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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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Nov 20

Tänak wins WRC top driver award for second season

Rally fans vote Ott Tänak WRC Driver of the Year

Teaser ImageM-Sport World Rally Team named best of 2017 campaign. Sydney celebration brings down curtain on thrilling season. Ott Tänak carried off the top accolade at the WRC Gala awards in Sydney on Monday night as his M-Sport team took a clean sweep of the major honours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 19

WRC: Neuville secures fourth 2017 win

FIA World Rally Championship

Thierry Neuville clinched his fourth victory of the season at Kennards Hire Rally Australia on Sunday afternoon to secure the runners-up position in the FIA World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

WRC: Masterful Mikkelsen dominates

Norwegian shows a clean pair of heels to his Kennards Hire Rally Australia rivals

Teaser ImageAndreas Mikkelsen won five of the six dusty gravel speed tests which formed the majority of Friday’s action to lead the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 20.1sec in a Hyundai i20. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 16

WRC: Neuville quickest in Australia shakedown

FIA World Rally Championship – Kennards Hire Rally Australia

Thierry Neuville overcame an early technical problem to set fastest time in Thursday’s shakedown at Kennards Hire Rally Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 12

Monza seat swap for Hyundai duo

The pair will crew a single 2016-spec Hyundai i20 WRC

Hyundai team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Thierry Neuville have confirmed an unusual joint entry at the Monza Rally Show competition in Italy [1 – 3 December]. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

2018 WRC to launch at Autosport International

British show to host 2018 FIA World Rally Championship launch

Teaser ImageTeams to unveil new-season World Rally Cars at ‘Takeover Thursday’. All WRC drivers, co-drivers and team principals to attend. The 2018 FIA World Rally Championship will blast off with a high-profile launch at the Autosport International (11 – 14 January) show in Birmingham.

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Nov 07

Volkswagen’s all-new Polo GTI R5 is scheduled for a WRC debut in the second half of 2018

VW sets R5 debut date

The German manufacturer today released a sketch preview of the new car, which is based on the latest sixth generation Polo, and could be in customer hands from Volkswagen’s home WRC round in Germany.
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Oct 29

WRC: Ogier seals title

Ogier wins fifth WRC title

A finely-judged third place at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB guaranteed a fifth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship for Sébastien Ogier with the 33-year-old Frenchman moving to second in the all-time rankings behind nine-time champion Sébastien Loeb.
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Oct 29

WRC: Neuville regains second in SS17/18

Third in the opening Alwen speed test promoted the Belgian ahead of title favourite Sébastien Ogier

Thierry Neuville battled back into second place at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB on Sunday morning in a determined effort to keep his FIA World Rally Championship hopes alive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 28

WRC: Evans closes in on first win

Welshman remains on track for maiden victory at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

Teaser ImageElfyn Evans is chasing a first home victory for 17 years and at the same time lending a massive helping hand to team-mate Sébastien Ogier in his quest for a fifth consecutive world title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 28

WRC: Neuville charges in SS10/11

The Belgian climbed to second in a Hyundai i20

Thierry Neuville surged passed WRC title rivals Sébastien Ogier and Ott Tänak at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB on Saturday in a desperate bid to keep his championship hopes alive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 27

WRC: Home hero dominates in Wales

FIA World Rally Championship Wales Rally GB

Teaser ImageElfyn Evans delivers masterclass on home soil to lead Dayinsure Wales Rally GB.
The Welshman won three of the six slippery speed tests in the mid-Wales forests on Friday to head M-Sport team-mate Ott Tänak by 24.6sec.

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Oct 25

WRC: “I’ll push to the end” – Neuville

“We were dealt something of a harsh blow in Spain, but we are ready to fight back in Wales” – Neuville  

Thierry Neuville has pledged to keep up his championship fight at this week’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, even though a recent run of miserable results has left his title hopes hanging by a thread. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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