Latvala extends lead

  • Last Updated: May 11 2014, 8:31 BST

Sebastien Ogier slipped further behind Jari-Matti Latvala at the Rally Argentina, but the World Rally Championship leader has not given up hope of catching his Volkswagen team-mate.

Sebastien Ogier: Still confident in Argentina
Sebastien Ogier: Still confident in Argentina

Latvala began the day with an already commanding lead of 17.7 seconds but he increased that margin to 21.2 secs after seven stages, with Ogier particularly struggling on the stage from Amboy to Yacanto.

Following the rally's halfway point, Ogier accepted Latvala will prove hard to catch, but the Frenchman will not throw in the towel.

"For now second place is not so bad for us," he told "If the rally ends like that it would not be a big drama - it would be another good result.

"That doesn't mean that I'm giving up, because there is still a long way to go and a lot of things can happen."

Ogier, who leads the overall standings by 29 points, added: "If Jari-Matti continues like this morning it will be hard to catch him."

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