Updated: Monday, 12 May 2014 04:09 | By Agence France-Presse

Latvala dominates Ogier to win in Argentina

Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala dominated world champion and Volkswagen Polo teammate Sebastien Ogier to win the Rally of Argentina on Sunday.

Latvala dominates Ogier to win in Argentina

Finnish driver Jari-Matti Latvala (R) and his compatriot co-driver Miikka Anttila (L) celebrate their win on the podium of the WRC Argentina 2014 in Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba, Argentina on May 11, 2014 - by Diego Lima

The 29-year-old Finn claimed his second win of the season after also triumphing in Sweden by taking a 1min 27sec win over the French driver.

Ogier was almost six minutes ahead of third-placed Scotsman Kris Meeke in a Citroen.

“Last year I finished on the podium but I couldn’t dream to win here, it’s something special,” said Latvala. 

“I crashed in Portugal and there was a risk my self-confidence was down. If Ogier won, there was a chance the championship could become boring, but now we keep it alive.”

Ogier, who won in Monte Carlo, Portugal and Mexico, still leads the championship by 24 points from Latvala.

The sixth round of the series takes place in Sardinia between June 6-8.

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