Podcast: Why are both title contenders so relaxed?

It's another final-round World Rally Championship title decider - will the outcome be any different to 2020?


It’s crunch time in the World Rally Championship, but which of the two Toyota drivers still in contention – Sébastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans – will walk away from the Monza Rally with the title?

With Ogier targeting an eighth and final crown before he steps away from full-time WRC commitments, and Evans looking to go one better after his near-miss in 2020, our rallying experts consider what each needs to do to win the title – and ask why both are so relaxed ahead of the season’s defining weekend.

A win last time out in Spain was not enough to keep Thierry Neuville’s hopes alive, but the strength of the Hyundai driver’s campaign is assessed, while there’s also a brief nod – with a promise of something meatier at a future date – to the outgoing generation of top-flight machines, the last to bear the World Rally Car name.