HAVE YOUR SAY WE NEED YOU! GET IN­VOLVED WITH MN MN SAYS... Roll on the 2017 WRC sea­son

WRITE TO US Motorsport News Hay­mar­ket Con­sumer Me­dia, Bridge House, 69 Lon­don Road, Twick­en­ham TW1 3SP Meeke’s Por­tu­gal win adds to the fu­ture spice of ral­ly­ing

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Kris Meeke’s vic­tory last week­end seemed rather dif­fer­ent to his first in Ar­gentina last year. In Por­tu­gal, Meeke seemed to be much more in con­trol, as David Evans has al­ready pointed out in this is­sue.

Okay, it’s fair to say that Meeke had a favourable road po­si­tion, and that the pres­sure of be­ing in a ti­tle fight would make such a con­sum­mate drive harder to achieve. But there have been other driv­ers – notably Jari-matti Lat­vala – who haven’t looked so ac­com­plished when in sim­i­lar po­si­tions.

It’s hard to see any­one stop­ping Se­bastien Ogier march­ing to an­other crown this sea­son, but if Citroen and Meeke – not to men­tion Toy­ota and Hyundai – can re­ally put to­gether a Vw-chal­leng­ing pack­age then the 2017 World Rally Cham­pi­onship will be some­thing to savour. And then they can bat­tle at the front with sim­i­lar road con­di­tions... ● This is my last is­sue of Motorsport News as ed­i­tor be­fore I head to sis­ter mag­a­zine Au­tosport. It’s been a thor­oughly en­joy­able, and in­ter­est­ing, last year and a half. Cel­e­brat­ing MN’S 60th birth­day last sea­son was a par­tic­u­lar high­light. I wish the pub­li­ca­tion – and its ded­i­cated, knowl­edge­able and hard-work­ing staff – all the best for the fu­ture. Kevin Turner, Ed­i­tor

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A mo­ment of drama for these BMWS at Brands Hatch, pho­tographed by Gary Hill Orig­i­nal 1991 Clio, sent in by Wynne Mor­gan Peter Atkins went to Blanc­pain at Sil­ver­stone

Justin Ward watched MN ral­ly­ing at Snet­ter­ton

Robert Mintoft caught this Lam­borgh­ini re­cently Garry Hob­son’s shot from Cad­well

War­ren Boscher cap­tured this action Will Jones snapped this Ford Es­cort on full chat

Neil Kirby caught this mo­ment in test­ing

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