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Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia continued their impressive series of podiums in Rally Chile after an incredibly intense battle in their Citroen C3 WRC

13 May 2019 | International News : Chile


Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia continued their impressive series of podiums to finish as runners-up in Chile, after an incredibly intense battle in their C3 WRC, following the improvements made to the car by Citroen Total World Rally Team since Argentina.

Sebastien Ogier and Julian Ingrassia are currently leading on championship standings after scoring their sixth WRC podium in Chile
With more narrow and fast stages to experience for the first time at full pace, it was made even more taxing by the fine drizzle that had fallen overnight, leaving roads significantly damp.

In these testing conditions, Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia saw the third-placed crew trim their advantage to just 1.1 seconds on the opening stage.

The six-time world champions then produced the kind of performance of which they alone are capable.

They pushed throughout the full 18.06km of Lircay, the rally's narrowest stage, to claim their second stage win of the weekend, 4.2 seconds ahead of their rival for second place. The French crew then managed the gap to the end, finishing second overall and thus securing their fifth podium in six rounds, following wins at Monte-Carlo and in Mexico, second place in Corsica and third in Argentina.

Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia also collected four bonus points in the Power Stage, meaning they head back to Europe from Chile with a ten-point lead in the championship standings. This sixth podium finish in as many rounds this season, also means the Citroen Total World Rally Team stays within touch of second place in the manufacturers' standings.
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