The row that spotlights WRC's identity crisis

The row that spotlights WRC's identity crisis

The Tour of Corsica wants to throw the modern WRC route format out of the window for its return to the world championship. DAVID EVANS considers whether that's madness or genius

The French have done it again. Where there is brilliance, some see only setbacks, snags and hinderance. Simultaneously straightforward, simple, stupid and silly. One man's viande is another man's poison. Corsica has provided plenty of both with its first World Rally Championship itinerary since 2008.

I'll admit it, when I heard about a 35-miler running through Friday evening as a 'welcome home' to the WRC, I was delighted at the prospect of returning to Porto-Vecchio.

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