It wasn’t the substance but the timing of the announcement that sent shockwaves through the World Rally Championship on Sunday night.
Ott Tänak’s departure from Hyundai Motorsport had been expected, but its confirmation has opened the door to a whirlwind of possibilities as to where the 2019 world champion will end up next season.
If you haven’t already, have a read of David Evans’ analysis of the situation here, but not before listening to this week’s edition of SPIN, The Rally Pod, which unsurprisingly has a Tänak nucleus.
Evans is absent from the pod this week but Colin Clark, George Donaldson and Luke Barry are there to guide you through the ramifications of this developing WRC news.
Where will Tänak go? Will he even continue in the world championship? What does it mean for Thierry Neuville? What does it mean for Hyundai? And was Rally Spain entertaining enough? It’s a good one this week, so set aside an hour, enjoy and let us know what you think Tänak will do in the comments.