Official: Toyota confirms Ogier for Rally New Zealand

Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT announced today that Sebastien Ogier will compete in Rally New Zealand later this month.

The Frenchman has done three outings with the GR Yaris Rally1 car so far this season and will make his return in New Zealand after a three-month absence from WRC.

The last time that Ogier took part in New Zealand was back in 2010 with a Citroen C4 WRC where he finished second overall behind Jari-Matti Latvala.

"Rally New Zealand was on the top of the list of rallies I wanted to do this year", Ogier said.

"I have only done this rally once before. 

"The rally itself is very beautiful, your roads are one of the best in the world of rallying and I feel in love with the diverse and beautiful nature of the country.

"It was tough to take back in 2010 because I was chasing my first win.

"It is always a very important step in your career.

"I was lucky that three weeks later I had my first win at Rally Portugal so I did not have to wait too long.

"There is still some unfinished business in New Zealand and so that’s another reason to come back.

"Even if I am not competing full-time, I expect to be competitive and hopefully enjoy more victories in the future".


Photo Credits: Toyota

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