Podcast: Why the record books don’t show Tony Pond’s legend

The SPIN, The Rally Pod team also assess the preparations for Rally Sweden and the American Rally Association's season opener

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In this week’s SPIN, The Rally Pod, David Evans, George Donaldson and podcast debutant Luke Barry are covering the latest news: Hyundai’s decision to relocate testing base, preparations for Rally Sweden and the upcoming American Rally Association National season opener, Sno*Drift.

But the biggest talking point this week is undoubtedly Tony Pond. It’s been 20 years since the world lost a legend of British rallying – a driver widely regarded as good enough to beat the world’s best drivers but with only two podiums in the World Rally Championship to show for it. Pond somehow failed to win a domestic championship title during his career too – but as the podcast panel explains, the record books don’t do justice to his career.

There’s also a look back at last weekend’s Race of Champions, in which Sébastien Loeb continued his hot streak of form with victory against four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel. Is it 2005 all over again?

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