Cockermouth, watch out: the meteor's coming. It must be. With the run of luck Malcolm Wilson is having, odds of 182,138,880,000,000-to-1 for a direct hit from debris from outer space must be a serious concern.
Actually, the bigger fear from the sky in the Wilson household must be snow. They are themselves no strangers to skiing accidents. And Malcolm's son Matthew ruled himself out of four rounds of this year's World Rally Championship while training when the white stuff started falling. And then there's the 1993 Swedish Rally.
With snow on the ground, Wilson senior was leading the second round of the World Rally Championship until he went off the road on a fast left-hander having misheard a pacenote call.
And now this: Jari-Matti Latvala injures himself in a skiing accident.
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David Evans is the rallies editor of Autosport and Motorsport News. A successful rally driving father ensured an early introduction to motorsport and, fascinated as he was by rallying, the fourth estate was of equal interest. Having read (or at least looked at the pictures) from the age of two, he joined <i>Motoring News</i> in 1996 and later moved to Autosport in 2002.@davidevansrally More features by David Evans