The Monte Carlo rally takes place between 21-24 January.

This morning, seven-time world champion Sebastien Ogier and map reader Julien Ingrassia were out testing.

It did not go well.

The car crashed into a tree.

"We cut down some trees ... sorry about that.

I will probably walk around like a zombie for a few days, but there is no doubt that I will be starting in "Monte" next week ", writes Julien Ingrassia on Facebook.

Both were taken to hospital, according to Dirtfish.

But both Ogier and Ingrassia must have escaped serious injuries.