Rally GB: Sebastian Ogier in control after sweep of stage wins

Sebastien Ogier took control of Rally GB on Friday afternoon with a clean sweep of stage wins

Rally GB: Sebastian Ogier in control after sweep of stage wins

Volkswagen's World Rally champion responded to team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala burst of speed on the morning's final stage by raising his game and blitzing the next loop.

With Latvala unnerving himself with a high-speed mistake on the Myherin stage that concluded the leg, Ogier's lead has risen to 20.1 seconds.

The two VWs are in a class of their own, with a puzzled Thierry Neuville unable to keep them in sight.

The Belgian is now a minute off the lead, but is keeping a half-minute cushion over his M-Sport Ford team-mates Mads Ostberg and Evgeny Novikov.

These two are embroiled in a super-tight battle for fourth with the third VW of Andreas Mikkelsen. Just 4.8s covered the trio at the end of Friday.

Leading positions after SS9: Pos Driver Car Time/Gap 1. Sebastien Ogier VW 1m34m8.0s 2. Jari-Matti Latvala VW +20.1s 3. Thierry Neuville M-Sport Ford +1m02.6s 4. Mads Ostberg M-Sport Ford +1m30.8s 5. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Ford +1m34.5s 6. Andreas Mikkelsen VW +1m35.6s 7. Martin Prokop Czech Ford +4m56.2s 8. Elfyn Evans M-Sport Ford +6m29.6s 9. Dani Sordo Citroen +6m54.6s 10. Mark Higgins Symtech Ford +6m56.6s 
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