The countdown has started and Sébastien Ogier faces his last months in the WRC. Although the Frenchman is focusing on achieving his second consecutive title with Toyota and thus closing his record in the World Rally Championship with a total of eight winches, the truth is that the Gap pilot doesn’t stop working on his future either. Without the intention of competing in the Dakar and with the great premise of participating in a discipline with few dates and that allows you to spend more time at home, everything indicates that the paths of Sébastien Ogier and Extreme E seem destined to join.
Extreme E meets all the requirements that Sébastien Ogier may have to shape his career after his exit from the WRC. The event is a new and interesting concept based on new technologies and global awareness of climate change, with an electric 4×4 SUV as the main attraction. Ogier is already a championship ambassador and now values competing in the series with his own team. A project that could even combine with occasional appearances in a rally and your desire to test drive the new Toyota GR010 Hybrid, Toyota’s LMH prototype to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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In this line, the own Sébastien Ogier has made it clear in a recent interview in the French media ‘L’Automobile Magazine’ his aspirations for 2022: «Already for this year it was drawn as something compatible that I was in the WRC and at the same time in Extreme E. However, that I would be away from my family too long and it is not what I am looking for. In 2022, things change. I’ll drive for myself in Extreme E. Also, I have the option to do some rallies and face other challenges like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I have a lot of desire and little experience in circuits. In fact, it comes down to two races in the Porsche Cup and a weekend in the DTM.