Sebastien Ogier let it rip: “70 people sitting in the service park doing nothing”

Toyota's Sébastien Ogier leads the Rally Saridina after Saturday.
Sebastien Ogier
Sebastien Ogier. Photo: Pentti-Oskari Ilmonen
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Ogier put in a great performance on the longest day of the rally and leads the event by 17.1 seconds ahead of Hyundai’s Ott Tänak.

Ogier also boosted Toyota’s points tally nicely, picking up 18 provisional WRC points.

“At this stage, you can’t really say anything because the situation can still change, and it would be stupid to say anything on Saturday evening, but by now everyone probably knows about this season’s points system,” Ogier said.

“This day was really long, but at the same time quite good for us. We have to be satisfied with where we are now.”

However, the concept of the Rally Sardinia frustrated the Frenchman. To put it mildly.

“It’s really a shame there was no service during the day. It cost quite a few cars. There were 70 people sitting in the service park here, doing nothing. There are still a lot of problems in this sport,” Ogier vented.

Fortunately, Ogier was not one of those affected. He got through the day without major issues, although he did suffer a puncture in the morning.

“I’m pleased that I made it this far. I like this kind of battle, but unfortunately, we suffered a puncture in the morning. Without a spare tyre, I had to be careful and couldn’t push all the time,” Ogier explained.

On Sunday, the Rally Sardinia has four more special stages to go. Ogier’s plan is clear.

“There are still a lot of points up for grabs tomorrow. I can’t take too many risks, of course, because I need to secure the victory,” Ogier planned.

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