Tag Archive: WRC

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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Jun 17

ERC revamped for 2015

“The changes and cost-cutting measures”

European Rally Championship logoThe FIA European Rally Championship will undergo several changes for the 2015 season designed to reduce costs for competitors and strengthen the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Block and Ekstrom add to star line-up for Hell RX

“Rallycross is one of motorsport’s hidden jewels”
World RX action Round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – World RX of Norway – boasts a truly international line-up with drivers from a variety of motorsport disciplines including F1, WRC, DTM and X Games.

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Apr 23

EKS is the latest team to join World RX

The team will contest selected rounds in World RX
Audi S1 EKS Concept EKS is the latest team to pledge support to the all-new FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy after the Swedish squad confirmed it will compete in 2014 with the brand-new Audi S1. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Martin Anayi Q&A

“The future of World RX is huge”

FIA World Rallycross - Martin Anayi This year will mark the inaugural season of the highly-anticipated FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy: motorsport’s fastest-growing World Championship, which is centred around incredible 600bhp machines which reach nought to sixty faster than a Formula One car. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Sparco drivers finish close to podium in tough Swedish rally

Mikko Hirvonen on his way to fourth overall in Rally Sweden

Mikko Hirvonen The second round of the FIA World Rally Championship has come to a thrilling conclusion in Sweden today with two Sparco-supported drivers on the verge of the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Shell returns to FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai Motorsport

The new Hyundai i20 WRC will use Shell Helix Ultra motor oil

Hyundai Shell World Rally Team (1)Shell is pleased to announce its return to the FIA (Féderation Internationale de l’Automobile) World Rally Championship (WRC) with a multi-year programme as Title Partner of the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

The top 5 development in the championships

Top 5 championship development points updated

Top 5 championshipsFollowing the week-end’s race, here are the latest championship leaders progression. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Ogier peerless in Sardinia (+result)

Fourth World Rally Championship victory of the season

Sébastien Ogier - photo © FRANCOIS BAUDIN - DPPI Sebastien Ogier claimed his fourth World Rally Championship victory of the season today after leading Rally Italia Sardegna from start to finish in a Volkswagen Polo R. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Antoine L’Estage to drive a WRC Car in the Rally America Series !

Another first for a Canadian driver…

Antoine L'Estage - WRC Mitsubishi Lancer - Rally America SeriesReigning North American and Canadian Rally Champions, driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, Nova Scotia) will contest the remaining events of the Rally America series at the wheel of a WRC Mitsubishi Lancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Kubica to contest second-tier WRC in 2013

Robert Kubica will contest the second-tier WRC2 world rally championship at the wheel of a Citroen in 2013.

DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica - Toto Wolff 1Robert Kubica photo © DPPI - Alexandre Guillaumot The former Renault and BMW driver has been out of formula one and full-time motor sport since a near-fatal rallying crash just before the 2011 season. The news follows the 28-year-old’s recent test in a Mercedes DTM car, raising speculation he might contest the premier German touring car series this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Volkswagen denies 2015 F1 foray reports

Volkswagen has played down reports it is making plans to enter formula one in 2015.

2011-01-13_05832011-01-13_0582The German weekly Sport Bild said the Wolfsburg based carmaker giant was planning to enter F1 with Sauber, or even considering getting involved in chassis design at its state of the art Porsche Motorsport Centre in Weissach. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Red Bull to take over world rally series – report

Red Bull already sponsors rally drivers and the Citroen team

WRC Red Bull Promoteur 2012-07-050- Red Bull Racing - British GP - Silverstone - Wings for Life cars 2Red Bull, the owner of two formula one teams, is poised to take over the running of the FIA’s World Rally Championship (WRC).

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Jun 18

The FIA’s Action for Road Safety campaign travelled to the 80th round of the 24 Heures du Mans

To raise awareness of the safer driving message.
 
24 Heures du MansFlagworld - FIABuilding on the tremendous support received from drivers in the FIA’s F1, WRC, WTCC, GT1 and WEC championships, the federation’s Action for Road Safety campaign received the endorsements of the 168 drivers taking part in the 24 Heures du Mans as they stood shoulder to shoulder for a special group photograph with FIA President Jean Todt .

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