Ogier claims his second WRC title in Spain

Perhaps not unexpectedly, Sebastien Ogier clinched his second successive World Rally Championship title by taking victory in Spain, his seventh win of the season ensuring he retained his title with one rally in hand as he stretched his lead to 31 points over Volkswagen Polo R team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala, the only man who could have stopped him taking the title but eventually finishing 11.3 seconds behind his team-mate.

While Latvala had a strong finish on the asphalt, Ogier timed his weekend to perfection, opening up a strong lead on day one's gravel leg and comfortably holding off the Finn all weekend. It was Volkswagen's 11th victory of the season, which equals the record set by Citroen in 2005 and 2008.

Mikko Hirvonen claimed the last podium place in Spain, only the second time the Ford Fiesta RS driver has been in the top three this season following his runner-up finish in Portugal. The Finn held off the challenge of Norway's Mads Ostberg and Dani Sordo, who settled for fourth and fifth respectively.

26th October, 2014