Julien Ingrassia

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Julien Ingrassia
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Julien Ingrassia, 2013
Personal information
Nationality France French
Born (1979-11-26) November 26, 1979 (age 34)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2006–present
Teams Volkswagen Motorsport
Citroën Total World Rally Team
Citroën Junior Team
Rallies 83
Championships 2 (2013, 2014)
Rally wins 23
Podiums 34
Stage wins 308
First rally 2008 Rally Mexico
First win 2010 Rally de Portugal
Last win 2014 Rally Catalunya
Last rally 2014 Rally Catalunya

Julien Ingrassia (born 26 November 1979 in Aix-en-Provence, France) is a French rally co-driver. Working with Sébastien Ogier, he became World Rally Champion in 2013 and 2014 with the Volkswagen Motorsport team.

Rally career[edit]

Julien Ingrassia made his debut in rallying in 2002 at the Critérium des Cévennes. He had several experiences in regional rallies and took part in a single-brand championship for the first time in 2004, the Coupe Peugeot 206.

Debut with the French Federation[edit]

In 2006, he joined Sébastien Ogier in the Rallye Jeunes FFSA team. Together, they took their first wins in Coupe Peugeot 206. They also learnt their way on regional and national rallies, before rapidly tackling the international scene.

2008: JWRC World Champion

Julien Ingrassia reached the world level entering the Junior world rally championship with the Equipe de France FFSA run by the French Federation. With three wins out of six rallies during the season, he won the JWRC World Rally Champion title with Sébastien Ogier. Considered as the French succession in rallying, the crew stayed only one season in JWRC before climbing to the WRC championship.

Citroën (2009-2011)[edit]

In 2009, Julien Ingrassia entered the Citroën Junior Team and took a maiden podium at the Acropolis Rally. The season after, he snatched a first world rally win in Portugal. This was the start of the positive spiral for the French crew: from Rally Finland, they joined the Citroën Total World Rally Team, official team of the French manufacturer, for the last gravel rounds of the 2010 season. They took their second victory of the year with the official squad, in Japan, on a rally that they didn’t know.

With Sébastien Ogier, it took only two years to Julien Ingrassia to reach the top level of world rallying despite their late debut in motorsport.

For the 2011 season, Ogier and Ingrassia became an official crew for the main Citroën team. They took the same number of wins than their team-mates Loeb/Elena (5), despite team orders clearly given in favor of Loeb on the last five rounds of the season. Citroën decided to stop their association with the young crew at the end of the season.

Successes and titles with Volkswagen (from 2012)[edit]

Julien Ingrassia at the 2013 Rally Finland

Julien and Sébastien joined Volkswagen Motorsport with a first contract covering three seasons from 2012 to 2014. Having to choose between Ford and Volkswagen, they decided to take up the challenge proposed by the German manufacturer which consisted in missing the 2012 WRC championship to develop the brand new Polo R WRC.

Their 2012 season was particularly busy as they competed in almost every world championship rally at the wheel of a Skoda Fabia S2000, while developing the Polo R WRC. Ready at the end of the year, the new car was at the start of the 2013 Rallye Monte-Carlo… First stage and first best time! After a podium at Monaco, Ogier and Ingrassia won the Rally Sweden, a major feat given the Scandinavian’s domination on home soil.

Rally after rally and win after win, the French crew confirmed its domination. They took a total of 9 victories, won 111 special stages and scored 290 points, which is a record in WRC! Their maiden World Champions title was confirmed on the first stage of the 2013 Rallye de France-Alsace, while Volkswagen took the manufacturers’ title on the following round, in Spain.

In 2014, the reigning World Champions started their title defense in the best possible way, winning the Rallye Monte-Carlo. They already added their names on the winners’ list of this prestigious rally while it was part of the IRC calendar in 2009, but this was the first time that they won it in the WRC category. Together with 2011 Rally Portugal, 2013 Rally Sweden or 2013 Rally Finland, this was one of the most beautiful wins of the World Champion crew.

As they also took victories in Mexico, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Australia and Spain, Julien Ingrassia and Sébastien Ogier clinched their second title on the penultimate round of the season. Ingrassia became the first French codriver with two WRC titles.

Still in Spain, Volkswagen announced that all their crews renewed their contracts.

Stats[edit]

Titles[edit]

Season Title Car
2007 French 206 Cup winner Peugeot 206
2008 Junior World Rally Champion Citroën C2 S1600
2013 World Rally Champion Volkswagen Polo R WRC
2014 World Rally Champion Volkswagen Polo R WRC

Victories[edit]

WRC victories[edit]

