Sébastien Ogier, in Toyota Yaris WRC, won, unexpectedly and surprisingly, the Safari Rally, round six of the 2021 World Cup. Title champion and championship leader, the Frenchman took the 53rd victory of his career and the fourth in the season, positioning itself even better to win the eighth title.
Returning to Kenya from the World Cup, after a 19-year absence, Ogier benefited from the misfortune of Thierry Neuville, in Hyundai, who started the last day of action at the rally’s command, but touch stone in the first stage of the stage destroyed the suspension front right of the i20 Coupé WRC and forced it to retire.
Sébastien Ogier finished the Safari 21.8 seconds ahead of Japanese Takamoto Katsuta, also in a Toyota Yaris WRC, who took his first podium in the WRC. Estonian Ott Tänak (Hyundai), who won the Power Stage, a special that distributes bonus points to the fastest five, was ranked third, 1,09.5 minutes behind the Frenchman – the rally winner was only fourth and guaranteed two more, which added to the 25 reserved for the first place.
The next World Cup rally will be held in Estonia from 15th to 18th July, again on land. In the championship, behind Ogier (133 points), are Elfyn Evans (99) and Neuville (77).