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Sebastien Ogier victorious in Australia

Sebastien Ogier extended his championship lead by taking out the Rally Australia in a Volkswagen 1-2-3 on Sunday.

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The Frenchman moved further clear of team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala in the World Rally Championship title fight with his 6.8-second victory at Coffs Harbour.

Andreas Mikkelsen, third in the overall standings, completed the top three in Volkswagen's first ever podium sweep.

The result saw the team secure the manufacturers' title.

Ogier's win saw him pull 50 points clear atop the standings on 214 points, with Latvala (164) and Mikkelsen (125) his nearest rivals with three races remaining.

Latvala held a slim chance of catching Ogier on Sunday, but those hopes were minimal and he never put enough pressure on his team-mate.

The next stop is the Rally France on October 3-5.

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