Evans closes on title as Belgium rally off

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Evans closes on title as Belgium rally off


Elfyn Evans is bidding to become the first Welsh driver to win the World Rally Championship
Elfyn Evans is bidding to turn out to be the primary Welsh driver to win the World Rally Championship

Elfyn Evans is on the cusp of profitable the 2020 World Rally Championship after the penultimate spherical in Belgium was known as off due to Covid-19.

The Ypres occasion scheduled from 19-22 November has been cancelled as a result of circumstances within the nation are rising.

Solely the ultimate spherical in Monza, Italy, from 4-6 December stays within the calendar.

Welshman Evans is 14 factors away from a number of world champion and Toyota team-mate Sebastien Ogier.

The winner of every spherical of the WRC is awarded 25 factors, 18 for second, 15 for third, 12 for fourth, 10 for fifth and so forth right down to a single level for tenth, with a doable 5 bonus factors on supply for taking Energy Levels.

Which means Evans will likely be champion if he finishes at the very least second in Monza, even when Ogier wins and claims all 5 Energy Stage factors on supply.

If the Italy spherical goes forward, will probably be the seventh of 2020, a 12 months by which 14 have been initially scheduled earlier than the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the worldwide championship.

Solely two British drivers have gained the world title – Colin McRae was the primary in 1995, then Richard Burns in 2001.

FIA World Rally Championship standings

1 Elfyn Evans (GB) Toyota,111 factors

2 Sebastien Ogier (Fra) Toyota, 97 factors

3 Thierry Neuville (Bel) Hyundai, 87 factors

4 Ott Taenak (Est) Hyundai, 83 factors



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