Tag Archive: World Rally Championship

Jan 22

WRC: Ogier wins Monte-Carlo

Sébastien Ogier won his fourth consecutive Rallye Monte-Carlo on Sunday afternoon in a Ford Fiesta World Rally Car

He opened the defence of his FIA World Rally Championship crown with a 2min 15.0sec victory on the four-day classic on snow and ice-covered roads in the French Alps. It was a dream debut for the Frenchman with the M-Sport World Rally Team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 21

Mark and Mike’s Monte road trip (+video)

If you’re a successful Formula 1 and Le Mans driver, you’re used to travelling in a certain degree of style

Story Clip (Dirty) Riding Shotgun - Mark Webber & Mike Chen

So when guest reporter Mark Webber took a road trip to see some of the Rallye Monte-Carlo stages together with Red Bull TV presenter Mike Chen, there was only one way for him to travel:  in a Porsche 911 (a car which, believe it or not, actually won the Rallye Monte-Carlo back in 1978). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 19

Sparco® with Citroen and M-Sport in WRC

First act for World Rally Championship in Montecarlo, SPARCO® unveils its partnership with Citroen Total Abu Dhabi and M-Sport     

Citroen C3 WRC Plus 2017 - Citroen Total Abu Dhabi Only few hours before the start of the World Rally Championship in Montecarlo. Also in 2017 SPARCO® will be in the WRC and will point at the top along with the drivers of the Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team and the M-Sport World Rally Team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

WRC is back! The new era

Dynamic new-look World Rally Cars will echo through the mountains of the French Alps

The build-up and fever pitch expectation is almost over as next week’s Rallye Monte-Carlo (19 – 22 January) heralds the start of one of the most keenly-anticipated FIA World Rally Championship seasons in memory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 13

New cars, new teams, new rules: new WRC era is ready for blast-off in Monte-Carlo!

Eagerly-awaited 2017 WRC season kicks off in Monte-Carlo

WRC 2017 The build-up and fever pitch expectation is almost over as next week’s Rallye Monte-Carlo (19 – 22 January) heralds the start of one of the most keenly-anticipated FIA World Rally Championship seasons in memory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 11

WRC: Suninen steps up to World Rally Car

He finished runner-up in WRC 2 in 2016

Rising young Finnish star Teemu Suninen will tackle up to three gravel rounds of this season’s FIA World Rally Championship in a 2017-specification Ford Fiesta WRC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 02

It’s 2017 and the Monte countdown has begun!

Sébastien Ogier in a Ford Fiesta?

The New Year is here, and in rallying terms that means just one thing: the new era of the World Rally Championship has arrived and the first stages are just around the corner! Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 28

Red Bull TV to screen live WRC

It will broadcast live action on Saturday from every event

Red Bull TV will bring a ground-breaking approach to coverage of next season’s new-era FIA World Rally Championship when it screens extended live and highlights shows from all 13 rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 14

2017 World Rally Championship live on Red Bull TV

The ground- breaking premiere takes place on Rallye Monte-Carlo in January, ushering in a new era of unique coverage from Red Bull TV

2017 World Rally Championship live on Red Bull TV With non-stop action on snow, mud, tarmac and gravel, the FIA World Rally Championship radiates automotive adrenalin – and next year it will be seen for the first time live on Red Bull TV.

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Dec 10

2017 Ford Fiesta WRC breaks cover

M-Sport has revealed details of the new Ford Fiesta WRC it will campaign in the 2017 World Rally Championship

Designed to next-year’s exciting new WRC technical regulations, the car has undergone a complete redesign to deliver more power and more mechanical grip. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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