IT WAS close, but no cigar after Sebastian Ogier missed out on taking out the World Championship at this years Australian Rally, by just one championship point.

GOING FOR IT: Sebastian Ogier is on course to take out the Rally Australian, after a monumental showing in the final day of preceedings.
GOING FOR IT: Sebastian Ogier is on course to take out the Rally Australian, after a monumental showing in the final day of preceedings. Geoff Ridder

It will be a case of bitter sweet for the Frenchman and his navigator Julian Ingassia as they will be celebrating long into the night after wining the Australian Rally. 

You can view the drama unfold here

Thierry Neuville however will be happy with his performance after taking second place in the Power Stage at Bucca after posting a 14:47.7mins to hold of the Champion elect till Rally France in early next month.  

STRONG FINISH: Thierry Neuville finishes second to hold off Ogier's title claim
STRONG FINISH: Thierry Neuville finishes second to hold off Ogier's title claim Trevor Veale


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