Rallye Monte Carlo - 4th Day: Neuville denies Ogier's record with second Monte win

At the end of the final day of Rallye Monte Carlo, Thierry Neuville takes his second win of this iconic event with Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans completing the top three.

Thierry Neuville is the winner of Rallye Monte Carlo for a second time in his career and increased his gap from the second Sebastien Ogier by setting the fastest time on all Sunday stages while he took the five bonus points from Powerstage which means that he scored 30 points on the season opener.

Ogier remains in second place overall as he could not find an answer to Neuville's pace today, but the most important thing is that he lost his chance to win Rallye Monte Carlo for a tenth time. However, he was the second-fastest driver in Powerstage and scored four points there.

Elfyn Evans completes the 2-3 for Toyota and was very close to be the fastest driver in SS16 as he was beaten byNeuville for 0,2 seconds.

Ott Tanak finished just one place far from the podium positions on his return with Hyundai Motorsport.

Adrien Fourmaux did the job that M-Sport Ford asked as he completed the top five and managed to keep his fifth place avoiding any unnecessary risk. However, he lost the hybrid power in Stage 16, but he scored valuable points for his team.

Andreas Mikkelsen finished in sixth place overall on his debut with a Rally1 machinery. The Norwegian did not expect too much from his first outing with the i20N as his goal was to build his confidence and to learn his new car.

Takamoto Katsuta follows Mikkelsen on the overall classification and is looking forward to Rally Sweden. Moreover, the Japanese driver was very close to claim his maiden Powerstage win, but he was beaten by Neuville and Ogier.

Yohan Rossel, Pepe Lopez and Nikolay Gryazin complete the top ten and finished on the WRC2 podium in Monte Carlo.

Gregoire Munster finished outside the top ten as he received time penalties for his restart today under the SuperRally regulations after his retirement on Saturday afternoon.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after the end of Rallye Monte Carlo:

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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