Ogier calls the new WRC point system as a joke

Sebastien Ogier says that the new WRC point system is like a French show and and is a pure joke as it gives points to everybody.

The new WRC point system consists of three parts, the Saturday classification, the SuperSunday classification and the Powerstage. More specifically,  at the end of each Saturday, points will be awarded to the overall top 10 drivers in the order of placement, as follows: 18-15-13-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. However, points will only be awarded to drivers and manufacturers of cars that complete the rally to the end and obtain a final position. Points for Sunday only will be awarded to the overall top seven drivers in order of placement, as follows: 7-6-5-4-3-2-1. In the Power Stage, as in previous years, bonus points will be awarded to the five fastest drivers and manufacturers on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis. The most distinguish example is Thierry Neuville who scored 19 points in Croatia (18 points, as he finished first on Saturday classification, and one point from SuperSunday standings) and collected the same number of points as Elfyn Evans who finished second overall.

"I think everybody feels strange today because it’s the third weekend after four rallies this weekend where nobody understands what’s happening with the points", Ogier said.

"It’s completely devaluing victory and devaluing good results. 

"In France, we have a show called L’École des fans. 

"It’s for kids. 

"You give points to everybody, like always give them a 10 because you want to make them happy. 

"That’s basically what happened in WRC.

"It’s unbelievably wrong. 

"It’s really a pure joke.

"For me at least, it’s the second degree because I’m not playing the championship.

"But it’s really sad to see that you give points to everybody and there is no difference. 

"And then the result is not shown at all in the points.

"So, at the end, there will be a champion. 

"But I don’t know, whoever it’s going to be, it looks strange. 

"It’s not natural anymore. So that’s the sad part of today".

Source: DirtFish.com

Photo Credits: Toyota

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