Scottish Daily Mail

OGIER’S TRIB­UTE

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WORLD cham­pion Se­bastien Ogier reg­is­tered his eighth win of the year in the sea­son-end­ing Wales Rally GB but the French­man was in no mood to cel­e­brate in the wake of the Paris shoot­ings. At the end of the fi­nal power stage, Ogier got out of his car and draped a Tri­col­ore across his wind­screen. The French na­tional flag was in ev­i­dence again at a muted podium pre­sen­ta­tion. ‘Vic­tory here is the best way to fin­ish the sea­son but there is no point to cel­e­brate any­thing,’ said Ogier, in ref­er­ence to Fri­day’s ter­ror­ist at­tacks. ‘We have other things on our mind. It has been a dif­fi­cult week­end.’ The VW Polo R driver beat Kris Meeke — record­ing the best fin­ish in a home event by a Bri­ton in 15 years — by 26 sec­onds. Nor­way’s Andreas Mikkelsen was third in an­other Polo R. It was a third suc­ces­sive vic­tory in the event for Ogier, even though he fin­ished out­side the top four in each of the fi­nal four stages.

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