Dream start to the WRC for Ogier

Dream start to the WRC for OgierFrom Volkswagen Press [ 19/01/2014 ].
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Triumph at the Rally Monte Carlo - Volkswagen opened the new season of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a dream result. S├ębastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) produced an irresistible fightback and an outstanding driving display to secure victory on the first weekend of the 2014 season. The success at the "Monte" is their 17th victory in the WRC, and their tenth with Volkswagen. The win was the duo's second at the rally classic, having previously won in 2009 when the event in the Mediterranean principality did not form part of the world championship. Second place went to Ford driver Bryan Bouffier, who won here in 2011, with Citro├źn's Kris Meeke taking third.

The competitors at the notorious "Monte", also known as "The Unpredictable One", faced extremely difficult weather and road conditions. Rain in the valleys, snow at altitude - as has often been the case in the past, tyre selection was the decisive factor at the "Monte". Volkswagen ended the classic with all three Polo R WRCs in the points. Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Mikko Markkula (N/FIN) picked up valuable points in fifth and seventh place respectively.

Typical "Monte" - tricky tyre selection makes for excitement, weather for chaos

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