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Ogier wins in Britain, Neuville retains overall lead

Ogier wins in Britain, Neuville retains overall lead

M-Sport's Sebastien Ogier capitalised on trouble for his World Rally Championship rivals Ott Tanak and Thierry Neuville with a fifth Rally GB victory, fending off Toyota's Jari-Matti Latvala.

Tanak extends Rally GB lead, Ogier in second

Tanak extends Rally GB lead, Ogier in second

World Rally Championship title hopeful Ott Tanak has extended his Rally GB lead on Saturday morning, while Sebastien Ogier continued to jump up the order after a troubled Friday.

Tanak wins as Ogier minimises points damage

Tanak wins as Ogier minimises points damage

Ott Tanak clinched a second straight dominant rally win in Germany, as Sebastien Ogier dropped just two points to World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville.

Ogier tumbles down the order in Germany

Ogier tumbles down the order in Germany

World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier plunged from second to ninth on Rally Germany with a puncture on Saturday afternoon's Panzerplatte stage.

Tanak holds lead, Neuville losing ground

Tanak holds lead, Neuville losing ground

Ott Tanak maintained his Rally Germany cushion over Sebastien Ogier on Saturday morning, as World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville fell to fourth.

Superior Tanak eases to Rally Finland victory

Superior Tanak eases to Rally Finland victory

Ott Tanak completed a dominant Rally Finland victory for Toyota with a calm run to the finish, while Thierry Neuville limited the damage to his World Rally Championship lead.

Tanak takes step closer to Rally Finland win

Tanak takes step closer to Rally Finland win

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak will take a lead of nearly 40 seconds into the final day of Rally Finland.

Tanak edges clear after close Ostberg battle

Tanak edges clear after close Ostberg battle

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak edged his lead over Mads Ostberg up to 5.8 seconds by the end of the first full day of Rally Finland.

Neuville beats Ogier by a fraction of a second in Sardinia

Neuville beats Ogier by a fraction of a second in Sardinia

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville overhauled World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Ogier on the last stage in a dramatic conclusion to win Rally Italy by just 0.7 seconds.

Neuville closes on Ogier's Rally Italy lead

Neuville closes on Ogier's Rally Italy lead

The charging Hyundai of Thierry Neuville cut his World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Ogier's Rally Italy lead down to only 1.3 seconds on Sunday morning, with just two stages remaining.

Latvala retires from WRC Rally Italy battle

Latvala retires from WRC Rally Italy battle

Jari-Matti Latvala has lost third place on Rally Italy, after a technical problem forced him to retire his Toyota despite the World Rally Championship's Saturday stages having already been completed.

Ogier and Neuville 3.9 seconds apart in Sardinia

Ogier and Neuville 3.9 seconds apart in Sardinia

World champion Sebastien Ogier and Belgian title rival Thierry Neuville were locked in a tight battle after the penultimate leg of the Rally of Italy in Sardinia on Saturday.

Ogier holds Neuville at bay in tight Italy battle

Ogier holds Neuville at bay in tight Italy battle

Sebastien Ogier maintained a slim lead on Rally Italy ahead of World Rally Championship rival Thierry Neuville at the end of Saturday, taking a 3.9-second advantage into the deciding day.

Ogier's Italy lead slashed by Neuville

Ogier's Italy lead slashed by Neuville

Sebastien Ogier continues to lead Rally Italy after Saturday morning's stages, but his lead has been slashed to 4.9 seconds by World Rally Championship title rival Thierry Neuville.

Ogier holds early Rally Italy lead

Ogier holds early Rally Italy lead

Sebastien Ogier took a largely symbolic World Rally Championship stage win on Rally Italy's opening superspecial, 0.1 seconds ahead of Andreas Mikkelsen in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta.

Thierry Neuville leads championship after win in Portugal

Thierry Neuville leads championship after win in Portugal

Hyundai's Belgian driver Thierry Neuville retook the lead in the World Rallying Championship from France’s Sebastian Ogier on Sunday after winning the Portuguese Rally.

