Drivers' Championship with Toyota Gazoo Racing Ogier Kazanoutside

toyota gazoo racing wins the pilots championship with ogier kazandi
toyota gazoo racing wins the pilots championship with ogier kazandi

Toyota GAZOO Racing scored another victory in the Monza Rally, the final leg of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship.

At Monza, also known as the Cathedral of Speed, Sébastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia took first place in the Toyota Yaris WRC, securing the seventh World Championship of their career. Having achieved success in his first season with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team, Ogier won the WRC championship in 30 years with Toyota. kazanThe moment became the fifth different pilot. Ogier thus crowned the championship 2019 kazanmanaged to retrieve the moment from Ott Tänak. Thus, Ogier joins the Toyota Drivers' Championship winners Carlos Sainz (1990 and 1992), Juha Kankkunen (1993), Didier Auriol (1994) and Ott Tanak (2019).

Breathtaking challenge from Toyota pilots

Ogier fought head-to-head with his teammate Elfyn Evans in the Pilots' Championship until the last moment at the World Rally Championship, which was held on an unprecedented schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. The historical Italian automobile race track, which has different road conditions and stands out with challenging stages, became much more challenging with the rain on Friday. Winter conditions pushed drivers and cars to the fullest during the stages held on the mountain roads around Monza on Saturday.

Taking the lead since Saturday morning, Ogier managed to finish the race 13.9 seconds ahead of his closest rival. Tommi Mäkinen, who won the producers' trophy by joining Ogier and Ingrassia on the podium overlooking the pit plain, participated in his last race as Team Captain and will continue to work as the Motorsports Consultant at Toyota from January 2021.

Top Two Places Toyota GAZOO Racing

With these results, Toyota finished the 2020 Drivers' Championship in first place with Sebastien Ogier/Ingrassia and second place with Elfyn Evans/Scott Martin. However, after an impressive season, young driver Kalle Rovanperä and his co-driver Jonne Halttunen finished in the top five six times in their first season in the WRC, finishing in fifth place. He finished the Toyota Constructors' Championship in second place with a margin of 6 points, close to the top. 5 of the 2020 races of the 7 WRC calendar kazanAt the moment, Toyota put on another successful season.

Takamoto Katsuta, who is in the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC Challenge Program, completed the five-race schedule with the Yaris WRC and made his claim by making the fastest lap of the WRC at the end of the race at Monza. Team Captain Tommi Mäkinen stated that he was very happy with Toyota taking the first two places in the Drivers' Championship and said, “I congratulate all of our pilots for their wonderful work. It's great that Ogier took his seventh championship in our car and Evans delivered the performance we expected throughout the season. The team did a very good work and I am confident that it will continue this success ”.

Sébastien Ogier, who won the seventh Drivers' Championship of his career, stated that he had a tough but wonderful weekend and said, "All we have to do is come to Monza. kazanWe knew it was okay. We pushed through the race and tried not to make any mistakes. "The seventh championship is a great success and I couldn't have done it without the team's effort," he said.

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