Category Archive: Rally

Oct 20

World RX: Cape Town RX entries revealed

Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson has sewn up the World RX Drivers’ title and leads the 22-strong Supercar field

DriverThe entry list for the 12th and final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Cape Town in South Africa next month has been revealed by the FIA.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

Thrilling WRC season creates record-breaking attendances

Spectacular new-era WRC inspires bigger crowds again

Ott Tanak ADAC Rallye DeutschlandSeason-long attendances on target to shatter four million mark. Rallies in Italy and Sweden achieve largest increases. Dynamic new cars and a thrilling season-long title battle have sparked record attendances at this year’s FIA World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Eriksson excited for South African bow in Bluebeam-sponsored Ford Fiesta

Scandinavian teenager rejoins World RX ranks in Cape Town

Eriksson excited for South African bow in Bluebeam-sponsored Ford FiestaOliver Eriksson is fired-up to take the fight to his more experienced rivals when he returns to the FIA World Rallycross Championship next month behind the wheel of an Olsbergs MSE-run, Bluebeam-sponsored Ford Fiesta Supercar in South Africa.

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Oct 18

Ott Tänak joins Toyota (updated)

Ott Tänak will join Toyota Gazoo Racing next season

The Japanese manufacturer confirmed this morning (Wednesday) that Tänak will join Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi in the Finnish-based team for all 13 rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

Albatec and Maloigne end French RX season with victory

Rallycross France at Dreux

jereflyAlbatec Racing and Philippe Maloigne took a commanding victory in the final round of Rallycross France at Dreux this weekend (15 October). The Frenchman started from pole position and was never headed to record another convincing win in the series, and claim third overall in the title battle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

Hyundai slims its squad for Australia

Hyundai will be represented by Thierry Neuville, Hayden Paddon and Andreas Mikkelsen

Dani Sordo will miss Kennards Hire Rally Australia [16 – 19 November] following Hyundai’s decision to field a three-car squad at the season’s final round. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

WTCC: Yann Ehrlacher on pole for opening race

Qualifying report: WTCC pole bingo at Ningbo for Girolami

Ehrlacher on WTCC pole for Opening RaceYann Ehrlacher will start the reverse-grid Opening Race at FIA WTCC Race of China from pole position following the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Championship qualifying session at the new Ningbo International Speedpark. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

Haigh-Smith on RX test: “I couldn’t stop smiling!”

He was given coaching at the test by permanent World RX driver, Kevin Eriksson

DriverSouth Africa’s Ashley Haigh-Smith is gearing up to make his FIA World Rallycross Championship debut at his home round at the Gumtree World RX of South Africa next month.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

2018 Junior WRC takes shape

For the first time since 2006, the season starts on the snow-covered stages of Rally Sweden

Next year’s Junior World Rally Championship will feature five rounds, a double-header finale and a return to snow, initial plans have revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Nitišs keen on more ERC action

Reinis Nitišs wants more FIA European Rally Championship action in the future but insists the day job comes first

Nitišs keen on more ERC actionThe FIA World Rallycross Championship star from Latvia impressed by winning the ERC2 division on his third ever rally in Liepāja last weekend.

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Oct 12

Loeb second on Rallye du Maroc

In preparation for competing on the Dakar Rally in January

2017-08-04_0559Less than a week after confirmation that he will continue to race with Peugeot in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy next season [read here], France’s Sebastien Loeb finished second on Rallye du Maroc.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Reinis Nitiss wins ERC2 category at Rally Latvia

Swapping his regular EKS Audi S1 quattro World RX Supercar for an N4 Specification Mitsubishi Evo rally car

DriverLatvia’s Reinis Nitiss put the break between the 11th and 12th rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship to good use last weekend, by competing on his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship, Rally Liepaja, and won the ERC2 category.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Winners and champions gather at ERC Awards Ceremony in Liepāja

The 2017 ERC Awards Ceremony took place at city’s spectacular Great Amber Concert Hall

Winners and champions gather at ERC Awards Ceremony in LiepājaTitle-winning drivers and teams gathered for the FIA European Rally Championship Awards Ceremony in Liepāja, 24 hours after the city’s gravel showcase brought the curtain down on the 2017 ERC season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 09

WRC: The pain of trying to win Spain

Behind the scenes with Dani Sordo as he bids for a 15th time to win his home race

Dani Sordo (ESP) seen during the FIA World Rally Championship 2017 in Bostalsee, Germany on August 17, 2017This kind of second place, Dani Sordo could work with this kind of second place. It’s Saturday afternoon on the Rally of Spain, the temperature’s rising and Hyundai’s local hero is ready to make history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Gryazin, Ingram the big ERC winners in Latvia (updated)

FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 8 of 8

Nikolay Gryazin and Chris Ingram were the big winners when the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship concluded on Rally Liepāja today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

WRC: Kris Meeke claimed his second victory of the season after a dramatic finale at RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España on Sunday (updated)

Meeke reigns in Spain  

The Briton added to his early season Mexico triumph with a 28.0sec success on the three-day mixed surface encounter in a Citroën C3.

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Oct 08

Provisional ERC title success for Érdi Jr, Ingram

Rally Liepāja

Breaking news: Provisional ERC title success for Érdi Jr, IngramTibor Érdi Jr and Chris Ingram are the provisional winners of the FIA ERC2 Championship and FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship respectively* following their respective performances on Rally Liepāja. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 07

WRC: Masterful Meeke leads in Spain

RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España

WRC Masterful Meeke leads in SpainKris Meeke leads RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España by 13.0sec from Sébastien Ogier, whose bid for a fifth consecutive world title looked stronger than ever after main rival Thierry Neuville hit trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 07

Young stars shine on ERC Rally Liepāja

FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 8 of 8

Nikolay Gryazin and Kalle Rovanperä underlined the vital role the FIA European Rally Championship is performing in showcasing young talent and honing their skills for future progression by completing leg one of Rally Liepāja in first and second overall. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 07

Szabo takes S1600 title; Enerberg wins Touringcar Trophy

Euro RX season reviews will be published on the World RX website soon

DriverThe final rounds of the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Super1600 and the FIA European Rallycross Championship for TouringCar took place alongside the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Estering in Germany last weekend, where the champions in each class were crowned.  Read the rest of this entry »

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