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Dani Sordo clinched in Trier, Germany, his first WRC win following a dogfight with Thierry Neuville on the final day. His Citroen team-mate Mikko Hirvonen completed the podium as the French marque came closer to the lead in the Manufacturers standings.

Sordo does it in Germany

WRCgerm2The facts
Spaniard made the most of retirements of successive leaders Sebastien Ogier – on Friday – and Jari-Matti Latvala – on Saturday – to emerge as the main contender on Saturday evening. In what was the first 100 percent tarmac event of the season, Sordo, 30, then demonstrated why he is considered as a specialist or the surface, withstanding Neuville’s pressure in a nail-biting finish.

The number
0.8 sec. – The gap between Sordo and Neuville in the morning of the final stage, on Sunday, with some 50 km left. It was 3 seconds at halfway. Belgian driver ultimately went off 4 km to end, losing for 53 secs to a jubilant Sordo.

The sentence
“Now that I have my first win, I want some more!” Sordo breathed both relief and joy on Sunday evening. The Torrelavega native got 34 podiums within 106 races before driving the Citroën DS3 to victory lane.

The story
Citroën took their 13th win in a row in German rally. The Chevrons are just unchallenged throughout the 12 editions of the event held in the FIA World Rally Championship.

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Australia (12-15 September, gravel)