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Malcolm Wilson: “It’s been a long time since we had a battle this intense”

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Photo Credit: M-Sport

M-Sport Ford Team Principal Malcolm Wilson says that the championship battle his driver Sébastien Ogier is in “could not be closer.”

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España, Wilson was adamant that his team are doing all they can to help Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia claim a sixth straight drivers title.

He said: “The championship fight could not be closer as we head to Spain. It’s been a long time since we had a battle this intense and I know that the whole team will be working their absolute hardest to ensure Sébastien and Julien have everything they need to push for a sixth world title.”

“With three Spanish victories to their name, they certainly know what it takes to master the mixed terrain and I’m confident that we have a strong package for both surfaces. It’s going to be such an exciting weekend, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it unfolds.”

Ogier won last time out on Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. Photo Credit: M-Sport

Ogier’s teammates Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninen are also hoping for strong results on the mixed surface event and Wilson commented on the pair: “Elfyn and Teemu are also capable of fighting for the top results next weekend, and I’m keen to see what they can do as the season draws to a close.”

“Luck has most definitely not been on Elfyn’s side this year, but the speed is there and I know he’ll want to bring the season to a close with some strong results. Teemu too will want to showcase everything he’s learnt on what will be the last familiar event of the year for him.”

RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España takes place this weekend with a total of 18 stages split between gravel and tarmac; Friday sees a full day of action on dirt before Saturday and Sunday’s remaining 11 stages are ran on asphalt.

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