Tag Archive: WRC

Apr 23

Ogier closes on more WRC records in Argentina

Having won the last five WRC events, Ogier can equal fellow Frenchman Sébastien Loeb’s records

wrcFrenchman Sébastien Ogier will start this weekend’s fourth round of the World Rally Championship in Argentina (23 – 26 April) with the chance to add three new records to his glistening collection.

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Apr 05

Toyota ‘flat-out’ on Yaris WRC development

“As well as the tests, we have extensive facilities and rigs in-house which we can use, so we are flat-out using all options and all possibilities.”

Toyota Motorsport is testing its all-new Yaris World Rally Car ‘flat-out’ and has revealed it might enter the vehicle in rallies before its World Championship debut in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Ogier wins after thrilling Sweden finale

In the most exciting WRC finale for years

WRC - Sébastien Ogier Sébastien Ogier claimed a thrilling last-gasp victory at Rally Sweden on Sunday after team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen spun away a maiden WRC victory almost within sight of the finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

WRC: Ogier wins Sweden thriller

Breaking news

Sébastien Ogier snatched a dramatic last-gasp victory at Rally Sweden after a titanic three-car tussle through Sunday’s final speed test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Corsica returns to WRC calendar

The Tour de Corse will replace Rallye de France – Alsace in the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship.

FFSA, motorsport’s governing body in France, confirmed on Friday (6 February) that the Mediterranean island event would return to the series as the 11th round on 1 – 4 October. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Toyota confirms WRC return in 2017

Toyota confirmed today that it will return to the FIA World Rally Championship with a Yaris World Rally Car in 2017.

Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda ended months of speculation when he made the announcement during a press conference in Tokyo, at which the Yaris WRC made its public debut in a launch livery. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Rallye Monte Carlo: Ogier wins the Monte again

Volkswagen’s Sebastien Ogier has taken the victory on Rallye Monte Carlo

Sebastien Ogier Sebastien Ogier starts the 2015 WRC season with victory on Rallye Monte Carlo, as he bids to take the Drivers’ title for the third year in succession. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

2015 FIA World Rally Championship Monte Carlo roars into life

The iconic wintry event has attracted 96 crews

WRC logo The 2015 FIA WRC roars into life this week with Rallye Monte Carlo (22-25 January) and a hotly anticipated clash between the two most successful drivers of the modern era: Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier.

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Jan 17

Sebastien Chardonnet Monte Carlo Rally WRC rally preview

Chardonnet ready to rewrite history !

Thirty-six years ago, the Lancia Stratos Chardonnet was victorious with Bernard Darniche … Entered in the 83rd edition of the most senior of road events with a DS3 WRC, the grandson of the iconic Lancia importer is ready for the challenge ! Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

New World Championship team enters World RX for 2015

Joining Stohl in the all-new World RX Team Austria will be team owner and driver, Max Pucher.

Rallycross FIA logo It was announced that a new two-car team headed up by former WRC star Manfred Stohl will enter the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Over the next week on wrc.com we’ll tell you why we’re so excited about 2015

And why you should be too. Up first: a timing revolution

WRC new logo-1 Everybody breathe. After a rally-free December we are back in a live World Championship season – and one that promises to be an absolute belter. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

New for 2015: WRC driver shuffle

Next to look forward to in 2015 is the chance to see new drivers in new cars

WRC logo 3: WRC driver shuffle. While the end of every season is rife with speculation about which drivers are off where, at the start we are more concerned with seeing how the new boys will get on. And for 2015 there is plenty to to get excited about. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Kubica commits to WRC in 2015

The 30-year-old Grand Prix winner will again drive a Ford Fiesta RS WRC

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action image Robert Kubica has ended months of speculation about his future by confirming today that he will remain in the WRC in 2015 and will tackle every round of the Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Paddon inks new deal at Hyundai

It is expected he will again be entered by and score points for the Hyundai Motorsport N team.

WRC logo Hayden Paddon will tackle at least nine rounds of the WRC next season after confirming a new deal with Hyundai Motorsport today (Monday). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Final gamble of the year for Ogier

‘Wetten, dass..?’

WRC logo WRC will hold centre stage on prime-time TV this weekend when Sébastien Ogier tackles a special challenge during the final episode of the popular Saturday night German entertainment show ‘Wetten, dass…?’ (You Bet!) on ZDF. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Robert Kubica nets late win at Monza

Kubica led by 2.8sec in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC

Robert Kubica outpaced Moto GP legend Valentino Rossi over the final speed test to win the non-championship Monza Rally on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Loeb’s Monte preparations begin in France

The nine-time world champion will drive a current spec Citroen DS3 WRC

This weekend Sébastien Loeb will begin preparing for his Monte-Carlo WRC comeback by tackling the French Championship Rallye du Var.

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Nov 16

World champion Ogier ends WRC season on a high

Podium success for Mikko Hirvonen, M Sport World Rally Team and Sparco in GB

WRC - Sébastien OgierSébastien Ogier ended the 2014 WRC season on a winning note after claiming his eighth victory of the year at Wales Rally GB on Sunday.

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Oct 26

Sébastien Ogier secures drivers’ crown with victory in Spain

WRC – RallyRACC-Rally de España

Ogier took victory by 11.3sec in a Volkswagen Polo R from team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala, the only man who could beat him to the crown. The Frenchman becomes the eighth driver to lift the title more than once and did so with one round remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Carpentier on World RX: “Rallycross is for me”

World RX of Canada is the seventh round of the season and will take place at Trois-Rivieres from 7-8 August.

  Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo Supercar - Patrick Carpentier The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has attracted a host of stars from a variety of motorsport disciplines including drivers from F1, WRC, DTM, Formula Drift, BTCC and X Games. 

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