The Kenya WRC Safari Rally came to a grand close on Sunday 27th June in Naivasha County with Frenchman Sébastien Ogier winning his 8th world championship title.
Sébastien Ogier Age and Place of Birth
The rally driver hails from France in Gap, Hautes-Alpes. Sébastien was born in 1983, celebrating his birthdays on the 17th of December.
Sébastien Ogier Education Background
Information on his educational background remains unknown as at the time of this article’s publication.
Sébastien Ogier Career Journey
Sébastien’s rise to a champion rally driver has been a journey of sixteen years as of 2021 having kicked off his career in 2005 by winning the French Federation’s Rallye Jeunes. This secured him a spot in the Peugeot 206 Cup in the next season. Turning out in 6th place, Ogier also won the Best Rookie Award alongside his co-driver Ingrassia Julien. Additionally, he went on to win the Peugeot 206 Cup and Rallye Hivernal des Hautes-Alpes in 2007.
Sébastien’s debut in the World Rally Championship was in 2008 when he raced in Mexico and emerged the Junior WRC Champion in the season. This opened up an opportunity in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, contesting the Monte Carlo Rally and impressively won. In 2011, Ogier was named the official Citroën driver for the 2011 season with an extension to the close of 2013. He however got a new contract with Volkswagen later in the same year where he was intensely trained for the upcoming World Championship. Impressively, that season saw the Frenchman, Sébastien, enjoy a series of wins in Sweden, Mexico, Portugal, France, Italy, and Wales in multiple stages. At the end of the season, he emerged the 2013 championship in the first stage of Rally France.
Sébastien Ogier More Wins
His 2014 and 2015 seasons continued to see him top the podiums and in the 2016 Finland Rally, Sébastien Ogier secured his successive fourth world championship. The next season, 2017, saw him join a new manufacturer, M-Sport Ford winning once again in Wales. Rejoining the Citroën World Rally Team in 2019, he complained of unsatisfactory performance, poor communication, and mixed results among other factors which made him seek withdrawal. Due to his departure, Citroën left the WRC as well. He later went on to sign with Toyota in 2020 with an extension to 2021. In the Kenya SS18 WRC Safari Rally racing in tough terrain, Sébastien alongside Ingrassia won the rally in 3hrs 18 min 11.3sec with Toyota Gazoo Racing.
Sébastien Ogier Personal Life
The multiple-award-winning rally driver is married to Kaiser Andrea. The two got married in 2014 and two years later had their first son.
Twitter – @SebOgier
|Real Name||Ogier Sébastien|
|Age||37 (As of 2021)|
|Place of Birth||Gap, France|
|Year of Birth||1983|