Category Archive: Rally

Feb 10

WRC: Rally Sweden news in brief

A look at some of the latest news ahead of the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Sweden

WRC+ live coverage: Weather-enforced route changes mean the schedule of live stages broadcast on WRC+ has been modified. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Albatec Racing and James Grint funning for British RX title

“I’m delighted to welcome James back into the team for a second season” – Andy Scott

Euro RX - Albatec Racing - James Grint Dumfries rallycross squad Albatec Racing has announced the first of its plans for 2016, with the news that James Grint will stay with the team and contest the full MSA British Rallycross Championship.

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Feb 10

New date confirmed for ERC Rally Liepāja

“We are very pleased that a new date has been approved for Rally Liepāja” – Jean-Baptiste Ley

New date confirmed for ERC Rally Liepāja A new date has been confirmed for Rally Liepāja, with the FIA European Rally Championship event in Latvia now taking place from 16-18 September 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

ERC reveals a 30 per cent increase in TV audience

More than 300 million viewers for ERC television coverage in 2015

ERC reveals a 30 per cent increase in TV audience A cumulative audience of 318.9 million viewers watched the FIA European Rally Championship in 2015, a 30 per cent increase on the previous year, according to a report produced for ERC promoter Eurosport Events by global sports research consultancy Repucom. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Subaru wins Rallye Perce Neige 2016

Maxime and Robert Labrie finish at the top of the podium at Rallye Perce Neige 2016 driving a Subaru WRX.

Subaru wins Rallye Perce Neige 2016 Subaru secures first place manufacturer status after the first event of the 2016 Canadian Rally Championship season. After an extremely hard fought battle through harsh conditions, Maxime and Robert Labrie won the 2016 Rallye Perce Neige held in Maniwaki, Quebec, on February 6 in their Subaru WRX.

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Feb 08

2016 RX Lites Cup calendar revealed 

Entries for this year’s RX Lites Cup will close on Thursday 7 April

2016 RX Lites Cup calendar revealed The 2016 RX Lites Cup – a one-make feeder series to the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – will consist of seven events plus a standalone event in Canada.

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Feb 08

Interest grows in new ERC season opener

The island asphalt spectacular replaces the postponed Rally Liepāja from 10-12 March

Interest grows in new ERC season openerInterest is growing in the new opening round of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship with an impressive entry list beginning to take shape for Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Maxime and Robert Labrie, First Winners of 2016 in the Eastern Canadian Rally Championship

A tricky event taking place on snow and ice

Maxime and Robert Labrie, First Winners of 2016 in the Eastern Canadian Rally Championship This past weekend, the Rallye Perce-Neige was held in Maniwaki, Québec, the first round of the 2016 Eastern Canadian Rally Championship (ECRC).

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Feb 06

Toyota displays 2016 Yaris WRC livery

WRC team principal Tommi Mäkinen attended the event but no updates were provided on the Yaris WRC

Toyota Gazoo Racing unveiled a 2016 livery for its Yaris World Rally Car during its annual motorsport news conference in Japan today (Thursday). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Hyundai R5 breaks cover at French test

Kevin Abbring completed the first test of Hyundai Motorsport’s new R5 rally car in southern France last week.

The car is based on the five-door new-generation i20, like the team’s World Rally Car which made a podium-winning debut at Rallye Monte-Carlo last month. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Safety key on ERC Rally Islas Canarias

“I think the safety team on the rally, with the help of the RFEdA, has done a great job” – Arnaud Crepin

Safety key on ERC Rally Islas CanariasThe organisers of Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés have been working closely with the FIA and the Spanish federation to strengthen spectator safety on the event ahead of the 2016 European championship qualifier. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

BMX legend dies at 41

Dave Mirra dead

2010-10-23_0006 BMX bike legend Dave Mirra — who once had the record for the most X Games medals — has died of an apparent suicide … TMZ Sports has learned.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Opel to support three young stars in ERC Junior

Factory-backed squad bids to defend title won by Emil Bergkvist in 2015

Marijan Griebel - Julius Tannert - Chris Ingram Opel will return to the FIA ERC Junior Championship in 2016 with young German drivers Marijan Griebel and Julius Tannert and Britain’s Chris Ingram. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

World RX live on free-to-air TV in the UK and Ireland 

 In addition, the highlights show will be available to watch on ITV4 the following Tuesday evening and on Eurosport
2015-08-08_33518 The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy and operated by IMG, will be broadcast live and in full for the first time on free-to-air television in the UK and Ireland in 2016. Quest has secured a deal to broadcast all 12 Championship rounds live on Sunday afternoons.

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Feb 01

Former champion Kopecký to make ERC return

Kopecký will be a favourite for victory on Barum Czech Rally Zlín

Former champion Kopecký to make ERC returnJan Kopecký, who won the FIA European Rally Championship in 2013, will return to the series in the summer when he contests his home round of the ERC in Czech Republic. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Warm temperatures affect opening winter round of the FIA European Rally Championship

Unforeseen weather conditions cause safety concerns

Warm temperatures affect opening winter round of the FIA European Rally Championship Rally Liepāja, the opening round of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship, will not take place as scheduled because of uncharacteristically warm weather conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Ogier opens 2016 with third Monte win

Sébastien Ogier achieved a childhood ambition by winning Rallye Monte-Carlo for a third consecutive season on Sunday afternoon

The Frenchman joined an exclusive club of drivers to have won the legendary event, the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship, three times in a row. Only Sandro Munari, Walter Röhrl, Tommi Mäkinen and Sébastien Loeb have done likewise. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Unstoppable Ogier seals hat-trick in Monte Carlo

Sebastien Ogier achieved a childhood ambition by winning Rallye Monte-Carlo for a third consecutive season on Sunday

Sebastien Ogier - photo © DPPI - François Baudin The Frenchman joined an exclusive club of drivers to have won the legendary event, the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship, three times in a row. Only Sandro Munari, Walter Röhrl, Tommi Mäkinen and Sébastien Loeb have done likewise. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Ogier clear in Monte after Meeke’s demise

“It’s a shame for Kris as he was very fast this weekend and we had to produce a big performance to stay ahead of him”

“Sébastien Ogier will start Sunday’s final leg of Rallye Monte-Carlo with a near two-minute lead after his two closest challengers retired during a dramatic Saturday afternoon in the French Alps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Kubica’s Monte- Carlo goes bust

Robert Kubica is out of Rallye Monte-Carlo after a crash on Friday left his Ford Fiesta RS beyond repair

The Pole was just 6km into the rally’s third stage from Corps to La Salle en Beaumont when his car slipped off an ice-covered section at modest speed and hit a tree. Read the rest of this entry »

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