Neuville continues to build Rally Portugal lead

Neuville continues to build Rally Portugal lead

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville extended his overall Rally Portugal lead over M-Sport Ford driver Elfyn Evans across the World Rally Championship's Saturday afternoon stages, ending the day 39.8s clear.

Thierry Neuville adds to lead as Meeke crashes out

Thierry Neuville adds to lead as Meeke crashes out

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville extended his overall Rally Portugal lead on Saturday morning, ending the loop half a minute clear of Elfyn Evans after a storming run on the final stage.

Sebastian Ogier crashes out of Rally Portugal

Sebastian Ogier crashes out of Rally Portugal

World Rally Championship leader Sebastien Ogier has crashed out of Rally Portugal on the opening stage of Friday afternoon's loop.

Thierry Neuville extends Portugal lead on Porto stages

Thierry Neuville extends Portugal lead on Porto stages

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville ended a chaotic first full day of Rally Portugal by extending his overall lead on the two short stages on Porto's streets.

Neuville moves into lead amid Portugal chaos

Neuville moves into lead amid Portugal chaos

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville leads Rally Portugal after Friday afternoon's loop, as problems for a number of World Rally Championship drivers shook up the lead order.

Tanak wins in Argentina, Ogier retains overall lead

Tanak wins in Argentina, Ogier retains overall lead

Ott Tanak secured his first World Rally Championship victory since joining Toyota with a commanding Rally Argentina performance.

Tanak steps closer to first win with Toyota

Tanak steps closer to first win with Toyota

Ott Tanak took a step closer to his first World Rally Championship win with Toyota after extending his lead over Hyundai's Thierry Neuville on Rally Argentina's Saturday opening loop.

Tanak maintains lead going into final day

Tanak maintains lead going into final day

Ott Tanak will carry a 46.5-second lead into the final day of Rally Argentina despite a few worries about his Toyota on Saturday's last stage.

Tanak storms to a 22.7s lead

Tanak storms to a 22.7s lead

Toyota's Ott Tanak stormed into a 22.7-second Rally Argentina lead with a dominant performance on Friday afternoon.

Andreas Mikkelsen holds slender lead over Tanak

Andreas Mikkelsen holds slender lead over Tanak

Andreas Mikkelsen moved into the Rally Argentina lead on Friday morning, but only by one second over a flying Ott Tanak.

Thierry Neuville fastest on Argentina opener

Thierry Neuville fastest on Argentina opener

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville leads Rally Argentina overnight following Thursday evening's Villa Carlos Paz superspecial.

Ogier seals Corsica victory

Ogier seals Corsica victory

Sebastien Ogier sealed victory in the World Rally Championship's Tour de Corse with a comfortable run through the final two stages of the event on Sunday.

Ogier consolidates his lead in Corsica

Ogier consolidates his lead in Corsica

France's five times world rally champion Sebastien Ogier was heading for victory on home soil after extending his lead in Corsica on Saturday.

Sebastien Ogier takes early Corsica lead as Sebastien Loeb crashes

Sebastien Ogier takes early Corsica lead as Sebastien Loeb crashes

Sebastien Ogier stormed into an early lead of the World Rally Championship's first full asphalt rally of the season in Corsica, while Sebastien Loeb crashed on the second stage.

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Hamilton wins in Brazil after Verstappen punted out of lead
Brazilian Grand Prix

Hamilton wins in Brazil after Verstappen punted out of lead

Lewis Hamilton won an action-packed Brazilian Grand Prix after Max Verstappen crashed out of the lead following a collision with a lapped backmarker.

Hamilton takes pole in Brazil as Vettel escapes penalty
Brazilian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Hamilton takes pole in Brazil as Vettel escapes penalty

Newly-crowned champion Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel to pole position by 0.093s in a tight qualifying session for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vettel beats Hamilton to fastest time in final practice in Brazil
Brazilian Grand Prix - FP3

Vettel beats Hamilton to fastest time in final practice in Brazil

Sebastian Vettel outpaced Lewis Hamilton to top the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix with a new track record.

