Over the next four days we’re asking you to vote for your favourites here on wrc.com in four exciting award categories.
Tenths of a second frequently make the difference between winning and losing and to begin we’re asking you to choose your favourite clock-stopping highlight.
We’ve selected four great moments from the 2020 season in which the stopwatch played a crucial factor and put them into a video compilation below. Now we want you to pick your favourite and vote for the Anonimo Timing Feat award.
The nominations are:
Oliver Solberg and Aaron Johnston’s stunning Rally Italia Sardegna start
It was narrow – very narrow – with no room for error. But Solberg and Johnston viewed Sardinia’s opening Tempio Pausania stage as an opportunity to be brave rather than cautious. The WRC 3 crew were a remarkable seventh fastest through the downhill 12.08km gravel test in their Skoda Fabia Evo, and quicker than a host of World Rally Cars.
Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul edge Monte-Carlo Wolf Power Stage
With a maiden Rallye Monte-Carlo victory all but sealed, the Belgians wanted more. The Hyundai i20 pair bagged a maximum 30 points with a full-on attack through the closing Col de Braus Wolf Power Stage, pipping Sébastien Ogier by 0.016sec to claim fastest time. It was the closest ever Power Stage winning margin.
Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen create history in Sweden
Rovanperä entered the record books in Sweden as the youngest driver to claim a WRC podium at 19 years and 139 days. On only his second World Rally Car start, the teenage sensation scored his first special stage win in the Likenäs Wolf Power Stage by the not insignificant margin of almost four seconds. It relegated Sébastien Ogier from third.
Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio hold on in closest WRC podium
At the start of Rally Italia Sardegna’s final leg, the Spaniards had almost 30sec in hand over Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville at the top of the leaderboard. The pressure mounted all morning as the hunters closed on the hunted before Sordo eventually claimed back-to-back island victories. Only 6.1sec blanketed the podium – the tightest top three in WRC history.
The winner will be announced on wrc.com early next year.
Three more categories will be decided by fan votes here on wrc.com so don’t forget to check tomorrow for our next big vote. Voting closes for all categories on 31 December.
Tomorrow: Performance of the Year
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- The winner will be announced on wrc.com in January 2021.
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