Tag Archive: World Rally Championship

Nov 30

WRC Promoter confirms 13-round calendar for 2017

The 2017 FIA World Rally Championship calendar has been announced today (Wednesday) by WRC Promoter

2016-11-20 The exciting new-era championship, which will feature greater manufacturer interest with the return of automotive giants Toyota and Citroën, comprises the same 13 rounds as the successful 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

WRC: 2016 stars honoured at glamorous Sydney gala

Sydney celebration brings down curtain on dramatic season

Ott Tanak - WRC Driver of the Year Star drivers from the WRC joined team bosses and championship officials for a sparkling finale to a dramatic FIA World Rally Championship season in Sydney on Monday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

WRC: Volkswagen targets winning farewell

“It’s a strange situation for everyone at Volkswagen Motorsport”

WRC - Volkswagen targets winning farewell Volkswagen has pledged to end its FIA World Rally Championship era on a high note when its bows out in Australia this weekend after four years of dominance. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

ERC Ladies’ champion Munnings dares to be different

Eighteen-year-old Munnings (left) a member of the ‘Dare to be Different’ programme, which is headed up by former racing driver Susie Wolff

ERC Ladies’ champion Munnings dares to be differentCatie Munnings, who clinched the ERC Ladies’ title in the FIA European Rally Championship this year, took part in an important initiative to encourage young girls to enter motorsport at Britain’s round of the World Rally Championship earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

WRC: Ogier closes on fourth title

The Frenchman and co-driver Julien Ingrassia took a step closer to securing the 2016 crown with victory at the last round

WRC - Sebastien Ogier Sébastien Ogier has a second chance to wrap up a fourth successive FIA World Rally Championship title this weekend at RACC Catalunya – Rally de España (13 – 16 October). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

2017 WRC dates confirmed

It has not yet been clarified whether the championship will comprise 13 or 14 rounds

WRC - Tänak closes on maiden win in Poland Dates for the opening seven rounds of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship were confirmed today (Wednesday) at the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

2017 predictor: VW and Citroën

2017 predictor: Hyundai and M-Sport

This week on wrc.com we take a look into our crystal ball and consider some of the possible driver and manufacturer combinations for next year’s FIA World Rally Championship. 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 »

Jul 19

Coming soon to Canada: An all new Performance Rally Championship!

News was released today about an all new Performance Rally Championship that will be run in Canada starting next fall

Challenge Extrême Élite CXE logo This new championship, to be known as the “Challenge Extrême Élite” (CXE) will be sanctioned by the well known American organisation NASA Rally Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

ERC champion Kajetanowicz to make WRC debut

Having yet to win on the ERC so far this year, Kajetanowicz is now hoping to make his mark on the WRC2 series

ERC champion Kajetanowicz to make WRC debutReigning FIA European rally champion Kajetan Kajetanowivz will make his World Rally Championship debut on his home Rally Poland from 30 June to 3 July. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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