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WRC – Breaking News – Sordo claims second consecutive win in Sardinia

11.10.20

2020 Rally Italia Sardegna - Sunday afternoon

WRC 2020 - Rally Italia Sardegna - D. Sordo / C. Del Barrio (Photo DPPI)

Dani Sordo held off FIA World Rally Championship title-chasing pair Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Ogier to seal back-to-back Rally Italia Sardegna wins on Sunday afternoon.

The Spaniard, navigated with talent by Carlos Del Barrio on their only second WRC rally this year, came under intense pressure but fended off the duelling duo behind to win this sixth round by 5.1sec in a Hyundai i20.

Behind, Neuville demoted Ogier in a dramatic final speed test shootout to seal a Hyundai Motorsport 1-2 by 1.0sec. Ogier’s Toyota Yaris team-mate, Elfyn Evans, retains the championship lead with two rounds remaining.

Ott Tänak won the Power Stage to collect five bonus points in another i20. Neuville was second to claim four points, with Ogier taking three in third. Evans clinched one point in fourth with Loeb securing the final point in fifth.

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