Ogier tops Argentina superspecial

Ogier tops Argentina superspecial

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Ogier tops Argentina superspecial


Sebastien Ogier established an early Rally Argentina lead by winning Thursday’s Parque Tematico superspecial.

The field all completed two head-to-head laps of the course, with Volkswagen’s World Rally Championship leader beating Citroen’s Mads Ostberg by three seconds as the duo put themselves first and second overall after their run.

VW has three cars in the top five, as Andreas Mikkelsen and Jari-Matti Latvala were third and fifth quickest, split by M-Sport’s Mikko Hirvonen.

Thierry Neuville was the fastest of the Hyundais in sixth, just ahead of his shakedown-pace-setting team-mate Dani Sordo.

WRC2 runners Jari Ketomaa and Nicolas Fuchs ended the stage in the overall top 10, with Robert Kubica and Elfyn Evans back in 12th and 13th overnight.

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Leading positions after SS1:Pos  Driver              Team/Car      Time/Gap
 1.  Sebastien Ogier     VW             4m51.7s
 2.  Mads Ostberg        Citroen          +3.0s
 3.  Andreas Mikkelsen   VW               +3.5s
 4.  Mikko Hirvonen      M-Sport Ford     +4.1s
 5.  Jari-Matti Latvala  VW               +4.2s
 6.  Thierry Neuville    Hyundai          +5.4s
 7.  Dani Sordo          Hyundai          +7.2s
 8.  Kris Meeke          Citroen          +9.3s
 9.  Jari Ketomaa        Autotek Ford     +9.5s
10.  Nicolas Fuchs       M-Sport Ford    +10.1s

Originally on Autosport.com