WRC in Argentina: no fuel, no coffee, but no fuss

WRC in Argentina: no fuel, no coffee, but no fuss

There were several dramas during the longest WRC round for many years last week, but Rally Argentina was ultimately a success. Unless you worked for Ford...

There was no coffee. How had it come to this? Further from a Starbucks than possibly imaginable, an enterprising family in La Pampa cast aside the grappa they were selling at this frighteningly early hour and put the kettle on.

We had time to kill. The petrol that would be fuelling our Friday morning had failed to materialise. The truck delivering the World Rally Car equivalent of avgas to the refuel had coughed and died. Right now, the fifth round of the World Rally Championship had stalled.

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