Thierry Neuville Wins Rallye Deutschland

Following the crashes of championship leader Sebastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala and Citroëns Kris Meeke, Thierry Neuville secured both his and Hyundai's first WRC win. Things didn't look very good after the massive roll in shakedown, but Neuville did like Petter Solberg did in Corsica back in 2003, taking the win. The positions between him and Dani Sordo was switched from last year, with Sordo taking second this year. The remaining VW of Andreas Mikkelsen took the final podium spot, after a steady drive all weekend.

Thierry Neuville Wins Rallye Deutschland

The power stage was however won by M-Sport youngster Elfyn Evans, taking his first ever stage win in the same process. Neuville was second, with Mikko Hirvonen taking the final powerstage point.

Thierry Neuville Wins Rallye Deutschland

This doesn't affect the overall championship too much, but Andreas Mikkelsens third place looks more secure after this podium finish. Thierry Neuville is closing up on Citroëns Mads Østberg in the fight for fourth. The WRC will be back in Australia the second weekend of September.