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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.

Ogier wins in Mexico to retake championship lead

Ogier wins in Mexico to retake championship lead

Sebastien Ogier regained the lead in the world rally championship on Sunday with victory in Mexico for the M-Sport Ford team.

Ogier leads after punctures for Loeb, Sordo

Ogier leads after punctures for Loeb, Sordo

Punctures for both Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo during a a chaotic Guanajuatito stage handed Sebastien Ogier the lead of Rally Mexico.

Ogier extends lead with four stage wins

Ogier extends lead with four stage wins

Sebastien Ogier claimed four stage wins on Saturday afternoon to extend his Rally Mexico lead to more than 35 seconds heading into the final leg on Sunday.

Dani Sordo leads, Sebastien Loeb third in Mexico

Dani Sordo leads, Sebastien Loeb third in Mexico

Hyundai's Dani Sordo stormed into the Rally Mexico lead on Friday morning, while Sebastien Loeb established himself in third place on his World Rally Championship return.

Thierry Neuville holds early Mexico lead, Sebastien Loeb in 10th

Thierry Neuville holds early Mexico lead, Sebastien Loeb in 10th

Thierry Neuville set a commanding fastest time on the Guanajuato street stage that opened Rally Mexico, as Sebastien Loeb began his World Rally Championship return in 10th place.

Neuville wins Rally Sweden, takes points lead

Neuville wins Rally Sweden, takes points lead

Thierry Neuville took his first World Rally Championship victory of the season with a dominant performance on Rally Sweden, while Craig Breen took a career-best second.

Neuville on course for victory in Rally Sweden

Neuville on course for victory in Rally Sweden

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville was on course to win Rally Sweden after leading Citroen's Craig Breen by 22.7 seconds with only three short stages remaining on Sunday.

Hyundai fill top three slots after day one in Sweden

Hyundai fill top three slots after day one in Sweden

Thierry Neuville led a Hyundai one-two-three after the first full day of action over the snowy stages of Rally Sweden on Friday.

Tanak leads early Toyota one-two in Sweden

Tanak leads early Toyota one-two in Sweden

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak leads Rally Sweden ahead of the first full day of competition after winning the Karlstad superspecial stage on Thursday evening.

Ogier wins incident-packed season opener

Ogier wins incident-packed season opener

Sebastien Ogier kicked off the 2018 World Rally Championship season with a commanding victory on the Monte Carlo Rally.

Sebastien Ogier extends Monte Carlo lead after third leg

Sebastien Ogier extends Monte Carlo lead after third leg

Five-time rally world champion Sebastien Ogier of France looked set to win the 2018 season opener after extending his lead on the third day of the Rallye Monte Carlo on Saturday.

Tanak closes back in on conservative Ogier

Tanak closes back in on conservative Ogier

Ott Tanak hacked a third out of Sebastien Ogier's Saturday morning Monte Carlo Rally advantage to get the gap at the top down to 39.5 seconds.

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Marquez wins in Germany for ninth year in a row
German Grand Prix

Marquez wins in Germany for ninth year in a row

Marc Marquez kept alive his winning streak at the Sachsenring as he won MotoGP's German Grand Prix in dominant fashion ahead of Valentino Rossi.

Marc Marquez on pole in Germany for ninth year in a row
German Grand Prix - Qualifying

Marc Marquez on pole in Germany for ninth year in a row

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez, the 'King of the Sachsenring', took his ninth successive German Grand Prix pole position on Saturday.

Vettel claims brilliant British GP win, Lewis fights back to second
British Grand Prix

Vettel claims brilliant British GP win, Lewis fights back to second

Sebastian Vettel won a thrilling British Grand Prix that featured overtaking for the lead, two high-speed accidents and a brilliant fightback drive from Lewis Hamilton to second place.

Lewis Hamilton beats Ferraris to sixth pole at Silverstone
British Grand Prix - Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton beats Ferraris to sixth pole at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton took pole position in a remarkably tight qualifying session for the British Grand Prix, beating championship rival Sebastian Vettel by 0.044s.

Hamilton edges Kimi in final practice, neck strain hampers Vettel
British Grand Prix - FP3

Hamilton edges Kimi in final practice, neck strain hampers Vettel

Lewis Hamilton returned to the top of the timing screens during final practice for the British Grand Prix as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel failed to set a quick lap time after straining his neck midway through the session.

Vettel edges Lewis in FP2 at Silverstone
British Grand Prix - FP2

Vettel edges Lewis in FP2 at Silverstone

Sebastian Vettel finished the second practice session for the British Grand Prix at the top of the timesheets, albeit just under a tenth of a second off the benchmark time set by Lewis Hamilton in first practice.

Hamilton comfortably clear of Bottas, Vettel in FP1
British Grand Prix - FP1

Hamilton comfortably clear of Bottas, Vettel in FP1

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in first practice for the British Grand Prix, holding a comfortable 0.367s margin over teammate Valtteri Bottas and 0.511s over title rival Sebastian Vettel.

