Category Archive: Rally

Feb 23

WRC: Olbia return for Rally Italia Sardegna

Italy’s round of the WRC moved to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia in 2004

Rally Italia Sardegna, the seventh round of the season, has a new route this year that takes competitors back to the north east of the island and the port of Olbia. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Britain’s Wilks enters World RX as full-time independent driver 

Wilks will compete in Johan Kristoffersson’s old Supercar

Guy Wilks will compete in Johan Kristoffersson’s old Supercar Britain’s Guy Wilks has confirmed he will enter all 12 rounds of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at the wheel of a Volkswagen RX Polo Supercar.

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Feb 21

WRC: Jari-Matti’s Swedish quartet

A look back at his previous Swedish successes

Jari-Matti Latvala’s victory at Rally Sweden in a Yaris WRC was the fourth time he had won the event at the wheel of a different car. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

New STARD team enters World RX with Baumanis and Timerzyanov

The process will be handled by Stohl Group’s experienced motorsport business unit Stohl Racing

World RX - Janis Baumanis - Timur Timerzyanov A new two-car team – STARD – has confirmed its entry into the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

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Feb 20

Nitiss joins EKS as Ekstrom’s team fields third car for 2017 

In 2013, Nitiss was crowned the European Champion in the highly-competitive Super1600 category

World RX - Nitiss joins EKS as Ekstrom's team fields third car for 2017 Reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekstrom and his team, EKS, will contest the 2017 season with three Audi S1 EKS RX quattro cars. Latvia’s Reinis Nitiss will join team-mates Ekstrom and Topi Heikkinen in the team’s third car. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Team Peugeot-Hansen announce three-car entry for 2017 

“I believe I learnt a great deal in the course of my first full rallycross season” – Loeb

Team Peugeot-Hansen announce three-car entry for 2017 Team Peugeot-Hansen will continue its campaign in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy with team-mates Sebastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen driving the Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar in 2017.

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Feb 18

Citroën: ‘We have work to do’

Citroën took a year out of WRC competition in 2016 to prepare for a comeback

Citroën Racing boss Yves Matton has acknowledged that improvements need to be made and has pledged to work ‘even harder’ after his squad’s lacklustre start to the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Key timings revealed for ERC Azores Airlines Rallye

Here are the key dates

Key timings revealed for ERC Azores Airlines RallyeThe Azores Airlines Rallye opens the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship season from 30 March-1 April.

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Feb 17

World RX: Britain’s Andrew Jordan returns to Lydden Hill

Jordan will be entered under MJP Racing Team Austria alongside World RX regular Kevin Eriksson

World RX Britain's Andrew Jordan returns to Lydden Hill Former British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan has announced he will once again compete at Lydden Hill – the British leg of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

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Feb 17

Bostanci and Bunaz test to be best in ERC

Each driver completed approximately 100 kilometres and spent time trying out various set-up

Bostanci and Bunaz test to be best in ERCMurat Bostanci and Bugra Bunaz began their preparations for this season’s FIA European Rally Championship with a test for Castrol Ford Team Turkey in Istanbul yesterday (Thursday). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

WRC: “Toyota spirit lifts me” – Latvala

“I dropped my performance in the second half of last season and I can honestly say I lost some confidence”

Jari-Matti Latvala believes the switch to Toyota’s WRC squad late last year has reinvigorated his career after a lean period at Volkswagen. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

World RX: Portugal, Norway and Canada tickets on sale

Do you want to spectate at an FIA World Rallycross Championship event in 2017?

16-08-07_0049 Tickets are now on sale for the Portuguese, Norwegian and Canadian rounds of World RX this season. Previously the traditional World Rallycross season opener, Portugal’s Montalegre circuit located high in the Vila Real region in the East of the country will host the second round of World RX this season, the venue where new team mates Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson have claimed victories in the last three years. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

WRC: Tänak still awaits maiden win

He has now finished on the podium three times in the last four rounds

Amid the surprise of Jari-Matti Latvala’s Rally Sweden victory last weekend, Ott Tänak delivered further evidence that his maiden WRC win could be just around the corner. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

World RX: Bakkerud launches new Youtube series (+video)

Bakkerud’s new #BakkerudLIFE channel will include content from World RX race weekends

Multiple FIA World Rallycross Championship race winner Andreas Bakkerud has launched a new YouTube channel to give a behind the scenes insight into the everyday life of a top flight World RX driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

WRC: Rally Sweden behind the scenes

1536 pieces of metal

An exclusive, behind the scenes look at Rally Sweden and its studded tyres. An exclusive, behind the scenes look at Rally Sweden and its studded tyres. It’s a single oxygen atom bonded to a couple of hydrogen atoms. It’s ice. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Peugeot to make ERC return in new junior category

Pepe Lopez and José Suarez get set for ERC Junior Under 28 action

Peugeot to make ERC return in new junior categoryInterest in the FIA European Rally Championship continues to strengthen with confirmation of the Peugeot Rally Academy’s eagerly anticipated return to the all-action series for 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Holjes RX tickets now on sale

Regarded by many as ‘The Magic Weekend’

DriverTickets are now on sale for the seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship at Holjes in Sweden (30 June – 2 July), held in the Varmland region.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

WRC : Latvala triumphs in Sweden (updated)

He also won the final live TV Power Stage

Jari Matti Latvala Suède 2017 - photo DR - Nextgen-Auto Jari-Matti Latvala won his fourth Rally Sweden on Sunday afternoon to provide Toyota with victory on only its second rally back after a 17-year absence from the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

WRC: Latvala charges clear

“I’m amazed”

Jari-Matti Latvala delivered a crushing blow to Ott Tänak with a blistering performance through Sunday morning’s opening speed test at Rally Sweden to stretch his overnight lead to more than 10sec. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Latvala leads after late Neuville crash

Thierry Neuville crashes from top spot at Rally Sweden to hand Latvala dramatic lead

Jari Matti Latvala Suède 2017 - photo DR - Nextgen-Auto Jari-Matti Latvala was the surprise leader on Saturday night after an action-packed day on the snow. Read the rest of this entry »

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