Mexico winner Ogier questions record victory
Sebastien Ogier won Rally Mexico for a sixth time last weekend, but says his win may have “no value” given the world coronavirus epidemic.
After driving his Toyota Yaris to victory ahead of Ott Tanak’s Hyundai and Teemu Suninen’s Ford, Ogier was quick to downplay his brilliant drive on the dry Mexican gravel.
“This victory feels completely different than the others, because this rally should have not happened!” the six-time World Champion said.
“Protecting human life must come above any other interest – for sure also above racing! If we put the fans here in danger this victory has no value.”
Rally Mexico was brought to an end after the second day of stages to enable the WRC circus to return home before sweeping travel restrictions come into place.
The next round of the championship in Argentina has already been postponed, and there are thoughts that the WRC may not resume again until the middle of the year.