Ogier would like more the track challenge than going to Dakar Rally

Sebastien Ogier says that he does not think of competing in Dakar Rally, but his focus is on track racing and endurance in the future.

The Frenchman has won eight titles in World Rally Championship with Volkswagen, M-Sport Ford and Toyota Gazoo Racing and has claimed 60 victories and 102 podium so far. Moreover, Red Bull offered him a test with the RB7 in Spielberg back in 2017 and became the second WRC driver who had the chance to drive a F1 car. Despite the fact that he is 40 years old now, he still has the speed and the ability to win WRC events and this can be proved by the fact that he has won two rallies so far in 2024 while he was very close to take his third win of the season with the Yaris in Sardinia earlier this month, but a puncture in Powerstage costed him the victory of Rally Italia Sardegna and finished just two tenths of a second behind the winner Ott Tanak. The next outing for Ogier is Rally Poland, which will be held on June 27-30, and afterwards he will take a summer break before his returning back to the WRC action. Last but not least, it must be mentioned that Ogier was present at 24h Le Mans a week ago where he had the opportunity to meet Valentino Rossi and exchange their helmets.

"It hasn't been on my list yet", Ogier said.

"I think testing the car, I will always be for it. 

"It's always a fun experience.

"But at the moment, I don't know, I've never been really attracted that much by this race. 

"It should have been actually the normal transition for rally drivers. 

"Very often in the past, they went to cross country rally because it was easier to adapt and I would have more chance to perform there than I would be here in Le Mans. 

"But I liked more the challenge of going on track and pushing myself, learning something new. 

"So I think in the future if it's not rallying, I will focus again more on track racing and endurance than Dakar".

Source: Motorsport.com

Photo Credits: Toyota

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post