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Tue January 30, 2018

Ypres Historic Rally joins BRC in Ypres General Ypres Historic Rally joins BRC in Ypres Rumours had been doing the rounds for several weeks, but now we can officially confirm matters. For the first time since its departure in 1999 the Ypres Historic Rally will once again be calling in on Ypres. Not only for a run over the podium, but with its own service parc and a ...

Sun January 28, 2018

Kris Meeke finishes just shy of podium Citroen Kris Meeke finishes just shy of podium Today's fourth and final leg enabled the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT crews to showcase their skills. Whilst Craig Breen and Scott Martin set a third fastest time, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle snatched fourth place as they took maximum points on the Power Stage, claiming the C3 W...

Kopecky wins WRC2 on his birthday Skoda Kopecky wins WRC2 on his birthday ŠKODA’s Jan Kopecký and co-driver Pavel Dresler (CZE/CZE) convincingly won the WRC 2 category at the season opener of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the famous Rally Monte-Carlo. They took top spot after the fourth of 17 special stages and defended their lead up to ...

Ogier wins in Monte Ford Ogier wins in Monte M-Sport Ford World Rally Team have started the year as they mean to go on - leading the FIA World Rally Championships for Manufacturers, Drivers and Co-drivers courtesy of a sixth Rallye Monte-Carlo victory for Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, and a resurgent fight-back to s...

Wed January 24, 2018

Ambitious season for Sarrazin Motorsport WRC Ambitious season for Sarrazin Motorsport Calmness rather than effervescence reigns in the Sarrazin Motorsport workshops even though the team, based in Alès in the heart of the Cevennes, is preparing to race in the oldest, most difficult and most famous event in the world on public roads - the Monte Carlo Rally! The t...

Mon January 22, 2018

Carlos Sainz Jr tries Rallye Monte Carlo WRC Carlos Sainz Jr tries Rallye Monte Carlo Renault Sport Formula One Team driver Carlos Sainz will follow in the footsteps of his double World Rally Championship-winning father when he takes on the final stage of the 2018 Rallye Monte Carlo. The 23-year-old Spaniard will make his Monte Carlo debut when he drives the 13.58...

Citroen preparations for Monte Carlo Citroen Citroen preparations for Monte Carlo The countdown has begun: in a few days' time, the World Rally Championship returns to action on the wintry roads of the Rallye Monte-Carlo. On its second season in the category with the C3 WRC, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT has opted for stability, its driver line-up once a...

Sat January 20, 2018

The Loudon-clear guide to Monte Carlo WRC The Loudon-clear guide to Monte Carlo If you thought last year was good… Watch this. The 2018 FIA World Rally Championship has all the makings of an absolute classic. I know everybody said that about last year, and it was. But this year looks like it's going to be even closer. The teams are all confident, the...

Larsen targets ERC Junior U28 IRC Larsen targets ERC Junior U28 Frank Tore Larsen hopes his Azores Airlines Rallye redemption mission will be the catalyst to an FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship attack in 2018. Larsen tackled selected ERC events in 2016, including the mid-Atlantic Ocean archipelago showpiece. Despite the rally holding m...

Thu January 18, 2018

Three Skoda crews at Rallye Monte Carlo Skoda Three Skoda crews at Rallye Monte Carlo ŠKODA Motorsport will compete at the upcoming Rally Monte Carlo (25/01/–28/01/2018) with three ŠKODA FABIA R5 crews. Czech Champions Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZE/CZE) fight for the victory in WRC 2 category. Their car is carrying the tricolour of the Czech flag, paying tribute ...

Mon January 15, 2018

Budar is new director of Citroen Racing Citroen Budar is new director of Citroen Racing Pierre Budar succeeds Yves Matton, who joins the FIA as FIA Rally Director, after having initiated the return of the brand to the WRC. The Citroën Racing Team, under the leadership of Pierre Budar, is to reconnect with the brand’s prestigious victories in motorsport, with 8 Wo...

Fri January 12, 2018

Revolution in WRC's live coverage WRC Revolution in WRC's live coverage WRC fans can look forward to watching unprecedented live coverage of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship under ground-breaking plans to transform the way the series is broadcast. For the first time in the championship's history, every special stage from each round...

Ford extends commitment to WRC Ford Ford extends commitment to WRC Ford Motor Company today announced a new agreement to supply extended technical and financial support to long-term motorsport partner M‑Sport – winner of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles in 2017 with the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta ...

M-Sport livery revealed for 2018 Ford M-Sport livery revealed for 2018 With the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship fast approaching, the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team revealed a striking new livery at Autosport International - the traditional start of the motorsport season. Following an incredible debut for the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC, i...

Mon January 8, 2018

The 2018 WRC blasts off in Birmingham WRC The 2018 WRC blasts off in Birmingham Visitors to this week's Autosport International Show at Birmingham's NEC will be treated to a very special sneak preview of the 2018 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 October), the UK's round of the FIA World Rally Championship. All the WRC stars will be present on Th...

Bouffier confirmed for Monte & Corsica Ford Bouffier confirmed for Monte & Corsica M-Sport Ford World Rally Team are pleased to confirm that Bryan Bouffier will take to the wheel of the third EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC for two rounds of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship - Rallye Monte-Carlo and the Tour de Corse. The Frenchman has strong knowledge...

Ptaszek plans ERC campaign IRC Ptaszek plans ERC campaign Hubert Ptaszek has become the latest young prospect to choose the FIA European Rally Championship to grow his experience of international competition. Aged 24, Ptaszek is planning a full eight-event ERC campaign in 2018 in a Tagai Racing Technology ŠKODA Fabia R5. He will deci...

Peugeot-ERC alliance extended Peugeot Peugeot-ERC alliance extended ERC/Peugeot Sort Alliance extends into 2018 and beyond. ---- *Impressive career progression opportunities for 208 Rally Cup winners *ERC Junior Experience places on offer to successful Under 23 crew *New 208 Rally Cup champion Pellier is ERC Junior Under 28-bound in 2018 ...

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