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Tue August 23, 2016

Tempestini also wins on tarmac Citroen Tempestini also wins on tarmac After winning on gravel in Portugal and Poland, Simone Tempestini and Giovanni Bernacchini showed their versatility in taking the honours at Rallye Deutschland. The Italian crew managed to keep out of trouble to take victory, meaning they can wrap up the FIA Junior WRC title at t...

Hyundai confirms Sordo for 2017 WRC Hyundai confirms Sordo for 2017 Hyundai Motorsport has today confirmed a two-year extension to its agreement with Dani Sordo, which will see the Spaniard remain with the team until the end of 2018. Sordo has played an integral part in establishing Hyundai Motorsport in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)...

Mon August 22, 2016

Skoda 1-2-3-4 Skoda Skoda 1-2-3-4 ŠKODA celebrated a commanding one-two-three-four result at the Rally Germany and thereby continued their impressive run of success in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2). Just as they did three weeks ago at the Rally Finland, the ŠKODA works duo Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (FI...

Strong Peugeot show in Germany Peugeot Strong Peugeot show in Germany Although the result of the 2016 ADAC Rallye Deutschland does not do justice to his performance, Spaniard Jose Antonio Suarez produced a strong run on the asphalt event, his favourite type of surface, racking up a high number of top WRC2 times in the course of the weekend in his P...

Pirelli proves wet performance WRC Pirelli proves wet performance Rallye Deutschland is always one of the most arduous rallies on the entire World Rally Championship, making it the perfect place for Pirelli to introduce the new Cinturato RW wet tyre for heavy rain, in 235/40-18 size, alongside the proven P Zero RK asphalt tyre. With Rallye D...

Elfyn Evans is British Champion 2016 Ford Elfyn Evans is British Champion 2016 Elfyn Evans and co-driver Craig Parry won the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally this weekend (19/20 August) and with it claimed the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship title. The DMACK British Rally Team crew continued their impressive success rate, making it four wins from...

Sun August 21, 2016

Ostberg secures 6th in Germany Ford Ostberg secures 6th in Germany M-Sport World Rally Team's Mads Østberg kept his Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta RS WRC clear of trouble to bring home a solid sixth place at this weekend's ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Equalling his second best result at this event - his best result of fourth coming behind ...

Double podium for Hyundai WRC Double podium for Hyundai Hyundai Motorsport has today claimed a fantastic double podium result with Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville finishing in second and third respectively in Rallye Deutschland, the ninth round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). In one of the most thrilling finales of...

Volkswagen wins at home event WRC Volkswagen wins at home event Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) are back on the winning track - and it is asphalted: victory at the Rally Germany went to Volkswagen for the second year in a row. As they did last year, Ogier/Ingrassia won round nine of this season's FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) ...

Thu August 18, 2016

VW party on Panzerplatte WRC VW party on Panzerplatte Rally taxi rides alongside rally legend Markku Alén (FIN), fan TV on the big screen, and prominent guests - Volkswagen is well represented at the five special stages that will take place on the "Panzerplatte" at the Baumholder military training ground at the German car maker'...

Out in front: Depping and 1986 gA Golf WRC Out in front: Depping and 1986 gA Golf Even more history: Dieter Depping (D) will lead the way in the WRC as the 0 car in Volkswagen's first world championship winning car, the Golf II GTI. As such, it will open the route ahead of its "team-mates" Sébastien Ogier (F), Andreas Mikkelsen (N) and Jari-Matti Latvala (...

Exhibition for 50year VW Motorsport WRC Exhibition for 50year VW Motorsport One static exhibition and one dynamic one: Volkswagen Motorsport is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the fans at its home round of the WRC. Five rare Volkswagen cars from various motorsport eras will be on display in the service park:...

Loudon-clear guide BRC Ulster Rally General Loudon-clear guide BRC Ulster Rally How can this be the penultimate round of the British Rally Championship already? After a year away, the successful return of British rallying's top flight has been the talk of 2016. The final two chapters both involve the Irish Sea. The last round runs on one of world mot...

Wed August 17, 2016

Loudon-clear guide Rallye Deutschland WRC Loudon-clear guide Rallye Deutschland Sébastien Ogier's been waiting a while for this. Since Sweden, in fact. The world championship-topping Frenchman has been made to suffer for his success, but 10 days of road sweeping are done and the lead remains intact. On Friday morning, half a season's frustration will...

WRC Rally China cancelled WRC WRC Rally China cancelled The FIA and WRC Promoter have received a formal request to cancel next month's Rally China (8 - 11 September), round 10 of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship. The Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of China (CAMF) and event organiser Le Sports cited hea...

