Germany WRC: Tanak wins, Toyota locks out podium

Stephen Brunsdon

T coming home 20.8s in arrears and Jari-Matti Latvala taking third. 

 – which he won –after falling out of victory contention after changing a wheel at the end of Saturday’s running. 

He now moves ahead of six-time WRC champion Sebastien Ogier – who also had to change a wheel following a puncture – in the standings, 13 points clear of the Frenchman.  

points in his pursuit of Tanak. 

 Mikkelsen following a lively battle between the pair of Sunday morning. 

, with the positions swapping on the following two stages. 

Lappi then beat Mikkelsen by nearly 1.6s to secure sixth on the Power Stage. 

 point. 

, and is now 42 points adrift in the championship. 

Skoda Fabia R5, helped by teammate Kalle Rovanpera's two off-road excursions earlier in the rally.

Rally results:

Cla # Driver/Codriver Car Total Time Gap
1 8 Estonia Ott Tanak
Estonia Martin Jarveoja
Toyota Yaris WRC 3:15'29.8
2 5 United Kingdom Kris Meeke
United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall
Toyota Yaris WRC 3:15'50.6 20.8
3 10 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
Finland Miikka Anttila
Toyota Yaris WRC 3:16'05.8 36.0
4 11 Belgium Thierry Neuville
Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:16'28.3 58.5
5 6 Spain Dani Sordo
Spain Carlos del Barrio
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:16'46.4 1'16.6
6 89 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen
Norway Anders Jaeger
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:17'16.0 1'46.2
7 1 France Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
Citroën C3 WRC 3:17'26.1 1'56.3
8 4 Finland Esapekka Lappi
Finland Janne Ferm
Citroën C3 WRC 3:17'32.0 2'02.2
9 44 United Kingdom Gus Greensmith
United Kingdom Elliott Edmondson
Ford Fiesta WRC 3:21'52.0 6'22.2
10 17 Japan Takamoto Katsuta
United Kingdom Daniel Barritt
Toyota Yaris WRC 3:23'49.0 8'19.2
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