Ogier becomes Volkswagen factory driver

Volkswagen Motorsport has signed the brilliant Sébastien Ogier, making him the team’s first factory driver, along with his co-driver Julien Ingrassia.

Ogier, who finished an impressive third place in this year’s World Rally Championship, will provide essential experience during the development of Volkswagen’s new Polo R WRC car, before it launches a full assault in 2013.

But, prior to that, Ogier will get a taste of life as a Volkswagen factory driver at the Race Of Champions, held in Düsseldorf on the 3rd and 4th of December.

“Volkswagen is the number one in Europe and will soon be number one in the world. I’m sure that they’re going to compete with the goal of clinching the WRC title. And I’m happy to be part of this from the outset,” said a delighted Ogier.

[Source: Volkswagen Motorsport]


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