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France's Ogier wins Rally Japan

France's Ogier wins Rally Japan

Sebastien Ogier of France won Sunday's Rally Japan to deny compatriot Sebastien Loeb a chance to win his seventh consecutive world title.
Ogier, driving a Citroen, started the final day in third place but moved ahead of overnight leader Petter Solberg of Norway on the 20th special stage and finished Sunday's race with a time of 3 hours, 10 minutes, 26.4 seconds for his second victory of the season.
Solberg experienced a steering problem on the 23rd stage that dropped him a further six seconds behind Ogier and the Citroen driver finished second, 15.7 seconds back.
Loeb, who needed to win Sunday's race to have any chance of winning the World Rally Championship title, ended in fifth, 53.3 seconds behind Ogier


Updated : 2021-01-16 02:55 GMT+08:00