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WDC Report: Day Six

Published: May 31, 2019 5:26 pm ET

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Canada's Doug McNair and James MacDonald report on their final day of competition in the 2019 World Driving Championship and reflect on their once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

McNair came into the final leg of the tournament in second place but had a number of horses make breaks and slipped to finish fourth overall. Defending World Driving Champion MacDonald had a solid finish to the competition with three top-three finishes on the day (1-1-1) but had too much ground to make up and finished ninth overall.

With 199.5 points, Rick Ebbinge of The Netherlands fronted Yannick Gingras of the U.S. (193.5 points) with Sweden's Ulf Ohlsson (191.5 points) rounding out the top three.

"We're really happy for Rick to be the winner," said MacDonald. "He was an absolute great guy...To see someone like that win, and the first time someone from The Netherlands has been the world champion so congratulations, Rick."

"Congratulations, Rick," echoed McNair. "He's a great guy and his girlfriend was a lot of fun. They're just classy people."

The final leaderboard for the 2019 World Driving Championship is as follows.

1. Rick Ebbinge (The Netherlands) - 199.5 points
2. Yannick Gingras (U.S.A.) - 193.5
3. Ulf Ohlsson (Sweden) - 191.5
4. Doug McNair (Canada) - 189.5
5. Eirik Hoitomt (Norway) - 187
6. Matthew Williamson (New Zealand) - 181.5
7. Mika Forss (Finland) - 177
8. Franck Nivard (France) - 162
9. James MacDonald (Canada/ITA) - 154
10. Michael Nimczyk (Germany) - 151.5
11. Rodney Gatt (Malta) - 142
12. Todd McCarthy (Australia) - 136

For a full recap of the sixth leg of the 2019 World Driving Championship, click here.


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