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Wed August 27, 2014

Barum home rally for Skoda Skoda Barum home rally for Skoda The ŠKODA drivers line up in first and second place in the championship, the two works Fabia Super 2000s will once again boast their stylish retro RS look, and action is guaranteed at the ŠKODA Motorsport Park: ŠKODA is looking forward to its home event at the Barum Czech Rally Z...

Strong performances for Pirelli WRC Strong performances for Pirelli A strong performance from the Pirelli drivers on Rallye Deutschland showcased the capabilities of the latest generation of RK and RKW tyres that were introduced to the World Rally Championship in Germany. Using the new RK5A hard compound and RKW7 soft, Pirelli drivers Bernardo...

IRC Injury forces Bessenyey out of Barum

Tue August 26, 2014

205 T16 - 1st victory 30 years ago Peugeot 205 T16 - 1st victory 30 years ago The legendary Peugeot 205 T16 started its success story in 1984. First overall victory came already at the third start in the rally world championship. Two world championship titles [for the car, plus two for the drivers] and all together 16 rally victories were scored in just tw...

Sun August 24, 2014

Hyundai Shell WRT celebrate historic 1-2 WRC Hyundai Shell WRT celebrate historic 1-2 The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has today scored a sensational maiden victory in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with Thierry Neuville leading team-mate Dani Sordo home for an historic 1-2 finish in only the team’s ninth WRC event. The team, run by Hyundai Motorspor...

With the finish line in sight... Citroen With the finish line in sight... Second going into today's final leg of Rallye Deutschland, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle moved into first place overall at the end of Dhrontal (SS15). However, in the opening stages of Grafschaft (SS16), the number 3 DS3 WRC went off the road, leading to the retirement of the Bri...

Next World champ will also drive a VW WRC Next World champ will also drive a VW Crunch time in the World Rally Championship - the result of the Rally Germany means that the 2014 World Rally Champion will again be behind the wheel of a Volkswagen. Only Sébastien Ogier (F), Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen (N) still have a mathematical chance of ...

Elfyn Evans powers to career best Ford Elfyn Evans powers to career best M-Sport World Rally Team's Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt have completed Rallye Deutschland with their best ever performance in the FIA World Rally Championship - powering their Ford Fiesta RS WRC to fourth place and their first ever stage win....

Cruel misfortune for Kubica Ford Cruel misfortune for Kubica Cruel misfortune brought Robert Kubica's Rallye Deutschland to an undeserving end today. The Pole had climbed into a points-paying position and had been driving well until a transmission issue forced him to retire on the liaison to SS15. Recovering from an off on the open...

3rd win for Stéphane Lefebvre Citroen 3rd win for Stéphane Lefebvre Ten crews had been entered for this, the fourth round of the season. The rally saw the return of local hero Christian Riedemann, alongside co-driver Michael Wenzel, and the WRC debuts of Eric Camilli and Mohammed Al Mutawa, two drivers taken from Citroën Racing's talent findi...

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Photos of Latvala off @ 09:13 AM - Photos to Latvala's off in the Dhrontal stage this morning now in the Rallye Deutschland gallery:
http://www.rallye-info.com/gallery.asp?rallyid=17&year=2014

Sat August 23, 2014

Stage wins for Kubica Ford Stage wins for Kubica RK M-Sport World Rally Team's Robert delivered a flawless performance on the sealed-surface roads of Rallye Deutschland today. Setting two fastest stage times, the Pole climbed the leader board and is now in a points-paying 10th place....

Volkswagen in dramas WRC Volkswagen in dramas There's no place like home - Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) have opened up a commanding lead for Volkswagen on day two of the Rally Germany. Fresh from their recent win in Finland, the pair currently second in the World Championship standings won five of the day&...

Peugeot UK is back with youngster Ingram Peugeot Peugeot UK is back with youngster Ingram Like many car-mad 20-year-olds, Chris Ingram’s dream is to win the World Rally Championship, but unlike the vast majority of his peers, the Manchester born driver has already shown sufficient promise to secure the backing of a major car maker....

Fri August 22, 2014

M-Sport press on in the vineyards Ford M-Sport press on in the vineyards As the FIA World Rally Championship returned to pure Tarmac for the first time this year, M-Sport World Rally Team's Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans are locked in an intense battle for the final podium positions - holding sixth and seventh places respectively. Rallye Deutschla...

Progression key for Kubica Ford Progression key for Kubica RK M-Sport World Rally Team's Robert Kubica embarked on the first pure asphalt event of the year with the aim of building the experience that will prove vital to his progression at the height of the FIA World Rally Championship. The Formula One race winner is something of an ...

Strong start for Hyundai on home ground WRC Strong start for Hyundai on home ground The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has concluded the opening day of special stages at Rallye Deutschland with all three Hyundai i20 WRC cars in the top ten and the #8 car holding a provisional podium place following a promising first day of action in Germany. A repeat loop of...

