Sebastien Ogier lands fourth consecutive World Rally Championship ahead of Deeside based Wales Rally GB
Sebastien Ogier, last years winner of the Deeside based Wales Rally GB has clinched his fourth consecutive World Rally Championship title.
Ogier with co-driver and fellow Frenchman Julien Ingrassia landed the 2016 Rally Catalunya title today leaving them with an unassailable lead in the World Rally Championship, winning the title two rounds before the end of the season.
— RALLYTHEWORLD.com (@vwrallytheworld) October 16, 2016
The Volkswagen driver now joins World Rally Championship legends Juha Kankkunen and Tommi Mäkinen as a four times winner of the title, all four of Ogier’s championship-winning seasons have been completed with navigator Ingrassia in the co-driver seat.
Ogier entered the Spanish round with a 68-points lead over teammate Andreas Mikkelsen, the only driver with a realistic chance of turning Ogier’s advantage around.
“Julien and I have always been together. He’s done an amazing job. We are both World Champions & all the @VolkswagenRally team as well” ???? pic.twitter.com/kt7AnpLXYs
— Sébastien Ogier (@SebOgier) October 16, 2016
Mikkelsen crashed out on Saturday’s Special Stage 12, rolling his VW Polo into the woods leaving Ogier clear to claim the Rally Catalunya win and with it the WRC title
It was Ogier’s third Rally Catalunya victory coming first ahead of Hyundai drivers Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville.
The World Rally Championship now moves onto the Deeside Rally Village based alongside Toyota UK’s engine manufacturing plant on the industrial park.
It will be home to all the teams for the duration of the world championship event.
Fans will be able to watch the crews bring their cars in to be repaired and serviced in their dedicated service areas as well as enjoy a full schedule of entertainment.
OPENING HOURS & ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
Thursday 27th October 09:00 – 22:00
Friday 28th October 09:00 – 22:30
Saturday 29th October 09:00 – 22:30
Sunday 30th October 09:00 – 14:00
|09:00||Rally Village Open||09:00||Rally Village Open||09:00||Rally Village Open||09:00||Rally Village Open|
|During the day cars will depart and return for Shakedown||16:41||1st National car arrives into Service||10:00||1st National car restarts||11:30||1st National car restarts|
|12:00||WRC Press conference on Michelin Stage||19:45||1st International car arrives into Service||10:00||Entertainment area opens||14:00||Rally Village closed|
|14:30||Competing cars depart for Ceremonial Start||20:05||End of day interviews and autographs on Michelin Stage||10:00||Eports WRC Grand Finals – Heat 1|
|19:30||Competing cars return from Ceremonial Start||22:30||Rally Village closed||13:00||Esports WRC Grand Finals – Heat 2|
|22:00||Rally Village closed||15:00||Esport WRC Grand Finals – Final|
|16:19||1st International car arrives into Service|
|16:29||Servicing of competing cars|
|16:39||End of day interviews and autographs on Michelin Stage|
|17:35||1st National car arrives into Service|
|22:30||Rally Village closed|
RALLY VILLAGE LAYOUT
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OFF-SITE PARK & RIDE
When parking on-site at the Deeside Rally Village is full we will operate a Park & Ride service from off-site parking to the Rally Village. If this is necessary please follow yellow WRGB signs to Parking.
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