Ogier ex­tends lead at Tour of Cor­sica

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

World rally cham­pi­onship leader Se­bastien Ogier ex­tended his lead at the Tour of Cor­sica on yes­ter­day with an­other dom­i­nant dis­play in the morn­ing ses­sion.

Af­ter com­plet­ing a clean sweep of four stages on the open­ing day, the French­man posted the third fastest time in the fifth stage, which fea­tured many tricky turns. Ogier then shared the best time with Volk­swa­gen team­mate An­dreas Mikkelsen in the next stage.

Ogier, who can claim a fourth world ti­tle with a vic­tory at his home rally if other re­sults go his way, in­creased his over­all lead over Bel­gium's Thierry Neuville to 53.6 sec­onds.

British driver Kris Meeke, who broke Ogier's run of wins in the fifth stage, was forced to re­tire his Citroen from the race af­ter hit­ting a tree.

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