Tag Archive: WRC

Sep 29

2017 WRC dates confirmed

It has not yet been clarified whether the championship will comprise 13 or 14 rounds

WRC - Tänak closes on maiden win in Poland Dates for the opening seven rounds of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship were confirmed today (Wednesday) at the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

World RX: Galli to compete in Latvia with Kia Rio

The former WRC podium finisher raced the car for the first time at the Italian round of World RX last year

DriverItaly’s Gigi Galli has confirmed that he will compete at the tenth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend at Riga in Latvia, driving his Kia Rio Supercar, following a productive test in Barcelona last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

WRC: Citroën confirms 2017 World Rally Car name

C3 WRC

Citroën has provided the most in-depth visual insight yet into its 2017 FIA World Rally Championship challenger by issuing exciting new images and confirming it will be named the C3 WRC. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Hyundai’s 2017 car nears completion

The development test came at a busy time for the team as it prepares for the upcoming WRC rounds in Corsica and Spain

Hyundai has begun testing the final version of its 2017-spec i20 World Rally Car, with three of its works team drivers taking the wheel this week during a four-day gravel test in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

2017 predictor: VW and Citroën

2017 predictor: Hyundai and M-Sport

This week on wrc.com we take a look into our crystal ball and consider some of the possible driver and manufacturer combinations for next year’s FIA World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

WRC: Lappi breaks silence over Toyota rumours

Finland’s Esapekka Lappi has held talks with Toyota about a potential place in its new WRC programme next year

The 25-year-old underlined his position as one of the sport’s hottest young talents last weekend when he won the WRC 2 category at ADAC Rallye Deutschland with the Skoda Motorsport team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

WRC: Dani Sordo has agreed a new two-year deal with Hyundai Motorsport which will keep him with the Korean manufacturer

Sordo extends Hyundai deal until the end of 2018

The Spaniard, who has been with Hyundai since its WRC return in 2014, equalled his best result for the team when he claimed his third podium in the i20 World Rally Car at ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

WRC Rally China 2016 cancelled due to weather damage

Heavy damage to the route caused by torrential storms and flooding last month in the region around Huairou, near Beijing

The FIA and WRC Promoter have received a formal request to cancel next month’s Rally China (8 – 11 September), round 10 of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship.

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Aug 06

WRC: Lack of grip holds Hyundai pair back

“We were missing some traction and general grip”

Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon are hoping they can extract some much-needed grip from Hyundai’s New Generation i20 WRC when the series returns to gravel action at October’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (27 – 30 October).

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Jul 28

WRC: Latvala tops Finland shakedown

The 31-year-old was 0.5sec ahead of Sébastien Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen

Jari-Matti Latvala headed a Volkswagen clean sweep of the top times at the Neste Rally Finland shakedown on Thursday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

2017 World Rally Cars uncovered: Part 2

“The sport is always moving forwards”

In the second part of our look ahead to the dynamic new breed of World Rally Cars, we hear the thoughts of FIA president Jean Todt and WRC Commission president Carlos Barbosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

2017 World Rally Cars uncovered: Part 1

The WRC is evolving

And from 2017, new technical regulations will usher in a fresh and exciting breed of World Rally Cars that are more powerful, distinctive and dramatic. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Coming soon to Canada: An all new Performance Rally Championship!

News was released today about an all new Performance Rally Championship that will be run in Canada starting next fall

Challenge Extrême Élite CXE logo This new championship, to be known as the “Challenge Extrême Élite” (CXE) will be sanctioned by the well known American organisation NASA Rally Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

2016 ERC mid-season key statistics

Five different winners from five spectacular events as four WRC stars play their part

Kajetan Kajetanowicz ERC Azores Rallye The 2016 FIA European Rally Championship season has reached the halfway point after a thrilling start to the year over five closely-fought events. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

WRC: Breen versus Lefebvre

Both have the chance to impress team boss Yves Matton at PZM 73rd Rally Poland

Craig Breen - photo © DPPI - Grégory Lenormand Young hot-shots Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre go head-to-head at the same event for the first time in Poland this week aiming to make their case for a place in Citroën’s factory team next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

WRC: Poland countdown, the route

At first glance, the itinerary of Poland’s seventh round of the championship looks similar to the 2015 edition

In fact the challenge has changed in many ways. One constant is the location, with the service hub and headquarters in Mikolajki, several hours north of Warsaw in the heart of the Masurian lake district. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

WRC: Ogier lays down Power Stage challenge

“I think I set a new record, and it is going to be hard to beat this one”

Sébastien Ogier has challenged WRC rivals to beat his Power Stage performance in Italy, when he set the fastest time despite overshooting a corner and reversing back onto the road. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

WRC: Hyundai stung by €50,000 fine

Team boss Michel Nandan admitted the windows on Neuville’s i20 were not the same

Hyundai Motorsport was hit by a massive €50,000 fine late on Sunday after admitting fitting the wrong rear side windows to Rally Italia Sardegna winner Thierry Neuville’s car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

WRC: Neuville ends dark days with Italy win

Thierry Neuville emerged from a career slump to claim his second WRC victory at Rally Italia Sardegna on Sunday afternoon

WRC Neuville ends dark days with Italy win After a difficult end to 2015 and an equally troubled start to this season, all came good for the Belgian on the Mediterranean island as he won the four-day rough road event by 24.8sec in his Hyundai i20. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

WRC: Neuville casts Latvala adrift in Italy

“The car was amazing to drive in slippery conditions”

Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) performs during FIA World Rally Championship 2016 Italy in Alghero , Italy on June 10, 2016 Thierry Neuville distanced Jari-Matti Latvala with a powerful Saturday afternoon charge to carry a healthy lead into tomorrow’s final leg of Rally Italia Sardegna. Read the rest of this entry »

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