The WRC's long road home

The WRC's long road home

While rally winner Sebastien Loeb had a private plane waiting, for many of the WRC fraternity, the ash crisis meant an epic coach trip to get back from Turkey. David Evans relives the 'adventure'

I'm relieved, utterly relieved, to be relieving myself against a wall. It's just after nine o'clock at night, the day doesn't matter. It's pitch black and – from the amount of shouting going on between our Turkish drivers - we seem to be lost.

We've spent the last couple of hours winding our way up, up and up a mountain pass. I think we're at the top, but in the dark, who knows. This is Romania. It's been Romania all day. And it's raining. It's been raining all day. This is my journey back from the Rally of Turkey.

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