Sebastien Ogier will keep his second place from the Rally Mexico after the jury cleared his M-Sport. Originally, the FIA wanted to check both Ogier’s and his teammate Ott Tänak’s M’Sport rally cars suspecting their gearboxes were illegal. The M-Sport duo had finished second and third in Mexico, so ruling them out would have complete thrown both the drivers’ and the teams’ championships around.
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If Sebastien Ogier would have been disqualified, he would have lost a total of 22 points and his championship lead. Now he stays on top, eight points ahead of Toyota’s Jari-Matti Latvala on second. Ogier in fact passed Latvala in the standings with his points from Mexico. Now that everything has been cleared up, the World Rally Championship will move to Corsica, France. The engines will be fired up on the Mediterranean island April 6th and the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse will finish on April 9th so mark your calendars.