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Wed October 31, 2018

Seb Loeb back to Dakar 2019 Peugeot Seb Loeb back to Dakar 2019 Nine-time World Rally Champion and recent Rally Catalunya winner Sébastien Loeb will sensationally return to the Dakar Rally next year as a privateer, backed by Red Bull. The 44-year-old Frenchman, who won his 79th WRC rally in Spain last weekend, will drive a Peugeot 3008DKR ...

Mon October 29, 2018

Seb Loeb interview after Catalunya WRC Seb Loeb interview after Catalunya Six years ago Sébastien Loeb stopped full-time rallying and walked away from the World Rally Championship as the sport's most successful driver. Nine titles and 78 wins didn't just set him apart from his rivals, those numbers placed him firmly on another planet. The ne...

Strong debut for the Polo GTI R5 WRC Strong debut for the Polo GTI R5 Volkswagen celebrated a strong rally debut with the Polo GTI R5: At the Rally Spain, the new customer sport car made a good impression with best times on both gravel and tarmac - and in doing so proved its competitiveness at the highest level from the word go in the FIA World Ral...

Historic win for Loeb and Citroen Citroen Historic win for Loeb and Citroen A bold and inspired tyre choice, followed by a majestic performance on the final four stages of Rally Catalunya saw Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena sweep to the seventy-ninth victory of their incredible WRC career. They also claimed Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT's first win of ...

Mon October 22, 2018

Marijan Griebel wins German title! General Marijan Griebel wins German title! Marijan Griebel (29 / Hahnweiler) and co-driver Alex Rath (34 / Trier) have made it! The Peugeot team are the new German rally champions. Great joy at the PEUGEOT ROMO team: A secure drive to 2nd place in the ADAC 3-Städte-Rallye handed the title of 2018 German Rally Champions to...

Pirelli & Basso win TER Series in Valais General Pirelli & Basso win TER Series in Valais Giandomenico Basso, driving a Skoda Fabia R5 with Pirelli tyres, and co-driver Lorenzo Granai have won the Rally du Valais, a well-known international event in Switzerland which concluded both the FIA Tour European Rally series and the Swiss national championship. With this su...

Polo R5: Dawn of a new era WRC Polo R5: Dawn of a new era After about two years of development and over 10,000 kilometres of testing, the wait is over: the Polo GTI R5 will make its competitive debut in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at the Rally Spain (25 to 28 October). The 200-kW (272-PS) Polo GTI R5 will be driven by the Nor...

Loudon-Clear guide Rallye Catalunya WRC Loudon-Clear guide Rallye Catalunya So, to business. And the business end of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship. Who's your money on? For much of the summer, it looked like Thierry Neuville was writing his name on this year's silverware, but the autumn's brought a revival in Sébastien Ogier's for...

Wed October 17, 2018

Meeke and Lappi swap seats WRC Meeke and Lappi swap seats Kris Meeke is back in the World Rally Championship as Esapekka Lappi makes the move to Citroën Racing. Meeke was replaced at Citroen midway through the current season but has been handed a WRC lifeline by Toyota Gazoo Racing boss Tommi Mäkinen for 2019. Lappi, meanwhile, is...

Lappi joins Citroen for 2019 Citroen Lappi joins Citroen for 2019 Keen for its line-up to feature two leading crews next year, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT is delighted to confirm that Esapekka Lappi and his co-driver Janne Ferm will join its works team in 2019, alongside Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia. True to its tradition of p...

Andreucci 11 times Italian champ General Andreucci 11 times Italian champ It's been another successful weekend for Pirelli in rallying, with two championships wrapped up on the Italian tyres. Nikolay Gryazin, driving a Skoda Fabia on Pirelli Scorpion gravel tyres, won the final round of the FIA European Rally Championship: Rally Liepaja in Latvia, ...

Sun October 14, 2018

Great Gryazin wins ERC prize drive IRC Great Gryazin wins ERC prize drive The race to win one of the biggest prizes in rallying is over: Nikolay Gryazin is the winner of the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship for 2018* and the recipient of a prize drive in a World Rally Car on a European round of the world championship in 2019. He fought off riva...

Glory for Gryazin in Liepaja IRC Glory for Gryazin in Liepaja Nikolay Gryazin completed a perfect FIA European Rally Championship weekend on Rally Liepāja, scoring overall victory, the class win and the ERC Junior U28 title* alongside co-driver Yaroslav Fedorov. Gryazin extended his lead over nearest rival Chris Ingram with three s...

Thu October 11, 2018

Preview Rally Liepaja IRC Preview Rally Liepaja The battle for the FIA ERC Junior Under 28 Championship – and the prize drive on offer to the eventual champion – will take centre stage when Rally Liepāja brings the curtain down on another action-packed European season from 12-14 October. As well as the chase for success b...

Sun October 7, 2018

Edwards confirms title with great win WRC Edwards confirms title with great win Llandudno-based driver Matt Edwards clinched the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship finale to put the icing on the cake following his title win, sealed on the penultimate round earlier in the weekend at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. Edwards led an M-Sport one-two on the last...

Ogier speeds to record breaking triumph WRC Ogier speeds to record breaking triumph Sébastien Ogier may have won 44 times in his stellar FIA World Rally Championship career, but few of his victories have been more hard-fought than the one he achieved at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB this weekend (4-7 October), as the Ford star overcame a thrilling final day challenge...

Sat October 6, 2018

Bogie's battle, Edwards' BRC title General Bogie's battle, Edwards' BRC title The Welsh pairing of Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod have today (Friday 5 October) clinched the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship title on home soil on Dayinsure Wales Rally GB in their M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 after a stellar season in Britain's premier rallying...

Thu October 4, 2018

Loudon-clear guide Wales Rally GB WRC Loudon-clear guide Wales Rally GB The summer passed without football coming home, but rallying's ready to make that journey. Sort of. Autumn's arrived, there's a chill in the air and half a cloud in the sky - it's time for Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. You could be forgiven for thinking it's ...

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