Jari-Matti Latvala won all of the holders of the Rally of Sweden after harvest the first victory of the Toyota Yaris WRC, and climbing up the leadership of the WRC. All in all, Sébastien Ogier returned to be in the battle for the victory despite having to deal with open track on the day of Friday, and with a Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 that still doesn’t end of to be to your liking and has less kilometres of testing than its rivals. In this aspect, Ogier showed a positive balance of the first two tests despite the mistake that was made in the last stage.
all in all, Sébastien Ogier explained in statements to the official website of the WRC the mistake that was made on the last day of the Rally of Sweden, where he spun a few feet to gives start the first pass by the stretch of ‘Likenäs’, losing any option of victory: “I Made one of the mistakes most stupid of my career. In the first turn, after 50 meters of stretch, I got stuck in the snow bank from the inside and trompeé. Then calé the engine and I knew that my chances of fighting for victory had vanished completely”.
all in all, Ogier is well aware of his position and thus brings the positive side to their first two rallies with M-Sport: “Knew from before the beginning of the season that I was going to start a little behind of the other in terms of preparation. I feel that still I suffer a little with the car and I’m still struggling to find the perfect adjustments. Even so, seeing the results that we have achieved, even if you do not have the best confidence, is not so bad. We have a very good basis, so let’s see what awaits us in the Rally of Mexico. We hope to get a few points”.