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10/16/16
Wolfsburg
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Champions, champions, champions, champions*! Ogier/Ingrassia claim fourth WRC title in a row with Volkswagen

* Vorbehaltlich der Bestätigung durch die FIA.
  • Crowned with a win: Ogier/Ingrassia wrap up world title after eleven rallies
  • Title defence sees champions join Kankkunen and Mäkinen in exclusive club
  • Match point number two for Volkswagen in the Manufacturers' Championship

Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) were crowned World Rally Champions for the fourth time in a row after taking victory at the Rally Spain. They guided their Volkswagen Polo R WRC to a fifth win of the season in Catalonia, finishing ahead of Dani Sordo/Marc Martí (E/E, Hyundai) und Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (B/B, Hyundai). Their ninth podium in eleven races triggered wild celebrations. The Frenchmen can no longer be caught at the top of the overall standings in the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N) went into the Rally Spain as their closest rivals in the title race, but the Norwegians' hopes of winning the championship were dashed when they were forced to retire from the rally. Eighth place in the Manufacturers' classifications for Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) means Volkswagen is well-placed to claim its fourth Manufacturers' title in a row next time out at the Rally Great Britain.

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