The champion already has a car! Sébastien Ogier has been signed by
M-Sport and he is driving one of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2017 next season. The
French pilot, who already was able to test the vehicle created by the preparer
Cumbria at the end of last month in Wales, has been chosen by the team led by
Malcolm Wilson to continue his career in the WRC. After winning four
titles of World Champion at the wheel of the Volkswagen Polo, its great challenge is to return
Ford to the top of the World Rally, a complex task with a computer
not account with the direct support of the factory.
Malcolm Wilson has served its purpose and has been done with the
services Ogier, pilot already tried without success in 2011. The
pattern of M-Sport, a magician to keep afloat in a
preparer compared to the big manufacturers following the departure of Ford as a brand
official World, has been able to convince Ogier to assume the task of bringing the Ford Fiesta RS WRC to the top of the category. A company
for that Ogier will be Ott Tanak as a companion to. The Estonian driver was
one of the revelations of 2016.
After getting 38 wins, 56 podiums and 475 scratch,
Sébastien Ogier arrives with four World championship titles under the arm
M-Sport: “there Will be many new things this season and I’m looking forward to
face to them. Now we have a new generation of World Rally Cars and be
on a new computer is exciting. It will not be long before
to compete in the Monte carlo Rally and we have not had much time on the Ford
Fiesta RS WRC, but we will give our best to be ready. We are aware
of the challenges that await us, but I can see the hunger of Malcolm Wilson and
the of your team to achieve success“.
For his part, Malcolm Wilson stated after confirming the
signing: “we’re Going to the Rally of Monte carlo with the number 1 on the door
Ford Fiesta RS WRC and the alignment of riders stronger than we have had in
years. To say that we are excited about the next season is obvious.
I think that we have produced an outstanding car and we are in the best position
possible before the new era is coming. It is no secret that we wanted to
working with Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia and it’s fantastic to give them the
welcome to the team. We have worked very hard and they believe that the Ford Fiesta
RS WRC is a car that can better defend your championship“.