If something has made clear that Sébastien Ogier in the last few weeks is that your continuity in M-Sport passes for the involvement of Ford and that his intention was to solve his future before the Rally RACC Catalunya. Neither one thing nor the other have been given by, so that Ogier has arrived to Salou without having even closed his future. An uncomfortable situation that the French have solved the fast track, since Sebastien Ogier has suspended the negotiations for his future to focus on the Rally RACC, test in which she is playing the title of the WRC with Thierry Neuville.
In statements to the official website of the contest, Sébastien Ogier wrote: “Expected to have been able to take a decision before, but it is not easy for anyone. We all depend on large groups or manufacturers that do not make decisions from one day to another and that makes the conversations are quite long. The exchanges are slower than expected. Now I have more important things at hand, should I focus on the rally, achieve here a good result and a step closer to the next title. I still Want to be competitive and that’s the main thing. That is why I explore all of the options that we have”.
All of these options that handles Sébastien Ogier are well-known. M-Sport is to retain the French and for that reason is in talks with Ford. The pattern of the british team hopes that the departure of Ford Performance at the World Rallycross can increase their options to negotiate. On the other hand, Citroën Racing has not hidden his interest in having the champion galo, while in the last few hours have grown rumors of an offer of Hyundai Motorsport, which seems not to close doors to anything. In this aspect, Toyota Gazoo Racing seems to not be of interest for Ogier.