Tuesday | 09 Jun 2015

Ogier wows MotoGP star Dovizioso

MotoGP star Andrea Dovizioso swapped two wheels for four when WRC leader Sébastien Ogier treated him to a ride in his Volkswagen Polo R during the German squad’s test before Rally Italia Sardegna (11 - 14 June).

The Ducati Corse rider, third in the world championship, was blown away by his ride on gravel roads near Olbia, in the north-east of the island.

“You have no idea of how extreme it is, how fast they go in the narrow roads and how powerful these cars are. To be honest, it is the most charged-up and incredible thing I have ever done, by a long shot. MotoGP is nothing compared to this!” he said.

Ogier was returning a favour after Dovizioso invited him to Mugello before the MotoGP race to offer an insight into the Ducati team.

“I love MotoGP and really enjoyed my visit,” said Ogier. “I’ve always had a lot of respect for the riders’ skills and since Mugello I have had even more respect. The speed is impressive just to watch, it’s hard to imagine what it must be like on the motorcycle,” said Ogier.

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