Heya, folks. If you thought previous rounds of Fantasy WRC were rush jobs hold onto your hat, because here comes the transcontinental express. As I write this the sun has yet to come up, but I’m sitting in the airport terminal waiting to board a plane and fly from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific. So here we go!

Bad picks by me and good picks by Tell A Finn means we have a new championship leader for the first time since Sweden. Yay, Tell A Finn!

As for this round. Germany. Tarmac. Fast. Narrow. Hinkelsteins. Ogier in good road position.

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HAVING A BAD SEASON?: We’ve got a new optional game category, titled the NOgier cup. A few players have stopped picking ogier out of principle (read: annoyance). Because I respect this (read: I am equally annoyed), I’m officially and retroactively implementing the NOgier cup. Any round where you don’t include Ogier in any of your picks you’ll automatically be added to the cup. Highest single round and highest season scores will each get two “Rally Takeover” stickers. Keep in mind that by making NOgier cup picks you’re probably not going to score highly overall in this round.

And with that, let’s get down to business. If you’re new be sure to read the rules. Here’s the official Entry List, and the current fantasy points spreadsheet. And while you’re at it, you can also look at the driver’s data and statistics.

VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT - VW POLO R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) - Avg last 10 rounds: 14.9 - Avg Germany: 13.0
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) - Avg last 10 rounds: 9.7 - Avg Germany: 6.7

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M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM - FORD FIESTA RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 8.8 - Avg Germany: 5.6
Eric Camilli (FRA) - Avg last 8 rounds: 2.9 - Avg Germany: N/A

HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT - HYUNDAI I20 WRC
Dani Sordo (ESP) - HYUNDAI - Avg last 10 rounds: 9.7 - Avg Germany: 14.0
Theirry Neuville (BEL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.6 - Avg Germany: 13.3

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SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDEPENDENTS:
Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) - VW - Avg last 10 rounds: 13.4 - Avg Germany: 7.5
Ott Tanak (EST) - FORD - Avg last 10 rounds: 5.2 - Avg Germany: 2.0
Hayden Paddon (NZL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 9.6 - Avg Germany: 2.0
Stephane Lefebvre (FRA) - Avg last 8 rounds: 2.1 - Avg Germany: 1.0
Oleskiy Tamrazov (UKR) - FORD - Avg last 1 rounds: 0.0 - Avg Germany: N/A