Tag Archive: WRC

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 »

Jan 18

WRC: Ogier ‘pragmatic’ about M-Sport Monte debut

“It’s a new season in every sense of the word – a new era, a new car and a new team” – Ogier

Defending world champion Sébastien Ogier said a lack of seat time in his new Ford Fiesta would call for ‘a pragmatic approach’ as he hunts a fourth consecutive Rallye Monte-Carlo victory this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

WRC promoter confirms partnership with OneBet

OneBet announced as WRC’s Official Sports Betting Partner

 WRC logoWRC Promoter has signed a multi-year contract with OneBet to become the first Official Sports Betting Partner of the FIA World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

New cars, new teams, new rules: new WRC era is ready for blast-off in Monte-Carlo!

Eagerly-awaited 2017 WRC season kicks off in Monte-Carlo

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

Jan 13

WRC: Monte-Carlo Rally Route

Although this year’s route covers territory that is familiar to the drivers, organisers have made subtle changes

Rallye Monte-Carlo may conjure up images of Monaco’s glitz and glamour, but it is the bleak and inhospitable mountain roads of the French Alps where the opening round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship will be won and lost. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

WRC: Suninen steps up to World Rally Car

He finished runner-up in WRC 2 in 2016

Rising young Finnish star Teemu Suninen will tackle up to three gravel rounds of this season’s FIA World Rally Championship in a 2017-specification Ford Fiesta WRC. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

The WRC lowdown: 2017 sporting regulations

Each new WRC season is accompanied by updates to the rules and regulations that govern the sport

20161117-017 This year is no exception, so here’s our summary of the FIA-sanctioned changes that will be introduced in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

More WRC appearances for Toyota’s apprentices

The 23-year-olds were selected for Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Rally Challenge Program in 2015

Japanese drivers Takamoto Katsuta [above] and Hiroki Arai will contest five rounds of this year’s WRC 2 championship as part of their ongoing development programme with Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Monte entry confirms Evans’ WRC return

The Welshman will drive one of three M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC

The entry list for the Rallye Monte-Carlo reveals that Elfyn Evans will return to top-level WRC competition after a 12-month absence. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

WRC : Citroën unveils new C3 WRC

Citroën is returning to WRC action in a full-time capacity next season

The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team unveiled its 2017 challenger, the C3 WRC, in Abu Dhabi – with team boss Yves Matton stating he wants the car to be winning rallies next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

WRC: Mikkelsen gets Monte but title plans on hold

The 27-year-old Norwegian hasn’t been able to put together a top-level deal

Former Volkswagen driver Andreas Mikkelsen will take the wheel of a Skoda Fabia R5 at next month’s Rallye Monte-Carlo, having accepted that he won’t be able to fight for the drivers’ Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

WRC: Latvala joins Toyota squad

Latvala joins compatriot Juho Hänninen

Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed that Jari-Matti Latvala will lead its driver line up for the upcoming WRC season after the team officially launched its 2017 programme in Helsinki this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

2017 Ford Fiesta WRC breaks cover

M-Sport has revealed details of the new Ford Fiesta WRC it will campaign in the 2017 World Rally Championship

Designed to next-year’s exciting new WRC technical regulations, the car has undergone a complete redesign to deliver more power and more mechanical grip. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Dani Sordo finished second in the Monza Rally Show at the weekend as MotoGP star Valentino Rossi won the end-of-year spectacular for a fifth time

Sordo second at Monza

The Spaniard won six of the 10 asphalt speed tests at the Italian race circuit in his Hyundai i20 World Rally Car, but lost out to the Italian by 18.4sec in his bid to complete a third victory at the three-day event. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

WRC champions crowned at prize giving ceremony

The winners of this year’s World Rally Championship have been honoured in a glittering prize giving ceremony at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria.

Stars of the WRC joined winners from all FIA championships to collect their trophies at the annual gala show on Friday night, hosted by FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Hyundai unveils 2017 WRC challenger

“It has been busy but finally our new baby is born. We aim to win the championship with our strong team and top level drivers and co-drivers”

Hyundai became the first manufacturer to show the final version of its 2017 FIA World Rally Championship contender when it unveiled its i20 Coupe World Rally Car in Italy this morning (Thursday). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Running order changes and new WRC trophy for 2017

The order in which drivers will start stages in 2017 will revert to the model that was last used in 2014

20161120-096The FIA World Motor Sport Council approved changes to next year’s WRC running order regulations and revealed a new competition for drivers of 2016-spec World Rally Cars.

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Nov 21

WRC: 2016 stars honoured at glamorous Sydney gala

Sydney celebration brings down curtain on dramatic season

Ott Tanak - WRC Driver of the Year Star drivers from the WRC joined team bosses and championship officials for a sparkling finale to a dramatic FIA World Rally Championship season in Sydney on Monday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Former ERC champion sets sights on WRC title

Esapekka Lappi, who won the FIA European Rally Championship title in 2014, is aiming even higher in Australia this week

Former ERC champion sets sights on WRC titleThe Flying Finn can clinch the WRC2 title on the season-closing Rally Australia, which runs from today (Thursday) until Sunday. Lappi needs just a second place in class to claim the title in Australia, having won the last three WRC2 rallies he started. A good omen for him, as when he took the 2014 ERC title, he also scored three victories during the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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