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Got a WRC craziest moments DVD for xmas, watched some of it, and our Police showed themselves up there. Between stages drivers have to use public roads, and have to go by the rules of the road, thats why Rally cars have numberplates, tax and MOTs.
However there are often situations where drivers have had accidents out on the special stage, and are nursing a smashed up car back to the service park, on these public roads. In almost every situation the local Police pulled them, then arranged a Police escort so the drivers can get these unroadworthy cars back as safe as possible. Everywhere except the UK, where they just pulled them and took the car off them, almost cost Makkinen a title in 1998!
Then there was that year where they set up a camera van between to special stages and booked nearly every driver in the WRC for speeding. Can imagine the plod going up to the driver, and saying "who do you think you are sir, Colin McRea?"....... erm yes
 

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That was makkinen, all he had to do was finish ahead of Sainz and he was world champ, Police forced him to retire, Sainz looked a dead cert for the title, then his car conked out 200m from the end of the rally, handed it to Makkinen after all, problem was he'd already got on the plane home so there was no title ceromony.
 
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