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Ogier On The Verge Of Eighth WRC Title

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Sebastien Ogier is on the verge of claiming his eighth FIA World Rally Championship title after a strong second day in the season-ending ACI Rally Monza in Italt.

The rally lead changed hands five times over six stages on Saturday and speaking following the action, Ogier said:

“I didn’t expect to regain the lead tonight,” he admitted. “I’m taking a bit less risk and losing a bit of time. We hope there will be emotion, and some very strong ones tomorrow. A win would be the cherry on the cake, but the main target we are chasing is not the rally win.”

Sebastien Ogier

Leading positions after Saturday

  1. S Ogier / J Ingrassia FRA Toyota Yaris 2hr 13min 27.2sec
  2. E Evans / S Martin GBR Toyota Yaris +0.5sec
  3. D Sordo / C Carrera ESP Hyundai i20 +27.4sec
  4. T Neuville / M Wydaeghe BEL Hyundai i20 +46.6sec
  5. O Solberg / E Edmondson SWE Hyundai i20 +1min 21.2sec
  6. T Katsuta / A Johnston GBR Toyota Yaris +1min 38.8sec

Sebastien Ogier just needs a top three finish on Sunday to claim the championship win.

By benjohnston31aolcom

My name is Ben Johnston and I am a freelance journalist who also owns and operates the IndyCar accredited website - I am currently seeking employment in the Journalism and media sector.

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