Max Verstappen wins Austrian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton retires, loses championship lead
Austrian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen wins Austrian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton retires, loses championship lead

Max Verstappen took a shock home victory for Red Bull at the Austrian Grand Prix after both Mercedes cars retired from the race with reliability issues.

Marc Marquez wins Dutch TT to extend MotoGP lead
MOTOGP Dutch Grand Prix

Marc Marquez wins Dutch TT to extend MotoGP lead

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez won the Dutch TT from pole position for Honda on Sunday to stretch his championship lead to 41 points.

Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to Austria pole
Austrian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to Austria pole

Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the Austrian Grand Prix by 0.019s as the two Mercedes teammates went head to head in qualifying at the Red Bull Ring.

Vettel beats Hamilton to fastest time in tight final practice
Austrian Grand Prix - FP3

Vettel beats Hamilton to fastest time in tight final practice

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel narrowly beat Lewis Hamilton to top spot in the final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Marquez pips Crutchlow for Dutch TT pole position
Dutch Grand Prix

Marquez pips Crutchlow for Dutch TT pole position

Honda's MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will start Sunday's Dutch TT on pole position with Britain's Cal Crutchlow alongside on the front row after a knife-edge qualifying session.

Hamilton and Mercedes fastest again in Friday practice
Austrian Grand Prix - FP2

Hamilton and Mercedes fastest again in Friday practice

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time for the second practice session in a row at the Austrian Grand Prix as Mercedes once again held an advantage over its rivals at the Red Bull Ring.

Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in opening practice
Austrian Grand Prix - FP1

Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in opening practice

Lewis Hamilton topped the opening practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix as Mercedes track tested its aerodynamic upgrade for the first time.

Lewis Hamilton eases to French GP win, Sebastian Vettel fifth after first-lap drama
French Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton eases to French GP win, Sebastian Vettel fifth after first-lap drama

Lewis Hamilton scored a comfortable victory at the French Grand Prix as his championship rival Sebastian Vettel clashed with Valtteri Bottas at Turn 1 and finished fifth.

Lewis Hamilton pips Valtteri Bottas to pole at Paul Ricard, Sebastian Vettel third
French Grand Prix - Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton pips Valtteri Bottas to pole at Paul Ricard, Sebastian Vettel third

Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the French Grand Prix as Mercedes eased to a front-row lockout in qualifying at the Circuit Paul Ricard.

Valtteri Bottas fastest in FP3 washout
French Grand Prix - FP3

Valtteri Bottas fastest in FP3 washout

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas set the pace in final practice for the French Grand Prix, which was mostly devoid of action after unexpected rain.

Lewis Hamilton dominates second French Grand Prix practice
French Grand Prix - FP2

Lewis Hamilton dominates second French Grand Prix practice

Lewis Hamilton kept Mercedes top of the order in second practice for the French Grand Prix with 0.7s in hand over the next quickest car.

Hamilton tops session halted by Ericsson crash
French Grand Prix - FP1

Hamilton tops session halted by Ericsson crash

Lewis Hamilton set the pace in first practice for Formula 1's returning French Grand Prix, as the opening session was ended early by a fiery crash for Marcus Ericsson.

Fernando Alonso's Toyota wins Le Mans 24 Hours after dominant display
Le Mans 24 Hours

Fernando Alonso's Toyota wins Le Mans 24 Hours after dominant display

Toyota Gazoo Racing secured a dominant one-two at the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours on Sunday.

Lorenzo dominates to take second Ducati win
MotoGP - Catalunya Grand Prix

Lorenzo dominates to take second Ducati win

Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo scored his second consecutive MotoGP win, converting pole position at Barcelona into a dominant triumph after a short battle with Marc Marquez.

Lorenzo on pole for Ducati at home Catalunya MotoGP
MotoGP - Catalunya Grand Prix - Qualifying

Lorenzo on pole for Ducati at home Catalunya MotoGP

Jorge Lorenzo claimed his first MotoGP pole position for Ducati in qualifying for the Catalan Grand Prix in Barcelona.

Sebastian Vettel reclaims championship lead with dominant Canada win
Canadian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel reclaims championship lead with dominant Canada win

Sebastian Vettel retook the lead of the drivers' championship after winning the Canadian Grand Prix ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen.

Neuville beats Ogier by a fraction of a second in Sardinia
WRC Rally Italy

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
WRC Rally Italy

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
WRC Rally Italy

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
WRC Rally Italy

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
WRC Rally Italy

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.

Sebastian Vettel beats Valtteri Bottas to Canada pole
Canadian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Sebastian Vettel beats Valtteri Bottas to Canada pole

Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix as three different teams secured the front three places on the grid for Sunday's race.

Max Verstappen quickest in final practice, top four split by 0.1s
Canadian Grand Prix - FP3

Max Verstappen quickest in final practice, top four split by 0.1s

For the third practice session in a row, Max Verstappen topped the timesheets at the Canadian Grand Prix as Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes all appear to be in the running for pole position at Montreal.