Cham­pion Ogier hands Volk­swa­gen win in Wales

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Al­ready crowned driv­ers world cham­pion, Se­bastien Ogier de­liv­ered the con­struc­tors ti­tle to Volk­swa­gen by win­ning the Rally of Bri­tain yes­ter­day. The French­man emerged from an epic strug­gle through the Welsh for­est dirt tracks with Es­to­nia’s Ford racer Otto Tanak hold­ing a ra­zor’s edge mar­gin of just ten sec­onds. “I was watch­ing my back the whole rally,” said Ogier af­ter­wards. “He (Tanak) flew the whole week­end. Didn’t make a mis­take. I had to be per­fect to win this,” said Ogier, who clinched his fifth win of the sea­son to claim a fourth straight con­struc­tors ti­tle for his Ger­man em­ploy­ers, hav­ing won a fourth straight world ti­tle him­self two weeks ago in Cat­alo­nia. “What I did here I did for Volk­swa­gen, with­out them I wouldn’t have won all this,” the 32-year-old said. Bel­gian Thierry Neuville of Hyundai was third, ce­ment­ing his run­ners up spot in the sea­son stand­ings. — AFP

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