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Sun August 20, 2017

Tänak seals second victory WRC Tänak seals second victory Estonian wins ADAC Rallye Deutschland as Ogier regains WRC title lead. Ott Tänak, who broke his career duck with victory in Italy in June, drove his Ford Fiesta to a 16.4sec victory over Andreas Mikkelsen at ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Sébastien Ogier finished third to move 1...

Mikkelsen runner-up in Deutschland Citroen Mikkelsen runner-up in Deutschland Following a stylish, controlled performance, Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger grabbed second place for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT at Rallye Deutschland. A strong weekend for the team was rounded off by Craig Breen and Scott Martin, who finished fifth for the sixth time thi...

Ford Tänak takes momentous win

Sat August 19, 2017

37 R5 cars in Barum - preview General 37 R5 cars in Barum - preview One of the biggest and best rallies on the international calendar has just got bigger and better with a record 37 R5 cars appearing on the entry list for Barum Czech Rally Zlín, next week’s sixth round of the all-action FIA European Rally Championship. But as well as the outst...

Ostberg for ERC after quitting Gemany? IRC Ostberg for ERC after quitting Gemany? Mads Østberg could return to the FIA European Rally Championship when Rally di Roma Capitale makes its first appearance in the series in September. The world championship star led Rally Rzeszow in his Adapata Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5, dropped back with a powersteering issue a...

Wed August 9, 2017

WRC Calendar 2018: no NZ WRC WRC Calendar 2018: no NZ Rally New Zealand unlikely to return to 2018 World Rally Championship. Rally New Zealand organisers today said that it is unlikely that the event will return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar next year. Latest discussions with the FIA and the World Rally Championship...

Sat August 5, 2017

Pirelli returns to ERC lead IRC Pirelli returns to ERC lead Pirelli's reigning European Rally Champion, Kajetan Kajetanowicz, has returned to the top of the overall classification thanks to a second-place finish on his home Rally Rzeszow in Poland. Pirelli-equipped drivers again proved their supremacy on the all-asphalt round five of ...

ERC Rzeszow post rally press conference IRC ERC Rzeszow post rally press conference ERC RALLY RZESZOW POST-EVENT PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT; FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 5 of 8; Rally Rzeszow, 3-5 August; Present: Bryan Bouffier/Gilbert Dini, Gemini Clinic Rally Team, first position; Kajetan Kajetanowicz/Jarek Baran, LOTOS Rally Team,...

Bouffier wins, Kajetanowicz leads ERC IRC Bouffier wins, Kajetanowicz leads ERC Kajetan Kajetanowicz’s bid to become the first driver to win the FIA European Rally Championship three years running is alive after he moved into the title lead with second place on his home event, Rally Rzeszow, as Bryan Bouffier made it five winners from five ERC rounds with hi...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC PL SS11 - End @ 02:51 PM - Bouffier wins. It is his 5th win, being a regular to the Polish championship. Local Kajetanowicz is happy with 2nd for taking the lead of the ERC. Final results (after SS10)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h58m58s6;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +38s5;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +55s6;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m08s;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m45s1;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m24s;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +3m14s1;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +3m38s;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +4m38s8;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +4m42s9

IRC PL SS10 @ 02:08 PM - Bouffier fastest with Suarez 2nd. Though most drivers seem to be going for a finish now. Just one stage to go. Results after SS10:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h48m03s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +43s8;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +52s2;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m07s8;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m45s9;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m03s5;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +3m;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +3m18s1;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +4m20s4;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +4m33s9

IRC PL SS9 @ 01:03 PM - Another stage win for Bouffier. Everybody seems to go for a finish where they are now. Magalhaes passes Kasperczyk again in a battle for 9th. Results after SS9:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h38m58s4;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +34s1;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +47s1;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m05s7;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m41s5;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2m02s1;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m46s6;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +3m05s;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +4m13s1;
10th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +4m14s6

IRC PL SS8 @ 10:14 AM - Bouffier wins stage and extends lead. Surprisingly Ostberg did not start SS8, following his previous comments that he doesn't enjoy the rally at all and he feels scared. Results after SS8:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h26m10s7;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +30s5;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +42s8;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +1m05s1;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m30s5;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m52s;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m32s;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +2m49s3;
9th= Kasperczyk/Syty, Ford, +3m46s7;
10th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +3m51s3

IRC PL SS7 @ 09:36 AM - Surprise stage win for Suarez. Meanwhile Ostberg sounds very negative, he doesn't enjoy the rally at all and is scared of the car on fast asphalt between trees - it is this car he will use in Rallye Deutschland! Magalhaes moves up 2 places. Results after SS7:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h16m04s5;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +20s9;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +34s4;
4th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +57s4;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +1m17s8;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m33s6;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m10s5;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +2m31s3;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +3m17s4;
10th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +3m19s9

IRC PL SS6 @ 08:26 AM - Quite a dramatic start to day2. Ostberg lost near 3min with a front left puncture early in the stage. He is now down in 12th. Gryazin went off in a slow, slippy corner. Results after SS6:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 1h06m56s9;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +18s8;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +31s4;
4th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +51s9;
5th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +59s1;
6th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m40s;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m04s3;
8th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +2m22s1;
9th= Kaspeczyk/Syty, Ford, +3m03s4;
10th= Cerny/Cernohorsky, Skoda, +3m06s6

Fri August 4, 2017

Peugeot back in ERC action in Poland IRC Peugeot back in ERC action in Poland The PEUGEOT RALLY ACADEMY travels to Poland this weekend for the next ERC qualifier in Rzeszów. Expectations are high for PEPE LÓPEZ after his strong performances at the season's first two rounds, whilst his team-mate JOSÉ ANTONIO SUÁREZ will be out to put an end to the spell...

