Dirt drama

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As the fi­nal round of the World Rally Cham­pi­onship, Rally Aus­tralia (Nov 15-18) will play host this year to a gen­uine, dra­matic fi­nale. Se­bastien Ogier has had a lock on the WRC ti­tle for the past five years, but in 2018, Bel­gium’s Thierry Neuville (right) and Es­to­nian O› Tanak each mounted gen­uine threats to Ogier’s off-road reign: with two rounds re­main­ing at time of writ­ing, Neuville held a slim lead in the points stand­ings, while Tanak had won three of the last four events. Ogier still had a chance in sec­ond place, but should one of his chal­lengers get up on the Coffs Coast, it would break one of the most im­pres­sive streaks in sport – the 14 con­sec­u­tive years that the WRC has been won by a French­men named Se­bastien (the other be­ing Loeb).

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