Ogier implies his plans for 2022

Sebastien Ogier suggests that he will take a break in 2022 after the end of next season's Rallye Monte Carlo and he does not know his plans yetfor WRC and for WEC.

The French driver will start his partial campaign with Toyota at next year's Rallye Monte Carlo and he will have Benjamin Veillas as his co-driver.

However, it is tipped that he will take part only in five WRC events next season while it is uncertain if he will compete in WEC in 2022.

The team principal of Toyota in WEC, Kamui Kobayashi, said that Ogier could compete in the second category of the World Endurance Champion in 2022 while there is a possibility for him to participate in the main category of WEC from 2023. 

The eight-time World Rally Champion was in Bahrain last November and he participated in the rookie test of Toyota with the hybrid GR010, but firstly he completed a simulation test. 

"After Monte-Carlo the chance that I don’t do rally for a while is big, I would say", Ogier said.

"Even right now I say that I need this break, and now it felt like actually I didn’t have any because I am straight away in the preparation of Monte-Carlo again.

"But after Monte-Carlo I want to take this time with me, my wife and boy and then we will see what comes next".

Finally, he reflects on his WRC titles and on 2021 season: "The titles are all important in my eyes but it’s been very competitive the last years, always very intense fights.

"We can say that over our careers, I had the feeling that it never gets easier to win the rally, probably the opposite. 

"So being able to win five races this season and win another title, I think it has shown that we keep pushing up to the end with Julien and age had not so much impact on us yet!".

Source: wrc.com

Photo Credits: Toyota

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