Category Archive: Rally

Aug 26

WRC: Lappi breaks silence over Toyota rumours

Finland’s Esapekka Lappi has held talks with Toyota about a potential place in its new WRC programme next year

The 25-year-old underlined his position as one of the sport’s hottest young talents last weekend when he won the WRC 2 category at ADAC Rallye Deutschland with the Skoda Motorsport team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Albatec and James Grint return to Lydden looking for a repeat performance

The Dumfries-based team and the Kimpton racer return to race action after a lengthy break in the rallycross schedule

Albatec Racing logo European, British and French rallycross outfit Albatec Racing and Briton James Grint head to Lydden Hill on Bank Holiday Monday (29 August) for round six of the 2016 MSA British Rallycross Championship in association with Odyssey Battery.

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Aug 25

Albatec Racing Fields Three Cars In Loheac

Reigning Euro RX champion Tommy Rustad will lead the team’s assault on the World RX event

DriverBritish-based team Albatec Racing will field three Peugeot 208 Supercars in the eighth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Loheac in France next week.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Gronholm wins home round of Finnish championship

“At this point in my career it’s important to race a lot”

DriverFinland’s Niclas Gronholm used the break in the FIA World Rallycross Championship schedule between the Canadian and French rounds to compete in a round of the Finnish Rallycross Championship last weekend at Oulu, where he claimed his first victory of the season in a Olsbergs MSE Fiesta Supercar, similar to the car he drives for the OMSE team in World RX. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

WRC: Dani Sordo has agreed a new two-year deal with Hyundai Motorsport which will keep him with the Korean manufacturer

Sordo extends Hyundai deal until the end of 2018

The Spaniard, who has been with Hyundai since its WRC return in 2014, equalled his best result for the team when he claimed his third podium in the i20 World Rally Car at ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

WRC: Ogier ends his winless streak

“It’s been really exciting and a long time since I was battling like this for a win”

WRC - Ogier ends his winless streak Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier returned to the top step of the WRC podium at ADAC Rallye Deutschland as he successfully brought an end to his six-event winless streak.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

WRC: Ogier takes win in Germany

Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier returned to rally-winning form on Sunday afternoon as he won ADAC Rallye Deutschland

The Frenchman snatched the lead of this season’s first all-asphalt rally from team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen on day two with a string of stunning performances in the Baumholder military proving ground stages and managed his lead from there on in to win by 20.3. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

WRC: Ogier leaves his rivals standing

The three-time world champion started the second day trailing Volkswagen team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen by 4.3s

Sebastien Ogier (FRA) performs during the FIA World Rally Championship 2016 Germany in Trier, Germany on August 20, 2016 Sébastien Ogier took a commanding lead into the final leg of ADAC Rallye Deutschland after giving his rivals another lesson in how to drive in the Baumholder military proving ground on Saturday.
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Aug 20

Sébastien Ogier took the lead on Saturday morning after a storming drive through the 40km Panzerplatte Lang stage

ADAC Rallye Deutschland: Ogier hits the front in Panzerplatte

The reigning world champion went into day two hunting down his rally-leading team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. The duo traded seconds on the opening four stages of the day and the lead changed hands twice as both men battled to get the best out of their different tyre choices in changeable road conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

World RX: Meet the teams

Olsbergs MSE

16-08-07_0134 The fifth interview with a member of the FIA World Rallycross Championship paddock is with France’s Yannis Loison, Engine manager at Olsbergs MSE. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Mikkelsen braced for “big challenge”

ADAC Rally Deutschland

Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) performs during the FIA World Rally Championship 2016 Germany in Trier, Germany on August 19, 2016 Volkswagen’s Andreas Mikkelsen said it will be a “big challenge” to protect his slender overnight ADAC Rally Deutschland lead – but he was committed to taking the risks that may be required. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Event preview: ERC superstars primed for Czech Tarmac clash

2016 FIA European Rally Championship, round eight of 10

Jan Kopecky ERC Barum Czech Rally Zlin The leading drivers in this year’s FIA European Rally Championship go up against former champion, factory ŠKODA ace and home hero Jan Kopecký on Barum Czech Rally Zlín next weekend (26-28 August). Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Albatec confirms Rustad, Scott and Maloigne for Lohéac

“It’s always a fantastic event at Lohéac, with massive crowds who are very passionate about rallycross”

Albatec Racing logo Albatec Racing has confirmed a three car entry for World RX of France at Lohéac-Bretagne, round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship on 2-4 September.

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Aug 18

Lithuania’s Naujokaitis joins World RX in Skoda Fabia

“The car has been built by the best Lithuanian and Czech Republic engineers” – Rimvis Mati

DriverLithuania’s Nerijus Naujokaitis will make his FIA World Rallycross Championship debut at Loheac in France next month, driving a brand new Skoda Fabia Supercar. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Kamaz vs Volkswagen at Rally Finland – Offroad titans tackle rally’s most famous jump

Kamaz and Volkswagen battle on WRC Finland’s iconic Ouninpohja stage

Kamaz vs Volkswagen at Rally Finland - Offroad titans tackle rally’s most famous jump The 318-horsepower Volkswagen Polo R WRC, a car that has won Rally Finland three times, faced the Kamaz 4326 truck, the undisputed King of the Dakar with close to 1000 horsepower, on a narrow road for an enormous jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

WRC aces eye German asphalt challenge

Rallye Deutschland hosts first all-asphalt round of 2016

Sebastien Ogier performs during the FIA World Rally Championship 2015 in Trier, Germany on August 21, 2015 Drivers face a significant turning point in their season when ADAC Rallye Deutschland (18 – 21 August) hosts the opening all-asphalt round of the FIA World Rally Championship campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

WRC Rally China 2016 cancelled due to weather damage

Heavy damage to the route caused by torrential storms and flooding last month in the region around Huairou, near Beijing

The FIA and WRC Promoter have received a formal request to cancel next month’s Rally China (8 – 11 September), round 10 of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship.

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Aug 16

Sangnier enters Loheac RX in a Supercar

She is only the second woman driver to compete in a Supercar in World RX

DriverFrench woman rallycross driver Adeline Sangnier will make her FIA World Rallycross Championship debut at Loheac in France next month, driving a privately-run Peugeot 207 Supercar. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Hyundai hoping to play home advantage

The squad conducted an intensive three-phase testing programme in preparation for the first all-asphalt round of 2016

Hyundai Motorsport has its sights set on a return to the FIA World Rally Championship podium as the team tackles its home event at ADAC Rallye Deutschland (18 – 21 August). Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

ERC crews to chase 60,000 euros on Love Cyprus Golden Stage

Combined times from final two stages of the ERC season to decide prize winners

ERC Cyprus Rally action image Crews contesting the final two stages of this year’s FIA European Rally Championship in Cyprus (7-9 October) will battle for a share of a 60,000 euros prize fund, ERC promoter Eurosport Events is thrilled to announce. Read the rest of this entry »

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