Wed August 10, 2016

BRC Calender 2017 announced General BRC Calender 2017 announced The MSA British Rally Championship today (10 August) confirmed its proposed calendar for the 2017 season. Building on the extraordinary success of its first season back, next year's BRC will further underline its standing as the premier domestic rally championship in the worl...

Ypres part of British Championship 2017 IRC Ypres part of British Championship 2017 All rally aficionados should definitely highlight the dates of the 23rd and 24th June 2017 in their diaries, because the Kenotek Ypres Rally 2017 promises to be an unforgettable spectacle. The West-Flanders top event on the Belgian rally calendar will also count towards the Briti...

Mon August 8, 2016

Skoda wins multiple in China Skoda Skoda wins multiple in China Extreme conditions overcome and the hat-trick completed: ŠKODA won again in its core market of China and remains on course for the title at the halfway point in this season’s FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC). Gaurav Gill/Glenn Macneall (IND/AUS) were unbeatable again in...

Pirelli and Kajto home glory IRC Pirelli and Kajto home glory Reigning European rally champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz has scored his first win of the season - on home territory - in order to extend his advantage in the European title race. Kajetanowicz, equipped by Pirelli, can now see a second consecutive European title almost within his ...

Press conference post Rzeszowski IRC Press conference post Rzeszowski Present: Kajetan Kajetanowicz (KK)/Jarosław Baran (JB), LOTOS Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5, first place Bryan Bouffier (BB)/Xavier Panseri (XP), Gemini Clinic Rally Team Citroën DS3 R5, second place Grzegorz Grzyb (GG)/Robert Hundla (RH), Rufa Sport Ford Fiesta R5, third pla...

Kajto claims home victory IRC Kajto claims home victory The reigning FIA European Rally Champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz has secured a spectacular first win of the 2016 season on home ground on Rally Rzeszow. The LOTOS Rally Team driver effectively led the Polish asphalt event – being run as part of the ERC for the first time – from s...

Sat August 6, 2016

NEWS JUST IN

IRC PL SS13 - end @ 03:27 PM - Kajto takes first win of the season. Bouffier still has to get to finish ramp with his water leak. Habaj passes Brzezinski on last stage. Final results (after SS13)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 2h01m37s1;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, +46s;
3rd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +3m37s6;
4th= Habaj/Spentany, Ford, +4m04s1;
5th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +4m19s4;
6th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +5m06s1;
7th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +5m19s7;
8th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +6m22s7;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +6m42s9;
10th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +9m46s

IRC PL SS12 @ 02:33 PM - Bouffier survived radiator scare for this stage and even wins the stage. But Kajto's lead is secure. Results after SS12:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h50m17s3;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, +50s6;
3rd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +3m25s3;
4th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +3m42s7;
5th= Habaj/Spentany, Ford, +4m06s9;
6th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +4m36s8;
7th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +4m50s3;
8th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +5m53s3;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +6m16s3;
10th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +8m57s9

IRC PL SS11 - problems for Bouffier @ 01:55 PM - Habaj 2nd in stage ahead of Kajto and passes Kasperczyk for 5th overall. Nivette drops 3min with electric problems. Bigger news Bouffier wins stage but has a radiator leak at the end of stage, which is a big problem with 2 stages to go! Results after SS11:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h44m05s6;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, +51s9;
3rd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +3m20s9;
4th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +3m34s5;
5th= Habaj/Spentany, Ford, +4m06s4;
6th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +4m27s5;
7th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +4m40s8;
8th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +5m38s5;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +6m03s9;
10th= Tlustak/Kucera, Skoda, +8m34s

IRC PL SS10 @ 10:46 AM - Stage dry while first two were wet. Mid-day and Kajto seems in control, while Bouffier admits his driving was bad on first stage this morning. Habaj passes Chuchala. Results after SS10:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h31m34s9;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, +53s9;
3rd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +3m04s6;
4th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +3m19s;
5th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +3m54s3;
6th= Habaj/Spentany, Ford, +4m07s4;
7th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +4m18s7;
8th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +5m05s7;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +5m37s;
10th= Nivette/Heller, Skoda, +6m48s3

IRC PL SS9 @ 09:57 AM - Now times of Bouffier and Kajto are very close on this stage. Koltun loses 2 places in a ditch. Puskadi surprisingly around 20th place all weekend retires, fuel pump. Nivette had bonnet up and may retire. Results after SS9:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h20m22s;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, +52s;
3rd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +2m47s1;
4th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +3m01s4;
5th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +3m26s8;
6th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +3m50s8;
7th= Habaj/Spentany, Ford, +3m57s6;
8th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +4m12s7;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +4m56s7;
10th= Nivette/Heller, Skoda, +6m03s4

