Doubt on the podium for Sebastien Ogier in the Rally of Mexico


The Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17, S├ębastien Ogier is under
research after the Rally of Mexico
. The World Rally Car champion was one
vehicles called to the inspection of the FIA done by protocol at the end of the rally and to the surprise of the M-Sport, your car has not exceeded the requirements
of the commissioners, technicians of the FIA. As it seems, detected an irregularity
in the case of changes
Ford Fiesta #1, so that the commissioners proceeded
to seal the gearbox to to perform a new investigation once
the car return to Europe

The first information of ‘Autosport’ suggest that the gearbox of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 could be below the weight that stipulates the regulation, although none of the parties involved has refused to confirm this fact. It will not be until the new analysis of Jerome Toquet, Technician of the FIA in Geneva, when you can define if there is infringement, and if the FIA undertakes some kind of sanction. It is expected that the final decision will be taken before the next round of the WRC, an event takes place from 6 of April on the roads of Corsica.

In the case of dictaminarse an irregularity technique, S├ębastien Ogier is liable to a penalty which may go from a penalty of loss of time to the exclusion. In the second case, the French driver would lose the lead in the WRC and would fall to the third position of the classification, overcome once more by Jari-Matti Latvala and also by his team mate Ott Tanak. In addition, a possible disagreement with the gearbox of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 #1 would also affect the units of the Ford Fiesta of Ott Tanak, Elfyn Evans and Lorenzo Bertelli.