A versatile sportsman, Ogier was a ski instructor and professional boules player before he embarked on a rallying career at the age of 22.
Ogier’s path to success mirrored that of nine-time champion Sébastien Loeb: both made their mark in two-wheel-drive, 1600cc Citroëns before stepping up to the big league with the French manufacturer.
Ogier stormed to the FIA Junior World Rally Championship crown in 2008 and a six-round WRC programme with the Citroën Junior Team followed a year later. Despite a succession of accidents, Citroën chiefs stuck by their man and Ogier took victories in Portugal and Japan in 2010.
He is the current holder of the World Rally Drivers' Championship, having won the title six times, in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. With 44 victories in the World Rally Championship and six consecutive WRC titles, he is the second most successful WRC driver, after former Citroën WRC teammate Sébastien Loeb (nine titles).