Articles tagged Sébastien Ogier

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Kris Meeke

Successor to Sébastien Loeb: Anthony Peacock meets a man who isn’t daunted by the toughest job description in rallying If Kris Meeke didn’t have a future as a professional rally driver with Citroën in front of him, he could make a decent living as a clairvoyant. The 34-year-old has had his fair share of disappointments over the years (incredibly, this will be his first full-time drive at World...

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Forest gumption

Wales Rally GB, November 15-17: annual showpiece returns to its roots (and routes) Last month’s event report touched on the Wales Rally GB’s resurgent popularity, but skimped on some of the detail – a by-product of tight deadlines. So… Saturday morning, Dyfi. There is apparently space to accommodate only four more cars when I reach the parking area, but I’m one of a fortunate quartet. How far is...

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Race of Champions

Düsseldorf, Germany With the ink on his new Volkswagen World Rally Championship contract barely dry, Sébastien Ogier held off Audi legend Tom Kristensen in the final to claim victory in the 2011 Race of Champions. Inside the ESPRIT Arena, with its roof firmly shut to keep out the December weather, Ogier disposed of current DTM champion Martin Tomczyk and World Touring Car star Andy Priaulx en...

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New peaks to conquer

He’s surely modern motor sport’s most versatile man, but endless success has not diluted Sébastien Loeb’s appetite for a challenge Writer Anthony Peacock So there it is. The end of an era, or perhaps the dawn of a new one. After more than a decade of effortless dominance of the World Rally Championship (to the extent that he won every single stage of the 2005 Tour de Corse, for instance)...

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Events of the Month

Daytona 500 Rarely does the Daytona 500 provide much in the way of predictions about the outcome of NASCAR's 36-round Sprint Cup championship. Run with power-sapping `restrictor plates', which keep the cars jammed together in a giant slipstreaming pack, the 500 is more a lottery than a motor race. Typically, there are more than a few multi-car accidents which inevitably eliminate some of the...

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VW's plan of attack

A lot of my life goes by while on the highways of Britain. Sometimes I pass the time by betting myself a fiver that in the next 30 seconds I will see a Volkswagen. I am still in profit. So, to curry favour with all you VW drivers, this month’s column is about the maker of these ubiquitous cars. I’m not daft; I know how to drum up a few more readers. If Volkswagen made alarm clocks I would buy one...

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WRC rivals lament life without Loeb

WRC rivals lament life without Loeb Sebastien Loeb secured his ninth and what is likely to be his final World Rally Championship crown in his native France in early October. Having dominated the sport for the best part of a decade, the 38-year-old is trimming his WRC campaign to focus on his new career in the World Touring Car Championship with current team Citroen, possibly from as early as 2014...

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Ogier ready to lead VW

Hot on the heels of his stunning win in the Race of Champions, Motor Sport caught up with French rising star Sébastien Ogier in Germany and talked to him about his surprise switch to World Rally Championship newcomer Volkswagen from the mighty Citroën squad. Ogier famously clashed with eight-time World Champion team-mate Sébastien Loeb at Citroën last season as both sought to gain the upper hand...

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Wales Rally GB

Cardiff, Wales What should have been the ultimate title showdown became a tale of two broken radiators when the fight for the 2011 World Rally Championship reached its climax on Wales Rally GB in mid-November. Citroën’s Sébastien Loeb arrived in the principality eight points to the good in his quest for an eighth world crown. Mikko Hirvonen, conversely, had it all to do in his efforts to become...

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Events of the Month

Daytona 24 Hours: Florida, USA Chip Ganassi's Grand-Am team has taken willful possession of Daytona's Rolex 24 Hours in recent years. Ganassi's team has won five of the last eight 24-hour races at Daytona, a pretty impressive record, and Chip's lead Daytona Prototype driver Scott Pruett has dominated the Grand-Am series, winning the last three championships in a row. This year, as always, Ganassi...

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