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Ogier claims record fifth Rally GB victory!

Sébastien Ogier (Ford/Michelin) notched up his fifth Wales Rally GB to become the most successful driver in the event’s history. The result has promoted him to second place in the provisional championship standings, seven and 14 points clear respectively of Thierry Neuville (5th, Hyundai/Michelin) and Ott Tänak (Toyota/Michelin) who didn’t have the happiest of weekends. Skoda/Michelin secured a one-two finish in WRC2.

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Neuville claims the 2017 WRC’s final round

The 2017 FIA World Rally Championship came to an end in Australia where Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) took the final win. The year’s vice-champion was joined on the podium by Ott Tanak (Ford/Michelin) and Hayden Paddon (Hyundai/Michelin).

The 2017 campaign’s Coffs Harbour-based all-gravel finale in New South Wales was dominated by Hyundai Motorsport. Last year’s victor Andreas Mikkelsen took advantage of a favourable start order to win the first four stages and appear in front at the end of Day 1, 20.1s clear of team-mate Neuville.

At this point, Kris Meeke (Citroën), Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota) and Craig Breen (Citroën) were covered by 10 seconds in third, fourth and fifth places, while Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin drivers Ott Tanak (6th) and Sébastien Ogier (7th) were next in the order after being delayed by technical troubles.

Saturday’s partly-wet stages made tyre choice complex but Neuville, who opted for the soft-compound version of the Michelin LTX Force, won the long Nambucca test (48.89km) to close to within 15.6s of Mikkelsen. The Norwegian then retired for the day after a mistake on the following stage, leaving his Belgian team-mate to cruise to his fourth victory of the season and make sure of the runner-up title.

Latvala (Toyota/Michelin) was heading for second spot when he crashed out on the very last test, which promoted Tanak and Hayden Paddon (Hyundai/Michelin) to second and third places respectively. The 2017 world champion Ogier ended up fourth after suffering a variety of problems, but the trip to Australia proved worse for Citroën Racing whose three drivers all crashed.

The 2017 Rally Australia mirrored the close, exciting action that was a hallmark of the season which saw Thierry Neuville (4 wins), Sébastien Ogier (2), Kris Meeke (2), Ott Tanak (2), Jari-Marri Latvala (1), Esapekka Lappi (1) and Elfyn Evans (1) all claim rounds.

The FIA World Rally Championship will resume on January 28, 2018, with the celebrated Rallye Monte-Carlo.

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One-two success at home for Toyota!

Toyota Gazoo Racing took a predictable win at Fuji Speedway, Japan, on Sunday. Top prize went to the N°7 TS050 Hybrid/Michelin of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez, while Buemi/Nakajima/Alonso (N°8) made it a one-two finish for the Japanese squad on home soil. Porsche/Michelin came first in both LM GTE classes. 

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MotoGP™: Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team /Michelin) triumphs in Thailand

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team /Michelin) made history by winning the first MotoGPTM grand prix to be held in Thailand. The Spaniard won the PTT Thailand Grand Prix (Round 15 of the 2018 world championship) after a superb duel with Andrea Dovizioso (2nd, Ducati Team /Michelin). Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP / Michelin) was third.  

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