Breen impresses in Rally Sweden as Ogier triumphs

Craig Breen

Waterford’s Craig Breen finished in the points on a World Rally Championship round for the third time as he finished in eighth place in Rally Sweden.

Racing in his Abu Dhabi Citroen DS3, Breen had two third place stage finishes as well during the rally.

Sebastien Ogier triumphed in his Volkswagen Polo R to win by just under 30 seconds ahead of Hayden Padden in a Hyundai with Mads Ostberg in a Ford in the third.

Dungannon’s Kris Meeke was second at one point before hitting a rock on Friday, but still managed to pick up a point when he finished third in his Citroen on the final power stage.

Ogier, the current world champion, finished some 29.8 seconds ahead of the Hyundai of Hayden Padden, with the Ford of Mads Ostberg in third.

Rally Sweden is the second event on the 2016 calendar.