12/7/2016 7:37:42 AM

World champion Ogier hints at staying in WRC

World champion Ogier hints at staying in WRC

LEGENDARY driver Sebastien Ogier has dropped sufficient hints that he might continue in the World Rally Championship (WRC), substantiating Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah’s statement that German manufacturer Volkswagen are having a rethink about pulling out of the series.

“There’s more chance to see me next year in Monte Carlo (WRC season opener) than see me sitting at home,” Ogier was quoted as saying in the French media when asked about his plans.

The Frenchman is currently without a contract after claiming his fourth WRC title with Volkswagen as they pulled out of the series.

Ogier had tested with Toyota and M-Sport soon after the WRC season-ender in Australia, but staying with Volkswagen, with whom he had 31 victories in 52 rallies spread across four years, seems a more likely option.

The 32-year-old said he was looking at a team which can guarantee him stability and that was perhaps a sign that he might continue with Volkswagen.

“I’ll take up a project that’s interesting. You always look for a manufacturer who guarantees your future. My priority is to get stability in what I do. I’ve had amazing four years with Volkswagen. I was happy to go further with them. The target for me is be successful as I was in the last four years,” he said. 

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