Evans is wrong
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