It's Ypres Rally week! The Belgian classic will make its World Rally Championship bow this weekend - so does the 2021 route stay true to the event's heritage? And can anyone stop Thierry Neuville from claiming his first win of the season? The DirtFish team are on hand with all the major talking points ahead of one of the most eagerly anticipated rallies in years.
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Why a telegraphed Ypres win was still the deserved result
53:20How good was Thierry Neuville's victory? What does another impressive run to second place mean for Craig Breen's hopes of a 2022 WRC seat? Why did Toyota struggle to match Hyundai in Belgium? And are asphalt rallies that interesting? All this and plenty more in our Ypres Rally review episode.
Can anyone stop home favorite Neuville on Ypres Rally?
50:23It's Ypres Rally week! The Belgian classic will make its World Rally Championship bow this weekend - so does the 2021 route stay true to the event's heritage? And can anyone stop Thierry Neuville from claiming his first win of the season? The DirtFish team are on hand with all the major talking points ahead of one of the most eagerly anticipated rallies in years.
Milestones and mistakes - Rally Estonia review
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Why 2021 star Katsuta isn't rushing for shot in third Yaris just yet
50:37In this special edition of SPIN, The Rally Pod, DirtFish speaks to one of the stars of the 2021 WRC season so far - Takamoto Katsuta. Following his breakthrough first podium on the Safari Rally, Katsuta talks about his motorsport past, what he's changed about his approach this year, and explains why he's comfortable waiting a bit longer for his chance to step up to the main Toyota factory team.