Ogier back in Toyota's WRC line-up at Rally Portugal

Ogier back in Toyota’s WRC line-up at Rally Portugal

Eight-time WRC champion Sébastien Ogier will return to the WRC at next month’s Rally Portugal as part of his part-time WRC programme in 2022.

Toyota confirmed Ogier’s Rally de Portugal entry today after securing their second win of the season yesterday with Kalle Rovanperä. Ogier shares the third Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 with Esapekka Lappi this season.

The Frenchman debuted the new hybrid car at Rallye Monte Carlo back in January, fighting with countryman Sébastien Loeb for victory and eventually finishing second as he picked up a front-left puncture in the penultimate stage.

Loeb will also compete in Portugal, as confirmed last week. Ogier will be eighth on the road in Portugal as he sits in eighth position in the championship standings. Loeb is will be fourth on the road and therefore be more affected by road cleaning on the opening day of the event.

Which rallies Ogier will drive as part of his part-time rally programme after Rally Portugal is not known. Rally Portugal runs from April 19 – 22.

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