Ogier in control extends Monte-Carlo lead on Friday morning

2023 Rallye Monte-Carlo - Friday morning Sébastien Ogier, navigated by Vincent Landais, claimed a clean sweep of Rallye Monte-Carlo’s Friday morning speed tests to extend his lead at the opening round of the FIA World Rally Championship.Not even a hybrid unit fault, which left the 39-year-old’s Toyota GR Yaris short on power, could derail Ogier as he stormed to a hat-trick of stage wins in the mountains north of Monaco.He reached the tyre change zone in Puget-Théniers a whopping 32.7sec clear of second-placed Thierry Neuville/Martijn Wydaeghe. Ogier’s team-mate Kalle Rovanperä and codriver Jonne Halttunen survived a close shave with an…

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