It seemed only a matter of time and it did. Sébastien Ogier is the new leader of the 2021 Safari Rally when only the Power Stage is missing to determine the final classification of the sixth event of the 2021 World Rally.
The transalpine driver in Toyota had already said it in PS16: “I managed here. I’ll attack the next one”. No sooner said than done. Ogier faked the 11.33 kilometer Loldia 2, thus knocking out his teammate Takamoto Katsuta.
The Japanese tried to resist Ogier’s onslaught, but lost 8 “3 and is now in second place. A result that would still be of the highest level for him, improving his best career result for the third consecutive race. WRC.
Ogier, on the other hand, sees another unexpected victory approaching after the retirement of Thierry Neuville, the true protagonist and ruler of the African weekend. For the 7-time world champion, excellent race management and yet another pinch of luck that the champions know how to build with their own race behavior.
Adrien Fourmaux signs another prominent time and increases his lead over team mate Gus Greensmith in the fight for fourth place. Between the two there are 4 “7, therefore a margin that still does not keep the Frenchman safe from any attacks by the British.