Colin managed to not crash again, and he's duely wrapped up another win. Burns is second, and Sainz third. Obviously Burns' complaining about McRae deliberately slowing down to avoid having to go first did him no good at all.
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At the moment, I guess Colin's suddenly hopped into position as favourite for the title.
But this tactical driving is getting ridiculous. If there's very much of this trying not to be first on the road, the whole sport is in danger of becoming a complete farce. It's up to the FIA to sort the rules out. Why can't the top drivers choose what number they want to start as the next day?
I think this tactical driving is mostly psycological and the rest of them are going to wind up red faced when someone doesn't back off and winds up with a 30s lead.
How much difference does one or two cars make to the road surface anyway, bearing in mind that five or so 'Official' cars have driven each stage at speed just before the first competitor arrives.