When Sebastien Ogier walked out of Dovenby Hall for the final time last December, he closed the door behind him and ended an era. Once again, winning in the World Rally Championship was to be a thing of the past for M-Sport. Or so the story went.
Ogier and Julien Ingrassia's final farewell to Cumbria had had an element of the funereal about it. Or so the story went.
But both stories were wrong. The atmosphere was all about celebration and determination.