While there were a host of familiar names from recent seasons, the opening round of 2020 also unveiled new contenders, who could be competing for the crown at season end. Defending champion Nexl had to settle for second spot on the podium, more than a second behind Izamusing! The pair were in a class of their own, with third-placed Wed_Sami-Joe05 almost three seconds back from the leading pair.
Despite Nexl being knocked from the top of the podium, his team Race Clutch were still dominant in the Team Standings, thanks to 5th and 6th-placed finishes from RC Mihalo and RC Noel, respectively.
Currently not signed to a team, a big talking point will be around who is in the race to sign Izamusing, should their opening victory be an indicator of what is to come as the season progresses.
Nexl will have the chance to take back his position on top of the podium, when the series moves on to Rally Sweden, from 13-16 February.