Ogier captures first win for new VW team

Last updated 06:58 11/02/2013

Relevant offers


Wins send Kahia to top of table. Supercars boss 'playing dirty': Jamie Whincup Pivotal Supercars weekend ahead for Shane van Gisbergen Supercars boss 'playing dirty' over Bathurst 1000 penalty - Jamie Whincup Shane van Gisbergen focussed on getting points in Gold Coast Former world champion Wayne Gardner in Japan jail after alleged road-rage incident Jamie Whincup's Bathurst 1000 appeal dismissed, appeal still possible Manfeild to host classic Mustangs in historic muscle car gathering Lewis Hamilton on the attack in bid to overhaul Nico Rosberg Elton Goonan in petrolhead heaven as Hampton Downs track manager

French driver Sebastien Ogier won Rally Sweden, the second round of the season, to take the world championship lead in the first victory for his Volkswagen team and their Polo car.

Ogier, 29, took the lead from Citroen's nine-times world champion compatriot Sebastien Loeb on Friday and stayed ahead for the rest of the event on snow and ice, rounding out the final leg with a win in the power stage for bonus points.

Monte Carlo winner Loeb, who is not defending his title and is competing in only four events this season, finished runner-up and 41.8 seconds behind his former team mate.

Norwegian Mads Ostberg was third for Ford, 42.7 seconds behind Loeb, with Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala - last year's winner with Ford - fourth for Volkswagen.

The French one-two marked the worst showing by regional drivers in the event's history. Ogier was only the second non-Nordic driver, after Loeb in 2004, to win in Sweden.

Volkswagen, who have never won the world championship, are making their return to the series this season. 

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content