William Wagner retires from sport

At 30, William Wagner has decided to no longer participate in the French Rally Championship after a 2023 season marked by an accident and a change of car.

Published on 27/01/2024 à 11:24

Medhi Casaurang

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William Wagner retires from sport

William Wagner had been running the CFR for several years. © DPPI / Bastien Roux

The world of French rallies is losing hope. William Wagner announced his retirement from sports while the Rally Monte-Carlo 2024 is in full swing. It was through a message on social networks that the 30-year-old pilot shared this bad news.

“2023 will not have been an easy year. And today... For my part, I announce to you that there will be no continuation for the future. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who helped me, supported me over all these years – partners, co-drivers, ushers, teams, officials, volunteers and the fans with whom we shared the same passion as well as the friends of the CFR, the friends and family who have always been there. Now it's time to see you soon for new adventures! »

Author of a convincing third place during the Rally du Touquet 2023, William Wagner was forced to shorten his season. The transition from a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 to a Skoda Fabia RS Rally2 at the Rallye du Rouergue in July (6th) has not been followed by the slightest competition since.

William Wagner made his rallying debut during the Rallye de Lorrain in 2013. We notably saw him in Junior WRC between 2015 and 2017, before the Frenchman focused on the French Tarmac Rally Championship. His best performance in France remains a fifth place in the final obtained with the Sébastien stable. Loeb Racing in 2019.

Medhi Casaurang

Passionate about the history of motorsport across all disciplines, I learned to read thanks to AUTOhebdo. At least that's what my parents tell everyone when they see my name inside!

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