june 11, 2018 - Msport

WRC - M-Sport Ford, Heartache by a heartbeat Ogier misses out on Sardinian victory

M-Sport #ford World #rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier and #JulienIngrassia missed out on victory at this weekend’s #rally #Italia Sardegna by the smallest of margins – less than a second separating their EcoBoost-powered #ford Fiesta #WRC from the top-step of the podium.
 
It took the competing crews three hours, 28 minutes and 18.7 seconds to complete 314.36 kilometres of gruelling terrain. Yet come the end of the #rally, Ogier and his rival were separated by just 0.7 seconds. In essence, the five-time World Champion missed out by a heartbeat.
 
Despite the initial heartache, the Frenchman was not disheartened. Taking good points with second place in the overall standings as well as the Power Stage, he may have lost this fight but the battle for the championship is far from over.
 
Elsewhere in the field, there was a Frenchman at the wheel of a Fiesta who got to taste the victor’s champagne – Jean-Baptiste Franceschi piloting his #ford Fiesta R2 to a convincing victory in the #WRC 3 category.