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Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen ended his Volkswagen spell by winning the Kennards Hire Rally Australia
He repelled a fierce attack from team-mate and world champion Sébastien Ogier, who spun away his victory chances on the dusty Bucca speed test early this morning. Mikkelsen achieved his third career win by 14.9sec over his Polo R colleague.
Andreas Mikkelsen remains on track to end his Volkswagen spell with a win after a gruelling day in the sun
He kept world champion Sébastien Ogier and Hayden Paddon at bay during a sweltering day on the shire roads of New South Wales. However, a bizarre problem in the final country speed test slashed his advantage to just 2.0sec with one day remaining.
Andreas Mikkelsen led Kennards Hire Rally Australia on Friday night after heading the leaderboard for most of a hot and dusty day in New South Wales
Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier returned to rally-winning form on Sunday afternoon as he won ADAC Rallye Deutschland
The Frenchman snatched the lead of this season’s first all-asphalt rally from team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen on day two with a string of stunning performances in the Baumholder military proving ground stages and managed his lead from there on in to win by 20.3.
Sébastien Ogier took the lead on Saturday morning after a storming drive through the 40km Panzerplatte Lang stage
ADAC Rallye Deutschland: Ogier hits the front in Panzerplatte
The reigning world champion went into day two hunting down his rally-leading team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. The duo traded seconds on the opening four stages of the day and the lead changed hands twice as both men battled to get the best out of their different tyre choices in changeable road conditions.
Sébastien Ogier held a slender lead at Rally Sweden following Friday morning’s opening speed test at Torsby
The Frenchman was fastest by three-tenths of a second from Volkswagen Polo R team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen on roads much improved from two days ago when they tackled the recce in soft and muddy conditions.
“It’s a shame for Kris as he was very fast this weekend and we had to produce a big performance to stay ahead of him”