Citroen Total World Rally Team crews prepare to tackle the notoriously challenging Rally Sardegna, set against the magnificent backdrop of the Mediterranean.

As the 2019 World Rally Championship enters the second half of the season, Citroen Total World Rally Team crews Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia and Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm prepare to tackle one of the year's most technically demanding events. The notoriously challenging Rally Sardegna is set against the magnificient backdrop of the clear blue Mediterranean sea.

Having claimed six podium finishes in the first seven races and secured stage wins at every round contested so far on gravel in the C3 WRC, Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia truly are the kings of consistency. The French duo will try to make use of their exceptional skill again at this rally, where they have previously won three times (2013, 2014 and 2015).

Despite Citroen's previous experience in Sardinia, where the team has won five times, it will be difficult to repeat their success this year, given that the crew will be first in the running order on Friday where the grip on the gravel roads improves significantly as more cars complete the stages.

However, satisfied by the valuable and effective work done in testing with the team in first-run conditions, the championship leaders will undoubtedly once again strive to make the very best of their situation as they chase a seventh consecutive world title.