M-Sport Ford World Rally Team driver Sébastien Ogier admitted that he was “a little frustrated” following his second place finish at last weekend’s Rally de España.
Ogier did take the championship lead after finishing runner up to Sébastien Loeb on the Spanish event and now leads the standings by three points over Thierry Neuville, but the Frenchman wanted top honours on the penultimate event of the season.
He said on his weekend: “It’s been an eventful weekend but we’re feeling good at the end of it. We knew that it would be difficult starting second on the road and the wet conditions made it really challenging as well.”
”But we never gave up and gave it everything we had. You’re always a little frustrated when you miss the victory by such a small margin, but we tried everything we could and it’s still been a positive weekend as we regained the lead of the championship.”
As championship leader, he will be first on the road on Kennards Hire Rally Australia and he added about the upcoming title decider: “Starting first on the road in Australia will be difficult, but I prefer to have the points in hand. It will be a tough rally and we will have to give it everything we have if we want to regain the title.”
The final round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship, Kennards Hire Rally Australia, takes place between November 15-18.