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Wales Rally GB 2017 will be remembered for the maiden WRC victory of Elfyn Evans & Daniel Barritt (Fiesta WRC). A total of 9 fastest stages out of the 21 stages run, crucially the first 5 stages of Saturday, saw Evans take almost a minutes lead in to the final day. With the next 6 places covered by half a minute, any slip up could prove costly but a measured drive, on the final day, saw the winning margin trimmed to 37.3s. Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul (i20 Coupe WRC) took 2nd spot and maximum points on the power stage but it was not enough to prevent Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (Fiesta WRC) from wrapping up WRC title number 5, with 3rd overall.

In WRC2 Pontus Tidemand & Jonas Andersson (Fabia R5) took a dominant win, by almost 2 minutes. Eric Camilli & Benjamin Veillas (Fiesta R5) were 2nd after an event long battle with the local drivers. Tom Cave & James Morgan (Fiesta R5) completed the podium just under 9 seconds back. First 2WD crew home were Chris Ingram & Ross Whittock (Adam R2) over 12 minutes ahead of the next 2WD crew.

In the National rally Thomas Preston & Andrew Roughead (Fabia R5) took an early lead with fastest times on the opening two stages and never conceded the lead. A further two fastest stage times gave Preston a 23s victory margin over 2016 winners Bruce McCombie & Michael Coutts (Evo IX). Completing the podium were Roger Duckworth & Mark Broomfield (Impreza WRC), a further 24s back. Ieuan Rowlands & Emyr Hall (Escort MkII) were the first 2WD crew home in 7th place.

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