Marmaris, Turkey – Sebastien Ogier breathed new existence into his hopes of a 7th successive global championship via main a Citroen one-two in Rally Turkey on Sunday.

The Frenchman, now 17 issues in the back of Toyota’s Estonian Ott Tanak after 11 of 14 rounds, beat Finnish crew mate Esapekka Lappi via 34.7 seconds at the rocky mountain roads round Marmaris.

Hyundai’s Andreas Mikkelsen was once 3rd, the Norwegian’s issues stretching the South Korean producer’s lead over Toyota within the crew standings to 19 issues.

Tanak, who took 5 issues from the ultimate energy degree after retiring on Saturday, now has 210 issues to Ogier’s 193 with a most 90 nonetheless to be gained.

Hyundai’s Belgian Thierry Neuville completed 8th, however with 4 bonus energy degree issues, and dropped from 2d to 3rd within the standings with 180. He had rolled his automotive right into a ditch on Saturday.

The victory was once Ogier’s first since Mexico in March and his 3rd of the marketing campaign.

“This win was once in reality wanted and our most effective likelihood to get again within the championship battle,” Ogier, who took the lead on Saturday after Tanak had retired with {an electrical} downside, informed the web site.

“We knew anything else may just occur as it’s a super-rough rally however the dangerous good fortune we had at the earlier spherical in Germany was once in the back of us.”

The following spherical is in Wales from Oct. 3-6.

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