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Elfyn Evans missed his first WRC win by just 0.7 seconds

After 3 days and 350km of dusty gravel roads, Thierry Neuville beat Elfyn Evans in Rally Argentina by just 7 tenths of a second! That’s the 3rd closest finish in WRC history. It was especially heartbreaking for Evans (who has never won before) since he led most of the event but spent almost 2 days watching his comfortable lead disappear with engine and brake problems. He still could’ve held on if it wasn’t for a tiny mistake on the final stage. Those 7 tenths will haunt him.

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WRC: John Kennard wins in Rally Argentina at 57 years old

It’s not often you see a 57 year old taking their first win at the highest level of an international sport but that’s exactly what happened at Rally Argentina. Hayden Paddon’s historic victory in the World Rally Championship (the first for a New Zealander) was also the first win for his co-driver, John Kennard, who made his WRC début way back in 1985! Kennard is now the oldest co-driver to win a WRC event and is likely to hold onto that record for a long time to come.

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