Tag Archive: RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España

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 07

WRC: RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España, Neuville bounces back

Thierry Neuville recovered from a torrid end to Saturday morning at to win the afternoon’s opening speed test

The Belgian, who dropped more than 40sec after hydraulic problems set in motion a bizarre chain of events, set about climbing back up the leaderboard with fastest time in the second pass through El Montmell. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

RallyRACC Catalunya: Andreas Mikkelsen made a fairy tale start to his Hyundai career by leading RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España after Friday’s opening leg

Dream debut for Andreas Mikkelsen

WRC - Dream debut for Andreas MikkelsenMaking his debut for the Korean team after joining last month, Mikkelsen ended a captivating day with a 1.4sec advantage in his i20 World Rally Car over WRC leader Sébastien Ogier. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España: Tänak sets pace

Ott Tänak led SS1/2 after the opening two gravel speed tests on Friday morning

The Estonian was fastest in the Caseres special stage before claiming second quickest in the following Bot test to hold a 2.2sec advantage over Mads Østberg’s Ford Fiesta. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Loeb open to WRC return

Loeb said much depended on his Rallycross programme with Peugeot

Sébastien Loeb has hinted that he could make “one or two” WRC appearances next season after enjoying a successful gravel test in Citroën’s C3 World Rally Car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Loeb tests C3 on gravel

WRC legend Sébastien Loeb tested Citroën’s C3 World Rally Car on gravel in Spain Wednesday

The nine-time world champion drove the C3 on dirt roads in Catalonia, six weeks after sampling it for the first time on asphalt in the Moselle region of France. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 06

WRC: Breen misses Spain

Citroën Racing team principal Yves Matton said Breen would not start RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España

Craig Breen will miss next month’s WRC round in Spain after Citroën confirmed Kris Meeke, Stéphane Lefebvre and Khalid Al-Qassimi for the mixed surface fixture. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 05

WRC: Mikkelsen signs for Hyundai

Andreas Mikkelsen joins Hyundai to drive I20 WRC car for final three rounds of 2017.

WRC Mikkelsen signs for HyundaiHe will partner Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo at next month’s RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España (5 – 8 October), with Hayden Paddon dropped for the mixed surface encounter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 20

WRC: Spain reveals its 2017 mix

RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España

The organisers of Spain’s round of the WRC have confirmed changes to this year’s edition including three new stages and a more challenging final day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

WRC: Ogier claims fourth title

Ogier moved ahead of Dani Sordo once the rally switched from gravel to asphalt

Sébastien Ogier clinched his fourth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title with victory at RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España on Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

WRC: Ogier on brink of fourth title

Frenchman overhauls Sordo in Spanish duel

WRC Ogier on brink of fourth title Sébastien Ogier all but secured his fourth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title after passing Dani Sordo to lead RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

WRC: Ogier reels in Sordo

“I’m driving hard but it’s not perfect. I know I could be a little bit better”

Sébastien Ogier halved the deficit to leader Dani Sordo after winning the last two speed tests of Saturday morning’s loop at RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

WRC: Sordo storms into Spain lead

Torrential rain turned gravel tracks in the hills above the Costa Daurada into a mudbath

WRC - Sordo storms into Spain lead Dani Sordo mastered treacherous conditions to lead RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España on Friday night and set up hopes of a home victory for the first time in 21 years.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

WRC: Neuville grabs Spain lead

Thierry Neuville took the lead of RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España in dreadful conditions in Friday morning’s opening speed test

Heavy rain and standing water made driving treacherous and while Neuville topped the times through the 12.50km Caseres test, Kris Meeke was caught out and rolled his Citroën DS 3 early in the stage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Seventh consecutive year that the RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España will run a mixed itinerary of Tarmac and gravel stages

Recce Notes: RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España    

And while much of this year’s route is familiar territory for WRC regulars, we noticed a few interesting changes during the pre-event recce. Read the rest of this entry »

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