Ogier to start WEC testing in November

Sebastien Ogier has been committed to WEC test with Toyota in two months while he does not know yet his future plan in WRC as the WRC calendar is yet to confirm.

The French driver expressed his desire to compete in WEC after his retirement from World Rally Championship and he has already scheduled his first test with the WEC car of Toyota which will be held between Rally Spain and Rally Monza.

Before his being behind the wheel of a WEC car, he will spend two days in a racing simulator with the intention of learning more about this car and the driving style.

This test will be held at the Sakhir International Circuit and he will drive a Toyota GR010 Hybrid.

It must be mentioned that Ogier has not tested yet the new hybrid Rally1 car of Toyota for next season and he skipped the gravel test with the Toyota Yaris WRC in Finland as he is focused only on testing in tarmac.

For sure he is expected to test the current Rally1 car of Toyota for Rally Spain which will include tarmac stages and it will be a good preparation for him for his circuit test.

"The idea is I kind of want to see with my first test with the WEC car and see the amount of work I still have to do to have maybe a chance or a program in this category, and at least see what 2022 is like in terms of WEC program for me, and then after that maybe make a clearer plan about WRC", Ogier said.

"But the truth is we right now anyway don’t have much of a calendar for WRC next year, so at the end of the day that’s also something I will need to make some plan.

"I think I will be open to make any step to progress if it’s needed. 

"I think I mentioned that already, I would totally understand that it would take time.

"I don’t expect to jump in this WEC car and be the best, you have to be realistic. 

"For sure it’s quite different to what I have done so far but I think this first test will give us an idea about it and like I say we will discuss with the team what’s the best plan for me and best plan for all of us, for the team".

Source: DirtFish.com

Photo Credits: Toyota

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