Sébastien Ogier had a wonderful operation within the Drivers’ Championship after his third success of the season. The seven-time World Champion thus consolidates his first place within the standings, now 11 steps forward of his teammate Elfyn Evans.
Behind the 2 Yaris WRCs, Thierry Neuville partially limits the injury because of his fourth podium of the 12 months. With 29 factors of deficit on Ogier, the Belgian is nonetheless near a rally behind after solely 5 races disputed this 12 months.
The invoice is even heavier for Ott Tänak. After his third retirement of the season, the Estonian was pushed again to just about two rallies for the Frenchman, 57 factors behind. In a detrimental spiral from Portugal, the 2019 World Champion is even adopted by an astonishing Takamoto Katsuta who has adopted his finest WRC outcomes since final January.
The youngest of the Championship chief after the Arctic Rally Finland, Kalle Rovanperä has been accumulating catastrophic outcomes since, with solely 5 factors gleaned within the final three conferences.
Amongst producers, the Toyota Gazoo Racing group continues to dominate towards Hyundai Motorsport. Of their duel towards the Koreans, the Japanese now lead 4 wins towards one. At a good way, M-Sport and 2C Competitors convey up the rear.
In three weeks, the WRC will rediscover a fable by going to Kenya for the Safari Rally. 19 years after its final look on the world calendar, the long-lasting occasion will enable the World Rally Championship to return to Africa!