At North One Sport
World Rally Championship promoter North One Sport (NOS) has strengthened its media team with the appointment of Adam Cox to the position of Media Sales Manager. He will be based in the London offices of NOS.
While Gassner Jr. aims to end the year on a high in Great Britain
Kimi Raikkonen, backed by Red Bull on the World Rally Championship this year, was exactly one month and four days old when the legendary Hannu Mikkola won what was then called the RAC Rally in 1979: a four-day marathon up and down the length of Great Britain in wet and wintry conditions, featuring 56 special stages and 687 competitive kilometres.
“Rally is like a national sport in Finland”
As he prepares to commit for another year to world rallying, Kimi Raikkonen insists he does not regret his decision to leave formula one. A year after leaving Ferrari to join Citroen in the world rally championship, the 2007 world champion was linked with a return to F1 with Renault.
More rumours had linked Raikkonen with a move to Ford
Kimi Raikkonen is reportedly close to deciding to stay in the world rally championship with Red Bull and Citroen next year. After F1′s world champion of 2007 quelled speculation he is looking to return to formula one next year with Renault, Citroen’s competition boss has now revealed that talks between Raikkonen and his sponsor Red Bull are well advanced.
Sebastien Ogier currently holds the runner-up spot on the World Rally Championship
But Petter Solberg is on a mission to take it from him on the final round of the year Former World Rally Champion and four-time winner of Rally Great Britain Petter Solberg has warned the Citroen Junior Team’s Sebastien Ogier to watch out for his runner-up spot on the World Rally Championship in Britain next month.
Red Bull Rally de Espana shakedown report
The Rally de Espana is well-known for being a compact event of the World Rally Championship, based on stages around the Port Aventura theme park in Salou. But this year, the rally will be particularly short for former Grand Prix Champion and Red Bull driver Kimi Raikkonen.
Sebastien Ogier has cemented second place in the World Rally Championship
With a stunning debut win on Rally Japan – the second of his career – in Sapporo, The 26-year-old from France started the final day 5.4 seconds adrift of overnight leader Petter Solberg in third place but moved in front with the fastest time through the first Naekawa stage.
A flu-ridden Petter Solberg drove a near-perfect morning to open a 10-second lead on Rally Japan
The Citroen C4 WRC driver was unhappy with the set-up of his car through last night’s two Sapporo Dome stages, but he was quickest out of the blocks when the cars hit the dirt this morning. Fastest through the long stages – Iwanke and Sikot – he was third quickest on the morning’s final short test.
Switch to our mobile site