Ogier takes record eighth Monte Carlo win and 50th WRC victory

Sebastien Ogier beat Welsh team mate Elfyn Evans by 32.6 seconds in a Toyota one-two. — Twitter
Sebastien Ogier beat Welsh team mate Elfyn Evans by 32.6 seconds in a Toyota one-two. — Twitter

Paris - Ogier had previously been level with compatriot and nine times world champion Sebastien Loeb with seven Monte Carlo rally wins each



By Reuters

Published: Sun 24 Jan 2021, 5:58 PM

Seven times world rally champion Sebastien Ogier celebrated the 50th victory of his career by winning the Monte Carlo season-opener for a record eighth time on Sunday.

The Frenchman, who was born and grew up in Gap where the rally is based, beat Welsh team mate Elfyn Evans by 32.6 seconds in a Toyota one-two.

Last year’s winner Thierry Neuville of Belgium denied the Japanese manufacturer a podium sweep with third place for Hyundai.

Ogier had previously been level with compatriot and nine times world champion Sebastien Loeb with seven Monte Carlo rally wins each.

The 37-year-old Ogier took a maximum 30-point haul from the asphalt event in the French Alps, run without spectators due to the Covid-19 pandemic, after also winning the final power stage for five bonus points


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