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Ogier penalty controversy prompts WRC format change calls

WRC drivers and teams want changes to how national events share the bill with the series after a controversial Rally Sweden that ended with Sebastien Ogier and M-Sport taking deliberate penalties. Rally Sweden Historic followed the modern cars onto the stages and caused significant problems for the main WRC field on its second pass through the Friday and Saturday tests. The historic and national cars were running narrower tyres and that, allied to the fact that most were rear-wheel drive, meant deep ruts were cut into the ice for the second run. As first WRC driver on the road, Ogier found the situation particularly problematic and was a distant 12th by the end of Friday. "The...
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