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Jari-Matti Latvala claimed his first WRC win with Volkswagen at the Acropolis Rally in Greece last weekend, leading Citroen’s Dani Sordo and M-Sport Ford’s young hopeful Thierry Neuville on the podium. It was a dominant performance all weekend, the Volkswagen Polo R taking its fourth WRC win in just six rounds.

Runaway championship leader Sebastien Ogier meanwhile suffered a fuel feed problem on the very first stage, and could only salvage a 10th place finish after rejoining under Rally 2 rules (five minute time penalty). He did however, show off his potential speed by winning the Power Stage bonus points.

Despite the setback, Ogier still leads the drivers’ standings with 126 points, with his teammate Latvala now second with 74 points. Sebastien Loeb is third on 68, still outscoring Citroen’s new main man Hirvonen despite having only entered three rounds compared to Mikko’s six. Volkswagen holds an 18-point advantage over Citroen in the manufacturers’ table.

Down in the WRC 2 class, Robert Kubica enjoyed his best rally outing yet. The ex-Formula 1 driver took his maiden win in the junior category driving a Citroen DS3 RRC. What a comeback after that horrific crash in 2011 that robbed him (and us) of an inevitably great F1 career. He is currently a Mercedes simulator test driver, so don’t count him out from making an F1 return just yet!