In the home stretch of Guanajuato Rally Mexico, Kris Meeke—with a 37 second lead—crashed into a car park.
After the announcement that Ogier and co-driver, Julien Ingrassia, will join M-Sport for the 2017 season, the design for their new Ford Fiesta is no longer a secret, either.
Having tested the brand new Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta in Wales last month, the Frenchman was sufficiently impressed to agree terms with the British team.
Kris Meeke became the fourth different winner in five WRC rounds this season after triumphing at Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday afternoon.
Loeb will most likely put his focus on his Citroen World Touring Car effort.
It was the perfect WRC 2015 season opening round for the Volkswagen team.