Sébastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia wrote a last chapter of their magnificent shared historical past within the World Rally Championship, by successful a wonderful eighth world title. On the finish of the Monza Rally, concluded with a 54th WRC victory the place palpable emotion rapidly gave method to tears of pleasure, the 2 teammates determined to take completely different paths. If the Aixois has certainly introduced a number of weeks in the past that he was placing an finish to his profession after 15 years of a profitable collaboration, the 37-year-old driver has confirmed that he might be current within the WRC sometimes, and this from the Rallye Monte-Carlo subsequent January, earlier than very most likely heading in direction of new challenges in Endurance.
The French crew thus ended a season managed from begin to end on the prime. Winner of the Monegasque traditional final January, he took the lead within the championship and solely left it as soon as, after the Arctic Rally Finland. The successes in Croatia, Sardinia and on the legendary Safari Rally Kenya then allowed it to consolidate its domination on the 2021 classic of the World Rally Championship which marked the top of the WRC period earlier than the long-awaited arrival of Rally1. hybrids.
Like final yr, Elfyn Evans failed on the second step of the ultimate podium. If the Welshman has had sufficient to feed massive regrets in 2020 when he had the world title in hand, he gave every part this weekend to fret his teammate. On the finish of an actual ping-pong match the place the primary place modified sides six occasions through the first two levels, the now double vice-champion of the world solely lastly cracked (for the victory) in a single particular. of arrival. With no hunch in the course of the yr, he may certainly have aimed higher.
Success is whole for the Toyota Gazoo Racing group which additionally secures a fifth constructors’ title after these of 1993, 1994, 1999 and 2017. With 9 successes, together with 5 doubled on the 12 rallies of the season, the Japanese agency doesn’t left no likelihood for Hyundai Motorsport, which remained on two consecutive titles.
If the final step of the rostrum lastly went to Dani Sordo in opposition to Thierry Neuville, it was the Belgian who completed third within the championship behind the 2 Toyota drivers. Like this weekend when he misplaced his probabilities of victory after an error (contact in opposition to a rail in SS9), the Saint-Vithois was steadily taken out of the title race following small particulars accumulating over the rallies. Nonetheless, he has all the time carried out nicely, like his final stand punctuated by three consecutive greatest occasions this Sunday.
In WRC2, Jari Huttunen indicators his third success of the yr after these achieved in Sardinia and Ypres. The Finn, who was enjoying for the primary time within the ranks of M-Sport, is forward of Andreas Mikkelsen, who has already gained the Rally Catalonia title.
The French day is ideal! Yohan Rossel snatched second place in WRC3, behind Andrea Crugnola, within the final particular in opposition to Kajetan Kajetanowicz and gained the world title!
Scratches of the day
ES14: T. Neuville
ES15: T. Neuville
ES16: T. Neuville
1. T. Neuville (5 pts)
2. T. Katsuta (four pts)
three. D. Sordo (three pts)
four. E. Evans (2 pts)
5. S. Ogier (1 pt)
WRC Rallye de Monza – Closing Classification
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