IRC PL SS8 @ 09:34 AM - It is wet and many drivers are surprised by that. Kajto takes 18sec out of Bouffier, although Bouffier is 3rd fastest. Nivette drops from 5th to 10th with brake problems. Results after SS8:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h14m53s9;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, +51s3;
3rd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +2m38s8;
4th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +2m51s;
5th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +3m13s6;
6th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +3m28s7;
7th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +3m36s9;
8th= Habaj/Spentany, Ford, +3m55s3;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +4m40s4;
10th= Nivette/Heller, Skoda, +5m33s3

Fri August 5, 2016

Kajto leads after day1 IRC Kajto leads after day1 Kajetan Kajetanowicz leads his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship into the final day after a close battle with Bryan Bouffier through much of Friday’s action on Rally Rzeszow. Leading after Thursday night’s spectacular street stage in Rzeszow city centre, there ...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC PL SS7 - day1 @ 10:07 PM - Kajto wins the stage quite clearly, but despite this being a fairly long stage there are no changes in the top10. Results after day1 (SS7):
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h01m33s8;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, +33s1;
3rd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +1m51s8;
4th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +2m06s4;
5th= Nivette/Heller, Skoda, +2m19s4;
6th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +2m26s3;
7th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +2m51s;
8th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +2m56s2;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +3m38s5;
10th= Habaj/Spentany, Ford, +3m41s2

IRC PL SS6 @ 10:02 PM - Fight sorts of over as Bouffier spun and dropped 20sec in the process. Botka retired before stage with an alternator problem in SS5. Habaj makes it into top10 after being way down with SS2 off. Results after SS6:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 51m04s1;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, +25s4;
3rd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +1m26s9;
4th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +1m48s;
5th= Nivette/Heller, Skoda, +1m51s9;
6th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +2m00s6;
7th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +2m20s5;
8th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +2m28s6;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +3m03s4;
10th= Habaj/Spentany, Ford, +3m26s3

IRC PL SS5 @ 02:02 PM - ATTENTION: Kajto gets a time bonus of 10s for being held up in SS2 and therefore takes the lead now 5.3 ahead of Bouffier. Short stage, bumpy and fast. Gap between Bouffier and Kajto tightens. Results after SS5:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 37m29s7;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, +5s3;
3rd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +1m08s1;
4th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +1m21s8;
5th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +1m29s9;
6th= Nivette/Heller, Skoda, +1m32s3;
7th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +1m42s9;
8th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +1m43s7;
9th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +1m44s8;
10th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +2m21s6

IRC PL SS4 @ 11:39 AM - Stage win for Bouffier taking 4s out of Kajto in straight fight. So far Kajto seemed the faster driver. Chuchala drops from 5th to 8th going slow with bad pace notes. Results after SS4:
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, 32m47s3;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +7s3;
3rd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +55s5;
4th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +1m07s9;
5th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +1m13s2;
6th= Nivette/Heller, Skoda, +1m16s6;
7th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +1m23s5;
=8th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +1m25s9;
=8th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +1m25s9;
10th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +1m58s7

IRC PL SS3 @ 10:44 AM - Longest stage of the rally and times show Kajto and Bouffier are very much in a league of their own, everybody else half a minute down on this stage alone. Results after SS3:
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, 22m13s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +3s2;
3rd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +42s1;
4th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +46s5;
5th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +50s9;
6th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +52s4;
7th= Nivette/Heller, Skoda, +57s9;
8th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +58s2;
9th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +1m00s1;
10th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +1m18s1

IRC PL SS2 @ 10:01 AM - SS1 was 3 laps on a superspecial last night, really short. First proper stage and big favourite Kajto is stuck behind Habaj who went off. Results after SS2:
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Citroen, 8m19s8;
2nd= Grzyb/Hundla, Ford, +6s5;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +9s4;
4th= Chuchala/Dymurski, Subaru, +15s4;
5th= Nivette/Heller, Skoda, +18s4;
6th= Botka/Szeles, Citroen, +18s8;
7th= Jeets/Toom, Skoda, +21s5;
8th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +26s1;
9th= Brzezinski/Gerber, Ford, +28s8;
10th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +32s3

Mon August 1, 2016

NEWS JUST IN

IRC Rossetti and RWD Toyota @ 10:14 PM - The first RWD R3 car will give its ERC debut (as first RWD ERC3/ERC 2WD car) in Barum Rally Zlin with none less than Luca Rossetti at the wheel. See also in our galery http://www.rallye-info.com/gallery.asp?sid=0&shottypeid=0&eventid=0&driverid=0&carmodelid=306

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