An unpredictable classic
Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia © DPPI

An unpredictable classic

03/10/2018

Eleventh stop of the season, the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 october) and its unpredictable conditions will start the 2018 World Rally Championship’s final sprint.

5: As the number of points separating Toyota from its opponents in the Manufacturers standings before the Rally of Great Britain. Successful on the last three events (a win and a podium each time), the Japanese team and its headliner Ott Tänak could benefit from this momentum to get closer to the title.

23: As the number of points between the leader Thierry Neuville and the third man Sébastien Ogier in the overall before the antepenultimate round of the season. On a 1419 kilometer-long route composed of 318.3 kilometers of against-the-clock actions split into 23 stages, the three best drivers of the season will fight to stay in the race for the title. While Ott Tänak can rely on his impressive current speed, Sébastien Ogier will play on a ground where he is always at ease…

29.13: As the length in kilometers of the Welsh event’s longest stage. While the local legislation now authorizes public roads to be closed, the organizers have had the possibility to link traditional gravel forest tracks with short asphalt sections to create longer stages. Therefore, the connection of former stages Brenig and Alwen created a 29.13 kilometer-long timed section.

150: As the length in kilometers of timed actions planned for Saturday. While there will be no opportunity for service during the day, this third leg could be a veritable obstacle course. With nine stages and just a lunchtime tyre change scheduled, this leg will be the main challenge of the event.

341: While 60 competitors are expected on the 2018 Wales Rally GB’s muddy Britain roads, the very first Rally of Great Britain named Royal Automobile Club Rally saw 341 crews on the start line in 1932. Previously crossing England, Scotland and Wales, the Britain event is now largely based in Wales.

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