Sebastien Ogier looking to secure WRC title in Australia next month

Sebastien Ogier is keen to secure his third World Rally Championship title at next month's Rally Australia after his victory in Germany last weekend

Sebastien Ogier looking to secure WRC title in Australia next month

With 112 points on offer across the remaining four rallies, Ogier leads Volkswagen team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala by 93 points, following the brand's lockout of the Rally Germany podium.

If Ogier finishes ahead of Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen in Australia, or takes second behind Latvala, the Frenchman would complete his hat-trick.

Ogier won his first crown on his home round in France and last year's in Spain, and admits he'll be quite happy if he can sew-up a third down under next month.

"Yes," said Ogier. "[The title] has become more and more realistic now.

"I didn't calculate exactly, but now I have a real chance to get it.

"I have the cards in my hand to secure it in Australia, and why not?"

Volkswagen is also all-but certain to take a third manufacturers' crown, needing only to return to Europe with at least 129 of its 139-point lead over Hyundai in tact.

Even without the prospect of title glory, Ogier says he can't wait to get back to the event in northern New South Wales.

"It is a rally I really love," he said.

"I love the atmosphere there, it is something very different.

"We are feeling more intimate, all together, because there are less people coming.

"I like the special atmosphere and the roads are also very nice."

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