Victories are most important for Ogier than the records

Sebastien Ogier is being very happy with the victory he achieved at Rally Mexico and believes that it most important for him to win than to break records.

The Frenchman took a remarkable victory in Mexico last weekend as he won this event seven times in his career and became the WRC driver with the most wins there overtaking the legend Sebastien Loeb. Generally, he stayed out of trouble throughout the third round of this year's championship and was fighting against Esapekka Lappi for the lead of the rally on Friday, but the last one retired on the opening stage of Saturday, therefore Ogier climbed to first place overall. Since then, he achieved to build a comfortable lead over Elfyn Evans and Thierry Neuville on Saturday whereas he was managing his gap on Sunday. He scored the maximum points in Mexico as he took 25 and 5 points from his victory and the Powerstage respectively and is leading the drivers' championship with 56 points despite the fact that he has a partial programme this season and has competed only in two rallies so far. His next outing with the Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 will be Rally Croatia in April.

"It has been an amazing weekend and I’m very happy to take this victory", Ogier said. 

"We came here with a clear goal to win this rally. 

"The car was great this weekend; it was a faultless weekend for us and a strong weekend for the team, so thank you to them for making this possible. 

"When you end up taking 30 points it’s really a perfect weekend. 

"We had great pace when we needed it, and great management too when it was required. 

"It’s not easy when you need to manage a gap like that and I think Sunday was the toughest loop of the weekend. 

"I could afford to lose a bit of time but it was important to stay focused. 

"I felt I had to go for it in the Power Stage because I love that stage, and it’s important to score the points, also for the team. 

"Records and numbers are always nice and of course I’m proud of them, but the most important thing for me is this victory".

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