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Sat March 18, 2017

Ahlin wins 1st round of BRC 2017 General Ahlin wins 1st round of BRC 2017 Fredrik Ahlin and co-driver Torstein Eriksen won the Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally, the curtain-raising round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship this weekend (17/18 March). The Swedish/Norwegian pairing came out on top after nine hard-fought stages to open Brita...

Fri March 17, 2017

Paddon to run San Remo in i20 R5 General Paddon to run San Remo in i20 R5 Hayden Paddon will drive a New Generation i20 R5 on the Rallye Sanremo later this month (March 29-April 1). This will be his first taste at the wheel of Hyundai Motorsport's latest R5 design. The event, the second round of the premier Italian national championship, will f...

Rovanperä ready for Rally Il Ciocco General Rovanperä ready for Rally Il Ciocco The world's youngest rally champion is ready for his factory debut this weekend, which has been made possible with the help of Pirelli. Kalle Rovanpera from Finland, aged just 16 but already the reigning national champion in Latvia - which has special rules to allow young ...

Wed March 15, 2017

Full guide to the British Championship General Full guide to the British Championship British Rally Championship revs up for exciting new season Your guide to the 2017 Championship ---- BRC set to excel in extremes with new title partner Prestone ---- Continued TV coverage on Channel 4, BT Sport and Motorsport TV ---- Substantial cash prize fund of £3...

Lukyanuk returns to ERC in 2017 Ford Lukyanuk returns to ERC in 2017 Alexey Lukyanuk has vowed to “fight” to become the first Russian to win the FIA European Rally Championship after deciding to focus on the ERC instead of a WRC2 campaign. Lukyanuk had planned to follow a long line of ERC graduates by stepping up to the world championship this ...

Tue March 14, 2017

Citroen Mexico maiden win and high hopes Citroen Citroen Mexico maiden win and high hopes Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle emerged victorious in Mexico to claim the Citroën C3 WRC's first win. Secured on gravel - the surface on which the majority of the World Championship is contested - this result confirms the potential of the car developed by Yves Matton's troops. ...

Mon March 13, 2017

Josh Moffett anounces ERC program Citroen Josh Moffett anounces ERC program Josh Moffett has chosen the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship to help him achieve his aim of competing in the World Rally Championship in the future. The new-for-2017 category offers a one-off drive on a European round of the global series in 2018 to its eventual champion, ...

Swede Ahlin aims for more ERC action IRC Swede Ahlin aims for more ERC action Swedish driver Fredrik Åhlin is targeting more outings in the FIA European Rally Championship in 2017. The 25-year-old was in contention for a podium position early on his ERC debut on last year’s Circuit of Ireland, his first asphalt rally for nearly four years. This year ...

Meeke claims C3's first win in style Citroen Meeke claims C3's first win in style Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle kept up their impressive form and (just about) held their nerve on the final day of Rally Mexico. Despite running off the road a few corners before the end of the Power Stage, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT crew secured the C3 WRC's maiden rally win...

Sun March 12, 2017

Tidemand wins dramatic Mexico WRC2 Skoda Tidemand wins dramatic Mexico WRC2 Pontus Tidemand/Jonas Andersson (S/S) emerged triumphant from a dramatic duel to win the Rally Mexico and continue ŠKODA’s winning run in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2). At the end of the 295 kilometres of special stage, the new world championship leader finished 42.7 s...

Hyundai Rally Mexico report WRC Hyundai Rally Mexico report Hyundai Motorsport has opened its 2017 podium tally after Thierry Neuville completed Rally México in third position overall. After disappointing results in Monte-Carlo and Sweden, in which they were forced to relinquish a commanding lead, the Belgian crew of Neuville and co-d...

M-Sport lead World Championship Ford M-Sport lead World Championship M-Sport World Rally Team's Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia secured their third podium in as many events at this weekend's Rally Mexico. Piloting their Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC to second place, the Frenchmen have also regained the lead in the drivers' stan...

Fri March 10, 2017

Rally Mexico on hold WRC Rally Mexico on hold Stages 2 and 3 are cancelled due to the rally convoy being delayed on their return from Mexico City. Sorry for some personal rant by the author, but some organisers never learn. Because we had the very same situation during the Rally Argentina 2007 (picture) when a stadion roundy...

Thu March 9, 2017

Pirelli backs youngest ever works driver Peugeot Pirelli backs youngest ever works driver Kalle Rovanpera, the teenage rally sensation from Finland who has already won a national championship aged just 16, will drive for Peugeot Italia as team mate to Paolo Andreucci on the Italian Rally Championship, with backing from Pirelli. Rovanpera's first confirmed outings ...

Pedro Heller confirmed for WRC2 Ford Pedro Heller confirmed for WRC2 Pedro Heller and Pablo Olmos will contest five rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship's principal support series this year. Piloting an Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta R5 prepared by M-Sport, the Chileans will tackle the WRC 2 category in Mexico, Argentina, Portugal, Poland ...

Sat March 4, 2017

The Loudon-clear guide to Rally Mexico WRC The Loudon-clear guide to Rally Mexico Has there ever been a more eagerly awaited gravel rally in the history of our sport? I can't remember one. That's the way this year's World Rally Championship is playing out - every event is starting with huge anticipation of what lies ahead. If Monte and Sweden h...

Hyundai Rally Mexico preview WRC Hyundai Rally Mexico preview After a difficult start to the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Hyundai Motorsport is ready to reassert its credentials as Championship contenders at Rally Mexico, the third event of this year's campaign. The Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC has already displayed rally-winni...

Chasing a Mexican Fiesta Ford Chasing a Mexican Fiesta M-Sport will be chasing a Mexican Fiesta next week - when the Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC makes its gravel debut at one of the FIA World Rally Championship's most vibrant events, Rally Guanajuato Mexico. Having completed 1,470 kilometres of testing last week, the tea...

Citroen aims high in the Americas Citroen Citroen aims high in the Americas The FIA World Rally Championship is set to jet across the Atlantic to Mexico, fleeing the cool European winter. At this, the third round of the season, the new World Rally Cars will compete on gravel for the first time. In the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT camp, Kris Meeke/Paul Nag...

Wed March 1, 2017

ERC Junior Griebel steps up to big ERC IRC ERC Junior Griebel steps up to big ERC FIA ERC Junior champion Marijan Griebel will step up to the European Rally Championship’s headlining ERC1 category in 2017 when he will prioritise winning the inaugural ERC Junior Under 28 title. ERC Junior U28 is for drivers born on or after 1 January 1989 competing in R5 car...

Cronin confirms BRC season with M-Sport Ford Cronin confirms BRC season with M-Sport Keith Cronin and Mikie Galvin are confirmed to contest this year's Prestone MSA British Rally Championship with M-Sport and the Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta R5. Contesting all seven events, Cronin's Fiesta will be clad with DMACK tyres which claimed the championship l...

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