Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Rally - WRC dilemma



The news that Elfyn Evans has got the third seat in the M-Sport WRC squad this year is not only welcome, but it has partially eased one of the biggest dilemmas facing Scottish rally fans this coming season.

Prior to the news, it was a question of, do we support a Brit in a French team or a Frenchman in a British team? Admittedly there are a couple of Irish blokes in the Citroen team, Craig Breen and Paul Nagle, with Craig's English co-driver Scott Martin, alongside Northern Ireland's Kris Meeke, but with Cumbria's M-Sport team being spearheaded by a certain Seb Ogier and Ott Tanak, it was going to be a difficult decision either way.

Enter DMACK and Red Bull and the Welshman is back in the fold teaming up again this season with England's Daniel Barritt, so there's a decent bit of 'far north eastern European' flavour in the WRC this year.

If there had been a Scot anywhere in the line-up then it would have made the choice much easier, but there isn't, so what will we do - support the flag or the badge? Any thoughts on the matter?

By the way, Red Bull kindly sent me a copy of an interview with Elfyn, read it here:

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