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Cars Elfyn Evans missed WRC title: "Would not have been able to give anymore ..."

14:10  22 november  2021
14:10  22 november  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Evans hat in Monza keine Chance gehabt, Ogier vom Thron zu stoßen © Motorsport Images Evans had no chance in Monza, bumping Ogier from the throne

The title fight in the Rally WM (WRC) 2021 became Decided in the past course of the season: Sebastien Ogier went with a 17 point great advantage in the Rally Monza in Italy and thus had to get a third place without bonus points on the PowerStage - to win his eighth title. Elfyn Evans hoped for a Patzer of his Toyota team-colleague, who won the rally but with flying bravely. The Welsh gave everything he had, but only second.

That was not enough: Evans landed in the overall standings with 23 points behind Ogier in second place. For the 32-year-old it was the second season in a row, in which he could not make the title in the last run of the year. In 2020 he had even traveled as a leader for Italy, but there was also the title away from his nose.

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While Evans in the season 2020 had to bury the chances of the title at an early stage on Saturday for an accident, he delivered a hot impact exchange with Ogier in 2021. The lead changed within the three days a whole six times, but Evans absolutely needed a failure or technical problem of the now eight-time WRC champions to catch up at the 17 points. Ogier showed all his routine and made the championship victory clear.

Ultimately, Ogier came to the target 7.3 seconds before Evans, who was disappointed after the gripping finale. He says to 'motorsport-total.com': "I think the season was okay. I put a lot of energy in and do not think that I could only have a little bit more. I look back, but regret The wrong word. Disappointment is rather and the safari rally was one thing, but that's part of the sport. "

WRC Rally Spain 2021: Newville leads with 0.7 seconds before Evans

 WRC Rally Spain 2021: Newville leads with 0.7 seconds before Evans Thierry Neuville stays after the first race day of the Rally World Cup (WRC) in Spain on the first place. The Belgian has taken on the tax on the tax of his Hyundai i20 on the rating test (WP) 5 the lead and Toyota riders Elfyn Evans, who had dominated the morning, was distributed from place one place. The two pot of pots disconnect just 0.7 seconds after over an hour of travel. © Motorsport.com Motorsport Photo Neuville came over on WP 5 to Evans, because the Welsh had to cope with a small shu

in Kenya landed Evans after a collision with a stone and the resulting broken wheel suspension only in ten - his worrying result in the season 2021. Although Ogier has also recorded a failure at the Artic Rally in Finland, was the Frenchman, about The entire World Cup seen, much more constant than his Toyota teammate from Wales. That's why Ogier also had the better cards at the final.

"We knew the title goes towards Seb and that's no surprise," says Evans after the destination. "The chances were always bad for me." About Ogier, who ended his WRC full-time career with a title, says the Welsh, "He has set an incredible career and wins the fire in his stomach and it was incredibly difficult to beat him. Today Has he wrote another victory on his list. "

Evans congratulates his teammate, who will deny a part-time program for Toyota in the new Rally1 era in 2022. Evans himself will continue to remain part of Toyota and coming again after the title. Since the new hybrid cars celebrate their debut, the balance of power in the WRC could be completely redistributed. Toyota, Hyundai, and M-Sport with Ford work hard to prepare their new rally1 cars for the new season.

Newville passenger Wydeneghe gives update to injury after accident .
© Hyundai Motorsport Martijn Wydaghe, passenger by Thierry Neuville, was operated on the shoulder Operated by of the serious accident last Saturday in test drives with the Rally1 car from Hyundai Thierry Neuville's passenger Martijn Wydaghe on Tuesday an update to his injury. Accordingly, despite his shoulder injury suffered from the accident, the 29-year-old Belgian assumes that the Rally Monte Carlo from 20 to 23 January 2022 to be able to deny as a front passenger for Neuville.

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