Ogier on verge of record seventh WRC Rally Mexico win

Ogier on verge of record seventh WRC Rally Mexico win

Sébastien Ogier is on the brink of a historic seventh victory at the World Rally Championship’s Rally Mexico, with a commanding lead in the race ahead of the final day’s events.

The French driver has dominated the stages of the Mexican rally since the start of the event on Thursday, and leads the field by a massive 34.6 seconds. He has now won the rally six times, equaling the record set by fellow countryman, Sébastien Loeb.

Ogier proved unbeatable on Saturday’s six stages, winning four and finishing second in the other two. His performance was even more impressive given the difficult conditions on the roads and the technical nature of the event.

His lead is such that he could ease off in the remaining stages, but the Frenchman was unwilling to be complacent, saying: “It’s good to have a comfortable lead, but we haven’t won the rally yet. We still have a long way to go and the conditions tomorrow could be very tricky.”

Should Ogier win, it would be his second WRC title of the season, following victory at the Monte Carlo Rally in January. His win in Mexico would also mark a remarkable comeback for the 34-year-old, who was forced to take a break from the championship last year due to a back injury.

Ogier’s main challenger, Toyota’s Jari-Matti Latvala, is driving well and is determined to put up a fight on the final day. He trails Ogier by 34.6 seconds, but with a strong performance on the final stages, he could still mount a challenge for the title.

Sunday’s action is sure to be thrilling, as Ogier looks to make history by winning his seventh Rally Mexico and cementing his place among the greats of the sport.

Meanwhile, Latvala is determined to put up a fight and end Ogier’s dominance of Rally Mexico.