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Ogier considers reversing his retirement decision

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Sebastien Ogier is in discussions with Toyota Gazoo Racing to shelve plans of a retirement and continue in the FIA World Rally Championship in 2021.

Since last year, Ogier has made clear that 2020 would be his final season in the sport but due to the coronavirus and what will be a very different season for the WRC, he may change his plans.

The six-time world champion said: “Of course, I never expected to have such a year to finish my career. Let’s see what’s happening this year, but if the season is to be cut in half or whatever, for sure I might consider to do one more.

“At the moment, there is nothing [in place]. I just announced that personally, but really I honestly haven’t discussed that with the team. It’s just my personal feeling at the moment. There is no real plan, but for sure if this season is cut in half I might reconsider that, yes.”

Toyota team principal Tommi Mäkinen has begun negotiations and talks with Ogier to stay for another year with the team.

Makinen said: “We would want him to stay. We just try to do our best to keep him driving.”

Ogier currently leads the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship by eight points over Toyota teammate Elfyn Evans after three rounds.

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