Tag Archive: WRC

May 25

WRC: Mikkelsen eyes title push

The Norwegian believes Saturday and Sunday were two of his best days in a rally car

Andreas Mikkelsen feels ready to battle for the WRC title after a revitalised approach to the final two days of last weekend’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal carried him to second place. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

WRC: Kris Meeke masters Portugal for second win

Kris Meeke became the fourth different winner in five WRC rounds this season after triumphing at Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday afternoon

WRC - Kris Meeke masters Portugal for second win The Northern Irishman, returning to the championship after missing the previous two rallies in the Americas, shook off the rust to win the four-day rough road event by 29.7sec in Citroën’s DS 3. It was his second success after victory in Argentina last year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

WRC: Kris Meeke retains control in Portugal

“I was thinking about protecting my lead”

WRC - Kris Meeke Kris Meeke will carry a comfortable lead into the final leg of Vodafone Rally de Portugal after distancing world champion Sébastien Ogier over rough mountain roads on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Paddon: ‘My targets stay the same’

The New Zealander held off Sébastien Ogier in a dramatic finale

WRC - Haydon Paddon Haydon Paddon refuses to let his breakthrough WRC victory in Argentina last month alter his season’s targets as he prepares for this week’s Vodafone Rally de Portugal (19 – 22 May). Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Portugal countdown: rally route

Why change a winning formula?

That’s the message from Vodafone Rally de Portugal organisers whose itinerary for this week’s fifth round of the FIA World Rally Championship is virtually identical to 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Hänninen ‘very likely’ for Toyota drive

“Next season, Toyota has three race drivers, one of which is very likely to be Juho Hänninen.”

Toyota Gazoo Racing boss Tommi Mäkinen has dropped his biggest hint yet that Juho Hänninen will drive a Yaris World Rally Car when the Japanese manufacturer returns to the WRC in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

WRC stars join Wings for Life run

World champion Ogier will swap horsepower for footpower as he takes to the roads in the French event at Rouen

WRC drivers Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville are joining a host of sports stars in supporting Red Bull’s fundraising Wings for Life World Run on Sunday (8 May). Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

WRC: The upcoming Vodafone Rally de Portugal (19 – 22 May) has attracted a whopping 80 entries

Bumper entry for Portugal’s WRC clash   

Nineteen World Rally Cars are on the entry list for the Matosinhos-based fifth round of the season, more than any round since Rally Sweden in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Britain’s Guy Wilks to compete at Lydden Hill with Olsbergs MSE

Wilks – a two-time British Rally Champion and ex-WRC driver – will pilot an Olsbergs MSE prepared Fiesta ST RX Supercar

World RX - Britain's Guy Wilks to compete at Lydden Hill with Olsbergs MSE British driver Guy Wilks has confirmed he will drive at next month’s World RX of Great Britain (27-29 May), round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

WRC: Hayden Paddon triumphs in Argentine thriller

He became the first New Zealand driver to win a WRC round

WRC Hayden Paddon triumphs in Argentine thriller Hayden Paddon scored his first WRC victory at YPF Rally Argentina on Sunday afternoon after fighting off world champion Sébastien Ogier in a thrilling finale to a scintillating last day duel. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

WRC: Hayden Paddon leads Argentina as Latvala crashes

“There’s still a long way to go with very tough stages” – Paddon

WRC Hayden Paddon leads Argentina as Latvala crashes Hayden Paddon is on course for his maiden WRC victory after Jari-Matti Latvala rolled out of the lead of YPF Rally Argentina on Saturday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

WRC: Sordo and Ogier tie in Argentina opener

Dani Sordo and Sébastien Ogier shared fastest time through Thursday night’s opening street stage at YPF Rally Argentina

The pair could not be split through the 1.50km asphalt test in Cordoba, watched by huge crowds, while Ott Tänak was just a tenth of a second further back in third. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

WRC: Sébastien Ogier will complete a career grand slam of WRC event victories if he wins this week’s YPF Rally Argentina (21 – 24 April)

Ogier targets grand slam

Ogier targets WRC grand slamThe rough road south American rally is the only one on the calendar* that Ogier has yet to win during a career which has netted 34 triumphs. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

WRC TV turns spotlight on WRC 2 with new highlights show

WRC Promoter extends WRC 2 coverage

Elfyn Evans Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC TV will provide standalone highlights of the WRC 2 action from all future rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship following a surge in entries for the series’ principal support category. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Volkswagen’s vision of the future

Volkswagen has been testing key 2017 components in the current Polo R chassis since August last year

Designers at Volkswagen Motorsport have produced a concept drawing of how the manufacturer’s Polo R World Rally Car could look when new technical regulations are introduced into WRC next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

WRC: Breen scoops Ireland victory

The 26-year-old Irishman drove a DS 3 R5 to victory on Saturday, beating Pole Kajetan Kajetanowicz

WRC rising star Craig Breen racked-up another success this weekend with a second consecutive victory at the Circuit of Ireland rally. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

WRC: Paddon back home for Hyundai debut

The schedule to complete the i20 has been tight for the newly-formed Hyundai New Zealand Rally Team

Hayden Paddon returns to his native New Zealand this weekend to debut the new Hyundai i20 AP4 car at Rally Otago (8 – 10 April). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Breen and Evans go head-to-head

“The Circuit of Ireland is very close to my heart and I really wanted to come back and try to win it again”

WRC stars Craig Breen and Elfyn Evans step back from the global scene this week in search of success at the Circuit of Ireland rally (7 – 9 April). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

WRC: Paddon to debut new Hyundai in New Zealand

Alongside regular co-driver John Kennard, Paddon will debut the Hyundai i20 AP4 car

Kiwi Hayden Paddon will contest two rallies in his home country next month in an all-new car with the newly-formed Hyundai New Zealand Rally Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Craig Breen hints at imminent WRC return

Keen to prove his potential to Citroën Racing ahead of the team’s WRC return in 2017

Five weeks after Rally Sweden, his one confirmed WRC outing this year for the Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team, Craig Breen has revealed he doesn’t have long to wait until a second appearance with the squad. Read the rest of this entry »

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