Ogier wants to stop there this season

Ninth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Charles Milesi and Lilou Wadoux in Richard Mille Racing, Sébastien Ogier said he does not want to continue the WEC season but sees himself returning to Sarthe.

He was one of the most scrutinized drivers last weekend at Le Mans, maybe even more than a certain Michael Fassbender. Crowned eight-time world rally champion, Sébastien Ogier has set himself the challenge of taking part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Associated with Lilou Wadoux and Charles Milesi within Richard Mille Racing, the Gapençais went to the end of the race with a ninth place in the LMP2 category. ” I learned a lot and I discovered a lot of thingsconfided the Toyota driver in the WRC in remarks reported by the British magazine Motorsport. I am also happy to have passed many obstacles throughout these 24 hours. “His only regret, having made a small mistake when entering the pits. ” Without it, the mission would have been 100% successful.added Sébastien Ogier. But, when you see everything that could have happened during the race, to finish in the Top 10 when there were 27 crews at the start in what is undoubtedly the most competitive category at the moment, it’s an honorable result and a reward for all the efforts made. »

Ogier: “A great chance that my season will end there”

After taking part in the 1000 Miles of Sebring and then the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, Sébastien Ogier said his adventure in the WEC this season should end with the 24 Hours of Le Mans. ” We have always been transparent with the team about the fact that I would only take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the two events that preceded it in order to prepare “, confided the Gapençais who confirms that he wants to participate in several rallies with Toyota this season, including the next Safari Rally. “I’m more than interested in doing a few more rallies but adding five or six WEC races does not suit my desire to slow down, he added. So there is a big chance that my season will end there. We still have to discuss it with the team but, from the start, it was not planned that I participate in a full season. But, after this first experience at Le Mans, Sébastien Ogier does not hide it, he wants to start again. “If I come back, I am convinced that I can continue to improve and even more quickly by taking other steps forward. I only want one thing, to come back! A return that could be made in the premier category, if Toyota were to field a third GR010 Hybrid to challenge Peugeot, Ferrari, Porsche or even Cadillac in 2023.


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