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Tue February 20, 2018

Radström wins Juniors in Sweden Ford Radström wins Juniors in Sweden The FIA Junior World Rally Championship got off to a stunning start at this weekend's Rally Sweden - Dennis Rådström and Johan Johansson securing a popular home victory behind the wheel of their Pirelli-shod one-litre EcoBoost Ford Fiesta R2. For the first time in over a d...

New Japanese star in WRC WRC New Japanese star in WRC For a car-making nation of such world-leading repute, Japan's record in the World Rally Championship could be better. Takamoto Katsuta wants to change all that. The 24-year-old is part of Toyota Gazoo Racing's Challenge Program and, at last week's Rally Sweden, he ...

Mon February 19, 2018

Tidemand and Veiby on podium Skoda Tidemand and Veiby on podium The two ŠKODA Motorsport crews Pontus Tidemand/Jonas Andersson (SWE/SWE) and Ole Christian Veiby/Stig Rune Skjærmoen (NOR/NOR) climbed onto Rally Sweden’s WRC 2 podium with second and third position after a thrilling battle in the category. After the victory of Jan Kopecký at Ral...

Difficult weekend for M-Sport Ford Ford Difficult weekend for M-Sport Ford M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has endured a frustrating Rally Sweden with little hope of challenging for a strong result. Charged with the arduous task of sweeping a clean line through the fresh snow, the team were at the mercy of the conditions and unable to channel the true per...

Definite progress for the C3 WRC Citroen Definite progress for the C3 WRC With Craig Breen in particular producing one of the performances of the weekend, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT was among the frontrunners in Sweden. Not only did the team secure the C3 WRC's fourth podium finish but it also held onto third place in the manufacturers' world ...

Wed February 14, 2018

Loubet follows ERC winning father IRC Loubet follows ERC winning father Pierre-Louis Loubet will follow in the wheel tracks of father Yves when he chases FIA European Rally Championship success in 2018 – almost 30 years since Loubet Sr claimed the prestigious title. Yves Loubet took ERC gold in 1989 driving a Lancia Delta Integrale. Loubet Jr, mea...

Hyundai reveals big i20 R5 update WRC Hyundai reveals big i20 R5 update Hyundai Motorsport's i20 R5 customers will be able to call on a more powerful, responsive car this season, thanks to the continued work of the engineers within the team's Customer Racing department. The improvements are the latest product of tireless development and t...

Loudon-clear guide to Rally Sweden WRC Loudon-clear guide to Rally Sweden The stage is set for the snow men (and women) Welcome to winter. And proper winter. Providing there's no radical change between this being written and the first stage starting, next week's Rally Sweden has all the makings of an absolute classic. The weather has pl...

3 C3 WRC for Rally Sweden Citroen 3 C3 WRC for Rally Sweden The second round of the world championship and the only event on the WRC calendar exclusively contested on snow and ice, Rally Sweden is something of an exercise in tightrope walking. To bolster its efforts to perform well in Scandinavia, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT is entering a...

Skoda aiming to repeat Sweden success Skoda Skoda aiming to repeat Sweden success ŠKODA Motorsport is aiming to continue its string of success in Sweden. Therefor the factory team has entered WRC 2 Champions Pontus Tidemand/Jonas Andersson (S/S), who won the WRC 2 category already last year. Their young teammates Ole Christian Veiby/Stig Rune Skjærmoen (N/N) a...

Mon February 5, 2018

Tuthill teams up with Vallejo brothers General Tuthill teams up with Vallejo brothers Tuthill Porsche is joining Spanish rally legends, Sergio and Diego Vallejo, to field a 997 GT3 on the 2018 Campeonato de España de Rallyes de Tierra (CERT) – the Spanish Gravel Rally Championship. Tuthills will work with the double Spanish rally champions to perfect the as-yet un...

Fri February 2, 2018

Griebel steps up to new chances Peugeot Griebel steps up to new chances One of the most successful young drivers in recent FIA European Rally Championship history has been handed a dream opportunity by PEUGEOT Deutschland for 2018. Marijan Griebel, who won back-to-back ERC Junior titles in R2 and R5 machinery, will add a German championship challenge...

Wales Rally GB on new closed road laws WRC Wales Rally GB on new closed road laws International Motor Sports Ltd (IMS), organiser and promoter of Britain's round of the FIA World Rally Championship, is delighted that new laws facilitating closed-road motor sport events have today (2 February 2018) come into force in Wales. The new regulations follow a ...

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