Tag Archive: WRC

Oct 19

Thrilling WRC season creates record-breaking attendances

Spectacular new-era WRC inspires bigger crowds again

Ott Tanak ADAC Rallye DeutschlandSeason-long attendances on target to shatter four million mark. Rallies in Italy and Sweden achieve largest increases. Dynamic new cars and a thrilling season-long title battle have sparked record attendances at this year’s FIA World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 09

WRC: The pain of trying to win Spain

Behind the scenes with Dani Sordo as he bids for a 15th time to win his home race

Dani Sordo (ESP) seen during the FIA World Rally Championship 2017 in Bostalsee, Germany on August 17, 2017This kind of second place, Dani Sordo could work with this kind of second place. It’s Saturday afternoon on the Rally of Spain, the temperature’s rising and Hyundai’s local hero is ready to make history. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 07

WRC: RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España, Neuville bounces back

Thierry Neuville recovered from a torrid end to Saturday morning at to win the afternoon’s opening speed test

The Belgian, who dropped more than 40sec after hydraulic problems set in motion a bizarre chain of events, set about climbing back up the leaderboard with fastest time in the second pass through El Montmell. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 06

RallyRACC Catalunya: Andreas Mikkelsen made a fairy tale start to his Hyundai career by leading RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España after Friday’s opening leg

Dream debut for Andreas Mikkelsen

WRC - Dream debut for Andreas MikkelsenMaking his debut for the Korean team after joining last month, Mikkelsen ended a captivating day with a 1.4sec advantage in his i20 World Rally Car over WRC leader Sébastien Ogier. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 23

Win a co-drive with Mads Østberg (+video)

Only a selected few on this planet have been lucky enough to experience the breathtaking new 2017 WRC cars

Enter the exciting new OneBet competition and you could win the ride of a lifetime in the co-driver’s seat of Mads Østberg’s powerful flame-spitting 2017 WRC car. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 21

WRC Promoter confirms 2018 championship calendar

Thirteen rounds announced for 2018 FIA World Rally Championship

Teaser ImageWRC Promoter has announced the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship calendar today (Thursday). Turkey returns to WRC for first time since 2010. Spain becomes final European round after date swap with Britain. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 21

Loeb tests C3 on gravel

WRC legend Sébastien Loeb tested Citroën’s C3 World Rally Car on gravel in Spain Wednesday

The nine-time world champion drove the C3 on dirt roads in Catalonia, six weeks after sampling it for the first time on asphalt in the Moselle region of France. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 09

WRC: Mikkelsen tries the i20 for size

In pictures

As he gears up to make his WRC debut with Hyundai next month, Andreas Mikkelsen has visited the team’s headquarters to get familiar with the i20 World Rally Car and have a seat fitting. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 07

WRC: Four cars for Hyundai?

Korean manufacturer considering a four-car team for 2018

Hyundai Motorsport could enter four drivers in the final two rounds of the WRC season ahead of a possible four-car campaign in the 2018 championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 05

WRC: Mikkelsen signs for Hyundai

Andreas Mikkelsen joins Hyundai to drive I20 WRC car for final three rounds of 2017.

WRC Mikkelsen signs for HyundaiHe will partner Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo at next month’s RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España (5 – 8 October), with Hayden Paddon dropped for the mixed surface encounter. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 02

Thrilling season boosts TV audience

10 per cent increase in worldwide broadcast time

The most exciting and unpredictable WRC title fight in a decade sparked a major increase in global TV audience during the opening half of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 29

Neuville: ‘It’s not over.’

“I look forward and keep the motivation for the next rounds”

Thierry Neuville has not given up on his dream of securing this year’s WRC drivers’ title, despite the crushing set-back of a no-score at ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 24

World champion Sébastien Ogier has given the clearest hint yet that he will stay in the WRC in 2018

Ogier on his future

His future has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks. The rumour mill went into overdrive at last weekend’s ADAC Rallye Deutschland about where he will drive next year or whether he could retire. Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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