2013 Wales Rally GB - Day Four

FIA bulletin from day four of the 2013 Wales Rally GB
(24-27 OCTOBER 2013)


Volkswagen Motorsport rounded off a near-perfect debut season in the FIA World Rally Championship with an emphatic one-two on Wales Rally GB. Newly-crowned FIA World Rally Champions* Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia claimed their ninth win of the season while team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila claimed second. Third overall was taken by the Qatar World Rally Team crew of Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul.
In the FIA World Rally Championship, the fight was for second position and Neuville’s podium points were sufficient to secure the Belgian the coveted spot ahead of Latvala. In the Manufacturers’ Championship, Volkswagen had already secured the title in its debut season*, overhauling the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team.
Today’s route was by far the shortest and took in just 51.92 competitive kilometres, concluding on the famous Great Orme stage. The Power Stage ran on the 7.52 kilometre Clocaenog stage and awarded additional Championship points to Neuville, Evgeny Novikov and Mads Østberg for being the fastest three drivers through this single stage. Behind the leading trio, Mads Østberg moved into fourth after Andreas Mikkelsen spun in the first stage, and maintained position ahead of his fellow Norwegian to the finish of the event. Martin Prokop claimed sixth and Dani Sordo did well to claim seventh after incurring a five-minute penalty before the start of the event.
The 2013 FIA World Rally Championship has now drawn to a close with new champions on the trophies. Next season kicks off in its traditional home of Monte Carlo in January 2014.
* Subject to official publication of the results by the FIA
Wales Rally GB – Final Classification (Subject to the result of a complete engine inspection for car No. 8, Ogier/Ingrassia)
1. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia
2. Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila
3. Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul
4. Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson
5. Andreas Mikkelsen/Mikko Markkula
6.   Martin Prokop/Michal Ernst
7.   Dani Sordo/Carlos Del Barrio
8.   Elfyn Evans/Daniel Barritt
9.   Jari Ketomaa/Tapio Suominen
10. Mark Higgins/Carl Williamson
Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Citroën DS3 WRC
Ford Fiesta R5
Ford Fiesta R5
Ford Fiesta R5
3hr 03 min 36.7sec
3hr 03 min 58.5sec
3hr 05 min 01.2sec
3hr 05 min 24.9sec
3hr 05 min 40.1sec
3hr 11 min 14.2sec
3hr 12 min 04.6sec
3hr 14 min 49.8sec
3hr 15 min 52.9sec
3hr 16 min 57.7sec

FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers (after 13 of 13 rounds)

Sébastien Ogier (FRA)
Thierry Neuville (BEL)
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN)
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN)
Dani Sordo (ESP)
Mads Østberg (NOR)
Evgeny Novikov (RUS)
Sébastien Loeb (FRA)
Martin Prokop (CZE)
Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR)
Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT)
Elfyn Evans (GBR)
Robert Kubica (POL)
Bryan Bouffier (FRA)
Juho Hänninen (FIN)
Chris Atkinson (AUS)
Jari Ketomaa (FIN)
Hayden Paddon (NZL)
Michal Kosciuszko (POL)
Ken Block (USA)
Khalid Al Qassimi (ARE)
Sepp Weigand (DEU)
Per-Gunnar Andersson (SWE)
Henning Solberg (NOR)
Benito Guerra (MEX)
Nathan Quinn (AUS)
Olivier Burri (CHE)
Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari (QAT)
Yazeed Al Rajhi (SAU)
Esapekka Lappi (FIN)
Roman Dumas (FRA)
Mark Higgins (GBR)
290 points
176 points
162 points
126 points
123 points
102 points
69 points
68 points
63 points
50 points
30 points
20 points
18 points
10 points
8 points
8 points
8 points
8 points
7 points
6 points
5 points
4 points
4 points
4 points
4 points
4 points
2 points
2 points
1 point
1 point
1 point
1 point

FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers (after 13 of 13 rounds)

Volkswagen Motorsport
Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team
Qatar World Rally Team
Jipocar Czech National Team
Abu Dhabi Citroën Total World Rally Team
Volkswagen Motorsport II
Lotos WRC Team
425 points
280 points
190 points
184 points
65 points
63 points
50 points
20 points