Category Archive: Rally

Dec 02

EKS to be awarded Teams’ Title at FIA Prize-Giving In Vienna

FIA World Rallycross Championship

DriverSweden’s Mattias Ekstrom and his EKS team will be awarded their FIA World Rallycross Championship titles at the prestigious FIA Awards Gala this evening in Vienna, alongside the FIA World Champions from other disciplines. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Hyundai unveils 2017 WRC challenger

“It has been busy but finally our new baby is born. We aim to win the championship with our strong team and top level drivers and co-drivers”

Hyundai became the first manufacturer to show the final version of its 2017 FIA World Rally Championship contender when it unveiled its i20 Coupe World Rally Car in Italy this morning (Thursday). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Running order changes and new WRC trophy for 2017

The order in which drivers will start stages in 2017 will revert to the model that was last used in 2014

20161120-096The FIA World Motor Sport Council approved changes to next year’s WRC running order regulations and revealed a new competition for drivers of 2016-spec World Rally Cars.

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Nov 30

Eight rounds for 2017 ERC as Junior upgrade is approved

FIA World Motor Sport Council approves compact eight-round ERC calendar

ERC Acropolis Rally The 2017 FIA European Rally Championship will be contested over eight events from April to October, while an exciting revamp of the FIA ERC Junior Championship was also approved at a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Vienna today. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

WRC Promoter confirms 13-round calendar for 2017

The 2017 FIA World Rally Championship calendar has been announced today (Wednesday) by WRC Promoter

2016-11-20 The exciting new-era championship, which will feature greater manufacturer interest with the return of automotive giants Toyota and Citroën, comprises the same 13 rounds as the successful 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Subaru clinches Manufacturer’s Title at Rally of the Tall Pines

Subaru Rally Team Canada delivers another impressive victory amongst tough conditions and competitors

Subaru clinches Manufacturer's Title at Rally of the Tall Pines Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce that once again Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) driver Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Darren Garrod have claimed top spot on the podium.

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Nov 28

Eastern Canadian Rally Championship: Chris Martin and Brian Johnson conclude the season with a victory at the Rally of the Tall Pines

This event is always hotly contested, especially when the dirt roads are covered in snow or ice, as was the case for this 2016 edition

ECRC-CREC logo Held this past weekend in Bancroft, Ontario, the classic Rally of the Tall Pines marked the final round of the Eastern Canadian Rally Championship’s (ECRC) 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Bakkerud wins Argentina RX as EKS takes 2016 teams’ title 

Volkswagen RX Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson and EKS driver Topi Heikkinen finished second and third

Bakkerud wins Argentina RX as EKS takes 2016 teams' title Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud has won World RX of Argentina, the final round of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at the wheel of his Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS RX Supercar.

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Nov 26

Ford drive rounds off testing week for Ogier

The reigning world champion is looking for a car and team to take him to a fifth consecutive title in 2017

As he weighs up his options for 2017, Sébastien Ogier carried out two crucial tests this week; driving Toyota’s Yaris WRC on Wednesday and taking the wheel of M-Sport’s 2017-spec Ford Fiesta RS earlier today. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Eks and Peugeot-Hansen battle for 2016 teams’ title

EKS pairing Ekstrom and Topi Heikkinen currently lead the standings by 17 points over reigning Teams’ Champions Team Peugeot-Hansen

DriverSweden’s Mattias Ekstrom has already been crowned as the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Champion, but heading into the final round of World RX this weekend at Rosario in Argentina, it’s still all to play for in the Teams’ Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Paraguay debut for Dakar Rally 2017

South American country becomes 29th to host iconic event in January

Paraguay debut for Dakar Rally 2017 The 2017 Dakar Rally launches in January with the drivers and riders facing 10,000km of the toughest terrain known to man and machine. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

World RX teams’ title to be decided at season-closer in Argentina 

World RX of Argentina

World RX teams' title to be decided at season-closer in Argentina The final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – World RX of Argentina – will see the 2016 World RX Teams’ Champion crowned in South America this weekend (26-27 November).

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Nov 22

Nick Jones steps in for JRM in Argentina

The former British and European Rallycross race-winner will drive the JRM World RX Team Mini RX

DriverBritain’s Nick Jones will swap spanners for a steering wheel as he makes his maiden appearance in the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Rosario in Argentina.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

WRC: 2016 stars honoured at glamorous Sydney gala

Sydney celebration brings down curtain on dramatic season

Ott Tanak - WRC Driver of the Year Star drivers from the WRC joined team bosses and championship officials for a sparkling finale to a dramatic FIA World Rally Championship season in Sydney on Monday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

WRC: Mikkelsen signs off with Australia victory

Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen ended his Volkswagen spell by winning the Kennards Hire Rally Australia

WRC - Andreas Mikkelsen signs off with Australia victory He repelled a fierce attack from team-mate and world champion Sébastien Ogier, who spun away his victory chances on the dusty Bucca speed test early this morning. Mikkelsen achieved his third career win by 14.9sec over his Polo R colleague. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

WRC: Mikkelsen clings to Australia lead

Andreas Mikkelsen remains on track to end his Volkswagen spell with a win after a gruelling day in the sun

WRC - Mikkelsen clings to Australia lead He kept world champion Sébastien Ogier and Hayden Paddon at bay during a sweltering day on the shire roads of New South Wales. However, a bizarre problem in the final country speed test slashed his advantage to just 2.0sec with one day remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

New step in ERC Junior format targets career progression

Successful ERC Junior Championship to keep running open R2 category for drivers Under 27

New step in ERC Junior format targets career progeession The FIA ERC Junior Championship is in line for an exciting format change from 2017, with a career progression opportunity and a prize package up for grabs. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

WRC: Fired up Mikkelsen leads in Australia

Andreas Mikkelsen led Kennards Hire Rally Australia on Friday night after heading the leaderboard for most of a hot and dusty day in New South Wales

Spurred on by the knowledge that he must win this final round of the FIA World Rally Championship to stand a realistic chance of securing the runners-up spot, Mikkelsen was 15.4sec ahead of Volkswagen Polo R team-mate Sébastien Ogier.

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Nov 17

RX Academy young driver initiative launched in Finland 

The winner of 2017 RX Academy will secure a fully-funded drive in the 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship

RX Academy young driver initiative launched in Finland RX Academy, a brand new initiative to create future FIA World Rallycross Champions, has been launched today at Auto 2016 in Helsinki, Finland (November 17) by Finnish ASN, AKK Sports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

WRC: Ogier fastest in Australia warm-up

World champion Sébastien Ogier headed a Volkswagen Motorsport 1-2 in Thursday morning’s shakedown at Kennards Hire Rally Australia

He set the fastest time in his third and final run through the 5.02km Boyds Road speed test, edging Polo R team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen by a tenth of a second. Read the rest of this entry »

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