Italy was billed as another rough rally and it certainly delivered on that promise. I mentioned in the preview that in his six WRC Italy starts Mikko Hirvonen had five runner up finishes and a win. Due in no small part to this everyone put Mikko on their roster. Unfortunately this year was the combo breaker as Hirvonen retired from the rally, along with Al-Attiyah, Novikov, and Mikkelsen. Fortunately no one picked any of these other three drivers. Well, no one except for me, I had Mikkelsen as my fourth. As a result I finished stone dead last on the week and there is now nobody leading the overall fantasy points standings. I may be out of the points lead but at least I can get some consolation out of making that joke.

Rally d'Italia results:
1. McNewbie - 53
2. Hermann - 49
3. Nobody - 43
4. Sliding Sideways - 37
5. Orlove - 35
6. Dusty - 31

Points standings through Rally d'Italia
1. Nobody - 324
2. Dusty - 316
3. Hermann - 303
4. McNewbie - 298
5. Bobololo - 227
6. Sliding Sideways - 223
7. Orlove - 184
8. Bob Loblaw - 169
9. Reigntastic - 39

Average points through Argentina:
1. Hermann - 50.50
2. McNewbie - 49.67
3. Nobody - 46.29
4. Bobololo - 45.40
5. Dusty - 45.14
6. Sliding Sideways - 44.60
7. Bob Loblaw - 42.25
8. Reigntastic - 39.00
9. Orlove - 36.80