Category Archive: Rally

Apr 29

Red Bull TV WRC expert Matthew Wilson gets behind the scenes of Rally Argentina, ahead of today’s live show

The opening Friday of Rally Argentina was amazing

Red Bull TV logoBritish Ford Fiesta driver Elfyn Evans took a shock lead, reigning world champion Sebastien Ogier explored a ditch, Hyundai’s Hayden Paddon rolled on the first stage, and both Citroens were out after tripping over the same bump. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Friday In Argentina: Evans dominant in South America

Elfyn Evans built a surprise Friday lead at YPF Rally Argentina

Rock-strewn gravel roads wrecked the hopes of many frontrunners, but Welshman Evans prospered to win six consecutive speed tests in his Ford Fiesta and lead the similar car of Mads Østberg by 55.7sec. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

WRC: Sébastien Ogier sets early pace

“I tried to push and I’m quite happy with my driving in there.” – Ogier

Sébastien Ogier led YPF Rally Argentina after flinging his Ford Fiesta to fastest time through Thursday evening’s curtain-raising speed test in the heart of Cordoba City. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

RX2 entries for Belgium revealed

The list of entries is headed by reigning champion Cyril Raymond

DriverThe entry list for the opening round of the RX2 International Series in Belgium has been revealed, where 18 drivers from eight different nationalities will compete in the single-make support category in the FIA World Rallycross Championship event at Mettet.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Albatec begins Rallycross France bid with Maloigne in Essay

The former motocross racer enjoyed a successful 2016 with the Dumfries team

Albatec begins Rallycross France bid with Maloigne in EssayThis weekend (29-30 April) Albatec Racing begins its bid for Rallycross France honours in Essay, with Philippe Maloigne at the wheel of the team’s #21 SamShield-backed Peugeot 208 RX Supercar.

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Apr 27

WRC crews braced for toughest test

The South American event, held from 27-30 April, is notoriously demanding and represents the toughest test yet

With four rounds of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship complete, drivers and teams have travelled to the other side of the world where they will lock horns at the toughest event on the calendar: YPF Rally Argentina. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

The entry list for the fourth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Mettet in Belgium has been released by the FIA

World RX: Belgium entries revealed

DriverJoining the 18 permanent drivers on the World RX grid will be six additional entries, led by Belgian hero Francois Duval, competing in an Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 Supercar for the first time and hoping to repeat his final qualifying performance from 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

Four from four in exciting new-era World Rally Championship

Unpredictable season start heralds wide open 2017 WRC

Four from fourFour different drivers and manufacturers win opening four rounds. Not since 1986 has WRC begun in such thrilling fashion. Dynamic new-look rally cars have provided the most gripping and unpredictable opening to the FIA World Rally Championship for more than 30 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

Citroën’s fix inspires confidence

Meeke is looking forward to returning to the scene of his maiden victory

Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT received a confidence boost ahead of YPF Rally Argentina (27 – 30 April) after engineers cured the mechanical gremlin that robbed Kris Meeke of potential victory at the last round in Corsica. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

British Champion Rooke joins RX2 grid as Belgian entries are announced

Reigning British Rallycross Champion to challenge for RX2 spoils

British Champion Rooke joins RX2 grid as Belgian entries are announcedWest Country teenager confident of contesting at least five rounds. 18 drivers from eight different nations set to duel it out in Belgium.

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Apr 25

ERC Rally Islas Canarias attracts 125-car entry

Huge 68-car entry list for European counter, plus 57 national runners

ERC Rally Islas Canarias attracts 125-car entryERC Junior Under 27 and ERC Junior Under 28 attract new recruits. Top-of-the-range R5 cars total 27 for second event of exciting ERC season. The popularity of the all-action FIA European Rally Championship has once again been underlined, this time with the Rally Islas Canarias organising team confirming a 125-car entry for the second event of the 2017 ERC season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Tanner Foust returns to Global Rallycross for 2017 charge

Popular driver to challenge for title with Rockstar Energy Drink and Volkswagen

Tanner Foust returns to Global Rallycross for 2017 chargeRockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust is back in action this week for the Global Rallycross Championship season opener in Memphis, Tennessee. He is set to make a championship charge in an all-new 2017 Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Wågø Syversen keen to build on previous progress in 2017

RX Lites front-runner eager to prove potential in RX2

Wågø Syversen keen to build on previous progress in 2017Norwegian ace targeting race wins and title bid. 24-year-old aiming to reach the pinnacle of the sport. Simon Wågø Syversen is bidding to build upon a brace of competitive campaigns at RX Lites level with a championship challenge in 2017, after adding his name to a long list of potential title contenders in the rebranded RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Mattias Ekström: On boiling tyres to the win

Mattias Ekström remains the benchmark in the World Rallycross Championship, WRX

Mattias EkströmThe reigning champion, winner of the season kick-off and DTM driver also prevailed in the extremely hard-fought second round of the season, held at Montalegre, Portugal.

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Apr 25

Title winners galore for ERC Rally Islas Canarias

Entries closed last Tuesday

Title winners galore for ERC Rally Islas CanariasSeveral champions will be in action when Rally Islas Canarias hosts round two of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship next month.

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Apr 25

Simon Olofsson has designs on glory as he commits to RX2

Swedish star sets clear objective for 2017 campaign

Simon Olofsson has designs on glory as he commits to RX222-year-old shone in RX Lites last year. Charlottenberg native predicts fierce competition. Simon Olofsson has vowed to push all-out for title glory in the RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires this year, following a standout 2016 campaign that saw him firmly establish himself as a budding young rallycross talent. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Sondre Evjen targets title tilt in RX2

Norwegian ace aiming to pick up from where he left off in 2016

Sondre Evjen targets title tilt in RX2RallyX on Ice race-winner says ‘goalposts have shifted’. 19-year-old regards RX2 as stepping-stone to World Rallycross. Sondre Evjen has set his sights high in the RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires this year, targeting a title push as the next step on his path towards the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

François Duval confirmed entry with Albatec Peugeot 208 in Mettet World RX

François remains the only Belgian to take victory in the European Rallycross Championship

François Duval confirmed entry with Albatec Peugeot 208 in Mettet World RXFormer World Rally Championship driver François Duval will drive an Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 RX Supercar in Coyote World RX of Belgium, round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, at Mettet on 12-14 May.
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Apr 23

World RX: Victory for Ekstrom in Portugal

Ekstrom wins in Portugal and extends World RX Championship lead  

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Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom has won Bompiso World RX of Portugal, round two of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.  It is the second victory in a row for Ekstrom and sees the EKS driver extend his lead in the overall driver standings by 14 points over second-placed Johan Kristoffersson. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

ERC Rally Islas Canarias: the key timings  

The itinerary for round two of the FIA European Rally Championship, Rally Islas Canarias, has been published.
ERC Rally Islas Canarias: the key timingsTaking place from 4-6 May, the event is running for the 41st time in 2017, and features 12 stages over a competitive distance of 207.29 kilometres. Read the rest of this entry »

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