Victory is only objective for Ogier in Corsica


Sébastien Ogier is focused on securing victory at the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France.

The Volkswagen driver with co-driver Julien Ingrassia, must secure victory in Corsica on Sunday, as well as hope that results work in his favour to secure a fourth World Rally Championship in a row.

Ogier would equal Tommi Mäkinen and Juha Kankunnen’s record of four World Rally titles if the man from Gap can win his home rally.

Last year, the Frenchman finished fifteenth in Corsica, which Ogier hopes to put that record straight after the weather played its part in the 2015 edition of Tour de Corse.

Ogier said “Firstly, I hope that the weather on Corsica plays ball this year, after parts of the rally had to be cancelled last year due to torrential rain. There are a number of new sections of route, and many of the special stages have been altered.

“As such, it is important to do an accurate Recce. I like these kind of changes, as it makes the rally a completely new challenge. On the whole, Corsica is far from an easy rally.

“As in Germany, where four drivers were still in contention towards the end of the rally, I expect the race on Corsica to be a similarly close affair. After Julien and I failed to hit top form here for the past two years, my own personal goal is to finally drive well again at the Rally France and to challenge for the win.”