Against the odds, following the cancellation of Rally Sweden, the 2021 World Rally Championship gets underway this week with its traditional curtain raiser in Monte Carlo.
After the 2020 season was heavily disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a six-month gap between rounds three and four, there is much hope that 2021 can bring a return of some form of normality in which the main talking points come from action on the stages rather than case numbers in service park localities.
Ott Tanak made up for a disastrous Monte Carlo Rally by leading all the way on the snow-kissed stages of the Arctic Rally Finland and in the process hit back at an event Toyota had been expected to dominate
This week's Arctic Rally Finland will bring the World Rally Championship into new territory. And, almost without exception, the service park can't wait for the subzero challenge to commence
Against pandemic-shaped odds, the World Rally Championship season opener went ahead in Monte Carlo last weekend as a familiar face again took top spot. But for an emotional Sebastien Ogier, his record-breaking eighth win meant more than most
OPINION: With Rally GB dropping off the World Rally Championship calendar for the second year in a row, one of Britain's best-attended sporting events faces an uncertain future. It's an unfortunate situation that points to troubling times ahead
The World Rally Championship was hit hard by the pandemic, but the organisers and teams pulled together to deliver an enthralling campaign that produced five winners and a shock twist in the tail
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