Ogier takes penalty for helmet rule breach at WRC Rally Finland - Motor Informed
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Ogier takes penalty for helmet rule breach at WRC Rally Finland

The championship chief has been discovered responsible of failing to have his helmet accurately mounted all through Saturday’s Stage 12.

The matter was reviewed by the FIA stewards leading to Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia being issued with the time penalty and financial tremendous.

Fortunately for Ogier, the time penalty won’t have an effect on his place total place with the seven-time world champion remaining fifth total heading into the occasion’s ultimate day.

This isn’t the primary time Ogier has been discovered responsible of helmet breach this season after forgetting to lock his helmet at this yr’s Monte Carlo Rally, the place stewards imposed a €400 tremendous and no sporting penalty.

A stewards report learn: “Mr Ogier said that he had no motive to elucidate why the strap would have come undone throughout SS12.

“There was no rush to lock the helmet on the stage begin and it was in contrast to the incident on the Monte Carlo Rally 2021, the place he merely forgot to lock the helmet strap.

Sébastien Ogier, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT

Sébastien Ogier, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT

Photograph by: Toyota Racing

“The photograph and video proof present the strap was not mounted accurately and it being unfastened all through the stage.

“Mr Ogier mentioned that there is no such thing as a manner he would solely half fasten the helmet, it was both executed correctly or not all.”

Apart from the penalty and tremendous for Ogier, Toyota has confirmed that each Takamoto Katsuta and Kalle Rovanpera will rejoin the rally on Sunday after retiring in separate incidents on Saturday.

Katsuta retired on Stage eight when he clipped a tree that broken his proper rear and left him stranded within the undergrowth.

Rovanpera, who was occupying fourth, misplaced the rear of his Yaris on Stage 10 earlier than ploughing right into a pile of sand that precipitated broken to the entrance of his Toyota.

The group’s sister entry of Elfyn Evans leads the rally by 9.1s from Hyundai’s Ott Tanak, whereas a wildcard Toyota entry for Esapekka Lappi holds fourth.

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