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- Aug 11, 2016
Season three of the AOR Rally league was concluded in the Welsh countryside, and it was once again Banz who managed to claim the victory, for the third time this season, and once again making a comeback in the process.
@JasonMcrae lead the way early on with three fastest stages out of the first four, but with a poor stage five he lost the lead to @Banz, and then a calamitous stage six saw him fall all the way down to fifth place. Profiting from this was @Race Fanatic in second, which was enough to secure second place in the championship over @EpilepticToast by a single point, who claimed his fourth podium of the season in third. In fourth @Nico made it so that the top five of the championship once again showed their additional class over the rest of the field, by locking out the top positions. A stunning effort from McRae Rally wildcard driver @Th3HolyMoose was enough for sixth position ahead of the ever consistent @VBR Swift in seventh. Despite this being one of the more demanding rallies, all of the World Championship drivers incredibly were able to make it to the finish line of stage six.
Despite the great efforts of @Banz, Team AOR were sadly unable to claim the constructor's championship for this season, and were edged out by the mightily impressive Ford Motorsport by 28 points. Wise selection of wildcards from @Race Fanatic paid dividend, as the 33 points accumulated from @Starving and @BEGUE was the difference between these two teams this season.
Meanwhile in the Pro Championship fifth place was more than enough for @Sisuvoima10 to become to champion of the league, with 44 points to spare. For the first, and final time of the season @RC Benkiwi85 leads @RCFloOm in the driver's standings after claiming his first win in the AOR Rally League in Wales, after three podiums beforehand this season. As a team they racked up an incredible 919 points for PSRC1, which was an unbelievable 273 points over the nearest challengers VBR #2.
This season saw a remarkable 123 drivers compete in the AOR Rally League across all platforms. The undoubted star of the show was @Banz, who was at times dominant in an exceptionally talented field of drivers. Legend of the Rally League @Nico also proved his exquisite natural skill on DiRT games, by managing fifth overall whilst participating just for fun and not for wins! The more modern 2000s cars have provided a much different challenge to the Group A cars of last season, and in the highlights of the World Championship we have been able to see the top drivers in the league push with absolute commitment by making full use of the cars at their disposal.
Although this has been the farewell to the AOR Rally League until the release of DiRT 4, AOR is still set to have competition on DiRT Rally in the mean time between the 1st and the 21st of May, in a one-off Pikes Peak special hillclimb event. More details of the event can be found HERE, and you can sign up throughout the season HERE.
The Rally League action is set to resume upon the release of DiRT 4, which will be featuring a realistic setting to keep the setting of immersive competition, despite the new game being designed also for the more casual player like DiRT games of old. Until then though, you can catch up with the official highlights of season three at this playlist on @FisiFan91's channel, and enjoy the fabulous new commentary partnership of @Ali Kidd and @King-kodiak.
Thanks and well done to all of the drivers for making this a season to remember, and don't forget to jump back in to the action with the Pikes Peak event which starts from Monday!
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