WRC » Ogier’s form threatens Citroen civil war

Sebastian Ogier moves to with three points of joint championship leader and team mate Sebastian Loeb after winning Rallye de France last weekend

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dre - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 3:54 PM

It looks like Loeb finally has some competition. Too bad both him and Ogier run for the same team, it would be a shame to have all the racing behing held behind the curtains.


October 05, 2011 9:17 PM

Looking forward? I'd say he's getting slightly concerned. He will be pushed hard by Sordo and Ogier in Spain. Then there's GB.
Although there's no doubt Citroen will back loeb, will be interesting to see how they will do it though. We may see some webber like techie issues who knows!

Nicolai - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 9:47 PM

They need to be in different teams so they can enjoy the competition they will give each other.
Being in the same team is just going to turn them into enemies. If things keep going as they are: this time next year they will hate each other !

Dafydd Larcombe - Unregistered

October 05, 2011 11:34 PM
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I think there is trouble ahead !! Olivier Quesnall loves using his power, He prefers Ogier but Loeb has Recently gone to the Chairman of Citroen about Quesnells Ogier Favoritism, there has become two teams within a team now and they are quite sepparated

The Chairman has backed Loeb and Told Quesnell to give him all the support he wants, Obviously He then signed a new two year deal which gave him more say and Number 1 status from what I can tell

Ogier is looking more likely to Jump ship to get away from Loeb and the Power he again has at Citroen, the question is, will he Go to Ford or will he take a year out and test the VW and return in 2013

His Manager Kim Vatanan says hes keeping his Options open for next year - but he has a 2 year Contract still to run with Citroen, So i wonder how he plans on getting out of that - lol

And - Unregistered

October 06, 2011 12:35 AM

I don't think Ogier is going to leave Citroen(they don't want to lose him) because after Loeb's retirement they will be short of drivers especially with VW entering the competition

Arya - Unregistered

October 06, 2011 4:22 AM

I just have a sneaky feeling that hierarchy for this season is all but decided. As I see it, Ogier will make way for Loeb, if necessary, for this season. Next season onwards it might be a level playing field in Citroen as the gauntlet needs to be passed on to the younger Sebastian.

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