Sebastien Ogier Wins Fifth World Rally Championship Title

Rally superstar Sebastien Ogier has claimed his fifth WRC title after securing third at Wales Rally GB over the weekend.

Ogier’s latest title is a particularly special one as it comes just 12 months after he was left without a job following Volkswagen’s sudden departure from the sport. He soon secured a drive with independent team M-Sport and has been competitive throughout the season.

Throughout the weekend, hometown hero Elfyn Evans led the way and won his first World Rally Championship event by 37.3 seconds over Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville.

Following the rally, Ogier took to social media to celebrate yet another memorable championship, his fifth in as many years.

“I don’t know what to say… It’s been a tough year but to end it like this is just incredible! All our titles mean a lot, but this one came after a very hard fight. We had to take risks. It hasn’t been an easy one to grab,” he said.

Funnily enough, the last 14 WRC championships have been won by drivers called Sebastien, nine of which were the work of Sebastien Loeb.

The 2017 World Rally Championship will come to a close after next month’s Rally Australia.


  • Six_Tymes

    And congratulations to you Mr Sebastien Ogier and you amazing driving skills

  • Bash

    Good for him. 🙂

  • uS’gedlemba

    Ogier wins WRC title? Really? After 1 race? …oh no articles on the past 11 races…sad…and we wonder why the sport is struggling…please support the sport and follow the whole season. Every single week of the year there’s a a few posts that have nothing to do with motoring yet you can’t post a mere 13 articles covering WRC?

    • fabri99

      I completely agree. Instead of posting articles about renderings and tunings that nobody cares about, they could cover motorsport a little bit better. Personally, I’d like more about the World Rallycross Championship and the DTM (the two motorsports I religiously follow), but still, I’d rather read about the WRC (even if I don’t watch it) than Vilner’s tasteless tunings.

      • or about carjacking… accidents…

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Next should be Marquez…

  • Seems that being called Sebastien makes you fast on dirt.

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