Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) can this weekend was the first Belgian to be that of a world champion rally. With a win, and a minimum of two points in the powerstage, the Belgian is sure of his first world title. In all other cases, the abacus above met.
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The difference between Ogier and Neuville is three points. A win brings 25 points. A second 18. Then there are 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 point to earn. But then there is also the powerstage where extra points to distribute. The winner gets five points, the second four, the third three, the fourth two and the fifth one point.
In case of a tie look at the number of wins and then the number of second, third, and fourth places. Ogier won four years this year rally, Thierry Neuville three. In case of a tie Neuville not world champion, unless he is the rally of Australia wins and two points takes in the powerstage. In earnings of Ogier in that powerstage, both riders on 227 points and they won each of the four rallies. Ogier and Neuville also finished two times second, so also there is equal. The third place of Neuville in Corsica would be of paramount importance. Ogier finished the season not one time as the third.
It would, therefore, just possible that, for the first time in the history of the world cup rally, the decision falls in the last klassementsrit of the championship. The last stage of the rally, the championship is Wedding Bells, a classic of 7,16 km.