Things are winding down in the 2016 WRC season, and while the driver’s championship may have been determined the Fantasy title is still very much up in the air.
Tell a Finn and Marric continue to duke it out between each other at the top of the order. Meanwhile the biggest winners of the first round of score drops was Sliding Sideways and RWS Motorsport, both of whom were able to drop the rounds they missed. Oppo’s three rally competitors, Dusty, Santiago, and Alex also seem to have their own private feud going on, as they sit fourth, fifth, and sixth with just eleven points between them.
Now for Wales. Wet (it’s gonna rain), narrow, twisty, and often slick, Wales is an icon and a challenge. Historically this is a place that favors the duo from VW, with Ogier and Latvala combining to have won the last five straight years. But at the same time they have both struggled here, as everyone has at some point in the Welsh mud. Latvala has had trouble the last two years, and in the four years Ogier visited Wales in a Citroen he never scored a single point. As for choosing among the rest... good luck. Someone’s gonna get mud in their eye.
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 (no, you can’t pick the course car), 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: 17.4 - Avg Wales: 10.7
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) - Avg last 10 rounds: 9.1 - Avg Wales: 12.4
M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM - FORD FIESTA RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.8 - Avg Wales: 6.5
Eric Camilli (FRA) - Avg last 10 rounds: 2.7 - Avg Wales: N/A
HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT - HYUNDAI I20 WRC
Dani Sordo (ESP) - HYUNDAI - Avg last 10 rounds: 10.6 - Avg Wales: 9.3
Theirry Neuville (BEL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 10.5 - Avg Wales: 8.3
ABU DHABI TOTAL WRT - CITROEN DS3 WRC
Kris Meeke (GBR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 10.5 - Avg Wales: 12.7
Craig Breen (IRL) - Avg last 7 rounds: 5.4 - Avg Wales: N/A
ABU DHABI TOTAL WRT II - CITROEN DS3 WRC
Quentin Gilbert (FRA) - Avg last 0 rounds: N/A - Avg Wales: N/A
Stephane Lefebvre (FRA) - Avg last 9 rounds: 1.9 - Avg Wales: N/A
SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDEPENDENTS:
Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) - VW - Avg last 10 rounds: 10.3 - Avg Wales: 5.0
Ott Tanak (EST) - FORD - Avg last 10 rounds: 5.5 - Avg Wales: 2.0
Hayden Paddon (NZL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 10.8 - Avg Wales: 5.5
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) - FORD - Avg last 10 rounds: 0.5 - Avg Wales: 1.0
Abdullah Al Qassimi (UAE) - Avg last 1 rounds: 0.0 - Avg Wales: N/A
Yazeed Al Rajhi (SAU) - Avg last 6 rounds: 0.0 - Avg Wales: N/A
Valeriy Gorban (UKR) - Avg last 8 rounds: 0.1 - Avg Wales: N/A