Evans is wrong

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Get down from the soap box David Evans – you have it so wrong ( MN, June 1).

There is noth­ing wrong with the present World Rally Cham­pi­onship seed­ing sys­tem and you and Se­bastien Ogier need to ac­cept that and move on.

First as you ac­knowl­edge we’ve had four dif­fer­ent win­ners so far this sea­son – very en­ter­tain­ing for us pun­ters watch­ing Chan­nel 5’s ex­cel­lent cov­er­age. Without sell­able telly, ral­ly­ing is set to be­come more of a mo­tor­sport­ing ir­rel­e­vance.

Run­ning first on the road is un­doubt­edly a dis­ad­van­tage – and some­one is des­tined to suf­fer it. Run­ning in cham­pi­onship order has the ef­fect of clos­ing the gap be­tween the world’s best driv­ers and those strug­gling to find of the spon­sor­ship to take part.

To win the World Rally Cham­pi­onship a driver has to open the road no mat­ter what your name. While I’m a big Se­bastien Ogier fan, he needs to re­mem­ber – other than road po­si­tion – he en­joys ev­ery ad­van­tage and closely-fought events sell TV pro­grammes. Steven Smith Via email

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