Germany WRC: Sebastien Ogier takes early lead in VW one-two

Sebastien Ogier started Rally Germany in ominous form as he led the two Thursday evening stages that kicked the event off

Germany WRC: Sebastien Ogier takes early lead in VW one-two

World Rally Championship leader Ogier was quickest on both Blankenheim and Sauertal, giving him a 5.7-second overnight gap to Volkswagen team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala in a one-two formation for the home team.

M-Sport Ford's Thierry Neuville again established himself as VW's main rival, but is already 12.7s off the lead.

The Belgian is just ahead of Citroen duo Dani Sordo and Mikko Hirvonen.

Mads Ostberg completes the top six, while M-Sport has already lost one car due to a stage-one crash for Evgeny Novikov.

Robert Kubica has already taken charge in WRC2, leading by 14.9s over Elfyn Evans, with Sepp Wiegand another 8.3s adrift.

Leading positions after SS2:

Pos  Driver              Team/Car       Time/Gap
 1.  Sebastien Ogier     VW             19m33.2s
 2.  Jari-Matti Latvala  VW                +5.7s
 3.  Thierry Neuville    M-Sport Ford     +12.7s
 4.  Dani Sordo          Citroen          +20.5s
 5.  Mikko Hirvonen      Citroen          +25.7s
 6.  Mads Ostberg        M-Sport Ford     +30.6s
 7.  Nasser Al-Attiyah   M-Sport Ford     +41.4s
 8.  Martin Prokop       Czech Ford       +45.6s
 9.  Robert Kubica       PH Citroen      +59.8s*
10.  Elfyn Evans         M-Sport Ford  +1m14.7s*

* WRC2
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