Sebastien Ogier increased his lead to 33 seconds ahead of second-placed Mads Ostberg in a rally in Mexico with victories in two superspecials that ended Friday. The Volkswagen racer thus won eight of the thirteen speed trials and got the competitors completely out of reach.
Finn Mikko Hirvonen is breathing down Ostberg's neck with a Citroen, which is "only" nine seconds behind him. Thierry Neuville can only hope for the problems of the leaders if he wants to take the podium, and Dani Sorda does not threaten him from fifth place.
Nasser Al-Attiyah is sixth in M-Sport’s third Ford, ahead of American Ken Block.
Chris Atkinson completely lost touch with the best after Friday morning's problems, but by the end of the day he had managed to break into tenth place, from where he has a nice chance to attack Martin Prokop and Benito Guerro in ninth and eighth respectively.
Volkswagen's second racer Jari-Matti Latvala will start in 22nd place after Saturday's close encounter with the rock on Saturday, and will be almost one point behind Ogier after the addition of the penalties he earned under the WRC2 rules, under which he will be able to return to the rally. for an hour.
Hours after 13. HP:
1. Sebastien Ogier Volkswagen 1h57m46.9s 2. Mads Ostberg M-Sport Ford + 33.0s 3. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen + 42.0s 4. Thierry Neuville M-Sport Ford + 1m07.1s 5. Dani Sordo Citroen + 2m40.1s 6. Nasser Al-Attiyah M-Sport Ford + 3m24.1s 7. Ken Block Hoonigan Ford + 4m46.5s 8. Benito Guerra CRT Citroen + 6m03.4s 9. Martin Prokop Czech Ford + 6m25.4s 10. Chris Atkinson Abu Dhabi Citroen + 7m15.1s
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