Jari-Matti Latvala's co-driver Miikka Anttila didn't garner a lot of sympathy at Rally GB's post-event press conference. He hadn't, he complained, seen the physio for a while because he'd been working long days. Hmm...
If Mr Anttila attends this year's FIA awards ceremony, he'd better keep his head down and stay out of the way of President Todt. I don't agree with everything Jean Todt says about rallying, but I'm completely with him on the endurance aspect. And Rally GB was, is, hasn't always been but always should be about endurance. Office hours, for me, have no place in our sport.
And if Anttila thinks his days were long, maybe he should have been out with the boys and girls in the mist and rain in the middle of Gartheiniog, setting the stage up for him and his mates well before the sun even considered showing its face on Saturday morning. That was an early start. And a long day.
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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