The great disappointment of Thierry & # 39; ego Neuville & # 39; a … Belgian driver's car (Hyundai i20 WRC Cup) was damaged during the 22nd episode of Australia's special Rally on Sunday morning, which forced the driver to give up the hope of winning the world title, This "Down Under" rally was the 13th and final round of the season at WRC. The Frenchman Sébastien Ogier, who was only 3 points ahead, remains the world champion, for the sixth time in a row. He also used Tanaka, who could still apply for the title.
Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) did not see his ambition for World Rally Champion title, which will be realized on Sunday. The Belgian driver had to give up the race after hitting the tree in the morning during the Rally Australia. For the fourth time in his career he ranks second in the world rally ranking.
"This is not the end we wanted" commented Belgian after the race. "After breaking through on Friday, we knew it would be difficult, especially because on Saturday we had to be in second place, but there was still some hope and we said it was possible, there was everything or nothing, we had nothing to losehe continued. Saint-Vithois admits that he attacked, even beyond the borders, until he fell.
"It could happen, it was a fantastic season" continued Thierry Neuville, congratulating his French rider, Sébastien Ogier, and his pilot, who retains the title for the sixth time in a row. "They were really good and it was good to compete with them for the title of World Champion."The driver again," he says, thanking his team for supporting all races and waiting for the next championship next year. The Australian Rally was won by Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota) Finland ahead of New Zealander Hayden Paddon (Hyundai) and Norwegian Mads Ostberg (Citroen).