Reliving the drama of New Zealand's epic
Rally New Zealand threw up another absolute classic for what many fear could have been its last WRC event for a while. David Evans relives the twists and turns
Raglan is, without a doubt, one of my favourite places in the World Rally Championship. It's achingly beautiful, sitting as a sleepy beach town on the side of the Tasman. It's a place time appears to have forgotten. Nobody forgot it last Sunday morning. How could anybody forget yet another insane Rally New Zealand twist in the tale.
For such an innocuous-looking place, Raglan has certainly played its part in modern WRC history. In 2007, when Marcus Gronholm and Sebastien Loeb were trading tenths of seconds in their efforts to win this rally, the airfield (and it is a field) at Raglan was buzzing. The drivers came, split by nothing and with everything riding on the final loop.
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