Ogier wins Argentina Rally superspecial

Sebastien Ogier (Gallo)
Sebastien Ogier (Gallo)

Buenos Aires - France's world rally champion Sebastien Ogier has won Thursday night's opening superspecial as he chases a first victory at the Argentina Rally.

Ford Fiesta's Ogier, 33, was 0.9 seconds ahead of British team-mate Elfyn Evans and Spain's Dani Sordo in a Hyundai after the 1.9km night stage.

The Argentina Rally is the the only race on the calendar that reigning four-time world champion Ogier has not previously won.

He finished second last year.

Australia's Hayden Paddon and Britain's Kris Meeke, winners of the last two editions respectively, were seventh and eighth.

Friday's programme in the fifth of the 13-round WRC includes eight specials in the mountains around Cordoba.

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