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With the 2018 WRC seeing a titanic battle between three drivers from three different manufacturers, it was all to play for on the gravel tracks of North Wales. Ott Tanak & Martin Jarveoja (Yaris WRC) looked to continue his good run of form and looked like he was going to make it 4 in a row before he pulled up on the 2nd run through Sweet Lamb. This left Sebastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (Fiesta WRC) in the lead going in to the final day. Jari-Matti Latvala & Miikka Antilla (Yaris WRC) was not far behind and took the lead on the 2nd stage of the Sunday. Ogier then fought back and took victory by just over 10 seconds, revitalising his championship hopes. Latvala was 2nd with team mate Esapekka Lappi (Yaris WRC) 25 seconds back and comfortable in 3rd place.

Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul (i20 WRC) fought his way back to 5th overall to minimise his losses to Ogier. Tanak got power stage points so it is still a 3 horse race but with momentum behind Ogier it is all to play for in Spain and the in Australia. Kalle Rovenpera & Jonne Halttunen (Fabia R5) dominated WRC2 to take victory by over a minute and a half. In the BRC Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Fiesta R5) did enough on the first part of the rally to clinch the title, with the 2nd round over the 2nd half of the rally becoming academic. He still came home first overall across the whole rally, cementing his title. In the National rally Andrew Gallacher & Jane Nicol (Focus WRC) took overall honours.

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