Rally Australia - Ogier: Home crowning not a target

Sebastien Ogier insists he will not sandbag during Rally Australia in order to set up a World Rally Championship coronation on home soil in next month's Rally France.

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Sébastien Ogier

The Frenchman only needs to take nine points more than M-Sport's Thierry Neuville in order to lift the title in Coffs Harbour on Sunday.

Ogier laughed off speculation that he could deliberately try to win the title on his home round, saying his focus was purely on clinching a maiden crown.

"To be honest, I just want to win it and I really don't care where I do that," he said.

"I would be happy to do that this weekend.

"As soon as it will be done then it will be perfect, because then I can relax as my target for the season will be reached.

"Honestly, I want to do the best I can, it's not possible to try to plan: "OK, I will do this so that happens and then I can win it there..." nothing like that.

"I just want to win it."

Neuville meanwhile conceded the title to Ogier, adding: "I am fighting to try and stay in second place, Sebastien will win - it's just to think about where and when."

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