Volkswagen leads amidst drama at home WRC Volkswagen leads amidst drama at home Mixed feelings for Volkswagen: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) opened up a commanding lead on day one of the Rally Germany. The duo currently second in the World Championship is 37.0 seconds ahead of Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle (IRL/IRL, Citroën) after 103.12 of 326.02 kilo...

Max Vatanen ready to tame the tarmac Ford Max Vatanen ready to tame the tarmac After showing plenty of speed on Rally Finland, Max Vatanen now heads to Germany for Rally Deutschland: round four of the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy and the first event of the series to be held entirely on asphalt. It would be easy to say that Finns don't have a natural fee...

Kubica takes to the tarmac Ford Kubica takes to the tarmac As the FIA World Rally Championship journeys to the first true asphalt event of the year, RK M-Sport World Rally Team fans will get a taste of what they have been anticipating all season - a sign of what Robert Kubica and the Ford Fiesta RS WRC are capable of on Tarmac....

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Rallye Deutschland photos @ 04:16 PM - Note that we have some Rallye Deutschland photos up already. Please go to the Gallery section.

Sun August 17, 2014

Gaurav Gill celebrating next Skoda win Skoda Gaurav Gill celebrating next Skoda win Defending champion Gaurav Gill (IND) has given the works-supported ŠKODA MRF team a fourth victory in the fourth race at the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC). European champion Jan Kopecký also defended his lead in the overall standings with victory in the daily classif...

Fri August 15, 2014

Hyundai Shell WRT for tarmac challenge WRC Hyundai Shell WRT for tarmac challenge After competing for most of the first half of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season on gravel, the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team is ready to make its debut on the first proper tarmac event of the season at Rallye Deutschland next week. With Hyundai Motorsport’s headquart...

The DS3 WRC returns to tarmac Citroen The DS3 WRC returns to tarmac First ran in 1982, Rallye Deutschland moved to its current base in Trier in 2000. Since 2001, the year before it joined the WRC calendar, Citroën Racing has remained unbeaten at the event. The first win, achieved as part of the European Rally Championship, was claimed by Phili...

Project home rally reconsiliation WRC Project home rally reconsiliation Back home with a score to settle - Volkswagen goes into the ninth race of the season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the Rally Germany, with hoping to improve considerably on last year's result. World Champions Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), as well as Jar...

M-Sport look to impress on asphalt Ford M-Sport look to impress on asphalt M-Sport World Rally Team's Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans will be looking to make an impression on asphalt next week as the FIA World Rally Championship embarks on the first pure Tarmac event of the year - the fearsome ADAC Rallye Deutschland....

Thu August 14, 2014

5 Zlin facts IRC 5 Zlin facts To get you in the mood for round eight of the FIA European Rally Championship, Barum Czech Rally Zlín, here are five facts about the event’s host city. ...

Prepare to be impressed with Barum entry IRC Prepare to be impressed with Barum entry The entry list for Barum Czech Rally Zlín will be published on Monday 18 August and event organisers are promising a huge turnout for round eight of the FIA European Rally Championship. ...

Warming up for Barum the Tarabus style Skoda Warming up for Barum the Tarabus style Jaromír Tarabus and Daniel Trunkát warmed up for Barum Czech Rally Zlín in style with victory on EPLCond Rally Agropa Pačejov last weekend. The FIA European Rally Championship regulars were using the event to prepare for their home round of the ERC from 29-31 August. ...

Sauna time for ERC champ Kopecky IRC Sauna time for ERC champ Kopecky Jan Kopecký, the winner of the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship, has taken to wearing his overalls in the sauna as he prepares to contest the Malaysian Rally from 16/17 August. ...

Why holiday is bad for ERC stars IRC Why holiday is bad for ERC stars While August is traditionally holiday time across much of Europe, for the stars of the FIA European Rally Championship there’s no such thing as taking time off. ...

Mon August 11, 2014

Skoda ready for Asian leg of APRC Skoda Skoda ready for Asian leg of APRC ŠKODA works driver Jan Kopecký (CZ) embarks on his Malaysian adventure full of confidence following his home win at the Rally Bohemia. 10,000 kilometres from his last outing, an extremely demanding route awaits championship leader Kopecký and his team-mate Gaurav Gill (IND) at th...

Grönholm is new Volkswagen test driver WRC Grönholm is new Volkswagen test driver Volkswagen Motorsport has secured the services of former World Rally Champion Marcus Grönholm: the 46-year-old Finn, winner of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2000 and 2002, will support the works team at test sessions with the Polo R WRC. Grönholm boasts a vast wealth ...

Sun August 10, 2014

Qualifying stage comes to Zlin IRC Qualifying stage comes to Zlin Barum Czech Rally Zlín will host a Qualifying Stage for the first time when the FIA European Rally Championship comes calling from 29-31 August. The Qualifying Stage concept was first trialled in the ERC in 2012 and became mandatory for the 2014 season. ...

Zlin braced for ERC night fever IRC Zlin braced for ERC night fever There will be night fever in the FIA European Rally Championship with the popular after dark superspecial stage through the streets of Barum Czech Rally Zlín’s host city on Friday 29 August. ...

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