Category Archive: Rally

Jan 29

Kajetanowicz heads strong ERC Rally Liepāja entry

Zawada gets Opel support for ERC Junior return

European Rally Championship logo An on-form Kajetan Kajetanowicz (LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5) heads a strong entry for next week’s Rally Liepāja (6-8 February), as the early leader of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship aims for victory on round two of the series – and the ERC Ice Master title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

51 cars entered for Latvian Erc encounter

Snow debut, as Costenaro makes Erc return in Latvia

781 TlustakRally Liepāja, round two of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, has received a very strong international 51 car entry, with drivers representing 20 different countries. Giacomo Costenaro will begin his 2015 FIA European Rally Championship campaign at Rally Liepāja – which will be the Italian driver’s first rally on snow. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Anton Marklund switches to EKS for 2015

The 22-year-old, who drove full-time for Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport in last year’s World RX, will switch to EKS

World RX - Anton Marklund Sweden’s Anton Marklund will join EKS to drive an Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

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Jan 25

Rallye Monte Carlo: Ogier wins the Monte again

Volkswagen’s Sebastien Ogier has taken the victory on Rallye Monte Carlo

Sebastien Ogier Sebastien Ogier starts the 2015 WRC season with victory on Rallye Monte Carlo, as he bids to take the Drivers’ title for the third year in succession. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Kubica crashes out

The Pole, who won four stages during the first three days, was reported to have suffered brake failure

Robert Kubica retired from Rallye Monte-Carlo after crashing his Ford Fiesta RS as he crossed the finish line of the penultimate stage on Sunday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Ogier takes charge in Monte-Carlo

The Frenchmen traded times in a topsy-turvy day through six stages in the mountains north of Gap

WRC logo Sébastien Ogier ended Friday’s intriguing second leg of Rallye Monte-Carlo with a comfortable lead after a thrilling fight with Sébastien Loeb ended with a mistake from the nine-time world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Laverty enjoys Monte-Carlo rally action

“That was even better than I expected” – Eugene Laverty
Laverty enjoys Monte-Carlo rally actionIt has been a quiet winter for Eugene Laverty up until yesterday when the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship kicked off in style with a star studded event in the heart of Monte-Carlo of which Eugene took part in.

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Jan 24

Quality and quantity as Erc hits 50

Fifty drivers have already registered the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship – with more to come!

762 KajetanowiczDrivers from 21 different countries are on the growing list, with Poland leading the way with nine entries. Nine different manufacturers (Citroën, Ford, Honda, Mitsubishi, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, ŠKODA and Subaru) are also represented. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Tyre games hold the key

Tyre choice was varied as drivers sought to find the best grip in conditions that ranged from ice to mud

It’s a gorgeous sunny Friday afternoon in the Rallye Monte-Carlo service park in Gap, but conditions in the mountains to the north were equally as treacherous as this morning as drivers tackled the stages for a second time. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

ERC registrations break the 40 mark

There is a good spread of competitors across the four main classes, with quality and quantity in each category.

European Rally Championship logo Just three weeks into the New Year, and the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship has received 42 confirmed registrations – with drivers coming from 20 different countries and cars from nine different manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

2015 FIA World Rally Championship Monte Carlo roars into life

The iconic wintry event has attracted 96 crews

WRC logo The 2015 FIA WRC roars into life this week with Rallye Monte Carlo (22-25 January) and a hotly anticipated clash between the two most successful drivers of the modern era: Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier.

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Jan 21

Ypres offers Erc ‘Super Stage’ experience

“Our intention is to give everyone the opportunity to experience the Ypres Rally in a special way”

European Rally Championship logo This year’s Geko Ypres Rally, round five of the FIA European Rally Championship, is offering spectators the chance to buy Super Stage tickets – with special benefits around the compact route and in the service area. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Monte countdown: The stages

The rally begins on Thursday evening outside the famous Casino

WRC logo Rallye Monte-Carlo (22 – 25 January) kick-starts the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship into action with plenty of exciting innovations to test the world’s finest drivers.

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Jan 19

See you in 2016 – Cyril Despres

After 14 days, 13 stages and 9112 kilometres (4601 of which were run competitively)

Cyril Despres - Gilles Picard on SS8 © Frederic Le Floch Team Peugeot Total reached the finish of its first Dakar with two of its three PEUGEOT 2008 DKR entries. Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret finished 11th while Cyril Despres and Gilles Picard were 34th. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Rallye Monte Carlo: Kubica to use Pirelli tyres for 2015 WRC

Robert Kubica will join Martin Prokop and Lorenzo Bertelli in using Pirelli tyres for the 2015 World Rally Championship season

Robert Kubica - Pirelli Monte-Carlo Kubica will lead Pirelli’s challenge in the 2015 World Rally Championship after opting to switch from Michelin rubber ahead of the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

First view: Kubica’s 2015 Fiesta RS

This is the new livery that Robert Kubica’s Ford Fiesta RS will carry at the season opening Rallye Monte-Carlo [22-25 January].

WRC logo The predominantly grey scheme replaces the red, white, blue and silver design of 2014. One constant is the branding of Kubica’s long-time backers, Polish oil company Lotos. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

ALDO Racing Stages 12 & 13 report from the 2015 Dakar

The ALDO Racing Team secures 32nd place overall at the 2015 Dakar

Photo finish at the podium 380-AE9A1158 The final Special Stage section of the 2015 Dakar Rally, reduced to 34 kilometres from its original 174 km due to unsafe roads, prevented the ALDO Racing Team from having a go at the Nissan Navarra of South African, Johan van Straden, which was 31st overall, one spot ahead of the ALDO Toyota.

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Jan 17

Peterhansel and Despres set their sights on Dakar finish

With 8719 kilometres down and just 393 to go

Cyril Despres on SS12 - photo © Marcelo Maragni Team Peugeot-Total is now concentrating on the very last stage of the world’s toughest rally, in Buenos Aires tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Sebastien Chardonnet Monte Carlo Rally WRC rally preview

Chardonnet ready to rewrite history !

Thirty-six years ago, the Lancia Stratos Chardonnet was victorious with Bernard Darniche … Entered in the 83rd edition of the most senior of road events with a DS3 WRC, the grandson of the iconic Lancia importer is ready for the challenge ! Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Dakar 2015: Terranova enjoys himself

Price joins the elite

Dakar 2015 logo Quick and consistent since the start in Buenos Aires, Toby Price has kept on progressing as he has acquired experience on his first Dakar. Read the rest of this entry »

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