Six-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier announced on Friday that he had shelved his retirement plans and signed up for Toyota for another year after COVID-19 had an impact on the 2020 season.
The 36-year-old French is still aiming for the seventh title, but is 14 points behind Wales teammate Elfyn Evans, with one round remaining in Italy’s Monza Rally next month.
Due to the pandemic, the season is limited to just seven rounds, with Ogier winning in Mexico in March.
Ogier, who was planning to retire at the end of 2020, said, “It was a short season with only a few rallies, but it’s really fun to work with the team, so it’s fun to drive this car.” It was.
“The fact that I had to spend a lot of time at home like most people this year didn’t do what I expected last season and end my career in such a strange season. Wasn’t great.
“So, certainly, that was one of the reasons I changed my mind about my retirement. The plan continued to push in 2021 and hopefully had a better, normal season and the final title. Is trying to push. “
Ogier won four titles at Volkswagen in 2013-16 and two titles at M-Sport Ford in 2017-18. He has won the 48th World Championship Rally.
He joined Toyota from Citroen at the end of last year.
Sebastien Ogier cancels retirement from World Rally Championship
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