Don't blame 'new Group B' for Monte tragedy

Don't blame 'new Group B' for Monte tragedy

The death of a spectator on the first stage of the World Rally Championship's new era prompted the wrong sort of Group B comparisons, but the tragedy should prompt a focus on fan behaviour rather than the cars

Suddenly, all those Group B analogies sat rather awkwardly. Yes, we had the noise, the aero, the angles, the power and the glory. And now, one stage into the rebirth of rallying's most coveted yet controversial era, we had death as well.

It was with some degree of inevitability that social media plotted the course of direct correlation between what happened last Thursday night and what happened in Portugal 31 years ago.

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