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Ogier gets points responsibility

Sebastien Ogier says there is no extra pressure on him in Argentina this weekend as the young Frenchman faces the prospect of being nominated for manufacturer points for the first time.

With the Citroen Junior Team running just two cars in South America as opposed to the three seen on other events this year, Ogier will join Conrad Rautenbach in being nominated for points but he said his approach to the event wouldn't change.

“My approach will not change,” he said. “I know what is expected of me and I am going to work hard in order to ensure that I respect those orders. Once more, my goal is to be at the finish in order to build up more experience without making mistakes.

“I was lucky enough to do the recce for the Rally Argentina last year. There are some amazing stages out there and some really enthusiastic fans.”

The four events held so far this season have yielded mixed results for Ogier as he graduates to the WRC this season from the Junior series and he added that consistency is what he is now looking for as he continues his rallying education.

“I think that we have shown our ability to set fast stage times on every rally, but we are still missing something in terms of consistency,” he said. “We need to get to the end of an event without making mistakes. This requires a lot of consistency. I think we're paying for our lack of experience at the start of the season now, but hopefully this will get better as we accumulate more kilometres.

“We're going to try to be a bit more precise and careful when it comes to taking our pace notes during the recce. One of the keys to success in the World Rally Championship is having flawless notes, because at this level no mistakes go unpunished.”


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