Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia snatched an no longer likely victory at Safari Rally Kenya on Sunday afternoon to safe higher their FIA World Rally Championship lead.
When longtime chief Thierry Neuville retired his Hyundai i20 with damaged suspension after clipping a rock, the Frenchman demoted Toyota Yaris physique of workers-mate Takamoto Katsuta to rob the punishing four-day rally by 21.8sec.
Japan’s Katsuta claimed his first WRC podium to seal Toyota Gazoo Racing’s fourth 1-2 end result of the season. He executed 47.7sec sooner than Ott Tänak’s i20.
Tänak used to be quickest by the Wolf Vitality Stage to claim 5 bonus facets. Kalle Rovanperä scored four facets in 2nd in a Yaris, with physique of workers-mate Elfyn Evans taking three in third. Ogier secured two facets in fourth with Dani Sordo bagging the closing level in fifth in an i20.
Kenya’s Onkar Rai and navigator Drew Sturrock sealed the rob within the FIA WRC3 class.
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