Ogier con­ducts first gravel test

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Se­bastien Ogier tested a Ford Fi­esta WRC of­fi­cially on gravel for the first time ear­lier this week.

Prior to his Span­ish seat time this week, the French­man’s only loose sur­face Fi­esta run­ning came dur­ing his half-day test in Wales, shortly be­fore sign­ing for the M-sport World Rally Team. Ogier iden­ti­fied his two-day Span­ish out­ing as one of the most im­por­tant ses­sions of the season for him.

Ogier told MN: “There’s al­ways a lot to achieve in a test, but the main thing was to find the best feel­ing pos­si­ble and to get the con­fi­dence with the car.

“I want to make the car as fast as I pos­si­bly can. This time there was a lot to dis­cover for the first time on gravel. We looked at dif­fer­en­tial set­tings and all of the set-up. They were two very im­por­tant days.”

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