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Jan 29

The true unsung heroes of WRC

Séb Ogier couldn’t have won without his ice-note crew. But who exactly are they?

The true unsung heroes of WRCSee that patch of ice? Yes, the one the sun’s just starting to catch the corner of. The ambient temperature is -2°C and I need to know whether that ice will be melted in precisely one hour. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

WRC: Five in a row for Ogier

Frenchman holds off Tänak for home win at Rallye Monte-Carlo season opener

Defending FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier has made the perfect start to his bid to clinch a sixth drivers’ crown by mastering the elements to clinch his fifth Rallye Monte-Carlo in a row on home soil. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

WRC: Ogier wins in Monte-Carlo

The Frenchman came out of-the-blocks flying on Sunday morning’s first stage

Sébastien Ogier has got his FIA World Rally Championship title defence off to a winning start in Monte-Carlo this weekend, claiming a popular fifth consecutive triumph on home soil as he conquered treacherous conditions on the 2018 curtain-raiser. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 26

WRC: Lucky escape for Ogier

Lucky Frenchman keeps Tänak and Sordo at bay during WRC season opener

Teaser ImageRallye Monte-Carlo master Sébastien Ogier escaped an uncharacteristic second error to remain on target for a fifth consecutive WRC win on Friday night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 25

WRC: Neuville tops Monte warm-up

The Belgian edged team-mate Dani Sordo by 0.1sec

Thierry Neuville led a Hyundai 1-2 in Wednesday evening’s shakedown as the new FIA World Rally Championship season blasted into life at Rallye Monte-Carlo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

ANONIMO becomes Official Timekeeper of WRC

Swiss-based ANONIMO announced as new partner for WRC 

Teaser ImageWRC Promoter has completed a multi-year agreement with Swiss watch brand ANONIMO to join the FIA World Rally Championship in 2018 as its new official timekeeper. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Is Bouffier Monte dark horse?

The 39-year-old Frenchman prepared for his first event in a new-generation World Rally Car

Bryan Bouffier has called on the help of five-time world champion Sébastien Ogier as he plots a major upset at this week’s Rallye Monte-Carlo (25 – 28 January). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 21

Tänak’s title goal with Toyota

Winner of two WRC events in 2017

Having settled into his new surrounds at Toyota Gazoo Racing, Ott Tänak is optimistic the team’s Yaris WRC will be strong enough to win the World Rally Championship in 2018.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 16

WRC: Budar named at Citroën

Pierre Budar has replaced Yves Matton as head of Citroën Racing

Budar, a longtime employee of the French squad’s parent PSA Group, has been named Director of Citroën Racing following Matton’s decision to join the FIA as rally director. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 13

World class entry for Monte Carlo

The Monte marks the first competitive appearance for the WRC class of 2018

The 2018 world championship gets underway later this month at the prestigious Rallye Monte-Carlo (25 – 28 January) – and this year’s season opener boasts a suitably star-studded entry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

Birmingham blast-off for 2018 FIA World Rally Championship

Spectacular season launch for WRC at Autosport International show

The 2018 FIA World Rally Championship hit top gear with a spectacular high-profile launch at the Autosport International show in Birmingham on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 11

Revolution in WRC’s live coverage for 2018

Follow the FIA World Rally Championship like never before

WRC fans can look forward to watching unprecedented live coverage of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship under ground-breaking plans to transform the way the series is broadcast.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 09

WRC: Bouffier joins M-Sport

Frenchman strengthens team’s point-scoring effort in Monte-Carlo and Corsica

The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has boosted its effort to defend the WRC titles it scooped last season by recruiting Bryan Bouffier to drive a third works Fiesta WRC at this year’s Rallye Monte-Carlo and Tour de Corse. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 28

In testing: Toyota (+videos)

We take a look at the Toyota Gazoo Racing squad – and especially new boy Ott Tänak

WRC teams have been pounding test roads in preparation for the new season, and thanks to the magic of spectator-cam we can watch their progress. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 23

Ford returns to WRC entry list

M-Sport Ford World Rally Team name change confirmed

2017-01-19_0561The FIA has confirmed the list of manufacturers registered for the 2018 WRC – and with it the return of the Ford name to the championship for the first time since 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 16

VIDEO: Sébastien Ogier onboard mix

The 12-minute edit showcases some of the spectacular action that the WRC TV onboard cameras captured

With Sébastien Ogier’s fifth WRC title now written into the history books, we continue to celebrate the Frenchman’s magnificent year by putting together a compilation video that contains his best onboard moments from the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

WRC star Mikkelsen crowns final champion of 2017 season

French gamer TX3_NEXL wins eSports WRC world title

Teaser ImageTeenager victorious after defeating 5,000 global entrants. Hyundai WRC star Andreas Mikkelsen crowns world champion. Munich, Germany, 13 December 2017 – Teenage gamer Lohan Blanc, known as TX3_NEXL, won the eSports WRC Championship with a dominant performance in the final at Hyundai Motorsport’s Alzenau base in Germany.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

VW unveil new WRC 2 challenger

The car is currently being put through a rigorous testing programme

Volkswagen took the wraps off its brand-new, R5-specification Polo GTI rally car for the first time at a launch event in Mallorca, Spain on Monday night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Mikkelsen masters Monza

The Norwegian won the Masters’ Show in a 2016-specifiation Hyundai i20 World Rally Car

Andreas Mikkelsen was crowned Master of Monza after a winning finale to his season alongside Hyundai Motorsport team-mate Thierry Neuville at the Italian race circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

WRC Live lowdown: Turkey (+video)

Mediterranean resort of Marmaris on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast

Turkey will make a welcome return to the WRC calendar in 2018, and our WRC Live team has visited the region to get the lowdown on the new challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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