Fourth World Rally Championship awaits Ogier in Rally Catalunya


Sébastien Ogier could take his fourth World Rally Championship in a row at the 2016 Rally Catalunya.

Ogier, who must finish third or better, as well as score at least a point in the Power Stage and hope his nearest rivals score fewer points in Catalunya to secure his fourth WRC crown.

The Frenchman will be looking to put last year’s retirement at the back of his mind after crashing out on the rally-ending Power Stage.

Ogier said “Our goal was to establish a good position in the title race at the asphalt rallies in Germany and France.

“We could not have been more successful in this regard, taking two wins in a row. We have taken a good step towards winning the title and can relax a little as we look ahead to the coming rallies, as we no longer need so many points to secure the title.

“The Rally Spain is an event that is driven on both asphalt and gravel – the only race with different surfaces within the same rally. That is why I like this round of the World Rally Championship so much. I was very successful there in 2013 and 2014.

“Last year I made a mistake on the final stage, the Power Stage, which cost us victory. I promise that will not happen again this year. However, I am not in Spain to make amends for that mistake. The opportunity to win the 2016 World Championship is enough motivation for me.”