Tag Archive: WRC

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 »

Feb 10

How to drive on ice and snow like a god, by Red Bull TV guest reporter Andreas Mikkelsen 

What do you give a man who has everything?

How to drive on ice and snow like a god, by Red Bull TV guest reporter Andreas Mikkelsen A WRC drive obviously, as Andreas Mikkelsen has already got the rest: talent, looks, charm and intelligence. In fact, if he weren’t such a nice guy, it would be sick-making. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

WRC: “Win mustn’t be a distraction” – Ogier on Sweden

“We’ve not yet seen everyone’s true potential and I’m expecting a very exciting and very close-fought Rally Sweden”

WRC Win mustn’t be a distraction - Ogier on Sweden Sébastien Ogier believes a podium at this week’s Rally Sweden to follow up last month’s Rallye Monte-Carlo victory would exceed his pre-season expectations.

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Feb 07

Jost Capito splits with McLaren

Capito’s exit has strengthened Eric Boullier’s position as McLaren F1 racing director
Jost Capito splits with McLarenJost Capito has left his position as CEO of McLaren Racing after just months since joining the F1 team from Volkswagen Motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Latvala on Yaris WRC progress

Latvala guided the all-new Yaris to an unexpected second place on its debut at Rallye Monte-Carlo

As he prepares to tackle his second rally in Toyota’s Yaris WRC, Jari-Matti Latvala says recent tests have shown big improvements in the car in the last two months. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

James Bond venue hosts WRC

The third round of the championship will be the first time the new-generation World Rally Cars compete on gravel

Rally Guanajuato Mexico (9 – 12 March) will kick-off with a spectacular speed test in the heart of Mexico City at a venue made famous by the dramatic helicopter fight in the opening scene of James Bond movie Spectre. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Østberg gears up for Sweden

Norwegian wins on home snow

As he prepares to make his 2017 WRC debut at Rally Sweden [09 – 12 February] Mads Østberg got himself back in the snow zone last weekend with a win at the Norwegian Championship KNA Rally Finnskog. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Sébastien Ogier’s victory at Rallye Monte Carlo in a Ford Fiesta has sparked renewed interest in the WRC from the Blue Oval

Ford considers WRC future

The global head of Ford Performance, Dave Pericak, was at the season opener and watched Ogier steer a Ford to victory on a WRC rally for the first time since November 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Volkswagen refugee Andreas Mikkelsen is targeting a return to the World Rally Car category later this year aboard a 2017-spec Polo R

Mikkelsen chases Polo return

The Norwegian was left without a drive after VW withdrew from the WRC last year, and he tackled the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo in WRC 2 as a one-off guest driver for Skoda. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Two steps to the WRC: ERC Junior offers ultimate career progression opportunity

The hugely successful FIA ERC Junior Championship will be split into two separate divisions from 2017

Two steps to the WRC ERC Junior offers ultimate career progression opportunity Drivers can compete in a World Rally Car in the FIA World Rally Championship within two years by signing up for the ultimate career progression opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

WRC: Ogier wins Monte-Carlo

Sébastien Ogier won his fourth consecutive Rallye Monte-Carlo on Sunday afternoon in a Ford Fiesta World Rally Car

He opened the defence of his FIA World Rally Championship crown with a 2min 15.0sec victory on the four-day classic on snow and ice-covered roads in the French Alps. It was a dream debut for the Frenchman with the M-Sport World Rally Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

What happened when Mark met Sebastien on Rallye Monte-Carlo? (+video)

So what did Mark Webber and Sebastien Ogier talk about when they met before the start of Rallye Monte-Carlo?

What happened when Mark met Sebastien on Rallye Monte-Carlo One conquered the twisty streets of Monaco – twice – in a Formula 1 car putting out more than 750 horsepower: an exercise likened by one world champion to “riding a bicycle round your bathroom.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

New WRC era is ready for blast-off in Monte-Carlo

Dynamic new-look World Rally Cars will echo through the mountains of the French Alps

WRC 2017 The build-up and fever pitch expectation is almost over as this 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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