This is a bit of a hot potato! Drivers are the one who, inevitably, get all the glory of winning an event or class, they have battled heroically on through adversity and skilfully guided their vehicle to a penalty free regularity score and have won the test pilot award on the driving tests.
However, there is no ‘I’ in team as the saying goes and the crew is only as good as driver, navigator and car combined. Regularity driving demands something more than out and out speed; it requires a measured approach as well as smoothness and an ability to read the road conditions in front of the car. It also relies on the driver to listen to the navigator on where the route is going and how far down or up they are in terms of the time schedule so they can adjust their speed accordingly.