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World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier wants WRC rules changed to prevent ‘guest’ drivers – such as Citroen favourite Sebastien Loeb – getting advantageous positions. With day one WRC running orders set by championship positions, points leaders end up getting the worst of conditions on gravel rallies while part-time entrants benefit from roads swept clean by
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The FIA has come under pressure to introduce ‘virtual chicanes’ in the World Rally Championship following the Rally Australia tractor incident. Last Friday Hyundai driver Andreas Mikkelsen was forced to overtake a tractor travelling down the Sherwood stage, and crashed shortly afterwards. The FIA is investigating the incident. The tractor had been used to rebuild
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Toyota’s Jari-Matti Latvala claimed the lead of Rally Australia on the Saturday morning loop, while his team-mate Ott Tanak boosted Toyota’s World Rally Championship manufacturer title chances by taking second. Latvala and Tanak – who topped three stages in the four-stage loop – both jumped erstwhile leader Mads Ostberg in his Citroen on the penultimate
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