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Ogier won seventh World Cup title | GP

Toyota’s French team-mate Elfyn Evans led the World Cup standings with 14 points before the last race but crashed and had to rest on Saturday.

There it took the Welshman a great chance to win his first World Cup title. Evans went through Sunday’s final three stages at Monza but did not manage to collect enough points.

Ogier was finally eight points ahead of Evans in the World Cup table.

– I’m very happy, but I’m not throwing myself into the air cheering because there are so many people suffering this year, Ogier said of 2020 being dominated by the ravages of the coronavirus.

Ogier won the final race by 13.9 seconds ahead of world champion Ott Tänak, Latvia, who finished third overall in the World Cup series.

This year’s Rally World Championship contains only seven races, compared to 14 races last year. Ogier won two races, in Mexico and Monza, and finished second in two.

– Of course I pity Evans. He’s had a really solid season and it’s been an exciting duel. I’m sure next year too, said Ogier.

With seven World Cup titles, Ogier has two titles ahead of compatriot Sebastien Loeb, who took home the World Cup nine times during his career.

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