Tag Archive: WRC

Mar 03

Martin Anayi Q&A

“The future of World RX is huge”

FIA World Rallycross - Martin Anayi This year will mark the inaugural season of the highly-anticipated FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy: motorsport’s fastest-growing World Championship, which is centred around incredible 600bhp machines which reach nought to sixty faster than a Formula One car. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Sparco drivers finish close to podium in tough Swedish rally

Mikko Hirvonen on his way to fourth overall in Rally Sweden

Mikko Hirvonen The second round of the FIA World Rally Championship has come to a thrilling conclusion in Sweden today with two Sparco-supported drivers on the verge of the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Shell returns to FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai Motorsport

The new Hyundai i20 WRC will use Shell Helix Ultra motor oil

Hyundai Shell World Rally Team (1)Shell is pleased to announce its return to the FIA (Féderation Internationale de l’Automobile) World Rally Championship (WRC) with a multi-year programme as Title Partner of the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

The top 5 development in the championships

Top 5 championship development points updated

Top 5 championshipsFollowing the week-end’s race, here are the latest championship leaders progression. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Ogier peerless in Sardinia (+result)

Fourth World Rally Championship victory of the season

Sébastien Ogier - photo © FRANCOIS BAUDIN - DPPI Sebastien Ogier claimed his fourth World Rally Championship victory of the season today after leading Rally Italia Sardegna from start to finish in a Volkswagen Polo R. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Antoine L’Estage to drive a WRC Car in the Rally America Series !

Another first for a Canadian driver…

Antoine L'Estage - WRC Mitsubishi Lancer - Rally America SeriesReigning North American and Canadian Rally Champions, driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, Nova Scotia) will contest the remaining events of the Rally America series at the wheel of a WRC Mitsubishi Lancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Kubica to contest second-tier WRC in 2013

Robert Kubica will contest the second-tier WRC2 world rally championship at the wheel of a Citroen in 2013.

DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica - Toto Wolff 1Robert Kubica photo © DPPI - Alexandre Guillaumot The former Renault and BMW driver has been out of formula one and full-time motor sport since a near-fatal rallying crash just before the 2011 season. The news follows the 28-year-old’s recent test in a Mercedes DTM car, raising speculation he might contest the premier German touring car series this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Volkswagen denies 2015 F1 foray reports

Volkswagen has played down reports it is making plans to enter formula one in 2015.

2011-01-13_05832011-01-13_0582The German weekly Sport Bild said the Wolfsburg based carmaker giant was planning to enter F1 with Sauber, or even considering getting involved in chassis design at its state of the art Porsche Motorsport Centre in Weissach. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Red Bull to take over world rally series – report

Red Bull already sponsors rally drivers and the Citroen team

WRC Red Bull Promoteur 2012-07-050- Red Bull Racing - British GP - Silverstone - Wings for Life cars 2Red Bull, the owner of two formula one teams, is poised to take over the running of the FIA’s World Rally Championship (WRC).

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Jun 18

The FIA’s Action for Road Safety campaign travelled to the 80th round of the 24 Heures du Mans

To raise awareness of the safer driving message.
 
24 Heures du MansFlagworld - FIABuilding on the tremendous support received from drivers in the FIA’s F1, WRC, WTCC, GT1 and WEC championships, the federation’s Action for Road Safety campaign received the endorsements of the 168 drivers taking part in the 24 Heures du Mans as they stood shoulder to shoulder for a special group photograph with FIA President Jean Todt .

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May 24

Raikkonen asks Lotus for rally Finland permission

Kimi Raikkonen has revealed he would like to contest August’s rally of Finland.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 00662012-05-10 - Spanish Grand Prix 191F1′s 2007 world champion returned from world rallying to grand prix racing this year. “Of course I wanted to do better.  But I’m not finished.  I want to go back, whether for my career or after I don’t know,” the 32-year-old told Motorsport News, according to the official WRC website.

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May 15

Who Works in Motorsports 2012 – AVAILABLE

The industry’s indispensable companion, featuring 1000+ pages of essential information on 17 championships

Who Works in Motorsports 2012Who Works in Motorsports Who Works in Motorsports 2012 remains the only publication in print to contain those all-important details on decision makers, opinion formers and journalists from across the industry.

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May 11

Volkswagen plays down F1 rumours

Volkswagen, the German carmaking giant, has played down suggestions it could launch a formula one project some time soon.

2011-01-13_0579Flagworld - F1“There are always rumours about Volkswagen and formula one,” said Jost Capito, who has taken over from Kris Nissen as the head of the Wolfsburg-based company’s motor racing boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Who Works in Motorsports 2012 – AVAILABLE

The biggest and most comprehensive Motorsport bible ever published featuring 1000+ pages of essential information on 17 Championships 

Who Works in Motorsports Who Works in Motorsports 2012Who Works in Motorsports 2012 remains the only publication to contain those all-important details on decision makers, opinion formers and journalists from across the industry. A unique reference tool, this fully updated edition now includes information on 17 separate championships. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 01

Solberg delighted by Ford switch

He will contest all 13 rounds of the 2012 title race in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC

Petter Solberg portrait 2011-03-08M-Sport logoPetter Solberg says he is finding it hard to express in words his delight at signing a one-year contract to drive for Ford in next season’s World Rally Championship. Solberg, from Norway, will contest all 13 rounds of the 2012 title race in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC co-driven by Briton Chris Patterson. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 28

Sordo: I will do at least ten events with MINI

Dani Sordo will do at least ten WRC events with the MINI in 2012, he has confirmed on his official website

ProdriveDani Sordo 2011-09-30Although the Prodrive-run outfit has yet to officially announce its programme for next season and recently missed the deadline to register as a manufacturer [see separate story - click here], the statement from the Spaniard is great news for the WRC. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Paddon: Ogier will be the ultimate benchmark

Ogier is one of rallying’s hottest properties

Hayden Paddon  20100130Sebastien Ogier portaitProduction Car world champion Hayden Paddon says the opportunity to measure himself against Sebastien Ogier was one of the key reasons behind his decision to switch to the Super 2000 World Rally Championship in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Loeb excited ahead of Monte-Carlo return

Sebastien Loeb says he is relishing starting his bid for his ninth World Rally Championship title on Rallye Monte-Carlo

Sebastien Loeb 2011-08-16Sébastien Loeb  2011-09-14The event, which begins in the French city of Valence on Tuesday 17 January, returns to the WRC trail for the first time in three years. Loeb says the rally is “mythical” and that its return is another boost to the championship’s popularity. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Al-Attiyah secures Citroen drive

Nasser Al-Attiyah to drive a third factory Citroen DS3 WRC in 2012

Nasser Al-Attiyah Citroën WRC 2011 -30-09-2010Citroen has confirmed it will expand its WRC programme to run a third car for Nasser Al-Attiyah during the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Q&A: Ken Block

Following the finish of Wales Rally GB

Ken Block 2011-11-26Ken Block 2011-11-02Ken Block is one of the World Rally Championship’s biggest stars but he’s also still learning his trade in his Monster World Rally Team Fiesta RS WRC as he revealed to WRC.com following the finish of Wales Rally GB earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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