The driver from New Zealand, Hayden Paddon, was the best in the finals of the World Rally Championship in 2018, finishing second in the Australian Rally at Coffs Harbor.
The second place was his best result since winning the second place in Poland in July last year.
Paddon said he was very pleased with the ending. "We worked hard all weekend and we felt great in the car."
Yes!!! Really happy with this P2. We worked hard all weekend and we felt great in the car. Made even more special by the amount of Kiwi support we had here – it was unreal !! Thank you all!!! pic.twitter.com/30S5jVlp5i
– Hayden Paddon (@HaydenPaddon) November 18, 2018
Jari-Matti Latvala from Toyota scored 32.5 seconds ahead of Paddon.
But Latvala's victory was overshadowed by Sébastien Ogier, who won the sixth victory in the World Rally Championship, finishing fifth.
The Frenchman started the wet third day, which had to keep in front of Thierry Neuville & # 39; em, while the leader of the night rally Ott Tanak also had the chance to jump over him when the crash hit the driver of Ford.
Instead, she failed to finish, and Neuville cut down a tree with three stages, and Tanak pulled off the road at the penultimate stage.
None of them was able to recover, with a double retirement, giving Ogier a different title regardless of how he manages in the last part of the season.
In the misfortunes of the rival couple, there was a paradise in which there was a drama, with stray tractors, dishonest viewers and the final downpour that connected drivers with the limit at the 13th and final stages of the series.
But when the rivals were falling around him, the Frenchman held tight in three world titles of the best sports driver Sebastien Loeb.
"It's hard to keep the car on the road, driving so slowly," he said about the challenge before the news of his triumph was filtered.
"I'm just trying to go through and it's even difficult. It's crazy."
The stallion will join Citroen next year after two successful seasons with Ford, and Neuville (Hyundai) and Tanak (Toyota) again returned to the drawing board after they got closer than ever before to overthrow their tormenter.
– AAP / RNZ