Less is more. But is it really? I thought not. I honestly thought more was more. But now I'm not so sure. Between you and me, I fear endurance rallying might be finished.
Yes, yes, I know Dakar, East African Safari, any number of cross-country events. What I'm talking about is endurance in the World Rally Championship. It just doesn't seem to work anymore. And that makes me sad.
In all honesty, this has been coming for a while. I remember going to talk to Markko Martin at the end of the first day of the 2002 Safari Rally - his first attempt at the Kenyan classic. He'd done four competitive sections, a smidge over 200 miles between the lions in his Ford Focus RS WRC 02.