WRC: Rally Corsica – Ogier victorious in his Ford Fiesta

WRC: Rally Corsica – Ogier victorious in his Ford Fiesta

The Frenchman eased to his third FIA World Rally Championship victory in four rounds after winning the three-day asphalt fixture by 36.1sec in his Ford Fiesta.

It was his second success on the Mediterranean island’s mountain roads and came 10 years after the five-time world champion secured the junior world title at the rally. He heads the championship by 17 points.

Ogier made his indications clear by winning Friday morning’s opening speed test. Three fastest times out of four earned him a lead of more than half a minute and afforded him the luxury of managing his pace over the final two legs.

“I’m very happy with our performance here. It was a great, great day on Friday and that’s where we built the platform for this win. It’s never easy controlling your pace rather than driving flat out, but everything feels better and better in this car,” said Ogier.

Ott Tänak finished second in a Toyota Yaris. The Estonian restarted today with just a tenth of a second in hand over Thierry Neuville. He distanced the Belgian in the marathon 55km opening test and widened the gap to 31.4sec as Neuville encountered problems.

He limped through the final test with engine troubles in his Hyundai i20 and was grateful to hold a large advantage over team-mate Dani Sordo. He finished 55.1sec clear of the Spaniard.

Sordo and Elfyn Evans were never split by more than a handful of seconds all weekend. The Welshman had to settle for fifth in his Fiesta, a fine result as 2003 world champion co-driver Phil Mills replaced the injured Dan Barritt for his first WRC rally in almost eight years.

There was final day heartbreak for Esapekka Lappi. The Finn thrust himself into the fight for second yesterday, but his hopes were shattered when he hit a kerb and stopped to change a punctured tyre. Ironically Neuville hit the same kerb but escaped.

Lappi plunged to seventh, but salvaged maximum bonus points by winning the final Power Stage in his Yaris as well as overhauling Andreas Mikkelsen to climb to sixth.

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Alpine skier turned Dakar Rally Truck driver Albert Llovera heads up to the podium and is pulling doughnuts for the crowd ❤️

What. A. Guy.

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متزلج جبال الألب، ألبرت لوفيرا، الذي أصبح سائق شاحنة في رالي داكار يتجه صوب منصة التتويج ويقوم بالدوران والانجراف من أجل الجماهير❤

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Enhorabona!!!!! Ets un crack i un exemple 😍 continua sent com ets!!

Impresionante digno de admirar, tus cojones ahí que grande eres 💪💪💪💪👏👏👏👏

ENHORABONA CAMPIÓ!!!!🇦🇩

Tras el regeton... El Lloveron😉👏👏👏👏💪💪💪

Sin dudas es un campeon de la vida !felicitaciones albert!

bravo !!

Un crack este tipo! Un ejemplo de superación, simpatía y buen humor.

MUY GRANDE !!!

Un Crack Albert !!! 💪

Hugo Lecomte

cool 😎

💪💪👏👍

Y me alegro muchisimo

El tío más grande del dakar

Grande Maestro..!!👍👏🏁

Iiiiiiieeeepaaaa,q grande eres Albert

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La mejor sonrisa de el mundo

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Respekt!

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The Greatest!

Pero Valentino no es el campeón ya parecen los fan de Maradona en fútbol. Pasado presente y futuro y no es Valentino pueden decir lo que quieran fue y es un excelente corredor pero el campeón es 93 MM

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"See you soon"... ¡Sí señor!

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Bravo Fernando. Un super champion.

Bravo bienvenue arriver dakar victoire à 2020...

Tal como no ano anterior disse... atenção ao barbec agora digo o mesmo em relação ao alonso!!!! 💪🏻 vamos aguardar! Mas ainda falta tanto tempo... 🙁

Good job Fernando and see you next year 👍

Felicitaciones !!!

awesome 👍👏

Congratulations

Felicidades para los dos!!!! El año próximo ojalá os volvamos a ver

Mil mil mubarak

Bravo Fernando! 👏🏻👏🏻

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CHAMP 🏆🥇 VAMMMOS 🏁 next Indy500 👍👊

Ole ahi, Fernando, vales para todo, el día que te den un AVE llegas hasta Extremadura.

Felicitaciones Fernando Alonso Genio gano con TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Argentina gracias Campeon

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Marina ces la fin 😢😢😢😢

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Rabia Khan

🔝🔝

Grande Alonso!!!! Una leyenda!!

Grande Fernando I mark... Top

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