2 Oct 2011

Ogier puts brakes on Mini charge

9:06 am on 2 October 2011

Citroen driver Sebastien Ogier takes a 9.5 second lead over Dani Sordo into the final day of the Rally of France where he will attempt to shatter a rare victory charge by a Mini Cooper.

Sordo began day two leading by one second in his Mini, but Ogier dominated, winning four stages.

Sordo says he will push for an unlikely victory, having already captured three stages in the race.

His Mini team's racing in just its fourth event of the season.

Sebastien Loeb, chasing an eighth world title, was forced out of this 11th leg of the world championship season after his Citroen suffered engine problems on the first day.