WRC » Why Ogier is 2013’s title favourite

VW maybe the WRC new boys, but would it be wise to bet against Sebastien Ogier lifting the 2013 crown?

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Jason - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 10:58 AM

I have to say, I am a huge Ogier fan after seeing him (on youtube) during the Monte Carlo Rally in the S2000 Fabia. His speed was incredible, and his crash was done when he was going flat out.

I met him in person in Mexico, and I have to say, he was the friendliest of the WRC drivers. He is often called "arrogant" because of his spats with Loeb - that was how the media portrayed him. But he is really just a competitive driver hungry to win. He also helps young rally drivers in France. Loeb has always been a media darling. I have nothing bad to say about him, as he is still friendly as well, but I am a converted Ogier fan.

Great article - quite true, and I believe if the car is reliable, Ogier will win. I have been waiting for Latvala to be more consistent, but I don't think he has the mind for it. Hirvonen can't keep up with either Latvala or Ogier at full pace. Not to put any pressure on Ogier, but I do hope to see him lift the World Driver's Crown at the end of the year.

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