It seems that the Wales Rally GB’s final day Power Stage crisis seems to be easing, with the solution that the Power Stage will be run earlier on the final day.
The last time the Power Stage on a WRC event was not the final stage was four years previously, also on the same event.
After experiments with televised final stages in Sweden and Finland in 2010, the Power Stage and supplementary championship points system started in 2011, often, but not always, as the final stage.
In 2013 Rallye de France ran their Power Stage in Strasbourg as the very first stage on the event, and Catalunya Rally during the second day of the event.
The same year on the Rally of Portugal there was a 52.30km Power Stage, in which Sebastien Ogier scored fastest time by three seconds.
In Monte Carlo 2017, Thierry Neuville scored the biggest Power Stage winning margin at just over 30 seconds, when blizzard conditions caused chaos.
Wales Rally GB, incidentally, had used the Brenig stage as their event’s Power Stage for the four years 2014-2017.
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