Tag Archive: WRC

Jul 28

Finland countdown: Rally route

Speak to the drivers about the route of last year’s Neste Oil Rally Finland and they’ll tell you it was probably the best ever.

This year organisers have made a few tweaks and brought back a WRC legend to try and raise the bar even higher. If there is one stage that defines Finland’s round of the WRC it’s the super-fast roller-coaster ride that is Ouninpohja. After a sabbatical last year it returns this time in its full, uncompromising 34.39km format and back in its traditional spot in Friday’s itinerary, Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Aksel Lund Svindal and Andreas Mikkelsen under pressure

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Jun 11

WRC: the the longest day…

Featuring the longest stage distance of the year

Drivers will face the longest single day’s competition in the modern era of the FIA World Rally Championship at this week’s Rally Italia Sardegna. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Italy countdown: rally route

Rally Italia Sardegna (11 – 14 June)

Hands up those who remember the attrition during the opening morning at April’s XION Rally Argentina and thought WRC can’t get any tougher? Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Andreas Mikkelsen wins shakedown and Alén’s record under threat

Vodafone Rally de Portugal

WRC - Mikkelsen wins shakedown and Alén’s record under threat The Norwegian headed team-mates Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala in a VW 1-2-3. While his colleagues have driven the car since January’s opening round of the season in Monte-Carlo, this is Mikkelsen’s first rally in it. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Endurance to the fore in Sardinia

Saturday’s second leg on the Mediterranean island will feature 212.58km of action

Drivers will face what is believed to be the longest single day’s competition in the modern day WRC at Rally Italia Sardegna (11 – 14 June). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Meeke claims maiden win in Argentina

“The one guy who did most for me isn’t here to see this. This is for Colin”

WRC - Kris Meeke Kris Meeke scored his maiden WRC victory at XION Rally Argentina on Sunday to become the first British driver to win a world rally since 2002. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Ogier closes on more WRC records in Argentina

Having won the last five WRC events, Ogier can equal fellow Frenchman Sébastien Loeb’s records

wrcFrenchman Sébastien Ogier will start this weekend’s fourth round of the World Rally Championship in Argentina (23 – 26 April) with the chance to add three new records to his glistening collection.

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Apr 05

Toyota ‘flat-out’ on Yaris WRC development

“As well as the tests, we have extensive facilities and rigs in-house which we can use, so we are flat-out using all options and all possibilities.”

Toyota Motorsport is testing its all-new Yaris World Rally Car ‘flat-out’ and has revealed it might enter the vehicle in rallies before its World Championship debut in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Ogier wins after thrilling Sweden finale

In the most exciting WRC finale for years

WRC - Sébastien Ogier Sébastien Ogier claimed a thrilling last-gasp victory at Rally Sweden on Sunday after team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen spun away a maiden WRC victory almost within sight of the finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

WRC: Ogier wins Sweden thriller

Breaking news

Sébastien Ogier snatched a dramatic last-gasp victory at Rally Sweden after a titanic three-car tussle through Sunday’s final speed test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Corsica returns to WRC calendar

The Tour de Corse will replace Rallye de France – Alsace in the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship.

FFSA, motorsport’s governing body in France, confirmed on Friday (6 February) that the Mediterranean island event would return to the series as the 11th round on 1 – 4 October. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Toyota confirms WRC return in 2017

Toyota confirmed today that it will return to the FIA World Rally Championship with a Yaris World Rally Car in 2017.

Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda ended months of speculation when he made the announcement during a press conference in Tokyo, at which the Yaris WRC made its public debut in a launch livery. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Rallye Monte Carlo: Ogier wins the Monte again

Volkswagen’s Sebastien Ogier has taken the victory on Rallye Monte Carlo

Sebastien Ogier Sebastien Ogier starts the 2015 WRC season with victory on Rallye Monte Carlo, as he bids to take the Drivers’ title for the third year in succession. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

2015 FIA World Rally Championship Monte Carlo roars into life

The iconic wintry event has attracted 96 crews

WRC logo The 2015 FIA WRC roars into life this week with Rallye Monte Carlo (22-25 January) and a hotly anticipated clash between the two most successful drivers of the modern era: Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier.

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Jan 17

Sebastien Chardonnet Monte Carlo Rally WRC rally preview

Chardonnet ready to rewrite history !

Thirty-six years ago, the Lancia Stratos Chardonnet was victorious with Bernard Darniche … Entered in the 83rd edition of the most senior of road events with a DS3 WRC, the grandson of the iconic Lancia importer is ready for the challenge ! Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

New World Championship team enters World RX for 2015

Joining Stohl in the all-new World RX Team Austria will be team owner and driver, Max Pucher.

Rallycross FIA logo It was announced that a new two-car team headed up by former WRC star Manfred Stohl will enter the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Over the next week on wrc.com we’ll tell you why we’re so excited about 2015

And why you should be too. Up first: a timing revolution

WRC new logo-1 Everybody breathe. After a rally-free December we are back in a live World Championship season – and one that promises to be an absolute belter. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

New for 2015: WRC driver shuffle

Next to look forward to in 2015 is the chance to see new drivers in new cars

WRC logo 3: WRC driver shuffle. While the end of every season is rife with speculation about which drivers are off where, at the start we are more concerned with seeing how the new boys will get on. And for 2015 there is plenty to to get excited about. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Kubica commits to WRC in 2015

The 30-year-old Grand Prix winner will again drive a Ford Fiesta RS WRC

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action image Robert Kubica has ended months of speculation about his future by confirming today that he will remain in the WRC in 2015 and will tackle every round of the Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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