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Mon December 29, 2014

Q&A Jonathan Hirschi IRC Q&A Jonathan Hirschi The swift Swiss was the first driver to register for the 2015 ERC. An ex-circuit racer, Hirschi will make his Jännerrallye debut in a Peugeot 208 T16 having finished a career-best fourth on the penultimate round of last season’s ERC in Switzerland. ...

Full Jänner Rally Preview IRC Full Jänner Rally Preview The waiting will soon be over and the high-speed action will begin. A little more than 50 days since Esapekka Lappi secured the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, the race for ERC success in 2015 starts with the Internationale Jännerrallye powered by GaGa Energy from 4-6 Janua...

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WRC Rallye Monte Carlo entry list @ 08:24 PM - Please note that the entry list for Rallye Monte is out now. Follow the link below or search through top menu WRC > calendar > Rallye Monte Carlo. Or it will be visible the usual on 1st Januar as that is, err, when the web site switches to 2015.
http://www.rallye-info.com/event_entrylist.asp?event=640

Mon December 22, 2014

Big 2015 for Peugeot and Breen Peugeot Big 2015 for Peugeot and Breen The 2014 season has only just come to an end, yet it's already time for the PEUGEOT Rally Academy to look ahead to its 2015 campaign with the 208 T16 and 208 R2. For its third year, the squad will feature three drivers, namely team-leader Craig Breen, from Ireland, Frenchman ...

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IRC Jänner entry list @ 09:37 PM - Please note that the entry list for Jänner Rallye is out now. Follow the link below or search through top menu IRC > calendar > Jänner Rallye. Or it will be visible the usual on 1st Januar as that is, err, when the web site switches to 2015.
http://www.rallye-info.com/event_entrylist.asp?event=653

Sun December 21, 2014

New privateers prize fund in ERC IRC New privateers prize fund in ERC The FIA European Rally Championship will get more TV and a prize fund totalling 200,000 Euros when the action begins in Austria from 4-6 January 2015. ERC promoter Eurosport Events has created a package of financial rewards in partnership with several key stakeholders to assi...

Milestones aplenty in ERC 2015 IRC Milestones aplenty in ERC 2015 Several notable milestones will be celebrated during next year’s FIA European Rally Championship, which gets underway with the Internationale Jännerrallye powered by GaGa Energy from 4-6 January 2015. ...

Entry list for Jänner takes shape IRC Entry list for Jänner takes shape With the entry list for round one of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship closing on 21 December a number of star names have been confirmed for the Internationale Jännerrallye powered by GaGa Energy from 4-6 January. ...

ERC gets more TV in 2015 IRC ERC gets more TV in 2015 Eurosport will increase its coverage of FIA European Rally Championship in 2015 with an exciting new preview show aired the day before every round. ...

Tue December 16, 2014

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IRC Reminder Eurosport TV @ 06:26 PM - Here a reminder that ERC All Emotions will be broadcast from 23:15hrs on 16 December. Time is CET and the station of course will be Eurosport.

Mon December 15, 2014

Paddon confirmed by Hyundai WRC Paddon confirmed by Hyundai Hyundai Motorsport has today announced that New Zealander Hayden Paddon will remain part of its driver line-up for the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The 27-year-old will take part in a heightened campaign next season, driving a minimum of nine rallies alongside co-...

Fri December 12, 2014

Hirschi first to sign up for ERC 2015 Peugeot Hirschi first to sign up for ERC 2015 Jonathan Hirschi has become the first driver to sign up for the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. The 28-year-old promise from Switzerland will drive for the HRT Rally Team alongside French co-driver Vincent Landais. ...

Safari stars strong on RAC Rally General Safari stars strong on RAC Rally The Roger Albert Clark Rally, held every November in the UK, is a homage to the original RAC (Royal Automobile Club) Rally that counted for the World Rally Championship up until 2002. In that respect, it is similar to the East African Safari Classic Rally that recreates the chall...

Polo R WRC on German You Bet WRC Polo R WRC on German You Bet An unusual outing for the World Champion - Sébastien Ogier and the Volkswagen Polo R WRC will face a very special challenge on the ZDF show "Wetten, dass…?" ("You Bet") on Saturday evening. Sébastien Ogier will take on Jakob Vöckler (21) from Munich on the very last episode of th...

Wed December 10, 2014

Extended program for Stéphane Lefebvre Citroen Extended program for Stéphane Lefebvre FIA Junior WRC and WRC 3 Champion in a DS 3 R3 in 2014, Stéphane Lefebvre will take part in at least te n events in next year's World Rally Championship. The talented young Frenchman will drive a DS 3 R5 in the WRC 2 championship, and a DS 3 WRC on at least two rounds. ...

Tue December 9, 2014

ERC Review on TV TONIGHT! IRC ERC Review on TV TONIGHT! Eurosport will be broadcasting an hour-long review of the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship season on 9 December. ...

Big boost for ERC Junior Ingram IRC Big boost for ERC Junior Ingram Chris Ingram has received further recognition by being selected as a member of the Team UK training scheme operated by his country’s governing body, the Motor Sports Association. ...

ERC Juniors for final round R5 drive IRC ERC Juniors for final round R5 drive The winner of the 2015 FIA ERC Junior Championship will get a prize drive in an R5 car on next year’s ERC season-closer, championship promoter Eurosport Events has confirmed. ...

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IRC REMINDER ERC Review on TV @ 05:29 PM - Remember that Eurosport will show the ERC 2014 season review tonight at 23:15 CET!

Sat December 6, 2014

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General MERC winner changed @ 04:26 PM - Earlier this week we had a report that Citroen driver Khalid Al Qassimi won the Middle East Rally Championship 2014. However it turned out that Al Qassimi apparently short cut the roads several times and therefore got a penalty. As a result he lost his victory on the last round and the title, both to Ford driver Nasser Al Attiyah.

Thu December 4, 2014

Kubica wins Monza Rally Ford Kubica wins Monza Rally Former grand prix winner Robert Kubica has won the Monza Rally using Pirelli tyres on a Ford Fiesta RS WRC, in complicated mixed conditions where tyre choice was fundamental to victory. Pirelli also won all the classes, including historic, production and Super 2000, following a s...

Citroen confirms 2nd driver Citroen Citroen confirms 2nd driver For the 2014 season, the works DS 3 WRCs were entrusted to two up-and-coming drivers. This approach paid dividends. Between them, Mads Østberg and Kris Meeke racked up eight podium finishes on all surfaces: gravel, tarmac and snow. Recently confirmed for a second season, the N...

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