Tag Archive: WRC

Feb 06

Toyota displays 2016 Yaris WRC livery

WRC team principal Tommi Mäkinen attended the event but no updates were provided on the Yaris WRC

Toyota Gazoo Racing unveiled a 2016 livery for its Yaris World Rally Car during its annual motorsport news conference in Japan today (Thursday). Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Jan 19

WRC Promoter strengthens Lexar co-operation

Lexar memory cards capture the spectacular in-car footage and telemetry in cockpit temperatures that can approach 50˚C

WRC Promoter has reinforced its alliance with Lexar under a new agreement for the digital memory solutions brand to become an official partner of the FIA World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Stars celebrate new WRC season in Monte

Celebrities and VIP guests will enjoy high-speed rides alongside top WRC drivers

Celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment will join the stars of the FIA World Rally Championship to open the 2016 season at a dazzling launch in Monte-Carlo this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Greek star backin WRC action

The 39-year-old will drive a Skoda Fabia R5 in WRC 2

Greek driver Lambros Athanassoulas will return to the FIA World Rally Championship at next week’s season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo (21 – 24 January) for the first time since 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

New for 2016: Rally car developments

Seeing the latest rally car technical developments is part of the excitement of every new WRC season

And the 90 vehicles that will start Rallye Monte-Carlo on 21 January will include everything from cutting-edge evolutions of rally winners to others that are new from the ground up. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

WRC: This year’s Guanajuato Rally México will feature a marathon new 80km stage that organisers claim will be the longest in the WRC for 30 years

Mexico reveals 80km monster stage

The new test will incorporate sections of last year’s Guanajuatito, which itself weighed in at a meaty 55km. Rechristened Guanajuato, the new challenge will open Sunday’s final day and has the potential to turn the leaderboard on its head. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Dec 09

Loeb’s first taste of the Peugeot 2008 DKR

“Of course I feel at home in a rally car, but this is very different to any rally car I have tried before”

Dakar - Sebastien Loeb’s first taste of the Peugeot 2008 DKR June 2015, Erfoud. A desolate corner of the Moroccan desert, inhabited only by a couple of hotels, the Red Bull-powered Peugeot Dakar team, and nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb, sampling the Peugeot 2008 DKR for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

FIA WRC champions crowned in Paris

Volkswagen collected the biggest haul, taking a clean sweep of the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ WRC titles for the third consecutive season

After 13 rounds and 4,393.23 stage kilometres, this year’s World Rally Championship concluded on Friday night when the champions’ received their silverware at a glittering FIA prize-giving ceremony at the Lido theatre in Paris. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

New Hyundai set for launch

Testing will continue this month

After a longer than expected development phase and more than 8,000km of testing, Hyundai’s eagerly anticipated all-new i20 World Rally Car will be unveiled next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Loeb’s fond farewell

Loeb will join Peugeot Sport, part of the same PSA family as Citroën, for January’s Dakar Rally

WRC legend Sébastien Loeb bid a heartfelt farewell to Citroën after confirmation he will leave the French manufacturer following a stellar career. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Wales Rally GB: News in brief

“I can’t say, but all will be revealed soon” – Craig Breen 

Craig Breen is confident he will return to WRC in 2016 but the Irishman refused to confirm rumours it will be at the wheel of a World Rally Car.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

WRC 2016 dates confirmed

The FIA World Rally Championship calendar for 2016 has been announced by WRC promoter

2015-01-24 The 14-round championship will begin with the traditional season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo in January and will feature a mix of gravel, asphalt, snow and ice action across five continents. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Mikkelsen nets maiden win (updated)

The Norwegian beat Volkswagen Polo R team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala by 3.1sec

Andreas Mikkelsen scored his maiden WRC victory in Spain’s RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada on Sunday when Sébastien Ogier crashed out of the lead in the final speed test. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

WRC: Ogier capitalises on deflated Latvala

The Frenchman added a third stage win in Poboleda and returned to the mid-leg service in Salou

Sébastien Ogier ended Saturday morning’s stages at Spain’s RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada with a lead of nearly a minute after team-mate and closest rival Jari-Matti Latvala broke a wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

WRC: Ogier on top in Barcelona

Sébastien Ogier blitzed his rivals to win Thursday night’s opening speed test of RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada in Barcelona

Last to start of the top seeds, Ogier headed long-time leader Thierry Neuville by 2.1sec through the 3.20km asphalt stage in a Volkswagen Polo R, with team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen a further 0.8sec behind. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Kubica: “It’s time for something different”

Kubica revealed that he was after a fresh challenge

Robert Kubica does not expect to contest another WRC season in 2016 after admitting he is looking at other activities – including a return to circuit racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Latvala completes French double

Aug 23

Ogier wins in Germany

Jari-Matti Latvala 2nd and Andreas Mikkelsen 3rd

Sébastien Ogier won ADAC Rallye Deutschland on Sunday afternoon to move within touching distance of a third consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title. Read the rest of this entry »

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