Volkswagen misses out on record win run

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Hyundai’s vic­tory in Ar­gentina last week means Volkswagen must wait at least an­other year to at­tempt to score a per­fect year.

The Polo R WRC was on the verge of win­ning every rally for the last year ahead of the South Amer­i­can event, but Hay­den Paddon’s suc­cess spoiled a party for the reign­ing world cham­pion team.

Volkswagen team prin­ci­pal Jost Capito re­mained prag­matic about the re­sult, say­ing: “It never feels good not to win, but, with this sport, you al­ways know there comes a rally where you don’t win. It’s not a given that we al­ways win. But, we have two cars on the podium and this is quite a good achieve­ment too.”

Asked if this loss hurt more with the per­fect year wait­ing, Mclaren-bound Capito said: “My suc­ces­sor can have the per­fect year!”

Paddon’s win means Ar­gentina re­mains the only cur­rent WRC round Se­bastien Ogier hasn’t won.

Lat­vala seemed com­fort­able be­fore big crash ended his win hopes

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