Hey, folks, and welcome back! We had a longer break than expected due to the cancellation of Rally China, but rally is finally back, and we’re headed to Corsica for one of the most famed names in rally.
Tell A Finn maintained his lead after Germany, but behind him there was a reshuffling as Dusty Ventures, Nealman, and RWS Motorsport all tumbled down the order, helping twelve other competitors move up in the process. Mr Finn and Marric have a bit of a breakaway at the moment, but! This is the round where we start dropping worst scores. So expect to see some significant movement come next Monday.
And now to Corsica. The Tour de Corse is known as the rally of ten thousand corners. It is extremely technical, extremely twisty, and requires absolute precision. As this is a tarmac event Ogier will have preferred road position, but it should be noted that he has failed to finish in France the last two years. Is his bad luck over? That’s for you to decide.
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 France: 11.6
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) - Avg last 10 rounds: 9.7 - Avg France: 14.6
M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM - FORD FIESTA RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 8.8 - Avg France: 6.0
Eric Camilli (FRA) - Avg last 8 rounds: 2.9 - Avg France: N/A
HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT - HYUNDAI I20 WRC
Dani Sordo (ESP) - HYUNDAI - Avg last 10 rounds: 9.7 - Avg France: 11.3
Theirry Neuville (BEL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.6 - Avg France: 7.0
ABU DHABI TOTAL WRT - CITROEN DS3 WRC
Kris Meeke (GBR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 10.5 - Avg France: 9.0
Craig Breen (IRL) - Avg last 5 rounds: 5.4 - Avg France: N/A
SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDEPENDENTS:
Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) - VW - Avg last 10 rounds: 13.4 - Avg France: 13.0
Ott Tanak (EST) - FORD - Avg last 10 rounds: 5.2 - Avg France: 4.5
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) - FORD - Avg last 10 rounds: 0.5 - Avg France: 0.0
Hayden Paddon (NZL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 9.6 - Avg France: 10.0