Published on July 6th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
WRC, Rally of Poland 2015, Volkswagen Double Podium
The round seven of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) saw Volkswagen claim an outstanding result, courtesy of a one-two, as well as first and third places on the closing Power Stage. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia secured their fifth win of the season at the Rally Poland, the 29th of their careers. Volkswagen has now started 33 rallies, during which time the two-time world champions have contributed 22 of the 28 victories achieved with the Polo R WRC.
As such, they have been victorious in two thirds of all rallies since January 2013. However, Ogier/Ingrassia were pushed all the way to the finish at the fastest rally of the WRC year so far, and had to produce a flawless performance to fend off the challenge of team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) and eventually win by just 11.9 seconds.
Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) in the third Polo R WRC was embroiled in a thrilling battle with Ott Tanak/Raigo Mölder (EST/EST, M-Sport-Ford) for third place, before ending the Rally Poland in fifth place following a last-minute mistake.
WRC Rally Poland results:
|1||Sebastien Ogier||Volkswagen Motorsport||Volkswagen||2h26m11.5s|
|2||Andreas Mikkelsen||Volkswagen Motorsport II||Volkswagen||11.9s|
|3||Ott Tanak||M-Sport World Rally Team||Ford||23.0s|
|4||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai Motorsport N||Hyundai||1m14.6s|
|5||Jari-Matti Latvala||Volkswagen Motorsport||Volkswagen||1m24.7s|
|6||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai Motorsport||Hyundai||1m44.5s|
|7||Kris Meeke||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||Citroen||1m57.7s|
|8||Robert Kubica||RK World Rally Team||Ford||2m08.3s|
|9||Mads Ostberg||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||Citroen||2m18.2s|
|10||Daniel Sordo||Hyundai Motorsport||Hyundai||2m48.4s|
Leading powerstage times:
|1||Sebastien Ogier||Volkswagen Motorsport||Volkswagen||6m52.0s|
|2||Ott Tanak||M-Sport World Rally Team||Ford||0.1s|
|3||Andreas Mikkelsen||Volkswagen Motorsport II||Volkswagen||3.8s|
|4||Kris Meeke||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||Citroen||5.5s|
|5||Mads Ostberg||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||Citroen||7.2s|