Mustn’t forget Jari-Matti Latvala, who took the win at the Welsh Rally. He’s been on excellent form in the later part of the season, which he can hopefully carry over into next year.
Mini’s pace straight out of the box has been impressive and it’s great to see them back in the sport. I didn’t think I’d be a fan of a non-Cooper Mini, but the Countryman looks right at home on the stages, especially in Tarmac trim. Dani Sordo definitely agrees, “Car looks nicer in tarmac so you want to push more”. Never thought a racing driver would say that; maybe looks are important, even at the highest level of performance.