Tag Archive: World Rally Championship

Nov 27

Q&A: Ken Block

Following the finish of Wales Rally GB

Ken Block 2011-11-26Ken Block 2011-11-02Ken Block is one of the World Rally Championship’s biggest stars but he’s also still learning his trade in his Monster World Rally Team Fiesta RS WRC as he revealed to WRC.com following the finish of Wales Rally GB earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Rally Class is go for 2012

Rally Class is a joint initiative between Belgian preparation expert Symtech Racing

Subaru Rally ClassWRC logoA five-event campaign in a Subaru Impreza R4 awaits the winner of the inaugural Rally Class category, which will support six rounds of next year’s World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

More live online coverage of WRC in 2012 following successful streaming trial

Fourteen hours of live action, captured by two helicopters and onboard cameras

North One TVWRC logoThe 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.

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Sep 27

World Rally Championship to pilot live web content during Rallye de France

The pilot is also the first test of a new partnership between North One Sport and digital specialist, Streamworks

Kris Meeke Mini WRCWRC logoStages 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.

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Aug 16

Tim Barkey joins North One Sport in top marketing role

“This is an exciting time for the World Rally Championship”

WRC logoNorth One TVWorld Rally Championship (WRC) promoter North One Sport (NOS) has today strengthened its senior management team by appointing Tim Barkey to the new position of Marketing Director.

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Jun 09

RPMC announced as the Official Hospitality

Partner of the WRC 

WRC logoRPMC, 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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