Ogier wins in Mexico for a record seventh time

FIA World Rally Championship - Rally Sweden
FIA World Rally Championship - Rally Sweden - Stage 3 of Second Round - Torsby, Sweden - February 14, 2020 France's Sebastien Ogier looks on. TT News Agency/Micke Fransson via REUTERS

MEXICO CITY, March 19 (Reuters) - Toyota's world championship part-timer Sebastien Ogier won the Rally of Mexico for a record seventh time on Sunday, one more than old rival Sebastien Loeb.

The Frenchman, an eight-times world champion, also went top of the overall standings after finishing 27.5 seconds clear of Hyundai's Belgian Thierry Neuville in the Guanajuato-based event.

Ogier had 56 points to Neuville's 53 after three rounds.

"The car was great this weekend and it was a faultless rally for us and the team," said Ogier of his second event of a limited season.

Welsh driver Elfyn Evans was third for Toyota with reigning champion and team mate Kalle Rovanpera fourth.

The next rally is in Croatia from April 20-23.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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