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Rallying: Ogier gives Volkswagen maiden victory

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Frenchman Sebastien Ogier gave Volkswagen their first victory in the World Rally Championship here on Sunday as he won the Rally of Sweden.

The 29-year-old - recording his eighth victory at this level - beat home compatriot and nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb in his Citroen by 41.8sec.

Ogier, whose 1-2 with Loeb was the first time French drivers had achieved such a feat in a race normally dominated by Scandinavian pilots, also took the lead in the overall standings.

Loeb - who has won this rally just once in 2004 - won the opening Rally of Monte Carlo but is only contesting two other races this season, in Argentina and his home rally.

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