Tag Archive: World Rally Championship

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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Jan 22

Legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo kicks off the 2016 WRC season

Ogier: lack of pressure makes me stronger

Legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo kicks off the 2016 WRC season Sébastien Ogier says his hat-trick of World Rally Championship titles have left him feeling stronger than ever as he prepares to defend his crown this week at Rallye Monte-Carlo (21-24 January). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 05

Star-studded entry for Rallye Monte-Carlo

Defending champion Sébastien Ogier heads the seeded entry list

A total of 90 crews, 15 in the premier World Rally Car category, will start Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening round of the 2016 World Rally Championship, later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

The wraps came off the car, known as the New Generation i20 WRC, at a launch at the team’s factory in Alzenau, Germany

New car and bolder ambitions for Hyundai

Hyundai Motorsport has set out its stall for the 2016 World Rally Championship, revealing an all-new i20 World Rally Car and ambitious plans to take the fight to rival manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

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