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Fri January 29, 2016

Rally Liepaja postponed IRC Rally Liepaja postponed Rally Liepāja, the opening round of the 2016 FIA European Rally Championship, will not take place as scheduled because of uncharacteristically warm weather conditions. The final decision to put off the event, which was due to take place on 5-7 February, was taken by the ...

Wed January 27, 2016

Vauxhall launches Adam R2 rally program IRC Vauxhall launches Adam R2 rally program Vauxhall Motorsport has finalised its Junior Team for this year’s British Rally Championship, and is looking forward to a successful season with the Vauxhall ADAM R2, which is making its competition debut on British soil. After an intensive selection process from an initial sh...

Tue January 26, 2016

Opel: Ingram replaces Bergkvist in ERC! IRC Opel: Ingram replaces Bergkvist in ERC! Opel takes on the ambitious "Mission title defense" in the FIA ERC Junior Championship with a strong trio. The ADAM pilots of 2016 are Marijan Griebel, Julius Tannert and Chris Ingram. After the glorious title win by the Swede Emil Bergkvist last year, the Opel works drivers in t...

Mon January 25, 2016

Successful Monte for Peugeot Rally Academy Peugeot Successful Monte for Peugeot Rally Academy Despite this being their first attempt at the notoriously complex Rallye Monte-Carlo, both Peugeot Rally Academy crews came through their first outing of the season with flying colours and lived up every bit to their status as last year's 208 Rally Cup winners. Ably assisted ...

New generation i20 kicks off with podium WRC New generation i20 kicks off with podium Hyundai Motorsport has begun its third season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in style with a fantastic podium finish in the debut event for the New Generation i20 WRC. Thierry Neuville steered the team’s new car to third place overall after a competitive weekend fo...

Evans claims epic Monte win Ford Evans claims epic Monte win M-Sport World Rally Team's Elfyn Evans and Craig Parry secured an epic victory at this weekend's Rallye Monte-Carlo. Dominating the first round of the FIA World Rally Championship's principal support series (WRC 2), the pairing also concluded the overall event in a st...

Mads equals Monte best Ford Mads equals Monte best M-Sport World Rally Team's Mads Østberg has equalled his best Rallye Monte-Carlo result at the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) - bringing his Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta RS WRC home in fourth place. The opening round of the season is always a cha...

Sun January 24, 2016

Top5 for Lefebvre Citroen Top5 for Lefebvre Disputed in the hills above Monaco, the final day of the 84th Rallye Monte Carlo saw no significant changes to the overall standings. Stéphane Lefebvre and Gabin Moreau provided further evidence of their progress as they secured fifth place overall. It was their best result to da...

3rd Monte victory for Volkswagen WRC 3rd Monte victory for Volkswagen One-two at the "Monte", the third in a row for driver, co-driver and team - Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) enjoyed a magnificent success at the Rally Monte Carlo. Their team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger (N/N) finished runner-up to complete a Volkswagen one-two and...

Kubica forced out of Monte Carlo WRC Kubica forced out of Monte Carlo Polish ace Robert Kubica has been forced out of the world-famous Monte Carlo Rally by an icy corner six kilometres into the third stage of the event on Friday morning. Kubica's Ford Fiesta RS WRC, run by the Cherasco-based BRC Racing Team in Italy, slid wide on a notorious...

Monte podiums for Pirelli drivers WRC Monte podiums for Pirelli drivers Pirelli-backed drivers have finished on the podium of the WRC2 and WRC3 classes of the Monte Carlo Rally: the opening round of the 2016 World Rally Championship. Monte Carlo is one of the trickiest rallies of the year from the point of view of a tyre manufacturer, as the surfa...

Thu January 21, 2016

Tunnock's guide to the WRC 2016 WRC Tunnock's guide to the WRC 2016 It's back to school time for the WRC class of 2016 Sixty-five days after the World Rally Championship departed Deeside, it's arrived in Gap for the start of the new season. It's the beginning of the end for the current crop of World Rally Cars - and what a finale...

Wed January 20, 2016

WRC action for Peugeot Rally Academy Peugeot WRC action for Peugeot Rally Academy Year 4 of the Peugeot Rally Academy will mark the start of a new era for the squad as last year's 208 Rally Cup front-runners José Suarez/Candido Carrera (Peugeot 208T16, WRC2) and Jordan Berfa/Damien Augustin (Peugeot 208R2, WRC3) face a programme of selected FIA World Rally...

Kubica back to WRC with Pirelli WRC Kubica back to WRC with Pirelli Pirelli tyres will be used around the globe by competitors in the World Rally Championship during the 2016 season, beginning in the challenging conditions posed by the famous Rallye Monte-Carlo. Among the drivers relying on Pirelli will be Robert Kubica, the grand prix winner ...

WRC confirms TV deals for 2016 WRC WRC confirms TV deals for 2016 The 2016 FIA World Rally Championship will be screened in more than 150 TV markets following the confirmation of a series of major global broadcast agreements. The championship's cumulative worldwide audience has risen by 27 per cent* since 2013 and a mix of new agr...

Max Vatanen prepares for the full Monte WRC Max Vatanen prepares for the full Monte This year is going to be a busy season for Max Vatanen, the son of 1981 World Champion Ari Vatanen. Not only will the 25-year-old Finn be competing alongside Elfyn Evans on the British Rally Championship in a DMACK-backed Ford Fiesta R5, but he is also contesting a series of inte...

Kris Meeke fastest in Monte shakedown Citroen Kris Meeke fastest in Monte shakedown Held close to Gap, the Rallye Monte-Carlo shakedown provided an opportunity for Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle to impress. The Abu Dhabi Total WRT crew set the quickest time on their first run, before the road became increasingly muddy, making it impossible to improve at all. Meanwhil...

Kajetanowicz to defend ERC title