Tag Archive: World Rally Championship

Jan 22

Legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo kicks off the 2016 WRC season

Ogier: lack of pressure makes me stronger

Legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo kicks off the 2016 WRC season Sébastien Ogier says his hat-trick of World Rally Championship titles have left him feeling stronger than ever as he prepares to defend his crown this week at Rallye Monte-Carlo (21-24 January). Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

Star-studded entry for Rallye Monte-Carlo

Defending champion Sébastien Ogier heads the seeded entry list

A total of 90 crews, 15 in the premier World Rally Car category, will start Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening round of the 2016 World Rally Championship, later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

The wraps came off the car, known as the New Generation i20 WRC, at a launch at the team’s factory in Alzenau, Germany

New car and bolder ambitions for Hyundai

Hyundai Motorsport has set out its stall for the 2016 World Rally Championship, revealing an all-new i20 World Rally Car and ambitious plans to take the fight to rival manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

FIA WRC champions crowned in Paris

Volkswagen collected the biggest haul, taking a clean sweep of the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ WRC titles for the third consecutive season

After 13 rounds and 4,393.23 stage kilometres, this year’s World Rally Championship concluded on Friday night when the champions’ received their silverware at a glittering FIA prize-giving ceremony at the Lido theatre in Paris. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

2015 World Endurance Champions honoured by FIA

Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley were crowned as World Endurance Drivers’ Champions

At Le Lido in Paris the 2015 FIA World Endurance Champions collected their trophies alongside the other winners from Formula One, World Rally Championship, World Touring Car Championship, World RallyCross and the other continental championships from around the globe. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

WRC 2016 dates confirmed

The FIA World Rally Championship calendar for 2016 has been announced by WRC promoter

2015-01-24 The 14-round championship will begin with the traditional season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo in January and will feature a mix of gravel, asphalt, snow and ice action across five continents. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Ogier hopes to break Volkswagen duck

ADAC Rallye Deutschland

ADAC Rallye Deutschland - Sebastien OgierAn elusive victory on home soil will be the target for Volkswagen’s flying trio of drivers at the Rally of Germany in Trier this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Video: Hirvonen’s Formula 1 test

The former Ford team-leader retired from full time competition last year having notched up 15 WRC victories

While he will miss his home round of the World Rally Championship this week, Finland’s Mikko Hirvonen recently got an adrenaline fix of a different kind when he took the wheel of a Williams Formula One car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Sarrazin to develop Toyota WRC challenger

Venturi Formula E driver has been selected as the primary test driver for Toyota’s return to the World Rally Championship.

Venturi driver selected for test driver roleSarrazin, who also races for Toyota in the World Endurance Championship, will spearhead the development of the Yaris WRC, which will start competing in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Over the next week on wrc.com we’ll tell you why we’re so excited about 2015

And why you should be too. Up first: a timing revolution

WRC new logo-1 Everybody breathe. After a rally-free December we are back in a live World Championship season – and one that promises to be an absolute belter. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 03

Stellar entry for Rallye Monte-Carlo

Defending champion Sebastien Ogier heads the seeded list

European Rally Championship logo Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening round of the 2015 World Rally Championship, has attracted a star-studded entry that includes 96 crews, 18 World Rally Cars and two drivers who between them have accrued 11 world titles. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

WRC Rally Australia: Meeke fastest at Australia Shakedown

Briton Kris Meeke posted the fastest time at this morning’s shakedown test for the Coates Hire Rally Australia.

WRC - Kris Meeke While this isn’t the only gravel round of the World Rally Championship, its notoriously slippery road surface and mix of forest and open sections make it a unique test for the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Neuville nets maiden win in Germany

In a chaotic final day

WRC logo Thierry Neuville claimed a rags-to-riches first world rally victory in Germany today (Sunday), three days after virtually destroying his car when he rolled six times at pre-event shakedown. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Shell returns to FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai Motorsport

The new Hyundai i20 WRC will use Shell Helix Ultra motor oil

Hyundai Shell World Rally Team (1)Shell is pleased to announce its return to the FIA (Féderation Internationale de l’Automobile) World Rally Championship (WRC) with a multi-year programme as Title Partner of the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Red Bull has EUR 25,000 less for jagermeister party

FIA decided against an harsher penalty “due to the special circumstance”.

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99023Red Bull will have EUR 25,000 less in its coffers for the championship party in Abu Dhabi, after the FIA toasted Sebastian Vettel’s title win on Sunday with a penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Red Bull to take over world rally series – report

Red Bull already sponsors rally drivers and the Citroen team

WRC Red Bull Promoteur 2012-07-050- Red Bull Racing - British GP - Silverstone - Wings for Life cars 2Red Bull, the owner of two formula one teams, is poised to take over the running of the FIA’s World Rally Championship (WRC).

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Dec 30

Campana thrilled by MINI chance

Pierre Campana delighted with MINI drive in Monte Carlo

Pierre Campana 2011-12-26Pierre Campana  2011-12-23Pierre Campana says he is thrilled to have been given the chance to compete with MINI on the opening round of the 2012 World Rally Championship in Monte Carlo. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Loeb excited ahead of Monte-Carlo return

Sebastien Loeb says he is relishing starting his bid for his ninth World Rally Championship title on Rallye Monte-Carlo

Sebastien Loeb 2011-08-16Sébastien Loeb  2011-09-14The event, which begins in the French city of Valence on Tuesday 17 January, returns to the WRC trail for the first time in three years. Loeb says the rally is “mythical” and that its return is another boost to the championship’s popularity. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Champions go head to head at ROC

Dazzling line-up of motor sport stars

News ImageRace of ChampionsFormula 1 world champions Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button have been drawn together in the group stages for the Race Of Champions. Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel will face Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen, F1’s Vitaly Petrov and GP2 champion Romain Grosjean. Team Germany begins its ROC Nations Cup defence against Team Slavic, Team All Stars and Team GB, runners-up for the last two years.

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Nov 29

Kimi Räikkönen back in F1 with LRGP in 2012

Renault/Lotus team signs Raikkonen for F1 return

2011-11-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Kimi Raikkonen (6)2011-11-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Kimi Raikkonen (3)Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Kimi Räikkönen will race for the team next season. The 2007 World Champion, who left Formula 1 at the end of 2009 to pursue a career in rallying, has decided to make a comeback at the pinnacle of single-seater racing. He has now signed a two-year agreement with Lotus Renault GP.

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