Bottas beats Hamilton to fastest time by narrow margin in Brazil
Brazilian Grand Prix - FP2

Bottas beats Hamilton to fastest time by narrow margin in Brazil

Valtteri Bottas topped another incredibly tight practice session ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix as Mercedes and Ferrari opened up a gap to Red Bull.

Verstappen, Vettel and Hamilton split by 0.096s in opening practice
Brazilian Grand Prix - Fp1

Verstappen, Vettel and Hamilton split by 0.096s in opening practice

Max Verstappen topped a tight opening practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton within one tenth of a second of his quickest time.

Marquez wins after Rossi crashes out of lead
Malaysia Grand Prix

Marquez wins after Rossi crashes out of lead

Marc Marquez took a comfortable ninth victory of the 2018 MotoGP season in the Malaysian Grand Prix after long-time leader Valentino Rossi crashed.

Johann Zarco gains pole after Marc Marquez impeding penalty
Malaysia Grand Prix - Qualifying

Johann Zarco gains pole after Marc Marquez impeding penalty

Tech 3 Yamaha's Johann Zarco will line up first on the grid for the Sepang MotoGP race after poleman Marc Marquez was penalised for impeding Andrea Iannone.

Hamilton secures title in Mexico as Verstappen wins race
Mexican Grand Prix

Hamilton secures title in Mexico as Verstappen wins race

Lewis Hamilton secured his fifth world championship at Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix as Max Verstappen took the race victory.

Loeb wins in Spain, Ogier takes overall lead
Rally Spain

Loeb wins in Spain, Ogier takes overall lead

Sebastien Loeb claimed an incredible first World Rally Championship win since 2013 on an unpredictable Rally Spain, as Sebastien Ogier moved into the lead of the title race.

Loeb takes shock Rally Spain lead on final day
Rally Spain

Loeb takes shock Rally Spain lead on final day

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has taken a shock lead on Rally Spain ahead of the final loop, as Thierry Neuville closed to 3.8 seconds behind Sebastien Ogier.

Vinales snaps Yamaha winless streak at Phillip Island
Australian Grand Prix

Vinales snaps Yamaha winless streak at Phillip Island

Spain's Maverick Vinales made the most of an early retirement for world champion Marc Marquez to bring an end to Yamaha's longest MotoGP winless streak with a victory in the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island on Sunday.

Ricciardo denies Verstappen pole position at Mexican Grand Prix
Mexican Grand Prix - Qualifying

Ricciardo denies Verstappen pole position at Mexican Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo denied Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen what would have been record-breaking pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix by 0.026s.

Max Verstappen quickest as Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel close gap in final practice for Mexican Grand Prix
Mexican Grand Prix - FP3

Max Verstappen quickest as Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel close gap in final practice for Mexican Grand Prix

Max Verstappen made it a clean sweep of practice sessions for the No.33 car ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix, although the field closed up in the last bit of track action before qualifying.

Latvala takes slender Rally Spain lead
Rally Spain

Latvala takes slender Rally Spain lead

Jari-Matti Latvala became the fourth different leader on Rally Spain after the Saturday stages, as the Toyota driver chases his first World Rally Championship victory in 20 months.

Tanak leads after first day in Spain
Rally Spain

Tanak leads after first day in Spain

Toyota's title contender Ott Tanak led the Rally of Spain after the first full day's action on Friday with Hyundai's championship leader Thierry Neuville languishing in ninth place.

Marquez dominates Phillip Island qualifying
Australian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Marquez dominates Phillip Island qualifying

The newly-crowned 2018 MotoGP champion Marc Marquez dominated a tricky qualifying session on his Honda to take his fifth consecutive pole position at Phillip Island.

Red Bull dominant but Max Verstappen runs into trouble
Mexican Grand Prix - FP2

Red Bull dominant but Max Verstappen runs into trouble

Max Verstappen continued his and Red Bull's dominant start to the Mexican Grand Prix weekend, although his session ended with a stoppage in the closing minutes.

