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What has been your mid-season moment?

Before the second half of the season kicks off at Neste Rally Finland [28 - 31 July] we want to rank the five biggest WRC moments of 2016 so far.

Today we present our fifth and final nominee and offer you the chance to vote for your favourite.

Our last shorlisted moment is also the most recent - taken from the closing stages of PZM 73rd Rally Poland earlier this month.

How does this rank against the other four suggestions? That's what we want to know. Cast your votes now.

Mid-season moment 5: Mikkelsen's win. Tänak's heartbreak.

Andreas Mikkelsen snatched a dramatic last-gasp victory in Poland when long-time leader Ott Tänak was cruelly deprived of a maiden WRC win.

Tänak’s Ford Fiesta RS suffered a puncture in the penultimate rain-soaked stage wiping out his near-20sec lead and allowing Mikkelsen to claim a second career success. "It was like a war in the penultimate stage and it was all about luck, who got out without problems, and we were the lucky ones," said Mikkelsen.

Mikkelsen commiserated with the Estonian, having been on the receiving end of a similar situation when he spun out of the lead in Sweden in 2015 in the final test. "I told Ott before the final stage that I felt so sorry for him. It would have been an adventure story but that’s the way rallying is. It’s very unpredictable,” said Mikkelsen,

A devastated Tänak had excelled on the sandy but lightning fast roads for much of the event and was inconsolable at the finish. “There’s nothing I can say. All this and then you get nothing, it’s too hard,” he said.


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