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Ogier crashes out of Rallye Monte Carlo

19 January 2012

Volkswagen Motorsport man Sebastien Ogier has crashed out of Rallye Monte Carlo in the final stage of day two.

Ogier had been enjoying a brilliant event in his Skoda Fabia S2000 and was fifth overall following the first loop this morning. Although he slipped back this afternoon and was overhauled by M-Sport Ford WRT man Evgeny Novikov in SS8, as conditions dried, he remained sixth. However, during the second run through the 21.66 km Lamastre-Gilhoc-Alboussiere test he suffered a sizeable off ending his event.

Ogier and co-driver, Julien Ingrassia both escaped unharmed from their SS10 accident, although Ingrassia was later taken to hospital for checks, after complaining about pain in his right arm.