Great WRC season masks Covic-19 spanner in the works

Thierry Neuville

Thierry Neuville of Belgium steers his Hyundai I20 Coupe car assisted by his compatriot Martijn Wydaeghe on the second day of the Catalonia 2021 FIA World Rally Championship on October 16, 2021 in La Juncosa del Montmell, near Salou.

Photo credit: Pau Barrena | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Defending champion Sebastien Ogier (204 points) of France in a Toyota Yaris leads British team mate Elyfn Evans by 13 points with 26 on offer.
  • Thierry Neuville, who won in Spain last Sunday, is third with 159. Meanwhile, Sami Pajari made history at Rally RACC - Rally de España by clinching the 2021 FIA Junior WRC title in his M-Sport Poland Ford Fiesta Rally4 with one round to go.

The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) appears to have put the effects of Covid-19 — which disrupted the calendar for the last 18 months — behind it.


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