Sébastien Ogier, the third world champion in row, starts the season as favourite again. Immediately at the top yesterday during the shakedown, the French man enjoys facing the most legendary event in the calendar.
« It’s always a great feeling to start with Monte-Carlo, said the Volkswagen’s driver. Even if it almost feels too early. The break is too short since the celebration of becoming world champion, but I am very excited to be here again. This is a very special event. All the drivers have a lot of respect for this rally. Before you fight with the other drivers, you must first fight and survive the extreme conditions. »
Unbeaten for two years in the Principality, the native of Gap will try to get a third time the Monegasque race under his belt. If he can rely on his solid experience, Ogier knows that anything can happen in Monaco .
« Experience helps generally in rallying and it’s very important in Monte Carlo, relate the French man. However, even in the test you cannot face every condition. Tyre’s choice will be another time really difficult and largely decide the final win. If we make no mistakes here or behind the wheel, then it can be good. »