This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.
It’s amazing how championships can come together in motor racing. Last year Sebastien Ogier won the title with only two wins in 13 events all over the world.
It was his fifth title all won consecutively from 2013.
This weekend Ogier won his fourth event of the year, the Wales Rally in Great Britain. It’s his record fifth win in Great Britain. And tonight he’s just seven points from a sixth straight championship with two events to go in the season.
That’s a lot of numbers that mean this: Sebastien Ogier, the second most dominant driver in World Rally Championship history is on the doorstep of another title. If I was Thierry Neuville, the driver in front of Sebastian, I wouldn’t be buying any green bananas for the celebration party.
Maybe the best part of Ogier’s run is the way he’s done it. He won four straight titles with Volkswagen before switching to an M-Sport Ford last year. He’s still with M-Sport and could win it again. In other words, it’s isn’t superior equipment behind the domination.
I love it when human excellence gets a chance to reveal itself.
October 7, 2018