Tag Archive: World Rally Championship

Jun 07

Nokia and the WRC agree ground-breaking new partnership

The agreement confirms Nokia as an International Partner of global rallying’s leading Championship.

NokiaWRC logoNokia, the world’s leading handset manufacturer, will team up with the world’s greatest motorsport adventure series, the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), as part of a new multi-year partnership announced today by WRC promoter North One Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Loeb wins Italian WRC thriller (+result)

Sebastien Loeb has extended his lead of the World Rally Championship for drivers

Sebastien Loeb SardaigneSébastien Loeb (1) - France - 03-10-2010After winning Rally d’Italia Sardegna for a fourth time. Driving a Citroen DS3 WRC, Loeb faced the daunting prospect of running first on the road and clearing a line through the loose surface gravel for the drivers behind for three consecutive days to claim his second victory of 2011 alongside co-driver Daniel Elena. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Another boost for the WRC as Volkswagen signs up (+ photos)

Volkswagen confirmed a five-year commitment to the WRC

WRC logo2011-01-13_0582Today’s news that Volkswagen will be returning to the FIA World Rally Championship from 2013 has been heralded by the series promoter as further proof of the increasing value of the sport to manufacturers and its relevance to their production cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Q&A: Rally Guanajuato Mexico director, Patrick Suberville

He hopes for his rally’s continued inclusion in the WRC

Rally Mexico logoWRC logoRally Guanajuato Mexico celebrated its eighth year on the World Rally Championship calendar last week with the first gravel round of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Promotion of the World Rally Championship

The WRC resumes with Rally Guanajuato Mexico from 3-6 March, round two of the 13-event calendar.

Ford Fiesta WRCWRC logoThe promotion of the FIA World Rally Championship will shift up a gear thanks to a new acquisition deal announced today. North One Sport, the company responsible for promoting the World Rally Championship (WRC), has been acquired by Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI), a rapidly expanding sports marketing group that will bring extra investment and knowledge to accelerate the growth of the WRC. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Ogier fastest in Mexico shakedown (+result)

Sebastien Ogier has gone fastest in shakedown for Rally Guanajuato Mexico

Sebastien Ogier Mexico 2011-03-03Rally Guanajuato Mexico logoThe factory Citroen driver clocked a fastest time of 2m51.7s over the 5.13-kilometre San Juan de Otates stage held in hot and dry conditions for the start of round two of the World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Araujo confirms MINI WRC programme

Armindo Araujo brands MINI deal a ‘dream come true’

Armindo Araujo Mini rally no 37He adds it will be an honour for him to compete in the WRC with the Countryman. Two-time P-WRC champion Armindo Araujo will drive a MINI in eight rounds of the World Rally Championship in 2011, it was confirmed this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

World Rally Championship entries hit new high

Eight teams are currently registered for the prestigious FIA World Rally Championship

WRC logoTop 5 championshipsInterest in the World Rally Championship has hit a new high with more than 10 teams set to chase manufacturers’ points during the course of the 2011 season which kicks off this week with Rally Sweden (10 – 13 February). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Citroen says Raikkonen free to make F1 return

Quesnel indicated that he doesn’t think Raikkonen is too keen to go back to F1.

Kimi RaikkonenKimi Raikkonen can pull out of the 2011 world rally championship to return to F1 if he wants to. That is the claim of Citroen’s rally chief Olivier Quesnel, amid reports the 2007 world champion is now contractually committed to rallying for this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Adam Cox appointed Media Sales Manager

At North One Sport

WRCWorld Rally Championship promoter North One Sport (NOS) has strengthened its media team with the appointment of Adam Cox to the position of Media Sales Manager. He will be based in the London offices of NOS. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Ford set to get green light for Fiesta WRC

The FIA is ready to approve homologation of Ford’s challenger for the 2011 championship

WRCFord Fiesta WRCApart from the roll cage and chassis there aren’t too many parts that the Fiesta RS WRC shares with the S2000 – Ford Abu Dhabi technical director Christian Loriaux. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

MINI keen to ‘annoy’ WRC rivals

MINI seeks to ‘annoy’ its rivals when it joins the WRC later in 2011

Mini rally no 37WRCBMW board member Ian Robertson says MINI is keen to ‘annoy the opposition as soon as possible’ when the marque returns to the World Rally Championship later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

German WRC TV coverage to hit new high in 2011

SPORT1 reaches 33 million households throughout Germany

Sport1 logoWRCA new two-year television deal will give World Rally Championship fans living in Germany the chance to watch more coverage of the sport than ever before. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Huge entry for World Rally Championship opener

Nearly 130 cars will start the Karlstad event
New TV deal gives UK WRC fans more coverage than ever before 

Rally Sweden logoWRCThe 2011 World Rally Championship is set to get off to a thrilling start in Sweden next month after all the series’ big guns lodged entries for the snow spectacular. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Raikkonen to keep rallying with own team in 2011

L’Equipe in France said the team is funded by Raikkonen’s own sponsors.

Kimi Raikkonen Wales Rally 20101114 Kimi RaikkonenKimi Raikkonen has ended speculation about his motor racing career by signing up for another season of the world rally championship (WRC). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 25

Ford enjoys positive test

Ford’s test in Sweden follows on from a four-day session on gravel roads in Portugal

FordFiesta RS WRCMikko Hirvonen  Monte-Carlo winnerFord World Rally Team technical director Christian Loriaux has described the squad’s five-day test in Sweden last week as “positive”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Raikkonen sells F3 team

Kimi Raikkonen and his managers have sold their stakes in the British F3 team Raikkonen Robertson Racing.

The Woking based team will be renamed Double R Racing after Anthony Hieatt took over from the 2007 world champion and his managers Steve and David Robertson, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Kimi finishes Rally Great Britain in the points

Red Bull Wales Rally Great Britain day three report

So this is where the remarkable WRC journey ends for Kimi Raikkonen in 2010, after 11 rallies contested and five points finishes, making a total of 25 points and 10th in the drivers’ championship at the end of his debut season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Gassner Jr continues his learning curve in Britain

 Forced to retire from the opening day 

Red Bull Rallye Team driver Hermann Gassner Jr has been forced to retire from the opening day of the Rally Great Britain on the final stage because of a transmission problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Superleague Formula set to shake Cardiff

It won’t be the first time that the championship’s cars have strutted their stuff in an urban environment

Superleague FormulaMaria de VillotaSuperleague Formula will take to the city streets once again this weekend when Chris van der Drift demos the Liverpool FC car in Cardiff, Wales. Read the rest of this entry »

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