Sebastien Ogier had slept well. His body was entirely acclimatised to east-coast Australia's time zone, his mind well adjusted to waking up to World Rally Championship-winning days.
Coffs Harbour last Sunday was nothing new for Ogier. He's had two years to get used to standing on top of the world.
"You never forget the first one," he told AUTOSPORT. "You work so hard, it means everything. Then number two is confirmation that you didn't get lucky the first time around. This one is a nice continuation..."