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Oct 15

Hyundai slims its squad for Australia

Hyundai will be represented by Thierry Neuville, Hayden Paddon and Andreas Mikkelsen

Dani Sordo will miss Kennards Hire Rally Australia [16 – 19 November] following Hyundai’s decision to field a three-car squad at the season’s final round. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 14

2018 Junior WRC takes shape

For the first time since 2006, the season starts on the snow-covered stages of Rally Sweden

Next year’s Junior World Rally Championship will feature five rounds, a double-header finale and a return to snow, initial plans have revealed. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 08

WRC: Kris Meeke claimed his second victory of the season after a dramatic finale at RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España on Sunday (updated)

Meeke reigns in Spain  

The Briton added to his early season Mexico triumph with a 28.0sec success on the three-day mixed surface encounter in a Citroën C3.

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Oct 07

WRC: Masterful Meeke leads in Spain

RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España

WRC Masterful Meeke leads in SpainKris Meeke leads RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España by 13.0sec from Sébastien Ogier, whose bid for a fifth consecutive world title looked stronger than ever after main rival Thierry Neuville hit trouble. 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 22

Loeb open to WRC return

Loeb said much depended on his Rallycross programme with Peugeot

Sébastien Loeb has hinted that he could make “one or two” WRC appearances next season after enjoying a successful gravel test in Citroën’s C3 World Rally 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 19

WRC to celebrate unforgettable season at Sydney gala

Thrilling WRC year ends with sparkling finale on Sydney waterfront

Ott Tanak 1 WRC GalaStars and teams lined up for glittering gala awards night. Fans to decide award winners by voting on WRC website. WRC stars will be honoured at a glamorous gala awards evening in Australia following the most exciting FIA World Rally Championship title fight in recent history.

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Sep 06

WRC: Breen misses Spain

Citroën Racing team principal Yves Matton said Breen would not start RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España

Craig Breen will miss next month’s WRC round in Spain after Citroën confirmed Kris Meeke, Stéphane Lefebvre and Khalid Al-Qassimi for the mixed surface fixture. 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 »


Sep 01

Thrilling season boosts WRC’s 2017 global TV audience

Worldwide TV audience up by 17 percent after seven rounds

Four from fourBroadcast time rises 10 per cent to 6650 hours after success of live programmes. China and Japan feature in top 10 countries for TV audience.

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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 18

FIA World Rally Championship / ADAC Rallye Deutschland / Tänak masters rain

Estonian leads in Germany as Neuville and Ogier stay in reach

Teaser ImageThe lead changed hands four times on Friday at ADAC Rallye Deutschland before Ford Fiesta driver Ott Tänak emerged from the final muddy asphalt speed test with a 5.7sec advantage over Andreas Mikkelsen. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 17

Title-chasing duo set for clash

Ogier and Neuville face off in Germany as thrilling WRC title fight continues

Title-chasing duo set for clashFour-time world champion Sébastien Ogier and comeback king Thierry Neuville lock horns in Germany this weekend in the latest instalment of the WRC’s thrilling head-to-head title fight. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 15

Østberg withdraws from Germany

The Norwegian was due to join the hotly-contested WRC 2 class in Germany

Mads Østberg has pulled out of this week’s ADAC Rallye Deutschland [17 – 20 August] because of an ongoing technical problem with his car. 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 29

FIA World Rally Championship: Neste Rally Finland

Rookie Lappi closes on maiden win

FIA World Rally Championship Neste Rally FinlandEsapekka Lappi, starting only his fourth event at the top level, ended the penultimate leg of Neste Rally Finland with a 49.1sec lead in his Toyota Yaris over fellow novice Teemu Suninen. Read the rest of this entry »


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