Victory at this weekend’s ACI Rally Monza saw Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia claim the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship in their Michelin-equipped Toyota Yaris WRC. It is their first Drivers’ crown with the Japanese carmaker and the seventh of their career, a run achieved with three different manufacturers – Volkswagen, Ford (M-Sport ) and Toyota. The French duo has combined exceptional speed and reliability over the past 10 decade, during which it claimed every one of its world titles on Michelin rubber.
Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia overcame extraordinarily challenging weather in northern Italy to finish Rally Monza ahead of second- and third-placed Ott Tänak/Martin Järveoja and Dani Sordo/Carlos Del Barrio who allowed Michelin’s partner Hyundai Motorsport to top the FIA WRC Manufacturers’ standings for the second year running.
The end of the 2020 season sees Michelin conclude the most recent decade of its 41-year involvement in the WRC by extending its unique record in the championship:
More than 7,500 special stage wins, with 58 different drivers
More than 1,000 podium placings
30 Manufacturers’ world titles, with 11 different carmakers
28 Drivers’ world titles, with 12 different drivers