|Date of Birth:
||2007, Monte Carlo
Reigning WRC World Champion co-driver, Julien Ingrassia began his navigational career in 2002 in the popular club-level rally scene in his native France.
His rallying became more serious in 2004 with a season in the Volant Peugeot 206 series, but things really took a step up in 2006 when he began a relationship with rising star Sebastien Ogier.
They became Junior world champions together in 2008 and made their world rally car debut with Citroen the same year. A factory-supported programme with the French manufacturer followed in 2009, before promotion to the works team in 2010, during which the pair took their first WRC rally win in Portugal.
In 2011 Ingrassia and Ogier won a further five world championship rallies, and were in the fight for the title with Sebastien Loeb until the team asked the pair to back off.
Relations with Loeb and Citroen soured, and in 2012 Ingrassia followed Ogier to Volkswagen on a long-term deal. After spending the season learning the events in a Skoda Fabia Super 2000, the pair burst back to the world stage with the Polo R in 2013 – with devastating results.