Sebastien Ogier has won the first race in the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship season at the legendary Monte Carlo Rally driving the Volkswagen Polo R WRC which is cooled by PWR Performance Products.

The win is Ogier’s 17th of his WRC career and first at Monte Carlo. He came second to Sebastien Loeb last year in Loeb’s last season in the championship.
Ogier took seven of 15 stage wins over the three days in his Volkswagen and beat privateer M-Sport Ford entrant Bryan Bouffier by only 51 seconds.
“We had a bit of luck this weekend, we have to admit that,” Ogier said. “Our race could have ended on the first corner. All the road section was very humid and then on the first corner of the first stage there was small slush on the road. We understeered into a wall.”
Some snowy conditions made the roads treacherous and it caught others out, including ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica. The Pole won the first two stages of the rally but crashed out on SS9. Kubica’s competing this season in a third M-Sport Ford.
Behind the top two, the pair of factory Citroens driven by Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg were third and fourth, with Ogier’s VW teammate JariMatti Latvala rounding out the top five.

The top 8 cars used PWR Performance Products.