Tag Archive: WRC

Apr 28

WRC: Sébastien Ogier sets early pace

“I tried to push and I’m quite happy with my driving in there.” – Ogier

Sébastien Ogier led YPF Rally Argentina after flinging his Ford Fiesta to fastest time through Thursday evening’s curtain-raising speed test in the heart of Cordoba City. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

WRC: Toyota targets gravel progress

After a strong start to the year, and a surprise win at the second round in Sweden

The Toyota Gazoo Racing team is counting on technical improvements to its Yaris WRC and its drivers’ previous winning records to lift its recent gravel form at the upcoming YPF Rally Argentina (27 – 30 April). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Hyundai prize for Esports WRC

The winner of the 2017 Esports WRC will collect a top prize of a Hyundai i20 road car worth €20,000

Tournament organisers announced the prize, and 2017 season partnership with Hyundai Motor Company, after the fourth round of the eSports WRC Championship, run in parallel with the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse earlier this month.
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Apr 13

WRC: Ogier calls for technical focus

Sébastien Ogier has urged his M-Sport team to get to the bottom of the technical issues

FIA World Rally Championship leader Sébastien Ogier has urged his M-Sport team to get to the bottom of the technical issues that denied him the chance to fight for victory at last weekend’s Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

KCMG Composites and Stephane Sarrazin extend their FIA WRC partnership in 2017

Sarrazin unveiled his new Skoda R5

Sarrazin unveiled his new Skoda R5Following the announcement of Stephane Sarrazin’s newly-launched racing team early this month, KCMG Composites has once again committed their support to the French ace’s FIA World Rally Championship’s campaign in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

WRC: Neuville breaks victory jinx in Corsica

He won the four-day Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse

WRC Neuville breaks victory jinx in CorsicaThierry Neuville claimed his maiden win of the FIA World Rally Championship season in Corsica on Sunday afternoon to end his victory curse.
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Apr 08

WRC: Neuville leads in Corsica as Meeke retires

Thierry Neuville held a commanding lead in the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse after a dramatic second leg on Saturday

WRC Neuville leads in Corsica as Meeke retiresThe Belgian starts Sunday’s finale with a 38.9sec advantage over Sébastien Ogier after engine problems sidelined Kris Meeke from the lead and mechanical troubles blunted Ogier’s attack as he seemed destined to pounce. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Corsica hosts Junior WRC

FIA Junior World Rally Championship launches on tough mountain roads

Corsica hosts Junior WRCTen crews featuring the WRC stars of tomorrow line-up for the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse (6 – 9 April), the first of six rounds in the revamped series which has swapped Citroën’s DS 3 for Ford Fiesta R2T cars built and prepared by M-Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

WRC: Corsica win in Hyundai’s sights

Korean manufacturer targets its first victory of the season

WRC Corsica win in Hyundai’s sightsHyundai Motorsport is the only team that hasn’t won a round of the FIA World Rally Championship so far in 2017 – but the Korean manufacturer is determined to use its impressive early-season pace to put that right when the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse roars into life on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

WRC: Ogier aiming high in Corsica

Fourth round of the season

Sébastien Ogier hopes set-up tweaks recently trialled on his Ford Fiesta WRC will give him an edge over his rivals as he targets a second consecutive victory at this week’s Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse [6 – 9 April]. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

WRC: Test date set for Polo R5

Volkswagen Motorsport plans to start testing its new Polo R5 Rally Car in September

Announcing its withdrawal from the FIA World Rally Championship last season after four years of dominating the drivers’ and manufacturers’ series, the German company signalled a switch to customer activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

WRC: Østberg out of Corsica

Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse (6 – 9 April)

Mads Østberg will miss next month’s WRC asphalt fixture in Corsica after being unable to test the latest suspension for his Ford Fiesta WRC. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

WRC: Classic fun for Finland

The event, one of the WRC’s jewels in the crown, begins in customary manner with the asphalt Harju street stage

Classic high-speed special stages have been mixed with fresh ideas in an action-packed schedule for Neste Rally Finland (27 – 30 July) which was revealed in Helsinki this Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Thursday

No Australian winner

20170323-001There has never been an Australian winner of the Australian Grand Prix as it stands as a World Championship event. Many have tried – David Brabham, Alan Jones, Mark Webber and now Ricciardo stands to have the best chance. The car is expected to be a good one and perhaps with a bit of luck, he can get there.

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Mar 23

WRC: Ogier given all-clear

Ogier finished the four-day rally in second place

WRC leader Sébastien Ogier has been cleared after investigations into his Ford Fiesta World Rally Car’s gearbox following last week’s Rally Guanajuato Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Toyota’s force of nature

The Japanese manufacturer returned to the WRC this season with its Yaris World Rally Car

Toyota has marked its comeback to the FIA World Rally Championship with a spectacular new video containing exciting action from its 2017 campaign mixed with historic footage. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

WRC: A rally turned 007 mission

How the WRC ended up racing in Mexico City’s Zocalo, the plaza made famous in ‘Spectre’

World Rally Championship A rally turned 007 missionIt’s January and the telephone’s ringing in the Rally Mexico office. Two months before the third round of the World Rally Championship starts and the telephone is rarely quiet. But if things are busy now, they’re just about to get a whole lot busier. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

WRC: Meeke took a commanding 30.9sec lead over Sébastien Ogier at Rally Guanajuato Mexico to move closer to overall victory

Kris Meeke closes on Mexico win

WRC Kris Meeke closes on Mexico winThe Briton won just one of the nine speed tests, most on dirt roads in the mountains near León, but it was a decisive victory. While Meeke carried out a planned attack to perfection, Ogier spun and a deficit of just over 20sec became almost twice that. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

WRC: Kris Meeke sets early pace in Mexico

Kris Meeke leads the Rally Guanajuato Mexico after a dramatic opening leg on Friday

WRC Kris Meeke sets early pace in MexicoThere was huge anticipation as the new-era World Rally Cars sampled gravel for the first time in the mountains near León, and Meeke put a troubled start to the season behind him to cope best in his Citroën C3 and lead Sébastien Ogier by 20.9sec. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

WRC: Thrilling city spectacle kicks off Rally Mexico

Massive crowds will generate a sizzling atmosphere

WRC Thrilling city spectacle kicks off Rally Mexico Bustling Mexico City will stop in its tracks on Thursday (9 March) when the FIA World Rally Championship transforms the famous Zócalo square into a colourful motorsport fiesta.  Read the rest of this entry »

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