Ogier claims Croatia win on final stage
By Adam Hall
25 Apr 2021
Final stage thriller
Sebastien Ogier produced a stunning power stage performance to steal the Croatia Rally win by 0.6s over team-mate Elfyn Evans. Top three Ogier, Evans and Neuville all had moments on the final stage. Ogier had struggled early on Sunday with a damaged passenger door.
1. Ogier / Ingrassia 2. Evans / Martin 3. Neuville / Wydaeghe 4. Tanak / Jarveoja 5. Fourmaux / Jamoul 6. Katsuta / Barritt
2:51:22.9s +0.6 +8.1 +1:25.1 +3:09.7 +3:31.8
Ostberg seals WRC 2 win
Mads Ostberg survived a tense final day with brake issues to claim the WRC 2 win, his first of the season. Teemu Suninen clinched second after Nikolay Gryazin's challenge came to an end on SS19 when he rolled and cancelled the stage.
WRC 2 results
1. Ostberg / Eriksen 2. Suninen / Markkula 3. Bulacia / Ohannesian 4. Mikkelsen / Floane
3:01:23.7s +28.5 +2:02.7 +39:42.2
Few expected Adrien Fourmaux to make such an impression on Croatia Rally's leaderboard on his top-level debut. An off-road excursion halted Sunday's progress but nine top-five stage times well exceeded the M-Sport man's hopes.
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