The WRC half-term report

The WRC half-term report

The 2011 World Rally Championship has already thrown up more controversy, intrigue and action than the last few years put together. David Evans casts his eyes over what's been and what's to come.

The holidays are here. Sebastien Loeb's gone jet-skiing, Matthew Wilson's off on a bike ride, Petter Solberg's jumping out of aeroplanes and Mikko Hirvonen's enjoying the sunshine at home.

Six rallies into this year's World Rally Championship and we've learned plenty. It's been an amazing ride so far, with some incredibly tight fights – including the closest finish to a WRC round, when Sebastien Ogier edged Jari-Matti Latvala by just 0.2 seconds in Jordan. Beyond that, there's been the usual mix of sport and politics.

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