Ogier tipped for Monte return

Sebastien Ogier is on course to repeat his shock Monte Carlo Rally victory of last January after being linked to a drive in a Peugeot 207 Super 2000

Ogier tipped for Monte return

Ogier was competing for the BFGoodrich Drivers Team when he won the Intercontinental Rally Challenge season opener almost 12 months ago.

It was the French driver's first time in a Super 2000 car and his first time contesting the famous event. After winning the event, Ogier spoke of his desire to tackle more rounds of the IRC.

He said at the time: "It was very exciting to be doing the Monte Carlo Rally and I enjoyed it very much and also the IRC."

Stephane Sarrazin is confirmed to run in Monte Carlo, driving a privately-run Peugeot 207 S2000 with help from the Peugeot factory.

Sarrazin, who is currently testing in preparation of the event, said: "I'm really looking forward to the Monte Carlo Rally. I feel that I have improved a lot as a rally driver after the last year and I have benefitted from having more experience.

"However, there are going to be some very strong drivers there this year, with a field that is even stronger than last year, so I don't want to make too many predictions. I feel that I can challenge though, and I am certainly going to enjoy it."

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