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Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier wraps up fifth consecutive win

Sebastien Ogier kicked off the 2018 World Rally Championship season with a commanding victory in the Monte Carlo Rally, his fifth straight win in the event. Ogier led from the very beginning despite spinning on a chaotic, ice-affected, first stage, but his advantage over 2017 WRC teammate Ott Tanak yo-yoed across Friday and Saturday. A spin into a ditch on Friday afternoon meant Ogier only held a 14.9s advantage heading into the weekend but he flew out of the blocks on Saturday and demolished Tanak by a minute on the devilishly tricky 18-mile opening stage. Tanak started to claw back time immediately, and over the course of the day brought the gap down from 1m18.4s at its largest point to...
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