Jari-Matti Latvala
Jan 19

WRC: World Champ Ogier Wins Season-Opening Monte Carlo Rally

Sebastien Ogier pushed through tough conditions to win the season-opening Monte Carlo WRC Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastien Ogier pushed through tough conditions to win the season-opening Monte Carlo WRC Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

World Champion Sebastien Ogier of France protected his overnight lead to win the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally in treacherous conditions on Saturday.

Ogier won three of the five stages on Friday to climb from fourth and take the overnight lead, and extended it as the weather conditions became progressively worse, with first snow then heavy rain and fog making it particularly difficult for the drivers in the two night sessions.

Nov 17

WRC: Ogier Wins Season-Ending Wales Rally

Sebastien Ogier drives through the Great Orme stage of the Wales Rally GB. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastien Ogier drives through the Great Orme stage of the Wales Rally GB. (Photo: Getty Images)

World champion Sebastien Ogier capped his title-winning season with another victory at the Wales Rally on Sunday.

The Frenchman claimed his ninth win of the year ahead of Volkswagen teammate Jari-Matti Latvala. Thierry Neuville, in a Ford, ended third, a result that allowed the Belgian to finish runner-up in the overall standings.

Ogier clinched his first world title in front of his home fans last month at the Rally France.

Nov 15

WRC: Ogier Takes Charge In Wales Finale

Sebastien Ogier of France compete during Day One of the WRC Wales Rally GB. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastien Ogier of France compete during Day One of the WRC Wales Rally GB. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastien Ogier is on course to finish his title-winning world rally campaign with another victory after taking a 20.1-second lead after two days of the season-ending Wales Rally GB.

The Frenchman won four of Friday’s six stages to pull clear of Volkswagen teammate Jari-Matti Latvala. Thierry Neuville, who drives a Ford, is more than a minute off the lead in third place.

Oct 27

WRC: Ogier Pulls Off Dramatic Comeback To Win Rally Of Spain

Sebastien Ogier starts the Rally of Catalunya in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastien Ogier starts the Rally of Catalunya in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona. (Photo: Getty Images)

World champion Sebastien Ogier won the Rally of Spain on Sunday after coming from behind on the third and final day.

The French driver entered the last leg — run on gravel after two days of asphalt — in fourth place, 46.5 seconds behind Volkswagen Polo teammate and pacesetter Jari-Matti Latvala after being slowed down by a damaged wheel on Saturday.

Oct 5

WRC: Latvala Takes Overall Lead In France

Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Mikka Anttila compete in their Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC during Rally France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Mikka Anttila compete in their Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC during Rally France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland made the best of changing conditions to lead the Rally France on Saturday, but Dani Sordo of Spain and Frenchmen Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier are still in contention.

Latvala leads Sordo by 0.4 seconds, new world champion Ogier by 1.5 seconds and Loeb by 5 seconds. Thierry Neuville of Belgium held the top spot in the morning but punctured his left rear tire to slip to fifth place, 1:10 behind Latvala.