Tag Archive: WRC

Aug 20

Tänak seals second victory

Estonian wins ADAC Rallye Deutschland as Ogier regains WRC title lead

Tänak seals second victoryOtt Tänak, who broke his career duck with victory in Italy in June, drove his Ford Fiesta to a 16.4sec victory over Andreas Mikkelsen at ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 20

WRC: Victory for Tänak

Ott Tänak claimed his second WRC victory at ADAC Rallye Deutschland on Sunday afternoon

The 29-year-old Estonian, driving a Ford Fiesta, headed Andreas Mikkelsen’s Citroën C3 by 16.4sec after leading the four-day asphalt event since Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 10

WRC: Loeb primed for gravel test

The 43-year-old linked up with long-time co-driver Daniel Elena

Sébastien Loeb is being lined up to test Citroën’s C3 on gravel after the nine-time world champion gave the French manufacturer valuable data on asphalt yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 09

WRC: Loeb tests Citroën C3 (+video)

“The feeling on the dry Tarmac at the end was really fast”

Sébastien Loeb was impressed by the performance of the latest generation World Rally Cars during his comeback test with Citroën Racing on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 08

WRC: Mads Østberg retires from asphalt warm-up (+video)

He was forced to drive with no power steering for 14km

Mads Østberg’s preparations for the upcoming ADAC Rallye Deutschland (17-20 August) hit the rocks – quite literally – at the weekend when he was forced to retire from Rally Rzeszow in Poland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 30

WRC: Lappi seals win

The 26-year-old Finn survived a late scare after breaking a wheel on his Toyota Yaris

Esapekka Lappi won Neste Rally Finland on Sunday afternoon to claim his maiden FIA World Rally Championship success. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

WRC: Tänak wins Finland opener

Ott Tänak was the early leader of Neste Rally Finland after winning Thursday night’s opening speed test

The Ford Fiesta driver was quickest through the 2.31km street stage in the centre of Jyväskylä by 1.1sec from Thierry Neuville. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

WRC: Meeke wins Finland warm-up

Kris Meeke topped the leaderboard in a tight shakedown at Neste Rally Finland on Thursday morning

The Briton, returning to the Citroën Abu Dhabi Total line-up after being dropped for the previous round in Poland, produced the perfect start at a rally in which he gained a landmark victory 12 months ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

WRC: Loeb’s Citroën return

The alliance between PSA Motorsport brands enable Loeb to get back behind the wheel of a WRC car

Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb will rejoin Citroën Racing in the coming weeks to test the squad’s C3 World Rally Car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 26

WRC: Title fight intensifies in Finland

Closest WRC fight since 2009 heats up again on Finland’s roller coaster roads

WRC Title fight intensifies in FinlandThe closest FIA World Rally Championship fight since 2009 increases in intensity this week on Finland’s super-fast roller coaster roads. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 25

Finland countdown: Rally route

Neste Rally Finland (27 – 30 July)

The WRC’s summer speedfest delivers another weekend of fast and furious action as Finland hosts an encounter affectionately known to locals as the Finnish Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 21

WRC: Rally Finland 2017 preview, expect to be blown away

Facts & figures about Rally Finland: Why it’s so fast, and why it’s about to get even faster

Rally Finland 2017 preview Expect to be blown awayCitroen driver Kris Meeke set a new speed record when he won Finland at an average speed of 126.6kph last year. But with more powerful cars and better aerodynamics the average could be even faster this year. No wonder they call Rally Finland ‘the Finnish Grand Prix’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 19

WRC champion takes RB7 for Red Bull Ring spin to live out F1 dream

Changing tracks with Ogier – Seb’s ‘F1 Dream’ comes true

WRC champion takes RB7 for Red Bull Ring spin to live out F1 dreamReigning four-time FIA World Rally champion Sébastien Ogier always dreamed of competing in Formula 1 after growing up idolising the exploits of Ayrton Senna. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 02

FIA World Rally Championship / ORLEN 74th Rally Poland / Neuville wins pulsating Rally Poland

Thierry Neuville wins after one of the most remarkable battles in WRC history

FIA World Rally Championship - ORLEN 74th Rally Poland - Neuville wins pulsating Rally PolandThe Belgian claimed his third victory of the season at the Orlen 74th Rally Poland after Ott Tänak crashed out of a slender lead three special stages from the finish. The Hyundai i20 driver cut Sébastien Ogier’s championship lead to 11 points with five rounds remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

WRC: Neuville retains lead from Tänak

Thierry Neuville leads Orlen 74th Rally Poland after gripping WRC duel with Ott Tänak

WRC Neuville retains lead from TänakThe lead changed hands four times between Neuville and Tänak on Saturday at the Orlen 74th Rally Poland with both suffering time-consuming problems before the Belgian ended with a 3.1sec advantage to carry into Sunday’s finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 30

WRC: Elfyn Evans grabbed the early lead of Orlen 74th Rally Poland after winning Thursday night’s opening speed test at Mikolajki Arena

Evans wins Poland opener

The Welshman beat Dani Sordo in their head-to-head battle around the spectacular 2.50km test on the edge of the rally service park to snatch the lead by 0.8sec in his Ford Fiesta. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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