Ogier: Selfish, ruthless and right

Ogier: Selfish, ruthless and right

Sebastien Ogier has made no secret of his disgust with the WRC's current start-order rules. DAVID EVANS thinks he has a point - but that there's a bigger picture too

The road sign from heaven arrived in the lanes close to home earlier this week: 'Skid risk. Max speed 20'. Men in orange trousers unwittingly created Rally Australia's Beraking stage on my doorstep. And it would have been wrong, wholly wrong, not to put it to good use.

I gave the Tar a good 15 minutes to bake before I was wheeling my high-mileage 120d down the road. And for the next hour I drove the same stretch over and over again, enormously sideways and all in the name of research. I took the opportunity to see what kind of effect road sweeping - that aspect of rallying that has so enraged Sebastien Ogier recently - really has. See... research.

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