Comment: Ogier chasing the title as the “best ever”
- 1st October 2018, 3:27pm
Walter Rohrl did. Carlos Sainz did. Juha Kankkunen did.And so too has Sebastien Ogier, already with Volkswagen and Ford, so why not with Citroen as well? As it stands, only Kankkunen has done it with three manufacturers: Peugeot, Lancia and Toyota. "I really like the idea of working again with people with whom things went pretty well a few years back, and I'm also excited by the chance to try and pull off the challenge of becoming world champion with a third different manufacturer,” Ogier said. "And, although I'm not taking anything for granted, I am convinced that the car has definite potential and I have great faith in the people (at Citroen)."
So, would winning the championship with Citroen – his sixth title – elevate Ogier to a higher level than Loeb? Or does nine-straight make Seb #1 untouchable?It’s a question that probably has no definitive answer, but rally fans the world over will debate it for years to come. You get the feeling, however, that Ogier already believes he’s overtaken the “king”, and that the move to Citroen will only strengthen that belief. For now though, he’s got a more pressing fight on his hands – the fight for the 2018 World Rally Championship, and to prove that he still has the measure of Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak. On recent form that’s a question with a less definitive answer, and the Frenchman will be eager to set the record straight.
A new adventure and a new exciting challenge await us in 2019 with @CitroenRacing. In the meantime, you can count on us to give everything during the last three rounds of 2018 and try to conclude our history with @MSportLtd in the best possible way! https://t.co/cnxVV29fzk— Sébastien Ogier (@SebOgier) September 28, 2018
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