Rallying - Latvala leads as Ogier crashes out in Germany

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Rallying - Latvala leads as Ogier crashes out in Germany
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The car driven by Finland's drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikka Anttila jumps on the road in Baumholder, western Germany on August 23, 2014 during the ADAC Rally of Germany. AFP PHOTO / DPA / THOMAS FREY +++ GERMANY OUT (AFP Photo/THOMAS FREY)

- Jari-Matta Latvala strengthened his grip on the Rally of Germany on Saturday as the Finn's Volkswagen teammate, defending world champion Sebastien Ogier, crashed out.

Latvala increased his lead over the chasing pack from 37sec at the start of the third day's action to 56sec going into Sunday's closing stages.

Briton Kris Meeke, driving a Citroen DS3, is lying second with Hyundai's Thierry Neuville one minute adrift in third.

Ogier's involvement in the ninth leg of the world rally championship came to a premature end when his Volkswagen Polo smashed into a roadside barrier on Stage 8, which was then cancelled for safety reasons.

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