WRC: French ingratitude towards its champions – 11/22/2021 at 7:42 pm


No other discipline in French sport can say the same: the two Sébastien, Loeb first and then Ogier, ensured an almost undivided domination for nearly two decades, which had never been seen in rallying or in the French sport, all disciplines combined. And yet, Sébastien Ogier’s eighth world champion title went largely unnoticed as he closed an exceptional career since the tandem that Ogier formed with Ingrassia was dissociated and Ogier would only compete in a few rallies in 2022.

The French champion is now looking towards the sport-prototype and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and finding him a runner-up in the French ranks is not guaranteed so much, in the first row of contenders for his succession, the candidates are numerous. But the discipline is very demanding and the outcome uncertain.

To all lord, honor, let the French name them. “At Hyundai, we can neither eliminate Thierry [Neuville, 33 ans, vice-champion du monde en 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 et 2019, NDLR] nor Ott [Tänak, 34 ans, sacré en 2019, NDLR] », He begins.

“At Toyota, Kalle [Rovanperä, 21 ans, devenu cette année le plus jeune vainqueur en WRC, NDLR] is very “fast” at the moment, so it has the potential. Elfyn [Evans, 32 ans, vice-champion du monde 2020 et 2021, NDLR] has always been very consistent lately and at

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