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Ogier The New Loeb Image Credit: Car India
Ogier The New Loeb Image Credit: Car India

Ogier : The New Loeb?

With a great and consistent performance, Sébastien Ogier has become the second most successful rally car driver in WRC history

Ravi Chandnani

Sébastien Ogier is n Ot your average rally car driver any more for the French ace has entered the history books by becoming the second most successful WRC champion ever. it is a proud moment for France as the WRC title stays in the country for a record 14th time. before Ogier went on to become five-time champion, Sébastien Loeb was the undisputed king of rallying, having won nine consecutive titles before bidding adieu to WRC.

Ogier continued the tradition and kept winning that WRC trophy for France ever since. this year he won the title in Britain; however, it wasn’t really that easy. Ogier started the year with a bang, winning the first rally of the season, but after Monte Carlo, things started to get tough. He faced fierce competition from Hyundai Motorsport’s Theirry Neuville, Toyota Gazoo racing’s Jari-Matti Latvala, and even his own team-mate, Ott Tänak. it was a tough fight for the champion but despite a few setbacks, as in Finland where he was out of the rally, he managed to stay in the championship contention.

In 2017, Ogier was on the podium nine out of 13 times and never slipped out of the top five in the remaining rallies, barring Finland, of course. in Britain, Ogier finished third even after going off the road on the final day and sustaining brake damage. He would have finished second but the crash saw him slip a place. the rally hero in Britain, however, was Elfyn Evans, who claimed his first ever WRC win afte


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