Ogier tests M-Sport Ford ahead of 2017 decision

Four-time WRC champion Sebastien Ogier has tested M-Sport's Ford Fiesta RS ahead of his decision about where he will drive in 2017.

The Frenchman tried out the Cumbrian-built machine on Friday morning at the Walters Arena rally complex in Wales, where team boss Malcolm Wilson was present.

Ogier only drove for the morning, with DMACK Ford driver Ott Tanak taking over in the afternoon.

It follows the test Ogier undertook with Toyota on Wednesday in Catalunya as the 32-year-old weighs up his 2017 options in the wake of Volkswagen's pull-out.

M-Sport has made it clear it is willing to pull out all the stops to sign Ogier, who has indicated he wants to test all four 2017 WRC cars before making a decision.

However, Hyundai has already stated it has no room its line-up for the reigning champion, while Citroen has said it wants him to commit to a deal first before allowing him to try out the C3 WRC.

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Series WRC
Drivers Sébastien Ogier
Teams M-Sport
Article type Breaking news