Are the 2017 WRC cars really too fast?

Are the 2017 WRC cars really too fast?

This year's crop of World Rally Cars is the fastest in the discipline's history. Ahead of a return to rallies where speeds will be in the spotlight again, our man debunks a troubling myth

The World Rally Championship can relax heading to Poland's high-speed roads this weekend. Those sticks? Grabbed at the wrong end. Messages? Mixed. Confusion reigned.

Earlier this year, the WRC played its own game of Chinese whispers with the speed of these fancy, bells and whistles 2017 World Rally Cars at its heart. Service parks had been rife with chatter of an apparently inevitable stakeholder showdown: the new cars were too fast and stages were going to have to be slowed, went the talk.

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