On any other Tuesday the week after a World Rally Championship event, the weekend’s rally would fuel the discussion on SPIN, The Rally Pod.
But that can’t be the case when the reigning world champion has made a decision as big as Kalle Rovanperä has.
Now that 24 hours have passed since it was announced Rovanperä will only be competing part-time in 2024, what are our thoughts?
Why might Rovanperä have felt the need to do this? What will he do instead? What does this mean for Elfyn Evans, Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak and co, and does Rovanperä’s absence for one year only devalue a championship win?
And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about Rally Japan either! Join David Evans, Luke Barry and podcast debutant James Bowen for all the discussion.