To the point: Another victory for our Rallye customers at the WRC in Monte-Carlo

What a debut of Sébastien Ogier in his Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 Hybrid (#17)! Though it was his first time in the Yaris, he led the race from the beginning.

Sébastien Ogier and his co-pilot won every single classification test (18/18) in the French Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur. As always, the highlight of the WRC in Monte-Carlo is the 30-kilometer-long ascent to the Col de Turini.

Toyota-pilot Sébastien Ogier won the Rallye championship in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021. In the Rallye Monte-Carlo, he ensured another spot landing.

The french Toyota driver celebrated his ninth victory after 18 classification tests at the Monte-Carlo Rallye. For scheduling reasons, Sébastien Ogier won’t even be able to drive throughout the whole championship!

Runner-up at the Rallye debut was WRC title holder Kalle Rovanperä and his co-pilot Jonne Halttunen. With a distance of only 18.8 seconds, they drove through the finish line.

Since the Rallye started in 1911, the total distance of the evaluated route sections was 352 kilometers of asphalt.

The duo Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen in the Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 Hybrid (#69), equipped with Reiger WRC dampers, added points for the Japanese team of Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT.

Within every classification test, the Finns placed themselves at the Top-5 of the overall rankings. In the latest table of results, Sébastien Ogier leads with a total of 26 points. The second is Kalle Rovanperä with 23 points.

Fourths were the British Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin – also in the Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 Hybrid (#33).

The fifth and best Ford was the Puma Rally1 Hybrid (#8) by M-Sports which is also equipped with Reiger WRC dampers. In the cockpit sat the Estonians Ott Tänak and Martin Jarveoja.

In the current WRC season, our Reiger Suspension colleagues rig all Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 Hybrid, Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid, Ford Rally 2, Citroen Rally2, Ford Rally3, and Ford Rally4. The next Rally is in Sweden and takes place from February 9 to February 12 of 2023.

Photos: Toyota GR WRT, M-Sports, WRC

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