Updated: Friday, 04 April 2014 02:30 | By Agence France-Presse

First strike for Ogier in Rally of Portugal

World champion Sebastien Ogier claimed the opening super stage of the Rally of Portugal on Thursday in a Volkswagen cleansweep.

First strike for Ogier in Rally of Portugal

French Sebastian Ogier celebrates his victory in the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship in Leon, Guanajuato state, Mexico on March 9, 2014 - by Ronaldo Schemidt

French driver Ogier, in a Volkswagen Polo, finished ahead of teammates Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland and Norway's Andreas Mikkelsen by 0.3sec and 2.2sec respectively.

Six stages will be held on Friday's first full day in the south of the country, in and around Faro.

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