Is there no Loeb direct battle against Ogier 2022?  / WRC

Is there no Loeb direct battle against Ogier 2022? / WRC

Although their paths have fully crossed since the start of the 2022 season, the two Sébastiens (Loeb and Ogier) are unlikely to meet again this year at the World Rally Championship.

The victory in Monte Carlo ended with an eighth victory in the Principality of Loeb on the M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1 ahead of second-placed Ogier, who, as the leader, was knocked out of the Toyota Yaris Rally1 in the playoffs. platform. After that, things got even more complicated for the two former champions of the rally when it came to direct comparisons. The second season of the season between the temporary workers was broken up in Portugal, where the two were forced to give up. The third round started in Kenya, and by direct comparison, Ogier defeated Loeb by fourth place. As is well known, Loeb was forced to abandon his Ford Puma after the fourth stage.

The respective teams have not yet officially announced the possibility of a remainder of the program for the two Frenchmen, but Sébastien Loeb could start in early September at the Acropolis Rally in Greece, where he had won three times (2005, 2008 and 2012). Sébastien Ogier can complete his short program with two New Zealand and Japan conferences. Will continue in a few weeks …