The world champion got off the road while testing with Toyota. He and his co-pilot were not injured.
The season will only start in a week on the roads of the Monte Carlo Rally, but Sébastien Ogier has already given himself a huge fear by being the victim, this Wednesday, of a violent road accident. The world champion and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia were making a reconnaissance on the routes of the 2021 edition, in the Saint-André-de-Rosans sector, between the Hautes-Alpes and the Drôme, when the Toyota took part in the scenery .
The Yaris WRC ended up on the roof, badly damaged. The Toyota team quickly reassured the health of the seven-time world champion duo. “Both are fine,” said the team before specifying that Julien Ingrassia had gone to the hospital to undergo some check-ups.
The two men should be 100% for the season opener with the oldest round of the WRC, starting next Thursday. Seven-time world champion, Ogier will aim for a 50e victory in the World Championship and a seventh success on the snowy reds of the prestigious rally of the planet.