Ogier ambitious for Monte-Carlo

Ogier ambitious for Monte-Carlo

If he will not participate in all the rounds of the WRC, like Kalle Rovanperä this season, Sébastien Ogier does not intend to make up the numbers on the roads of the Monte-Carlo Rally and will aim for a tenth victory in the event. opening of the season.

Sébastien Ogier does not intend to play second fiddle. Alongside Elfyn Evans and Takamoto Katsuta, the six-time world rally champion will defend the colors of Toyota on the roads of the Monte-Carlo Rally, which will open the WRC season this Thursday. Like the last two years, the Gapençais will take part in a limited number of events with the Japanese manufacturer, an approach which will be the same as Kalle Rovanperä in 2024.

« I am very happy to be on the verge of a new season after all these years, and I am seizing this opportunity with both hands “, he confided to the press. After being able to “achieve good results” during his first two partial years, during which he won one rally in 2022 then three in 2023, Sébastien Ogier intends to “stay on this momentum as long as possible and that is the plan for 2024, starting with the Monte-Carlo Rally of course”.

Ogier: “It’s the rally that we need to respect more”

After being refocused on Monaco, the 2024 edition of the Monte-Carlo Rally will return to the native region of Sébastien Ogier. And it is therefore with great ambition that he will present himself at the start of the first of the 17 special stages on the program for the four days of competition. Without, however, wanting to lack caution in a test that forgives nothing. “ For me, it is an unmissable event and there are high hopes for this rally, said the Gapençais. JHe thinks that this is the rally that should be respected more than the others because the conditions can be very difficult, which means that nothing is taken for granted.. »

Sébastien Ogier will have additional motivation, having overtaken Sébastien Loeb on the list of winners with a ninth victory last year. “Statistics are never my main motivation, but if I could achieve a tenth victory in this event, it would be something very special “, he said. But his rivals will have the idea of ​​depriving him of such happiness.

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