Ogier wins second straight world rally title

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Ogier wins second straight world rally title

MotoGP’s Marc Márquez celebrated another victory this season in Malaysia, but Speed, this week, will focus on Sebastien Ogier who stole the weekend’s limelight by being crowned World Rally Champion.

Like Marquez, Ogier enjoyed his second consecutive world title.

At the Rally of Spain the on-form French Volkswagen driver confirmed his status as the dominant force all season with his seventh win in 12 stops.

It is his second consecutive world title and he is slowly but surely engraving his name in the pantheon of rally greats such as his compatriot and nine time world champion Sebastien Loeb.

Not even the fearless attempts of teammate Jari Matti Latvala on the final day gave him cause for concern.

Ogier needed to win one point more than Latvala on the Catalan asphalt to be crowned champ with one round left and he did more than enough.

Latvala came home in second place behind Ogier with a difference of seven points which left the Frenchman popping the champagne corks with just the Wales Rally GB remaining this season.