Four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier, who was left without a place to season 2017 after the departure of Volkswagen from WRC, driving the third rally car for the last five days.
Last Sunday, the Frenchman completed his final stage in a Volkswagen Polo R WRC. On Wednesday, he tested the Toyota Yaris WRC, and today got behind the wheel of the car M-Sport 2017.
Tests were conducted in Wales. About 9 am, Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia arrived at the track with team principal Malcolm Wilson. The race ended just after lunch.
No official comment from Ogier and M-Sport has not followed. It is assumed that the Frenchman drove about 50 miles on the Walters Arena stage.
“It seems that the tests went very well, a source told AUTOSPORT. They quickly found a common language.
Sebastien drove a stage on a road car. He then drove a slow circle behind the wheel of a rally car, before she drove at a pace close to the fighting.
He felt quite confident, and the team even made a few changes to suspension settings”
OGIER: Images of @SebOgier testing the new 2017 @MSportLtd Fiesta WRC today. #WRC #WRC2017 pic.twitter.com/Gey1RhnGF4
— RallyCaptures (@RallyCaptures) 25 Nov 2016
Ogier had expected to test all four cars WRC 2017. However, Director Michel Nandan, Hyundai has ruled out the possibility of performances of the Frenchman behind the wheel of the i20. The option to conduct tests for Citroen is also unlikely because of the “Double chevrons” problem, in order to Finance the transaction.
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