Sebastien Ogier began the defence of his World Rally Championship title in style by winning the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally for his 39th career victory.
The Frenchman has now won four in a row going back to last season.
It was the perfect way to mark his debut with M-Sport, who were denied a one-two after Ogier’s teammate Ott Tanak suffered engine problems.
Estonian Tanak had to settle for third behind Finland’s Jari-Matti Latvala for Toyota, who were making their return to the sport after a 17-year absence.
Spaniard Dani Sordo, Ireland’s Craig Breen and Welshman Elfyn Evans completed the top six.
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