Tag Archive: World Rally Championship

Jan 03

Stellar entry for Rallye Monte-Carlo

Defending champion Sebastien Ogier heads the seeded list

European Rally Championship logo Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening round of the 2015 World Rally Championship, has attracted a star-studded entry that includes 96 crews, 18 World Rally Cars and two drivers who between them have accrued 11 world titles. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

WRC Rally Australia: Meeke fastest at Australia Shakedown

Briton Kris Meeke posted the fastest time at this morning’s shakedown test for the Coates Hire Rally Australia.

WRC - Kris Meeke While this isn’t the only gravel round of the World Rally Championship, its notoriously slippery road surface and mix of forest and open sections make it a unique test for the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Neuville nets maiden win in Germany

In a chaotic final day

WRC logo Thierry Neuville claimed a rags-to-riches first world rally victory in Germany today (Sunday), three days after virtually destroying his car when he rolled six times at pre-event shakedown. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Shell returns to FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai Motorsport

The new Hyundai i20 WRC will use Shell Helix Ultra motor oil

Hyundai Shell World Rally Team (1)Shell is pleased to announce its return to the FIA (Féderation Internationale de l’Automobile) World Rally Championship (WRC) with a multi-year programme as Title Partner of the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Red Bull has EUR 25,000 less for jagermeister party

FIA decided against an harsher penalty “due to the special circumstance”.

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99023Red Bull will have EUR 25,000 less in its coffers for the championship party in Abu Dhabi, after the FIA toasted Sebastian Vettel’s title win on Sunday with a penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Red Bull to take over world rally series – report

Red Bull already sponsors rally drivers and the Citroen team

WRC Red Bull Promoteur 2012-07-050- Red Bull Racing - British GP - Silverstone - Wings for Life cars 2Red Bull, the owner of two formula one teams, is poised to take over the running of the FIA’s World Rally Championship (WRC).

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Dec 30

Campana thrilled by MINI chance

Pierre Campana delighted with MINI drive in Monte Carlo

Pierre Campana 2011-12-26Pierre Campana  2011-12-23Pierre Campana says he is thrilled to have been given the chance to compete with MINI on the opening round of the 2012 World Rally Championship in Monte Carlo. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Loeb excited ahead of Monte-Carlo return

Sebastien Loeb says he is relishing starting his bid for his ninth World Rally Championship title on Rallye Monte-Carlo

Sebastien Loeb 2011-08-16Sébastien Loeb  2011-09-14The event, which begins in the French city of Valence on Tuesday 17 January, returns to the WRC trail for the first time in three years. Loeb says the rally is “mythical” and that its return is another boost to the championship’s popularity. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Champions go head to head at ROC

Dazzling line-up of motor sport stars

News ImageRace of ChampionsFormula 1 world champions Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button have been drawn together in the group stages for the Race Of Champions. Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel will face Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen, F1’s Vitaly Petrov and GP2 champion Romain Grosjean. Team Germany begins its ROC Nations Cup defence against Team Slavic, Team All Stars and Team GB, runners-up for the last two years.

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Nov 29

Kimi Räikkönen back in F1 with LRGP in 2012

Renault/Lotus team signs Raikkonen for F1 return

2011-11-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Kimi Raikkonen (6)2011-11-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Kimi Raikkonen (3)Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Kimi Räikkönen will race for the team next season. The 2007 World Champion, who left Formula 1 at the end of 2009 to pursue a career in rallying, has decided to make a comeback at the pinnacle of single-seater racing. He has now signed a two-year agreement with Lotus Renault GP.

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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 »

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