Category Archive: Rally

May 28

2016 FIA European Rally Championship, round four of 10, Azores Airlines Rallye, 2-4 June (Portugal) preview

More thrilling ERC action anticipated on spectacular island rally

FIA ERC - Ricardo Moura ERC Azores Rallye Another intense battle for victory in the FIA European Rally Championship is in store next week (2-4 June) on round four of the 2016 season, the always-spectacular Azores Airlines Rallye.        Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

ERC Azores Airlines Rallye entry list: Quality field led by 27 R5 cars

Defending champion and points leader Kajetan Kajetanowicz is the #1 seed

ERC Azores Airlines Rallye entry list: Quality field led by 27 R5 carsAn impressive entry list has been revealed for next week’s Azores Airlines Rallye, with a huge 27-strong R5 field to take part in the fourth round of the FIA European Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

World RX returns to home of rallycross at Lydden Hill with six British drivers

A total of 63 cars have entered

World RX returns to home of rallycross at Lydden Hill with six British drivers Round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy takes place over the Bank Holiday in Great Britain this weekend (28-29 May) as the World Championship returns to Lydden Hill in Kent.

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May 25

WRC: Mikkelsen eyes title push

The Norwegian believes Saturday and Sunday were two of his best days in a rally car

Andreas Mikkelsen feels ready to battle for the WRC title after a revitalised approach to the final two days of last weekend’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal carried him to second place. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Orsák to make ERC comeback with brand new R5 Fiesta

Jaroslav Orsák will return to the FIA European Rally Championship on next week’s Azores Airlines Rallye, driving a Ford Fiesta R5 for the first time

Orsák to make ERC comeback with brand new R5 FiestaCzech driver Orsák contested full ERC seasons in 2013-’14, finishing runner-up in the production standings before switching to a ŠKODA Fabia S2000 and taking a best finish of fourth on his home event Barum Czech Rally Zlín in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Philippe Maloigne wins for Albatec in French RX thriller

“What a fantastic feeling” – Maloigne 

RX - Philippe Maloigne wins for Albatec in French RX thriller Albatec Racing with Philippe Maloigne overcame treacherous weather conditions to win round two of the French Rallycross Championship at Chateauroux on Sunday (22 May).

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May 22

WRC: Kris Meeke masters Portugal for second win

Kris Meeke became the fourth different winner in five WRC rounds this season after triumphing at Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday afternoon

WRC - Kris Meeke masters Portugal for second win The Northern Irishman, returning to the championship after missing the previous two rallies in the Americas, shook off the rust to win the four-day rough road event by 29.7sec in Citroën’s DS 3. It was his second success after victory in Argentina last year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

WRC: Kris Meeke retains control in Portugal

“I was thinking about protecting my lead”

WRC - Kris Meeke Kris Meeke will carry a comfortable lead into the final leg of Vodafone Rally de Portugal after distancing world champion Sébastien Ogier over rough mountain roads on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

WRC: Kris Meeke’s Portugal lead nears a minute

Extend his overnight lead from 31.9sec to 53.9sec ahead of Sébastien Ogier

Kris Meeke extended his Vodafone Rally de Portugal lead to almost a minute on Saturday morning during an action-packed opening to the longest leg of the event. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

ERC in the Azores: “Rallying in a nutshell”

The rally takes place on spectacular roads on São Miguel Island

ERC in the Azores: “Rallying in a nutshell”The defending FIA European Rally Champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz is preparing for the Azores Airlines Rallye (2-4 June) – an event he’s described as “rallying in a nutshell”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

WRC: Kris Meeke leads amid drama in Portugal

Returning to the WRC after missing the previous two rounds

WRC - Kris Meeke leads amid drama in Portugal Kris Meeke led Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Friday night after dominating an action-packed day in the hills overlooking northern Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Maloigne and Albatec target podium in Chateauroux

Free practice in Chateauroux this weekend gets underway at 09.45-12.45 tomorrow (Saturday)

Albatec returns to race-winning venue for Euro RX opener Just a week after securing a podium finish in Euro RX at Mettet, Albatec Racing returns to French RX action this weekend, in round two of the French Rallycross Championship at Chateauroux.

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May 20

WRC: Ogier fastest in Portugal opener

He outpaced Hayden Paddon by 2.6sec in the headline heat

Sébastien Ogier won Thursday night’s opening speed test at Vodafone Rally de Portugal despite a boost problem on the startline at Lousada rallycross circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Entries open for ERC auto24 Rally Estonia

Entries have opened for round six of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship, the auto24 Rally Estonia

Entries open for ERC auto24 Rally EstoniaThe fast gravel rally takes place on 15-17 July and will again be based in Otepää. The action begins on Friday 15 July with a city stage in Tartu, where the rally returns for the finish on Sunday. There will be 16 stages, totalling 211.45 competitive kilometres. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Elfyn Evans tops bumper WRC 2 field in Portugal

Championship leader Elfyn Evans heads the strongest WRC 2 entry of the season at this week’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal

The first European gravel round of the campaign has attracted 26 competitors and the Welshman knows that a single slip at the wheel of his Ford Fiesta R5 will allow his rivals to eat into his 20-point advantage. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

ERC champion Kajetanowicz to make WRC debut

Having yet to win on the ERC so far this year, Kajetanowicz is now hoping to make his mark on the WRC2 series

ERC champion Kajetanowicz to make WRC debutReigning FIA European rally champion Kajetan Kajetanowivz will make his World Rally Championship debut on his home Rally Poland from 30 June to 3 July. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Paddon: ‘My targets stay the same’

The New Zealander held off Sébastien Ogier in a dramatic finale

WRC - Haydon Paddon Haydon Paddon refuses to let his breakthrough WRC victory in Argentina last month alter his season’s targets as he prepares for this week’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal (19 – 22 May). Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Portugal countdown: rally route

Why change a winning formula?

That’s the message from Vodafone Rally de Portugal organisers whose itinerary for this week’s fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship is virtually identical to 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Mattias Ekstrom wins again to take World RX Championship lead

The EKS driver defeated Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Sebastien Loeb and defending two-time Champion Petter Solberg

Mattias Ekstrom wins again to take World RX Championship lead Mattias Ekstrom made it back-to-back victories today [15 May] to move into the lead of The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy for the first time, following a peerless performance at the Kapaza Rallycross of Belgium.

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May 15

Grosset-Janin nets almost perfect score for Albatec in Euro RX opener

Albatec returns to Euro RX action for round two which takes place at Hell, Norway over the weekend of 11 & 12 June

Grosset-Janin nets almost perfect score for Albatec in Euro RX opener Albatec Racing began its bid for FIA European Rallycross Championship honours with a dominant performance this weekend, that netted all-bar the outright Euro RX victory. Reigning vice-champion Jérôme Grosset-Janin comfortably won all four Qualifying races and semi-final aboard his Poujoulat-backed Peugeot 208 RX Supercar, to set up a front row start for the final. Read the rest of this entry »

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