COFFS HARBOUR - French world champion Sebastien Ogier led a podium clean sweep as Volkswagen claimed their second consecutive World Rally Championship manufacturers’ title Sunday. Ogier held off Finnish team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala to win the three-day Rally Australia gravel event by 6.8seconds. Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen completed the podium lockout for Volkswagen in third, a further 1min 11.2sec behind. It was Ogier’s 22nd career win and his sixth of the season, edging him closer to a second consecutive drivers’ title. Ogier leads Latvala by 50 points with three rounds remaining and he is in position to clinch the world title at his home rally next month. The manufacturers’ title has not been decided so early in the season since 1989, underlining Volkswagen’s dominance this year.–AFP