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Tuesday, 14th September 2010
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Ogier takes Rally of Japan title

Sebastian Ogier has won the Rally of Japan title in a Citroen vehicle as the competition continues to hot up.

It now means that the World Rally Championship title will not be decided until possibly the next race in France as Sebastian Loeb failed to secure enough points to win outright.

Ogier was actually 5.4 seconds behind fellow driver Petter Solberg going in to the final day of competition but troubled performances by him and second-placed Mikko Hirvonen left the way clear for Ogier.

"It's amazing really and I'm really happy," said the Citroen driver.

He added: "Arriving here for my first time I knew it was a difficult rally because I don't like stages that are very rough. But quickly I found a good feeling and a good rhythm."

Japan was first featured in the World Rally Championship in 2004 and is a firm favourite with Japan's motor racing fans.

Written by Mark Smith.