Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala swept to a stunning victory in Rally Sweden, winning the final three stages on Sunday in his Toyota Yaris to claim his fourth victory in the race and climb to the top of the World Championship rankings after two events.
The 31-year-old held off the strong challenge of Estonia's Ott Tanak, who threw everything he could into the last day, but with Latvala enjoying a 20-second lead going into the final stage it would have taken a major mistake for the Finn to lose.
"It's amazing. New team, new car, our second rally and we're winning it straight away," an elated Latvala said after his 17th career win.
Sebastien Ogier, who won the first race of the year in Monte Carlo in January, recovered from a costly spin and stall on the first corner of Sunday's first stage to grab third place.
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Valentino Rossi made a remarkable comeback to qualify third for the Aragon MotoGP on Saturday just three weeks after suffering a broken leg, with team mate Maverick Vinales taking pole ahead of Jorge Lorenzo.
Lewis Hamilton won a chaotic and rain-hit Singapore Grand Prix to extend his championship lead to 28 points over title rival Sebastian Vettel.
Sebastian Vettel unleashed two sensational qualifying laps to snatch pole position from Red Bull at the Singapore Grand Prix, while championship rival Lewis Hamilton had to settle for fifth on the grid.
Max Verstappen consolidated Red Bull's blistering Friday form by topping a tight final practice in Singapore, despite hitting trouble late on.
If Red Bull was mildly confident before practice in Singapore then it should leave the Marina Bay on Friday evening fancying its chances of victory.
Ferrari may have come to Singapore as pre-race favourites but it was Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo who claimed top honours in the opening practice session at Marina Bay.
Marc Marquez notched up his fourth victory of the MotoGP season after beating Danilo Petrucci in a pulsating wet-weather duel at Misano, drawing level with Andrea Dovizioso at the top of the standings.
Maverick Vinales put Yamaha on pole position for the San Marino Grand Prix on Saturday while reigning champion Marc Marquez crashed in the dying seconds of qualifying at the Misano circuit.
Lewis Hamilton led home an easy Mercedes one-two at the Italian Grand Prix to take the lead of the championship for the first time in 2017.