Sebastian Ogier wins world rally championship in Kenya.
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia of Toyota Gazoo ensured victory in the Safari conference.
The seven-time rally champion recovered from a suspension on Friday to claim victory on the final day.
He made a profit when racemaster Thierry Neuville’s hopes of victory were dashed after he broke his suspension for the Hyundai i20 at a stage on Sunday morning.
Takamoto Katsuta of Toyota would lead the meeting. But that was slowly resolved by the great Ogier who took the two-stage victory on Sunday.
Ogier finally took the victory by 21.8 seconds, becoming the first winner of the Safari Rally when the event was a commemoration of his return to the Rally World Championships since 2002.
“It has been a wonderful experience to be here. The support we received from the locals was amazing. It may be a little shorter than before, but the challenge is still very difficult, ”said Ogier.
Japanese Takamoto Katsuta has always been fascinating; finishing second in the general classification of its first field of public meeting competition.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak sealed third place on the pitch despite a series of misfortunes during the event.
Ogier now increases his lead by 133 points; 33 points more than teammate Elfyn Evans.
There were several interesting problems for drivers here. Kenyan Onkar Rai continues his class lead to finishing seventh grade and also winning WRC3 class. Karan Patel was second and Carl Tundo third.