Max Verstappen and Red Bull dominate opening session in Mexico
Mexican Grand Prix - FP1

Max Verstappen and Red Bull dominate opening session in Mexico

Max Verstappen led a Red Bull one-two in the opening practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix as he looks in good shape to aim for a repeat of his victory in Mexico City last year.

Kimi Raikkonen wins in Austin, Lewis Hamilton can't wrap up title
U.S. Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen wins in Austin, Lewis Hamilton can't wrap up title

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen won an enthralling U.S. Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton missed out on an opportunity to clinch the title at the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday.

Marquez seals title after late Dovizioso crash
Japanese Grand Prix

Marquez seals title after late Dovizioso crash

Marc Marquez secured his fifth MotoGP world championship with an eighth victory of the 2018 season in the Japanese Grand Prix as rival Andrea Dovizioso crashed.

Lewis Hamilton edges out Ferraris for U.S. Grand Prix pole
U.S. Grand Prix - Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton edges out Ferraris for U.S. Grand Prix pole

Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix in an incredibly tight qualifying session that saw both Ferraris set times within 0.070s of the Mercedes driver.

Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari one-two in final practice for U.S. Grand Prix
U.S. Grand Prix - FP3

Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari one-two in final practice for U.S. Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel topped the final practice session for the U.S. Grand Prix as Ferrari emerged as the fastest team in a dry conditions at the Circuit of the Americas.

Dovizioso on pole in Japan, Marquez to start sixth
Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying

Dovizioso on pole in Japan, Marquez to start sixth

Italian Andrea Dovizioso piled the pressure on championship leader Marc Marquez by qualifying in pole position for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix while the Spaniard will start in sixth.

Lewis Hamilton fastest again in wet second practice session at U.S. Grand Prix
U.S. Grand Prix - FP2

Lewis Hamilton fastest again in wet second practice session at U.S. Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton went quickest in the second practice session for the U.S. Grand Prix, which saw running restricted by rain.

Lewis Hamilton comfortably fastest in opening practice session at U.S. Grand Prix
U.S. Grand Prix - FP1

Lewis Hamilton comfortably fastest in opening practice session at U.S. Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton dominated the opening practice session for the U.S. Grand Prix, setting a time 1.304s clear of teammate Valtteri Bottas in wet conditions.

Ogier wins in Britain, Neuville retains overall lead
Rally Great Britain

Ogier wins in Britain, Neuville retains overall lead

M-Sport's Sebastien Ogier capitalised on trouble for his World Rally Championship rivals Ott Tanak and Thierry Neuville with a fifth Rally GB victory, fending off Toyota's Jari-Matti Latvala.

Marc Marquez wins in spectacular last-lap battle
Thailand Grand Prix

Marc Marquez wins in spectacular last-lap battle

Marc Marquez took victory in MotoGP's inaugural Thailand Grand Prix, passing chief rival Andrea Dovizioso on the final lap to take a step closer to the 2018 championship crown.

Lewis Hamilton on verge of title after Japan win, Sebastian Vettel sixth
Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton on verge of title after Japan win, Sebastian Vettel sixth

Lewis Hamilton has inched ever closer to a fifth world championship after dominating an incident-filled Japanese Grand Prix as title rival Sebastian Vettel once again hit trouble.

Tanak extends Rally GB lead, Ogier in second
Rally GB

Tanak extends Rally GB lead, Ogier in second

World Rally Championship title hopeful Ott Tanak has extended his Rally GB lead on Saturday morning, while Sebastien Ogier continued to jump up the order after a troubled Friday.

Valentino Rossi misses out on top spot to Marquez in Thailand Grand Prix qualifying
Thailand Grand Prix - Qualifying

Valentino Rossi misses out on top spot to Marquez in Thailand Grand Prix qualifying

Valentino Rossi narrowly missed out on his second pole of the season on Saturday, coming in second just 0.011 of a second behind Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez in qualifying for the Thailand Grand Prix.