Welcome back to Fantasy WRC! After a hard fought round 1 in Monte Carlo it's off to Sweden for the WRC's one full-snow rally. And we've got an extra challenge this week, with a chance to score some bonus points.
For three years (2011-2013) the Ford Fiesta R2 was the car of choice for the WRC Academy/Junior World Rally Championship. This week at Rally Sweden, the JWRC's three Fiesta championships will strap themselves into the blue oval hatch once again, but this time they're in top level WRC cars. Craig Breen, Elfyn Evans, and Pontus Tidemand will face eachother in WRC Fiestas in the first (unofficial) showdown of this decade's three JWRC champs. With this impending battle coming up own WRC Academy graduate, Chris Duplessis, suggested to me we do something special in light of the occasion, and who am I to say no? So here's the simple Fantasy WRC bonus game. Pick which of the three Academy champs you think will score the best finish in Sweden. Get it right and you'll be rewarded with five bonus points.
Now, without further ado, let's get down to business. If you've forgotten the rules or are new to Fantasy WRC (WELCOME!) be sure to read them all here. Below are the WRC competitors entered for Rally Sweden. For the full entry list (WRC2 drivers, etc) click here. And, as always, the data spreadsheets are available for you numerophiles.
•Sebastien Ogier - Avg pts last 10 races: 19.4 / Avg pts Sweden 15.7 (3 starts)
•Jari-Matti Latvala - Avg pts last 10 races: 13.4 / Avg pts Sweden 13.1 (7 starts)
CITROEN TOTAL ABU DHABI WRT
•Kris Meeke - Avg pts last 10 races: 3.7 / Avg pts Sweden: N/A (0 starts)
•Mads Østberg - Avg pts last 10 races: 8.1 / Avg pts Sweden: 13.0 (4 starts)
•Mikko Hirvonen - Avg pts last 10 races: 7.7 / Avg pts Sweden: 11.4 (9 starts)
•Elfyn Evans - Avg pts last 2 races: 8.0 / Avg pts Sweden: N/A (0 starts)
•Thierry Neuville - Avg pts last 10 races: 13.6 / Avg pts Sweden: 5.0 (2 starts)
•Juho Hänninen - Avg pts last 6 races: 2.0 / Avg pts Sweden: 6.0 (2 starts)
SINGLE CAR TEAMS & INDEPENDENTS
•Andreas Mikkelsen - Avg pts last 10 races: 5.5 / Avg pts Sweden: 10.0 (1 starts)
•Robert Kubica - Avg pts last 2 races: 0.0 / Avg pts Sweden: N/A (3 starts)
•Martin Prokop - Avg pts last 10 races: 4.9 / Avg pts Sweden: 4.0 (2 starts)
•Ott Tanak - Avg pts last 10 races: 3.4 / Avg pts Sweden: 0.0 (1 starts)
•Khalid Al-Qassimi - Avg pts last 10 races: 1.5 / Avg pts Sweden: 0.3 (4 starts)
•Michal Solowow - Avg pts last 1 races: 0.0 / Avg pts Sweden: 0.0 (1 starts)
•Pontus Tidemand - Avg pts last 1 races: 0.0 / Avg pts Sweden: 0.0 (1 starts)
•Henning Solberg - Avg pts last 10 races: 5.9 / Avg pts Sweden: 5.8 (9 starts)
•Craig Breen - NO DATA