FIA World Rally Championship

Sébastien Ogier back with Citroën in 2019

1 Mins read
GEPA-16041198006 - AMMAN,JORDAN,16.APR.11 - MOTORSPORT, RALLY - WRC, Jordan Rally. Image shows the rejoicing of Julien Ingrassia and Sebastien Ogier (FRA/ Citroen). Keywords: award ceremony. Photo: GEPA pictures/ Citroen
Credit: GEPA pictures/ Citroen

The 5-time WRC world champion Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia will be racing for Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT next year.

The French duo took their first junior world title with Citroën in 2008. Ten years and five world titles later, Ogier and Ingrassia are returning to the team with whom it all started.

“I’m very enthusiastic about tackling this new challenge with Citroën,” said Ogier. “I’m looking forward to it! I never forgot that they are the team who gave me the opportunity to access the World Championships in the first place.

“Several components came into play: I thought it would be nice to be with people I worked quite well with a few years ago, I’m also excited to try and be world champion with a third different constructor. It’s not going to be easy, but I believe the car has potential, and I trust the Satory people.”

Ogier and Ingrassia are still racing for M-Sport until the end of the season.

When Sébastien and Julien joined the team in 2017, they made history and helped M-Sport secure the Triple Crown with the FIA World Rally Championships for Drivers, Co-drivers and Manufacturers. It was an achievement the whole team will remember for a long time to come.

M-Sport boss, Malcolm Wilson said, “I would like to thank Sébastien and Julien for everything they have done for the team over the past two years. Their professionalism, attention to detail, determination and outright speed is something to be admired, and we’re all very sorry to see them go.

“I am immensely proud of everything we achieved together, and their time with the team is something that I think everyone will remember for a long time to come.”

They will be reunited with Citroën for the first rally of 2019 at Monte-Carlo (22-27 January 2019 ).

Related posts
FIA World Rally ChampionshipFormula 1

Esteban Ocon Left Smiling after ‘Amazing Experience’ of Rallye Monte-Carlo

1 Mins read
Esteban Ocon took part in the opening two stages of the 2021 Rallye Monte-Carlo with an Alpine A110s.
FIA World Rally ChampionshipWRC2WRC3

Rallye Monte-Carlo: Day 2 - Evans in control as Toyota dominate

11 Mins read
Elfyn Evans made the most of tricky conditions to grasp the lead of Rallye Monte-Carlo on day 2. Andreas Mikkelsen put in a strong performance in WRC2 while it was the battle of Yohan and Yoaan in WRC3.
FIA World Rally ChampionshipWRC2WRC3

Rallye Monte-Carlo: Day 1 - Tänak leads the way as Suninen crashes out

6 Mins read
2019 WRC champion Ott Tänak put the drama of the 2020 edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo behind him to set the pace on the opening day of the 2021 season.

Leave a Reply