Rallying - Ogier a point away from fourth title

French driver Sebastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia steer their Volkswagen Polo R WRC as they compete during the second day of the 52nd Rally de Catalunya in Caseres, near Tarragona on October 14, 2016. (AFP Photo/JOSEP LAGO)

- Frenchman Sebastien Ogier is on the brink of a fourth successive world rally championship after moving into the lead of the Rally of Catalonia, whilst teammate and title rival Andreas Mikkelsen crashed out. Mikkelsen had been lying in third in the race when he smashed into a barrier on the 12th speed stage and flipped his Polo R before coming to a stop against a tree. The Norwegian now can't catch Ogier, who needs to register just one point to be mathematically assured of the title. However, Ogier looks set to seal his fourth championship in style after usurping local hero Dani Sordo to lead the race by 5.8 seconds with just four stages across 62 kilometres to come on Sunday.


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