The highly rated World Rally Championship (WRC) French driver Sebastien Ogier has recently announced that he will be leaving Citroen for Volkswagen, where he will be helping develop the new Polo R WRC for the 2013 season.
According to the Citroen WRC officials, Sebastien Ogier will be replaced by Mikko Hirvonen and his actions will mean that we won’t see him in the World Rally Championship next year. Sebastien Ogier will join Volkswagen Motorsport and he will be racing the Polo R WRC for the 2013 season.
“Volkswagen is the number one in Europe and will soon be number one in the world. I’m sure that they’re going to compete with the goal of clinching the WRC title. And I’m happy to be part of this from the outset”, said Sebastien Ogier.
The German based automaker’s Motorsport division has confirmed the fact that Sebastien Ogier will be racing for Volkswagen starting from 2013, and the WRC French driver will also help develop the Polo R WRC, along with his co-driver, Julien Ingrassia.
“We are proud that such a successful and quick duo as Sebastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia have decided to join Volkswagen. The aim of putting a competitive Polo R WRC on the road for them as quickly as possible will additionally drive our team. We look forward to working with them and are hoping for many victories and titles in the future”, said VW Motorsport Director Kris Nissen.