Podcast: Dramatic moments from 25 years of WRC deciders

It's showdown time in the 2020 WRC title fight. Will this year's battle live up to those from years gone by?

It’s taken a long time and a lot of patience to get to this point, but it’s finally time for the 2020 World Rally Championship season finale.

Though the four-way scrap for the title that remains a mathematical possibility is a bit of a false sell, it only takes two to tango – so will this year’s showdown between Toyota team-mates Elfyn Evans and Sébastien Ogier live up to the hype?

To add context to that question, the latest episode of SPIN, The Rally Pod looks back at some of the most dramatic title deciders from years gone by – including Sébastien Loeb’s and Mikko Hirvonen’s epic battle for the 2009 crown, and Carlos Sainz’s engine failure in sight of the finish line in 1998 – a particularly painful one for then Toyota team manager George Donaldson to recall.

There’s also a consideration of this year’s contenders – chiefly Evans and Ogier, plus Hyundai long-shots Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak – and why it’s not all plain sailing for Evans in his quest for a first title, as well as a look ahead to the tricky conditions the crews will encounter, with snow likely to be a fixture all weekend.