Ogier proves a point

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I think Se­bastien Ogier’s win on the Monte Carlo Rally shows that the WRC re­ally can be the test of who the best driv­ers in the sport are– much more so than in any other branch of mo­tor rac­ing.

Ogier stepped into an M-sport car with very lit­tle test­ing and went out and put the ‘car’ among the pi­geons.

Yes he ben­e­fited from some luck as Thierry Neuville binned it, but he came through all the tricky con­di­tions to land M-sport’s first win for ages.

I know every­one was start­ing with a blank sheet of pa­per in terms of set-up with the new cars, but it showed that the cream can rise to the top, no mat­ter what the car is un­der­neath him.

It also means that we are in for a bel­ter of a ti­tle fight this sea­son. Hyundai, Citroen, Toy­ota and Ford will all be fight­ing at the front. It looks like we could be in for the best WRC sea­son for ages. Ja­son Lowe Via email

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