Monday | 14 Sep 2015

Ogier strives to be even better

Triple world champion Sébastien Ogier wants to become an even better driver.

In a message that will strike fear into the hearts of his rivals, the Frenchman admits he still has doubts about himself and analyses his driving in a bid to improve.

Ogier secured a hat-trick of FIA World Rally Championship titles with victory at Coates Hire Rally Australia yesterday. It was his seventh win in 10 rounds this season and his 31st career success, moving him past Marcus Grönholm into second in the all-time list.

But the 31-year-old Volkswagen driver told how he constantly looks for improvement.

“It’s about improving the line, the interpretation of the pace notes and the road, the way you steer the car and manage the tyres while driving as fast as you can,” he said.

“I continuously think about these things because it’s analysing the performance you’ve produced, even if it is already really strong, and trying to make it better.

“I don’t want to be arrogant and I’m not saying I can be better, but I keep thinking what I can improve. I still have doubts like everyone, it’s human. It’s important to work out things about yourself, about what you do and try to make yourself even better,” he added.

Ogier’s Australia win came after cleaning roads from first or second in the start order for the opening two legs and it was a victory he thought would not happen.

“I think nobody thought it would be possible to win this rally from first on the road. We saw the road in the recce and it was looking pretty impossible.

“But I keep trying all the time and maybe you try even harder to compensate. The two first days were hard but I think we produced one of our best performances ever,” he added.


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