Championship leader Sebastien Ogier has not yet decided on a return to Rally Finland after an accident that occurred Friday morning.
The Frenchman crashed the car on the fourth special stage, taking off the track and crashing into a tree on the right. Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia was sent to the hospital as a precaution.
“The car’s all right, we just need to wait a bit, – quotes AUTOSPORT, Ogier. – Julien suffered a serious jolt in the accident. We both had a medical examination – all fine. But while he feels not the best way, so I want to wait and give him the opportunity to make a decision.
Side impact is always bad. Blow just came in the side of Julien, so it’s heavier suffered the accident”.
Ogier can skip the Sabbath day and to give thus your Navigator more time to recover and Sunday to come back and compete for five points on the bonus stage. But the Frenchman must leave the Parc fermé in Saturday 7 am to arrange another gathering.
Commenting on the crash, four-time world champion said that the reason was the failure of the damper when landing after a jump.
“It was a hard landing, and at the end of the stage, I felt that with car something not so, – said Ogier. In turn, where we took off, I’m a little late with braking. This, coupled with a broken donefrom led to the fact that I lost control and crashed into a tree.”
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