Tag Archive: WRC

Jun 21

Five super-heroes from the WRC’s Group B era will renew old rivalries in driving shootouts on the streets of Glasgow in August

WRC legends for Glasgow

World champions Miki Biasion (1988 and 1989), Timo Salonen (1985), Stig Blomqvist (1984) and Ari Vatanen (1981) will be joined by Markku Alén at the Ignition Festival of Motoring on 4 – 6 August). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 20

WRC: Spain reveals its 2017 mix

RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España

The organisers of Spain’s round of the WRC have confirmed changes to this year’s edition including three new stages and a more challenging final day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

Webber takes to the water as Mikkelsen takes to the land: live action from WRC Italy on Red Bull TV

WRC Italy Preview 2017

Red Bull TV logoFormer F1 driver Mark Webber gets a unique perspective on Rally d’Italia Sardegna for his second stint as Red Bull TV guest reporter, after fronting coverage from the very first round of the season in Monte-Carlo. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

WRC: R5 Corsa breaks cover

We take a closer look at the potential newcomer in a highly competitive market

This is the R5-specification Corsa that German company Holzer has developed with an eye on the WRC 2 support category in the FIA World Rally Championship.

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May 24

Hirvonen to join Solberg for SpeedMachine media launch at Silverstone 

The launch will take place on Tuesday 30 May 2017

Hirvonen to join Solberg for SpeedMachine media launch at Silverstone JR Motorsport (JRM) and former WRC driver Mikko Hirvonen will join the likes of two-time World RX Champion Petter Solberg at next week’s media launch of the new rallycross circuit at Silverstone – home to the British round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy from 2018 onwards. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 23

WRC: Mikkelsen joins Citroën

Norwegian completes deal with French squad to race Rally Italia Sardegna

Andreas Mikkelsen will return to frontline WRC action with Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team at next month’s Rally Italia Sardegna (8 – 11 June). Read the rest of this entry »

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May 21

WRC: A stunning victory for Sebastien Ogier and some new experiences for rally legend Carlos Sainz

Vodafone Rally de Portugal

WRC A stunning victory for Sebastien Ogier and some new experiences for rally legend Carlos SainzRally Portugal, round six of the season, was won by M-Sport driver Sebastien Ogier to extend his championship lead, after a dramatic rally that was packed with incidents.

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May 20

WRC: Ogier top after Tänak mistake

Frenchman capitalises on error to lead Vodafone Rally de Portugal

WRC Ogier top after Tänak mistakeSébastien Ogier ended the penultimate leg with a 16.8sec advantage over Thierry Neuville after leader Ott Tänak’s hopes of a maiden FIA World Rally Championship win ended when he hit a bank. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

WRC: Tänak stretches lead

Vodafone Rally de Portugal

Ott Tänak increased his Vodafone Rally de Portugal lead on Saturday morning as M-Sport team-mate Sébastien Ogier emerged as his closest challenger. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

One live stage, and Carlos and Luis making their rallying “comeback” on Portugal’s most famous road (+video)

Today’s specials on Rally Portugal

An intriguing taste of Carlos's and Luis’s stunning rideThey’ve not competed together on a regular basis for 15 years, and not even sat in a rally car with each other for more than three years. But before then, between 1988 and 2002, they were inseparable WRC partners for another 15 years: covering millions of kilometres and seeing more of each other than they did of their wives, being away together for more than 300 days each year. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 19

CERTINA joins GT4 European Series

CERTINA has a long-standing commitment to motorsport

CERTINA joins GT4 European SeriesEffective immediately, the Swiss watch brand CERTINA is now Official Partner of the GT4 European Series, comprising its Northern Cup and Southern Cup branches. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17

WRC: Neuville chases hat-trick in Portugal

A win for Thierry Neuville in Portugal could move him top of the championship

WRC Neuville chases hat-trick in PortugalThe Hyundai Motorsport driver has surged back into FIA World Rally Championship contention after misery on the opening rounds in Monte-Carlo and Sweden when he twice crashed out of the lead.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17

WRC 7 video game scheduled for autumn release

Latest version game based on 2017 FIA World Rally Championship

WRC 7Dynamic new 2017 World Rally Cars headline improved format. Longer and more realistic special stages test skills and concentration. Successful eSports online tournament confirmed for third year. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16

WRC: Meeke seeks confidence boost in Portugal

The Northern Irishman won the championship’s Portuguese counter last year

Kris Meeke admits that two heavy crashes on the last WRC round in Argentina have knocked his confidence ahead of this week’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal [18 – 21 May]. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 15

WRC Promoter seals new TV broadcast deals in United States

WRC Promoter boosts FIA World Rally Championship coverage in USA

Teaser ImageNew media agreements confirmed with ELEVEN SPORTS and ESPN3. More WRC TV content than ever before in 2017. WRC Promoter has strengthened its FIA World Rally Championship TV coverage in the United States after confirming agreements with two broadcast networks. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12

WRC Rally Portugal 2017: Brought to life for you by Carlos Sainz

“I’m really looking forward to going back to Rally Portugal” – Carlos

WRC Rally Portugal 2017 Brought to life for you by Carlos SainzRed Bull TV features one of its most legendary guest reporters yet, as two-time World Champion Carlos Sainz becomes your guide to the sixth round of the series next week from May 18-21. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

WRC: Record entry for Portugal

In its most ambitious entry since returning to the WRC, Toyota will be competing with three Yaris WRCs

The upcoming Vodafone Rally de Portugal [18 – 21 May] promises to be a treat for spectators, with a star-studded 65-strong entry that includes 14 new-spec World Rally Cars – more than any other round of the season so far. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

WRC: Yaris improvements boost Latvala

“On the last gravel round in México we were pretty far away, but in Argentina we could challenge more”

Jari-Matti Latvala has praised his Toyota team’s rapid rate of improvement after a Fifth-place finish at YPF Rally Argentina that keeps him second in the WRC drivers’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 01

Pilgrimage to El Condor

Exclusive behind-the-scenes look at YPF Rally Argentina’s famous stage

Pilgrimage to El CondorWith a toothy grin, my new best friend Carlos opens his arms expansively. “Iglesia,” he says.  Slightly confused, he goes again, putting his arm around me this time and turning me through 360 degrees. “Iglesia…” Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 30

Neuville wins Argentina thriller

Only two rounds have been decided by a smaller margin in the WRC’s 45-year history

WRC - Thierry Neuville wins Argentina thrillerBelgian Neuville edged out longtime leader Evans by just 0.7sec in a pulsating final speed test on Sunday when the Welshman clipped a bridge, ending his dreams of a maiden victory. Read the rest of this entry »

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