Ogier reflects on his 100th WRC podium and his attitude in Croatia

Sebastien Ogier is being very happy for his victory and for securing his 100th podium in World Rally Championship and reveals that he did not never give up and continued pushing in Croatia despite his road position.

Ogier was in third place overall from Stage 1 to 17 and was fighting for the lead with Thierry Neuville and Elfyn Evans, but he managed to climb to the top of the overall classification in Stage 18 where the two title contenders made mistakes there resulting in their losing time. Apart from a slow puncture in Stage 2 where he ran wide in a corner, he stayed out of trouble throughout last weekend and was very lucky in Stage 19 as he saved his Yaris from a potential crash when he understeered two corners and hit a bank into SS19. The seven-time WRC Champion secured his 100th podium and his 59th victory in World Rally Championship a day ago, but his victory in Croatia was unpredictable considering his road position on Friday.

"I’m very happy to take this victory", Ogier said. 

"It’s been a tough weekend: we knew that coming here with our start position but we pushed the whole weekend, we never gave up, and put the pressure on as much as we could. 

"I think I never had so many moments in one rally, pushing the limits like this, but most importantly we brought it home with a win. 

"One hundred podiums is a nice number and it’s great to reach it with a victory. 

"I enjoy every opportunity I have to drive these cars and it’s nice to see we still have some speed. 

"I’m super happy for the team, even if we can’t make so much difference in the points. 

"It’s been a great team performance and let’s keep pushing like this".

Photo Credits: Toyota

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