WRC 2016: Battle for championship runner-up continues at Wales Rally GB
Mikkelsen and Neuville lead the hunt for second place, with Paddon, Sordo, Latvala and Ostberg still in with a chance
By any account, the penultimate round of the 2016 WRC was expected to be a memorable occasion, even if the entry list for the all-gravel Wales Rally GB itself had not provided any unexpected surprises. It was the final time that the top works teams would run their current specification cars in Europe before they move on to newer and faster cars next year and the third WRC event to run this year within one month. WRGB was run this time in October rather than November, hopefully it would be more agreeable weather than is traditional for...
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