Britain dared to dream of seeing its first world champion crowned for 19 years but, such was the intensity to the competition, almost everyone had their moment in the sun.
It all began back in January, with six-time champion Sebastien Ogier claiming the first stage win in Monte Carlo on his first event for Toyota. Many harboured fears of witnessing another demonstration run for the Frenchman when armed with such a potent weapon as the Yaris, which Ott Tanak had used to finally end Ogier's sequence of titles in 2019.
Hyundai Motorsport boss Andrea Adamo was vocal in his criticism of his team's tyre choices on Rally Croatia and declared that he "had better move my ass and solve it". Doing so will be vital to getting Hyundai's 2021 WRC title hopes back on track, but finding the root of the problem won't be the work of a moment
Sebastien Ogier was already in an incredibly tight fight at Rally Croatia before a surprise collision with public road traffic at the start of the final day. But the defending champion held his nerve to take a narrow victory and create further World Rally Championship history
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Ott Tanak made up for a disastrous Monte Carlo Rally by leading all the way on the snow-kissed stages of the Arctic Rally Finland and in the process hit back at an event Toyota had been expected to dominate…
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