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In this picture taken Saturday Aug. 24, 2013, a crashed vintage rally car Triumph TR7 stands on a raod near Baumholder, Germany. The Rally of Germany, the German stage of the Rally World Championship, was halted Saturday following the death of a driver and co-driver in a side-event. A Dutch duo died after their vintage car crashed off the track in a demonstration event not connected to the championship, race organizers said. No other people were involved in the accident. The identities of the men were not released. The last three of Saturday's stages were cancelled, with the rally to continue as per the original schedule on Sunday. (AP Photo/dpa, Nico Strauss)

TRIER, Germany (AP) - Dani Sordo of Spain won the accident-marred Rally of Germany on Sunday for his first victory in the World Rally Championship series.

The Citroen driver ended nearly 10 years of frustration when Thierry Neuville of Belgium went off the road 1.85 miles from the finish in his Ford Fiesta. Neuville recovered to finish second.

Sordo earned his first victory after 34 podiums in 106 starts by 53 seconds. Sordo's Citroen teammate Mikko Hirvonen of Finland was third, 2:36.1 back.

Neuville salvaged second place after trying to clinch victory in the final stage.


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