Podcast: WRC 2021’s early talking points

The latest SPIN, The Rally Pod episode covers what's got fans talking since the Monte Carlo Rally


Sandwiched between the first two rounds of the 2021 World Rally Championship season is the latest episode of SPIN, The Rally Pod.

In this week’s episode the team looks back at not only what happened on the Monte Carlo Rally stages – including the one-round suspended ban that Ott Tänak earned – but also the strong reactions from some rally fans on the differences between this year’s edition and those held in a pre-lockdown world.

Sébastien Ogier’s record-breaking achievements leads into a discussion about comparing eras, both of the drivers involved and the audiences they attracted. This has proven an issue in particular for the United Kingdom’s WRC round, which has now slipped off the calendar. Can it return successfully in the future, and will it require change at a grassroots level to revive the glory years?

Listen to host Lisa O’Sullivan, DirtFish senior staff writer David Evans, ‘voice of rallying’ Colin Clark and former WRC team boss George Donaldson discuss all that and more below: