Auto. Ogier and his co-driver involved in an accident in Poland and taken to hospital

Auto. Ogier and his co-driver involved in an accident in Poland and taken to hospital
Auto. Ogier and his co-driver involved in an accident in Poland and taken to hospital

Multiple French world rally champion Sébastien Ogier and his co-driver Vincent Landais were involved in a road accident during reconnaissance ahead of Rally Poland (June 27-30).

“Seb and Vincent were involved in a road accident during reconnaissance for the Polish Rally and were taken for medical checks,” the Toyota Gazoo Racing team said on the X social network.

According to the local police, the accident “took place around 9:30 a.m.”: “Two passenger cars were on the planned rally route. In one of the cars were the driver and co-driver who are participating in the rally. In the second car there was a 69-year-old driver and his 67-year-old passenger. »

Ogier taken to hospital by helicopter

“They were all injured, complained of pain and were therefore all transported to hospital by medical decision,” added the police spokesperson. “Both drivers were transported to hospital by helicopter, and the passengers by ambulance. »

Earlier in the day, a source close to the organizers, who requested anonymity, indicated that the two pilots “had nothing, they were not injured”. “The collision took place during a reconnaissance on a national road, while they were driving at low speed,” said this source.

Recognition of Rally Poland

According to private 24-hour news television Polsat News, the eight-time world champion’s car “collided with a passenger car”. “The incident occurred while he was familiarizing himself with one of the routes of the Polish Rally,” Polsat News reported, adding that “Sébastien Ogier and his co-driver were taken to hospital.”

Ogier, 40, and Landais, 32, are only competing in a few WRC Championship events this season. The French pilot is 4e in the general classification and won two rallies in a row in Croatia at the end of April and in Portugal in mid-May.

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