WRC Rally Argentina: Ogier and co hit with reprimand and fine for detour

Reprimands and 1000 Euro fines for four WRC drivers after SS2 detour
Sebastien Ogier, Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo and Martin Prokop have all been hit with a reprimand and fined 1000 Euros after going slightly off route on Friday in SS2 of Rally Argentina.

The drivers all made a wrong turn around 8.8 kilometres from the start of the 51.99km Agua de Oro-Ascochinga test.

The detour added an extra 150 metres to the test, as “the distance between boxes 6 and 7 is 90 metres, whilst the distance of the loop which the cars concerned took is approximately 240 metres”.

A statement from the stewards on Saturday accepted the mistakes were a result of errors in the recce with the pace-notes.

However they still ruled that it was an “infringement” of the rules and noted that going “out of the 'protected' stage itinerary may present a safety hazard”.

“It is reminded that more attention must be exercised in taking the notes to avoid such situations,” it was stressed.

Full statement - in relation to Ogier - available - HERE. Identical statements for the others drivers can be viewed - HERE - see decisions 6, 7 and 8.

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22.04.2015 - Sebastien OGIER (FRA) - Julien INGRASSIA (FRA), Volkswagen Polo R WRC, VOLKSWAGEN Motorsport

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