2016 Rallye Monte-Carlo: Fourth win for Sebastien Ogier

  • 2016 Rallye Monte-Carlo, Sebastien Ogier
  • 2016 Rallye Monte-Carlo, Andreas Mikkelsen
  • 2016 Rallye Monte-Carlo, Thierry Neuville

Sebastien Ogier (Volkswagen Motorsport) scored his fourth victory at Monte Carlo Rally. As expected, he remained in the lead on the last day of the 84th edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo and preserved his big advantage ahead of Andreas Mikkelsen (Volkswagen) and Thierry Neuville (Hyundai). With four wins, Ogier joins legends Tommi Mäkinen and Walter Röhrl in the second place at the Monte-Carlo winners list. Only Sebastien Loeb is ahead, with seven victories.

 

2016 Rallye Monte-Carlo, Sebastien Ogier

Sebastien Ogier now has the same number of Monte Carlo victories as Tommi Mäkinen and Walter Röhrl

 

Ogier won Power Stage and got additional points

On three Sunday’s special stages Ogier wasn’t about to take it easy, even though his leading position was safe, so he won on two of three stages, including the Power Stage. Mikkelsen and Neuville started the final day with a 12.5 seconds gap and they fought for second place, but it wasn’t such a close battle as expected.

 

Mikkelsen was the fastest on Stage 15, which went over the famous Col de Turini, and increased the advantage to 20 seconds over Neuville. In the last stage, Neuville’s i20 WRC had a transmission problem and the Belgian was lucky to just finish the race.

 

2016 Rallye Monte-Carlo, Andreas Mikkelsen

Andreas Mikkelsen was the fastest over Col de Turini and secured second place

 

No retirements on the last day

There were no surprises nor retirements on Sunday’s stages and almost all positions in Top 10 were the same as in the morning. Dani Sordo (Hyundai) was the second fastest on all three stages and at the end he took the sixth place from Ott Tanak (Ford).

 

Mads Ostberg (Ford) and Stephane Lefebvre (Citroen) was fourth and fifth respectively. Elfyn Evans (Ford), Esapekka Lappi (Škoda) and Armin Kremer (Škoda) took overall positions from 8 to 10, but also took podium places in WRC-2 category.

 

2016 Rallye Monte-Carlo, Thierry Neuville

Both Hyundai drivers finished the race and collected valuable manufacturers’ points

 

Find all the results from Rallye Monte-Carlo at SnapLap result pages.

 

Photos: Volkswagen Motorsport, Hyundai Motorsport,

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