WRC: Catalunya victory helps Ogier to fourth championship title
Fourth driver to achieve the feat of four WRC titles, after Juha Kankkunen, Tommi Makinen and Sebastien Loeb
32 year old Sebastien Ogier clinched his fourth successive world rally drivers championship title, the fourth driver in the history of the series to achieve this level of success. He won the Catalunya Rally, gradually overhauling Hyundai driver Dani Sordo who gained the lead in very wet conditions at the start of the event, which he held for half the event. Sordo finished second, the 24th time he had finished runner-up in a WRC event. The Drive DMack Fiesta Trophy was won by Osian Pryce, after a remarkable series of misfortunes on the final...
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