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Ogier leads Mexico Rally after seven specials

LEON, Mexico (AFP) –

France's Sebastien Ogier drives during the first day of the Rally of Mexico on March 8, 2013

France’s Sebastien Ogier drives during the first day of the FIA World Rally Championship‘s in Silao, Guanajuato State, Mexico, March 8, 2013. Ogier leads following the first seven specials on the second day of the Rally of Mexico.

Frenchman Sebastien Ogier leads following the first seven specials on the second day of the Rally of Mexico here on Friday.

The winner of the last Rally of Sweden leads Norway’s Mads Ostberg by 12.9sec with Mikko Hirvonen of Finland in third at 18.2sec.

Leading overnight, Ogier won the first special of the day before he was overtaken by Ostberg, who won the next two.

However, a masterful drive in the sixth special put the Frenchman, driving a VW Polo, back in front and allowed him to maintain his lead.

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