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Enthusiasts Sebastien Ogier: Racing 2022 should be in February

19:23  20 january  2022
19:23  20 january  2022 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Sebastien Ogier ist bisher nur für die Rallye Monte-Carlo bestätigt © Toyota Gazoo Racing Sebastien Ogier has so far only for the Rally Monte-Carlo confirmed

So far, About Sebastien Ogier is known only that this week he is the rally Monte-Carlo, the Season opener of the Rally World Championship (WRC) 2022, for Toyota will be denied. About his other plans, the eight-time WRC champion is still silent. But not for long.

"We have discussed a little with the team, it's not quite clear, but soon I will be able to announce it," says Ogier in the run-up to the Rally Monte-Carlo. After the WRC season opener, the Frenchman wants to pass on the third Toyota but first of all to Easapekka Lappi, with which he shares the vehicle this season .

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"I can say that after this rally there will be a longer break for me, because everyone knows that I was really looking for afterwards," says Ogier. "I did not really have a break [after the rally Monza], because at the end of last year, it went straight to Monte Carlo," says the Frenchman via the hectic phase following the season finale 2021, after the immediate preparation for the Start of the Rally1 era in the WRC began.

Ogier wants to start 2022 in Le Mans

Ogier also realizes that he will allow the majority of WRC runs Lappi. "The plan is still the same, maybe four or five rallies to drive." He has a run especially in view: "I always have the Rallye Portugal in mind, and you know that I have a special relationship with Portugal. I can say that it is on the list for this season." The Rallye Portugal is scheduled to take place from 19 to 22 May 2022.

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Ogiers Main program 2022 should be long-haul races on the circular track. Here the Frenchman is confident, soon to announce his plans. "I'm working on a plan and I think that you will hear very soon, at the beginning of February, there will be worked to be in Le Mans this year," says Ogier.

The participation in the 24-hour race of Le Mans had always called his great goal. In November, Ogier in Bahrain tested a hypercar of Toyota . . However, since the Japanese manufacturer will not use a third car in Le Mans this year, is more likely to start Ogier in the LMP2 class

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also Toyota will soon want to clarity

Even at the WRC team of Toyota, you hope to clarify the further usage of Ogier as soon as possible. "I really hope we can clarify that," says team boss Jari-Matti Latvala.

"I hope that after the rally, I can talk to him and decide what he will do in the future," says the Finn. "He told me in Monza, that at the end of the year he was very tired and wanted to vacation and recover, and then he will decide what he will do."

"Our plan is that Esapekka will deny more than half of our events and SEB is less than half," confirms Latvala's principal application concept of the third car. X1

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