 #  Event Season Driver Car
1 Portugal 44º Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2010 France Sébastien Ogier Citroën C4 WRC
2 Japan 6th Rally Japan 2010 France Sébastien Ogier Citroën C4 WRC
3 Portugal 45º Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2011 France Sébastien Ogier Citroën DS3 WRC
4 Jordan 29th Jordan Rally 2011 France Sébastien Ogier Citroën DS3 WRC
5 Greece 57th Acropolis Rally 2011 France Sébastien Ogier Citroën DS3 WRC
6 Germany 29. ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2011 France Sébastien Ogier Citroën DS3 WRC
7 France Rallye de France-Alsace 2011 France Sébastien Ogier Citroën DS3 WRC
8 Sweden 61st Rally Sweden 2013 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
9 Mexico 27° Rally Guanajuato México 2013 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
10 Portugal 47° Rally de Portugal 2013 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
11 Italy 10° Rally di Sardegna 2013 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
12 Finland 63rd Neste Oil Rally Finland 2013 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
13 Australia 22nd Rally Australia 2013 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
14 France Rallye de France-Alsace 2013 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
15 Spain 49º Rally RACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada 2013 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
16 United Kingdom 69th Wales Rally GB 2013 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
17 Monaco 82ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo 2014 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
18 Mexico 28° Rally Guanajuato México 2014 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
19 Portugal 48° Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2014 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
20 Italy 11° Rally di Sardegna 2014 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
21 Poland 71st LOTOS Rally Poland 2014 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
22 Australia 23rd Coates Hire Rally Australia 2014 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC
23 Spain 50º Rally RACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada 2014 France Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC

JWRC victories[edit]

# Season Rally Country Driver Car
1 2008 Mexico 22nd Rally Mexico Mexico France Sébastien Ogier Citroën C2 S1600
2 2008 Jordan 26th Rally Jordan Jordan France Sébastien Ogier Citroën C2 S1600
3 2008 Germany 27th Rally Germany Germany France Sébastien Ogier Citroën C2 S1600

IRC Victories[edit]

 #  Event Season Driver Car
1 Monaco 77è Rallye Monte-Carlo 2009 France Sébastien Ogier Peugeot 207 S2000

Other victories[edit]

# Season Rally Country Driver Car
1 2010 26th Rallye della Lanterna Italy France Sébastien Ogier Citroën C4 WRC
2 2011 26th Rallye National Vosgien France France Sébastien Ogier Citroën DS3 WRC

World rally championship records[edit]

  • Win with the slightest margin: 0.2 seconds on at the Rally Jordan, on 2011 April, 16th.

Rally records[edit]

WRC results[edit]

Complete WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
2008 Equipe de France FFSA Citroën C2 S1600 MON SWE MEX
8
ARG JOR
11
ITA
22
GRC TUR GER
19
NZL ESP
Ret
FRA
20
JPN 21st 1
Sébastien Ogier Citroën C2 R2 FIN
35
Equipe de France FFSA Citroën C4 WRC GBR
26
2009 Citroën Junior Team Citroën C4 WRC IRE
6
NOR
10
CYP
Ret
POR
17
ARG
7
ITA
Ret
GRE
2
POL
Ret
FIN
6
AUS
5
ESP
5
GBR
Ret
8th 24
2010 Citroën Junior Team Citroën C4 WRC SWE
5
MEX
3
JOR
6
TUR
4
NZL
2
POR
1
BUL
4
GER
3
FRA
6
ESP
10
4th 167
Citroën Total WRT FIN
2
JPN
1
GBR
Ret
2011 Citroën Total WRT Citroën DS3 WRC SWE
4
MEX
Ret
POR
1
JOR
1
ITA
4
ARG
3
GRE
1
FIN
3
GER
1
AUS
11
FRA
1
ESP
Ret
GBR
11
3rd 196
2012 Volkswagen Motorsport Škoda Fabia S2000 MON
Ret
SWE
11
MEX
8
POR
7
ARG
7
GRE
7
NZL FIN
10
GER
6
GBR
12
FRA
11
ITA
5
ESP
Ret
10th 41
2013 Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC MON
2
SWE
1
MEX
1
POR
1
ARG
2
GRE
10
ITA
1
FIN
1
GER
17
AUS
1
FRA
1
ESP
1
GBR
1
1st 290
2014 Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC MON
1
SWE
6
MEX
1
POR
1
ARG
2
ITA
1
POL
1
FIN
2
GER
Ret
AUS
1
FRA
13
ESP
1
GBR 1st* 242*

* Season in progress.

Complete JWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 JWRC Points
2008 Equipe de France FFSA Citroën C2 S1600 MEX
1
JOR
1
ITA
5
FIN GER
1
ESP
Ret
FRA
2
1st 42

Full results in world rally championship[edit]

Season Team Starts Victories Podiums Stage wins DNF Points Final result
2008 Private 8 0 0 1 1 1 21st
2009 Citroën Junior Team 12 0 1 13 ** 4 24 8th
2010 Citroën Junior Team 10 1 4 27 * 0 124 4th
Citroën Total WRT 3 1 2 10 1 43
2011 Citroën Total WRT 13 5 7 56 ** 2 196 3rd
2012 Volkswagen Motorsport 12 0 0 1 2 41 10th
2013 Volkswagen Motorsport 13 9 11 110 * 0 290 1st
2014 Volkswagen Motorsport 12 7 9 90 1 242 1st
Total 83 23 34 308 11 961

(*) including one ex-aequo stage win
(**) including two ex-aequo stage wins

IRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 WDC Points
2009 BF Goodrich Drivers Team Peugeot 207 S2000 MON
1
BRA KEN POR BEL RUS POR CZE ESP ITA SCO 8th 10
2010 Sébastien Ogier Peugeot 207 S2000 MON
Ret
BRA ARG CAN ITA
Ret
BEL AZO MAD CZE ITA SCO CYP 0

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