Sébastien Ogier has won his fourth title of World Rally Champion in a row with his victory at the Rally RACC Catalunya , thus closing an era of absolute dominance in the WRC. Since he joined Volkswagen Motorsport in 2012 and made his debut at the wheel of the Polo R WRC in 2013, no one has been able to slow down to the pilot’s natural Gap and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia. In his hand is to extend this domain with the arrival of the new generation of World Rally Cars, but what nobody can deny is that has been the true king of the World in the last four years.
In fact, Sébastien Ogier, with its four titles of champion of the WRC equals the championships won by Tommi Mäkinen -now pattern of the project of Toyota- and Juha Kankkunen, which will place it directly into the Olympus of the gods of the WRC, sharing the place of honor with these two pilots, but still in the shadow of a Sebastien Loeb who scored a total of nine gimped in the category. Still it is far away from that figure, but Ogier is already in its own right the second French rider most successful in the history of the WRC and one of the best in the history.
If something has characterized the supremacy of Sébastien Ogier during these four seasons has been his landslide win rate. He won nine rallies of thirteen in his first year with the Polo R WRC, while you won in eight tests in 2014 as in 2015, thus closing their first three titles. A trend which, among other things made its debut with a new regulation for the order of output it has been known as ‘rule anti-Ogier’ and that has certainly weighed on its incredible volume of victories. In spite of this, Sébastien Ogier has joined in Salou its thirty-seventh victory in the World.
however, having to open the track in the first two stages of each
rally has caused Sébastien Ogier accumulate only five victories in
2016, after finishing second in the quotations of Mexico and Argentina or
finishing third in Portugal and Sardinia, two tests where it was very
harmed by this circumstance. Though you can still raise the
number of wins to seven in the last two races of the year, right
is that this season has served to see Sébastien Ogier
less overwhelming, but more regular and maybe even more fearsome.
All in all, Ogier has managed throughout 2016 win on
the asphalt ice cream at the Rally of Montecarlo, on the snow of Sweden and the
asphalt Rally of Germany and the Tour de Corse, triumphs, to
add the victory in the only rally mixed of the season as is the Rally
RACC. As icing on the cake and in full search of the fourth title of
brands for Volkswagen, the pilot of the Gap you still have the option to win over
the usual mud of the Rally of Wales and over the land of the Rally of Australia
to dominate on all surfaces.