Rally Rzeszow pre-event press conference IRC Rally Rzeszow pre-event press conference ERC RALLY RZESZOW PRE-EVENT PRESS CONFERENCE. FIA European Rally Championship 2017: Round 5 of 8. Rally Rzeszow, 3-5 August. Present: Luca Rossetti, Toyota Motorsport GmbH; Mads Østberg, Adapta Motorsport; Kajetan Kajetanowicz, LOTOS Rally Team; Grzegorz Grzyb, RUF...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC PL SS5 - Day1 @ 07:52 PM - A short town centre stage. Though Habaj moves ahead of Moffett here. Bouffier wins another stage. And Ingram's car seems fixed again after losing 25min on the previous stage. Results after SS5:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 55m06s4;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +15s6;
3rd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +18s6;
4th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +31s5;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +35s1;
6th= Ostberg/Barth, Ford, +38s;
7th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +56s5;
8th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m29s7;
9th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m51s6;
10th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +1m59s5

IRC PL SS4 - Ostberg in trouble @ 04:15 PM - Ostberg completes the stage with power steering problems and loses the lead. Meanwhile Bouffier has another stunning stage win and takes quite a lead. In 2WD Ingram stopped with technical problems. Results after SS4:
1st= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, 50m43s5;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +14s7;
3rd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +15s7;
4th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +25s7;
5th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +28s5;
6th= Ostberg/Barth, Ford, +32s4;
7th= Gryzb/Browinski, Skoda, +50s4;
8th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +1m24s2;
9th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +1m45s7;
10th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m47s2

IRC PL SS3 @ 03:18 PM - Stage win for Bouffier moves him closer to the lead. Strong time from Gryazin too moving up places, and his SS2 time might be corrected too. Suarez reports problems but doesn't explain which, seems very angry. Results after SS3:
1st= Ostberg/Barth, Ford, 37m35s;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, +8s8;
3rd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +13s2;
4th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +13s5;
5th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +16s4;
6th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +25s7;
7th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +34s;
8th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +57s2;
9th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +1m13s4;
10th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m18s

IRC PL SS2 - Lukyanuk crash @ 11:34 AM - What a return by Lukyanuk. Way fastest SS1 he crashes out (crew OK) SS2. Ostberg earns the lead. Amazing time moves Bouffier from 6th to 2nd. (Gryazin's time to be confirmed as he stopped behind Lukyanuk crash) Results after SS2:
1st= Ostberg/Barth, Ford, 25m23s4;
2nd= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, +15s8;
3rd= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +16s6;
4th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +17s5;
5th= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +18s8;
6th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +23s;
7th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +27s7;
8th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +36s3;
9th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +1m00s8;
10th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m03s

IRC PL SS1 @ 10:45 AM - Lopez crashes on 1st stage and loses all chance to claim the Junior28 lead. Lukyanuk on the other hand celebrates his rally come back in winning this stage ahead of Ostberg. Surprisingly big gaps and championship leader Magalhaes 45s down without having an explanation. Ingram & Huttunen tied for 2WD lead! Results after SS1:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 12m10s3;
2nd= Ostberg/Barth, Ford, +4s2;
3rd= Griebel/Kopczyk, Skoda, +11s4;
4th= Gryazin/Federov, Skoda, +13s4;
5th= Kajetanwoicz/Baran, Ford, +14s3;
6th= Bouffier/Dini, Ford, +15s3;
7th= Grzyb/Browinski, Skoda, +17s4;
8th= Michel/Degout, Skoda, +19s8;
9th= Moffett/Fulton, Ford, +23s1;
10th= Nivette/Heller, Skoda, +24s4

Wed August 2, 2017

Emil Axelsson is next Ostberg codriver WRC Emil Axelsson is next Ostberg codriver Emil Axelsson will be codriver to Mads Ostberg at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland. It appears Mads Ostberg is already in full preparation for 2018. His 2017 season can't have been satisfactory so far with a couple of 7th places as his best results to date. So far it is already kn...

Tue August 1, 2017

Citroen verdict from Jyväskylä Citroen Citroen verdict from Jyväskylä One the season's flagship events, Rally Finland more than lived up to expectations, serving up a breathtaking spectacle in the land of a thousand lakes. Once again, all three of the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT's C3 WRCs made it to the finish. Craig Breen and Scott Martin ...

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