Alright, so calendar fail on my part, thought this rally was next weekend. We’ll have to do this quick and dirty.
Rally Poland is a “new” event on the WRC calendar, with last year’s running having been the first time it was run since 2009, and the second time in about 40 years. This means most drivers only have one year’s worth of notes and experience to work from. The roads themselves are very fast, but with corners over crests (sometimes with no trees or objects to work as reference points) and the odd rocky surprise in the road, it’s also a very unforgiving event. Of the current crop of drivers only Seb Ogier has ever won here, and he is certainly the favorite this time around.
With Lumpy44 failing to make picks for the last round we have a new sheriff atop the leaderboard, as marric takes control of the standings. Lumpy44 falls all the way down to sixth, but don’t be fooled. With the drop system he’s still very much in contention.
And now, game time! Here’s the official Entry List, and the always useful season of our Fantasy WRC is here, just waiting for your analytical eyes pretending to look at something important while your boss walks behind you. And while you’re at it, you can also look at the driver’s data and statistics.
If you’re new to our game, welcome! You can check the rules and awesome prizes here.
VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT - VW POLO R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) - Avg last 10 rounds: 16.8 - Avg Poland: 12.5
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) - Avg last 10 rounds: 11.2 - Avg Poland: 5.0
CITROËN TOTAL ABU DHABI WRT - CITROËN DS3 WRC
Kris Meeke (GBR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.1 - Avg Poland: 6.0
Mads Østberg (NOR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 9.1 - Avg Poland: 0.0
M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM - FORD FIESTA RS WRC
Elfyn Evans (GBR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.7 - Avg Poland: 0.0
Ott Tänak (EST) - Avg last 10 rounds: 4.7 - Avg Poland: N/A
HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT - HYUNDAI I20WRC
Thierry Neuville (BEL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 9.0 - Avg Poland: 15.0
Dani Sordo (ESP) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.6 - Avg Poland: 18.0
SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDEPENDENTS:
Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 11.4 - VW Polo - Avg Poland: 18.0
Kevin Abbring (NLD) - Avg last 10 rounds: 0.0 - Hyundai i20 - Avg Poland: N/A
Robert Kubica (POL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 0.4 - Ford Fiesta - Avg Poland: 0.0
Hayden Paddon (NZL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 5.0 - Hyundai i20 - Avg Poland: 4.0
Martin Prokop (CZE) - Avg last 10 rounds: 3.8 - Ford Fiesta - Avg Poland: 1.0
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) - Avg last 10 rounds: 0.0 - Ford Fiesta - Avg Poland: N/A