Mikkelsen collects maiden win

Source:Agencies Published: 2015-10-25 23:28:01

World champion Sebastien Ogier crashed out on the final stage of the Rally of Catalunya on Sunday to hand a first-ever world rally championship victory to Norwegian teammate Andreas Mikkelsen.

Another Volkswagen driver, Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala, was second ahead of home favorite Dani Sordo in third.

Ogier, who sealed his third consecutive world title with three races to spare at the Rally of Australia last month, seemed set to seal his eighth victory of the season as he led Mikkelsen by 50 seconds heading into the 23rd stage.

However, the Frenchman ripped one of his tires when colliding with a security barrier which forced him to retire.

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