Posted: Sun 16th Oct 2016

Sebastien Ogier lands fourth consecutive World Rally Championship ahead of Deeside based Wales Rally GB

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Oct 16th, 2016

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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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
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Thursday
Friday Saturday Sunday
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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Click HERE to download a printer-friendly version of the above map. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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