What must it feel like to be Elfyn Evans right now? Ahead of the Monza Rally and even throughout it, he was being talked up as the title favorite – and he was – with a 14-point advantage over Sébastien Ogier.
But on SS11 – just five stages from the end of the season – that all changed. Caught out on a change of surface as snowfall intensified, Evans slid off the road, down a bank and into a retirment.
DirtFish’s Colin Clark caught up with Evans at the end of Saturday to find out what went wrong and, crucially, how he’s feeling about it all a couple of hours later.