Tag Archive: WRC

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 »

Mar 07

WRC: Mexico City’s iconic heart beats to rally rhythm

Central Mexico City to host FIA World Rally Championship action

Zócalo square, Mexico City The FIA World Rally Championship roars into the heart of one of the world’s largest cities on Thursday 9 March when Mexico City hosts high-speed action at a venue made famous in James Bond movie ‘Spectre’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Mexico countdown: rally route

Rally Guanajuato Mexico (9 – 12 March)

The hot and dusty mountains of central Mexico will provide the first opportunity to gauge the pace of the new-era World Rally Cars on gravel, but ironically it’s the asphalt heart of Mexico City which will provide the early excitement in this week’s WRC encounter. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

RX Team Hungary enters World RX with Kia Rio

Kornel is set to race the car previously used in World RX by Italy’s Gigi Galli

DriverRX Team Hungary will field a Kia Rio Supercar for Hungary’s Lukacs “Csucsu” Kornel in the FIA World Rallycross Championship this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Mexico City’s iconic heart beats to WRC rally rhythm

Central Mexico City to host FIA World Rally Championship action

Zócalo square, Mexico City The FIA World Rally Championship roars into the heart of one of the world’s largest cities next month when Mexico City hosts thrilling high-speed action at a venue made famous in James Bond movie ‘Spectre’. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

WRC meets James Bond venue

FIA World Rally Championship roars into town made famous in 007 movie ‘Spectre’

WRC meets James Bond venue Huge crowds will pack the iconic Zócalo square to watch exciting new-era World Rally Cars fight for tenths of a second at the opening two speed tests of Rally Guanajuato Mexico, the third round of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

WRC: Olbia return for Rally Italia Sardegna

Italy’s round of the WRC moved to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia in 2004

Rally Italia Sardegna, the seventh round of the season, has a new route this year that takes competitors back to the north east of the island and the port of Olbia. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Citroën: ‘We have work to do’

Citroën took a year out of WRC competition in 2016 to prepare for a comeback

Citroën Racing boss Yves Matton has acknowledged that improvements need to be made and has pledged to work ‘even harder’ after his squad’s lacklustre start to the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

WRC: “Toyota spirit lifts me” – Latvala

“I dropped my performance in the second half of last season and I can honestly say I lost some confidence”

Jari-Matti Latvala believes the switch to Toyota’s WRC squad late last year has reinvigorated his career after a lean period at Volkswagen. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

WRC: Tänak still awaits maiden win

He has now finished on the podium three times in the last four rounds

Amid the surprise of Jari-Matti Latvala’s Rally Sweden victory last weekend, Ott Tänak delivered further evidence that his maiden WRC win could be just around the corner. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

WRC: Rally Sweden behind the scenes

1536 pieces of metal

An exclusive, behind the scenes look at Rally Sweden and its studded tyres. An exclusive, behind the scenes look at Rally Sweden and its studded tyres. It’s a single oxygen atom bonded to a couple of hydrogen atoms. It’s ice. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

WRC: Tänak’s tasty treble at Rally Sweden

This afternoon’s SS12 Knon has been cancelled

Ott Tänak won all three Saturday morning speed tests at Rally Sweden to close on second-placed Jari-Matti Latvala. After victory in the ultra-fast Knon opener, the third-placed Estonian was quickest through Hagfors and Vargåsen to narrow the gap to 9.2sec. Read the rest of this entry »

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