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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.
Sebastien Loeb says he is relishing starting his bid for his ninth World Rally Championship title on Rallye Monte-Carlo
The 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.
Renault/Lotus team signs Raikkonen for F1 return
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.
Fourteen hours of live action, captured by two helicopters and onboard cameras
The World Rally Championship’s trial of live internet streaming from Rallye de France Alsace earlier this month proved such a hit with fans and teams that it could pave the way for similar coverage of some or all of the WRC’s 13 rounds in 2012.
The pilot is also the first test of a new partnership between North One Sport and digital specialist, Streamworks
Stages from this week’s Rallye de France Alsace will be streamed live and exclusive on the World Rally Championship’s official website, wrc.com, as part of a pilot project to investigate future digital opportunities for the all-action series.
Partner of the WRC
RPMC, the global sponsorship activation and event management agency, has been appointed as the Official Hospitality Partner of the World Rally Championship (WRC). RPMC will manage the hospitality requirements for WRC sponsors and their guests at all 13 rallies in 2011 and beyond, forming a long standing partnership with the WRC Promoter, North One Sport.