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Wales Rally GB: Champion Ogier hunts momentum for 2016 charge

Sebastien Ogier is aiming to inject some momentum into his winter off-season ahead of 2016 after two consecutive failures in France and Spain
Sebastien Ogier is aiming to inject some momentum into his winter off-season ahead of 2016 after two consecutive failures.

The triple-WRC champion has endured difficult rallies in France and Spain respectively due to small issues which have seen the end of his season turn into a damp squib.

After winning seven out of ten events Ogier wrapped up his third consecutive WRC title in Australia with three rounds to spare but the French driver hasn't been able to stamp his authority on 2015 after collecting just one point in the previous two rallies – one bonus point in the Tour de Corse Power stage.

Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia have won Wales Rally GB for the last two years and wants to end his season in style with a return to the top step.

“It is a shame that our Rally Spain ended as it did,” Ogier said. “However, that is in the past and I am now looking forward to the Rally Great Britain, which Julien and I have won for the past two years.

“Our situation is the same as it was in Spain, and in France before that. We have already won all three championships and can finish the season without any pressure. No matter whether it is the first or last rally of a season, I always want to win. The same goes for the Rally Great Britain. It goes without saying that everyone wants to win in Wales, before heading into the well-earned winter break.”

The Volkswagen Motorsport driver says the key to success in North Wales is making the most of the slippery conditions regardless of the weather.

“The special stages are exquisite to drive, although there is usually very little grip,” he explained. “When you drive in Wales, it does not really matter what the weather forecast looks like. You know before you even get there that the roads are going to be very slippery. I usually cope very well with that.”


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Gilles74

November 10, 2015 1:30 AM

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