Tag Archive: WRC

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 »

Jun 10

WRC: Revitalised Neuville leads in Italy

The lead changed hands on every rough road speed test as the pair fought tooth and nail in intense heat

WRC - Revitalised Neuville leads in Italy A rejuvenated Thierry Neuville banished memories of a torrid start to the season to lead Rally Italia Sardegna on Friday night after an enthralling duel with Jari-Matti Latvala. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

WRC 6 video game scheduled for autumn release

Latest version game based on 2016 FIA World Rally Championship

WRC 6 Stephane Lefebvre Spain WRC 6, the official video game of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship, will be released in the autumn.

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Jun 01

WRC: New Citroën leaves drivers grinning

“When they are trying the car then for sure they have a banana smile because the car is incredible” 

Citroën Racing boss Yves Matton says his squad’s 2017-spec World Rally Car is so good that test drivers have been left with grins ‘like bananas’. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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