With the 2014 World Rally Championship season ending last weekend at the Rally GB, Sebestien Ogier has won his second World Rally Championship title in a row. This past year Ogier, along with his co-driver, Julien Ingrassia won a total of 8 rallies in the 13 event 2014 WRC schedule.
2014 WRC Champions Sebestien Ogier (left) With Co-Driver Julien Ingrassia (1)
Ogier finished comfortably ahead of runner-up Jari-Matti Latvala with a 49 point lead. The complete final 2014 WRC driver standings are presented below.
Final 2014 World Rally Championship Standings
|17||Benito Guerra Latapi||8|
|29||Khalid Al Qassimi||1|
With Ogier’s championship season, Volkswagen has also won the WRC Manufacturers Championship with their Volkswagen Polo.
Sebestien Ogier In His Volkswagen Polo (2)
The final overall WRC Manufacturers standings for 2014 are presented below.
2014 WRC Manufacturers Championship Standings
|2||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||210|
|3||M-Sport World Rally Team||208|
|4||Hyundai Shell World Rally Team||187|
|5||Volkswagen Motorsport II||133|
|6||Jipocar Czech National Team||49|
|7||Hyundai Motorsport N||28|
|8||RK M-Sport World Rally Team||26|
I know that this qualifies as wishful thinking, but it would be great if there was an American or Canadian who was competing at the WRC level. This would be a significant boost for rallying in this country.