Get ready, this is another quickie.
I am currently in a hotel. Why am I in a hotel? This is why. Anyway, I have to drive 700 miles today, so this is going to be quick.
Rally GB threw everyone for a loop with the two fastest drivers both having to super rally. Tanak was on 18 of 20 rosters and last year’s winner Evans was on 11. Both of them retired from top two positions, throwing fantasy rosters into disarray, and putting Ogier at the front of the rally. Seb held off a charge from Latvala to take it, and give literally everyone 25 points as he was on every single roster. The two players who didn’t pick Tanak ran away with it this round, particularly Hot Dog McKoy who somehow correctly guessed the top 5. The championship overall is now back to being a tie, with two rounds to decide who walks away with it. Exciting!
Now for the rundown: Spain. Gravel on day 1, racetrack-smooth tarmac on days 2 and 3. Loeb returns. Three previous winners in the field (Loeb-5, Ogier-3, Mikkelsen-1). Block back. Dark horse for a few points? (He’s scored in 5 of his last 8 & has average on par with Prokop & Henning). Will the championship rivals fight for the win or push to hard and retire? Make Picks!
Want to see how you did last year and refresh yourself on the rules? Check this out right here. 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 here.
M-SPORT FORD WRT - FORD FIESTA RS WRC
Sébastien Ogier (FRA) - Avg last 10 rounds: 12.9- Avg ESP: 13.0
Elfyn Evans (GBR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 4.2 - Avg ESP: 2.0
Teemu Suninen (FIN) - Avg last 10 rounds: 6.4 - Avg ESP: N/A
HYUNDAI SHELL MOBIS WRT - HYUNDAI I20 COUPE WRC
Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.0 - Avg ESP: 6.2
Thierry Neuville (BEL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 14.6 - Avg ESP: 6.5
Dani Sordo (ESP) - Avg last 10 rounds: 6.0 - Avg ESP: 10.8
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WRT - TOYOTA YARIS WRC
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) - Avg last 10 rounds: 6.7 - Avg ESP: 11.5
Ott Tänak (EST) - Avg last 10 rounds: 12.2 - Avg ESP: 5.8
Esapekka Lappi (FIN) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.9 - Avg ESP: 0.0
CITROËN TOTAL ABU DHABI WRT - CITROËN C3 WRC
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) - Avg last 10 rounds: 13.2 - Avg ESP: 25.0
Craig Breen (IRL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 4.4 - Avg ESP: 1.0
Khalid Al-Qassimi (UAE) - Avg last 10 rounds: 0.0 - Avg ESP: 0.7
SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDEPENDENTS:
Ken Block (USA) - FORD - Avg last 10 rounds: 1.6 - Avg ESP: 0.7
*Jean-Michel Raoux* (FRA) - CITROEN - Avg last 6 rounds: 0.0 - Avg ESP: 0.0