally of Argentina on Sunday (May 11 2014) and his Volkswagen team claimed a record ninth consecutive victor.

Latvala's team mate and championship leader Sebastien Ogier was second, 1min26.9 behind, and Citroen's British driver Kris Meeke was third.

VW equalled Citroen's 2011 record of eight consecutive wins at the previous rally in Portugal.

Champion Ogier has 112 points to Latvala's 88 after five rounds of the championship.

Result from the 2014 Rally of Argentina
1 Jari-Matti Latvala (Finland) VW 4hr41min24.8
2 Sebastien Ogier (France) VW +01min26.9
3 Kris Meeke (Britain) Citroen +5min54.7
4 Andreas Mikkelsen (Norway) VW +6min18.3
5 Thierry Neuville (Belgium) Hyundai +8min25.8
6 Robert Kubica (Poland) Ford +10min08.0
7 Elfyn Evans (Britain) Ford +10min32.2
8 Martin Prokop (Czech Republic) Ford +12min03.9
9 Mikko Hirvonen (Finland) Ford +19min54.8
10 Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qatar) Ford +23min10.2

Drivers' and Constructors' standings after the 2014 Rally of Argentina
Drivers
1 Sebastien Ogier (France) VW 112
2 Jari-Matti Latvala (Finland) VW 88
3 Andreas Mikkelsen (Norway) 48
4 Mads Ostberg (Norway) Citroen 48
5 Mikko Hirvonen (Finland) 40
6 Kris Meeke (Britain) Citroen 32
7 Thierry Neuville (Belgium) Hyundai 31
8 Elfyn Evans (Britain) 26
9 Martin Prokop (Czech Republic) 22
10 Bryan Bouffier (France) 18
11 Henning Solberg (Norway) 16
12 Ott Taenak (Estonia) 10
13 Robert Kubica (Poland) 8
14 Benito Guerra (Mexico) 8
15 Chris Atkinson (Australia) Hyundai 6
16 Pontus Tidemand (Sweden) P 4
17 Juho Haenninen (Finland) 4
18 Jaroslav Melicharek (Slovakia) 4
19 Nasser Al-Attiyah (Qatar) 3
20 Matteo Gamba (Italy) Matteo Gamba 2
21 Craig Breen (Ireland) 2
22 Yuriy Protasov (Ukraine) 2
23 Jari Ketomaa (Finland) 1
 
Constructors
1 Volkswagen 187
2 Citroen 90
3 M-Sport 68
4 Hyundai 55
5 Volkswagen II 52
6 Jipocar C 24
7 RK M-Sport 12
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