Ogier could leave Rally Sar­dinia for child’s birth

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Se­bastien Ogier will miss next month’s Rally Italy if his wife An­drea goes into la­bor with their first child.

Ogier told MN he will travel to the Sar­dinian round of the World Rally Cham­pi­onship, but he will have a pri­vate plane wait­ing at Al­ghero air­port for the du­ra­tion of the rally.

“I have made a plan with the team,” Ogier said. “If I get the call then I go straight away. I’m not go­ing to miss this. The ac­tual [due] date for the baby is af­ter the rally, but you never know what’s go­ing to hap­pen.

“The team knows what this means to me and they un­der­stand – many of them have been through the same thing them­selves. This is only the same as what Andy Murray was do­ing when he was at the Aus­tralian [Open Tennis Cham­pi­onship] at the start of the year.”

Volk­swa­gen team prin­ci­pal Jost Capito added: “Of course we un­der­stand the per­spec­tive here.”

Ogier ready to leave Italy for child

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