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Volkswagen takes 1-2 finish while Hyundai takes third in WRC Rally Mexico

Volkswagen takes 1-2 finish while Hyundai takes third in WRC Rally Mexico image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: | posted March 12, 2014 13:25

Mexico'€™s high-altitude stages deliver a spectacular race in the WRC.

Sebatien Ogier lead a strong Volkswagen performance in Rally Guanajuato Mexico and takes a three-point lead in the standings over Jari-Matti Latvala by beating him by 1 minute and 12.6 seconds.

Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville came in a dramatic third place, having o top up his leaking radiator with beer from rally sponsor Corona.

“It was the perfect week, a victory in the rally and the Power Stage.  I came here very angry after a small mistake in Sweden and that’s the best way to restart my winning ways in the championship. Now we are looking forward to continuing like that,” said Ogier.

Ogier was strong all throughout the race wining 14 of the 22 stages.  His stiffest competition came from Mads Ostberg before he broke his Citroen’s rear left suspension allowing Latvala to climb up.

Round four of the championship is Rally de Portugal on 3 - 6 April.