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Ari Vatanen, who is Ford’s last World Rally Champion, says four-time and reigning champion Sebastien Ogier’s move from Volkswagen to M-Sport is good “for the wellbeing of the sport."
The following is a transcript from Friday's press conference.
A lot was said in Thursday's press conference.
Ari Vatanen was very outspoken about the GP and revealed that Jean Todt feels the same way.
Alongside its entry in the top class, Romain Dumas Rallye Team will bring a Porsche 911 GT3 RS for Vincent Beltoise.
The French marque will return to the Dakar after 25 years of absence.
After months of anticipation, Sébastien Loeb has shattered the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record with a breath-taking time of 8m13.878s in the 208 T16 Pikes Peak.
Sébastien Loeb will embark on the 20 kilometres and 156 corners of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb from approximately 09:30am on Sunday morning.
This year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb features 162 competitors, and the most competitive unlimited class in recent memory.
Always ready to rise to a fresh challenge, the nine-time World Rally champion Sébastien Loeb and Peugeot Sport will contest the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30.
Peterhansel now has 11 Dakar wins! Despres earns another title to make it five in total. Patronelli takes his second championship. New to the legend status was Nikolaev.
Sébastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena will run a limited World Rally Championship schedule in 2013 as he plans his future endeavors in sports car and touring car events. With 9 titles, Loeb deserves the #1 spot in our 2012 top 20 moments.
Robb Pritchard, CCR corespondent