Monday 3 February 2014

Rally - Volkswagen News

Last year on Rally Sweden, Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia claimed the maiden victory for Volkswagen. Looking ahead to this weekend’s event he said: “The Rally Sweden is one of my favourite rallies on the calendar. Last year, we claimed the first win for Volkswagen here, following a great duel with Sébastien Loeb. That was probably the best rally of my career so far. Like Loeb, we pushed ourselves to the very limit the entire time, and had to give 100 per cent every minute. It paid off in the end though, as we emerged from that extreme challenge victorious.”

When asked who he thought his biggest rivals would be this weekend, he added: “My team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala, for a start. Besides him, I am curious to see how Thierry Neuville and the Hyundai team get on in Sweden, after they were so unlucky at the ‘Monte’. You can never underestimate Citroën. They are a very strong team, and have two good drivers in Mads Østberg and Kris Meeke. And I am obviously also keeping an eye on Robert Kubica, particularly after his display on day one of the Rally Monte Carlo. He is incredibly quick on asphalt. His Formula One past is there for all to see on that surface. It is a shame he crashed and had to retire at the ‘Monte’.”

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