Reviews Sebastien Ogier: Accident prevents debut in the Rally1 car from Toyota

11:40  25 november  2021
11:40  25 november  2021 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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The first exit of the newly baked eight-time rally world champion Sebastien Ogier in the new Rally1 car from Toyota delays itself. Because after an accident of his teammate Elfyn Evans on Wednesday, the team must break the test in southern France as a repair of Yaris Gr on site was not possible.

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"Today there was a departure while testing, so Ogiers test unfortunately had to be postponed," said a Toyota spokesman on Wednesday evening of the English-speaking edition of 'Motorsport.com' . Evans and passenger Scott Martin survived the accident without injury.

"We were glad to see that all security systems worked as they should, so everything was fine in this regard. Unfortunately we were unable to repair the car for tomorrow (Thursday) on site, so we have packed together and our test team is on the way home, "so the speaker continues.

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Ogier should have traveled on Thursday for the first time the Rally1 car with hybrid drive after the previous development work was carried out by his teammates Evans and Kalle Rovanpera and Test Driver Juho Hännen.

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When the test should be made up of Ogier, Toyota has not yet known. The Frenchman will only be denied individual WRC runs in 2022, had a start at the Rally Monte-Carlo but already announced .

not only Toyota was in the test insert this week immediately after the season finale 2021. Also M-Sport is tested this week in France the new Puma Rally1, among others with the ninial WRC champion Sebastien Loeb at the Tax .

Hyundai also turns on the target straight in the development of the new Hybrid Boliding and will test for six days from Sunday.

with image material from Motorsport Images .

WRC Rally Monte-Carlo 2022: Sebastien Ogier takes the lead! .
The duel of the rally legend Sebastien Loeb (Ford) and Sebastien Ogier (Toyota) sat on Saturday morning at the Rally Monte-Carlo, season opener of the Rally Championship (WRC) 2022, with the better end for the reigning World Champion Ogier. © Motorsport.com Motorsport Photo with best times in the rating tests 10 and 11 Ogier released his namesake at the top of the overall standings. After 11 out of 17 WP, Ogier has a lead of 5.4 seconds to Loeb.

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