Tag Archive: World Rally Championship

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 »

Nov 09

Kimi ready for wet and wild stages in Wales (+photos)

While Gassner Jr. aims to end the year on a high in Great Britain   

Kimi Raikkonen, backed by Red Bull on the World Rally Championship this year, was exactly one month and four days old when the legendary Hannu Mikkola won what was then called the RAC Rally in 1979: a four-day marathon up and down the length of Great Britain in wet and wintry conditions, featuring 56 special stages and 687 competitive kilometres. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Raikkonen has no regrets as rally foray enters second year

“Rally is like a national sport in Finland”

Kimi Raikkonen Rally Spain 20101021Kimi Raikkonen  20101108As he prepares to commit for another year to world rallying, Kimi Raikkonen insists he does not regret his decision to leave formula one. A year after leaving Ferrari to join Citroen in the world rally championship, the 2007 world champion was linked with a return to F1 with Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Red Bull aims for Super 2000 title with Sandell

In the Rally Great Britain this weekend 

Red Bull’s Patrik Sandell is aiming to add the Super 2000 World Rally Championship title to the Junior World Championship title that he won in 2006 when he contests the Rally Great Britain this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Raikkonen close to staying in rally with Citroen – boss

More rumours had linked Raikkonen with a move to Ford

Kimi Raikkonen Rally Spain 20101021Kimi Raikkonen 23-09-2010Kimi Raikkonen is reportedly close to deciding to stay in the world rally championship with Red Bull and Citroen next year. After F1’s world champion of 2007 quelled speculation he is looking to return to formula one next year with Renault, Citroen’s competition boss has now revealed that talks between Raikkonen and his sponsor Red Bull are well advanced. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Solberg: Ogier needs to watch out on Wales Rally GB

Sebastien Ogier currently holds the runner-up spot on the World Rally Championship

But Petter Solberg is on a mission to take it from him on the final round of the year Former World Rally Champion and four-time winner of Rally Great Britain Petter Solberg has warned the Citroen Junior Team’s Sebastien Ogier to watch out for his runner-up spot on the World Rally Championship in Britain next month. Read the rest of this entry »

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