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Mon March 30, 2015

Peugeot at Circuit of Ireland in full force Peugeot Peugeot at Circuit of Ireland in full force For round three of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, all three Peugeot Rally Academy drivers will be in action in Ireland, with Craig Breen and Charles Martin in 208 T16s, plus Diogo Gago in a 208 R2. The team has its sights set on victory at the season's first all-as...

Luca Rossetti wins Mille Miglia Ford Luca Rossetti wins Mille Miglia Pirelli-equipped drivers have triumphed in both the modern and historic sections of the Mille Miglia Rally: one of the most evocative names in the history of motorsport. The Mille Miglia, once an open road race famously won by Sir Stirling Moss, is now a stage rally and the fi...

Sat March 28, 2015

Rallye San Remo gets ready General Rallye San Remo gets ready Last days to enter 62nd Rallye Sanremo (Tuesday March 31st entry closes). The event will host from April 8th to 11th in the “Town of Flowers” the protagonists of the Italian Rally Championship, the Italian Historic Rally Championship and the European Historic Rally Championship....

Wales Rally GB wins major award WRC Wales Rally GB wins major award The far-reaching success of Wales Rally GB has been recognised with a major honour at the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2015. The UK's round of the FIA World Rally Championship was voted as the outright Gold winner in the Best Event (Large) category at a special cerem...

Q&A Craig Breen, Circuit of Ireland IRC Q&A Craig Breen, Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen would love to follow in the wheel tracks of his Irish rally heroes and win the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally. So, ahead of his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship, we asked the 25-year-old Peugeot Rally Academy 208 T16 driver about h...

Full preview Circuit of Ireland IRC Full preview Circuit of Ireland A magnificent 53-car entry will contest the first pure asphalt event of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship season, the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally from 2-4 April. The star-studded list includes 18 drivers in headlining R5 and Super 2000 cars and 1...

Thu March 26, 2015

Subaru Poland commits to ERC Subaru Subaru Poland commits to ERC Following its excellent start to the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, Subaru Poland Rally Team has committed itself to a full season – from SATA Rallye Açores onwards. ...

Huge ERC customer interest in Fabia R5 General Huge ERC customer interest in Fabia R5 Following the success of the Fabia Super 2000 in the FIA European Rally Championship, it comes as no surprise that ŠKODA Motorsport has received a huge amount of customer interest for its new Fabia R5. ...

Scottish Champ targets ERC tarmac Ford Scottish Champ targets ERC tarmac Reigning Scottish champion Euan Thorburn will swap his gravel expertise for an asphalt challenge in the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. ...

Skoda: Wiegand out, Tidemand in Skoda Skoda: Wiegand out, Tidemand in ŠKODA Motorsport has pulled off a spectacular coup: the exceptionally talented rally driver Pontus Tidemand (S) has signed a contract with the Czech car manufacturer. The former Junior World Rally Champion will drive a ŠKODA in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC). Tide...

Mon March 23, 2015

Valais confirmed as final ERC round 2015 IRC Valais confirmed as final ERC round 2015 Following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council (Geneva, Friday 20 March 2015), the FIA has announced that Rallye International du Valais has been confirmed as the 10th and final round of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. Based in the towns of Martigny and Sion i...

Spa Rally boost for Büx General Spa Rally boost for Büx Gino Bux’s preparations for the next round of the FIA ERC Junior Championship were given a big boost with a magnificent run on the Spa Rally last weekend. ...

Martin ready for Peugeot ERC prize drive Peugeot Martin ready for Peugeot ERC prize drive Charles Martin’s preparations for his 2015 FIA European Rally Championship prize-winning campaign got off to the best start, when he won his class on the Rallye du Touquet. ...

Pirelli 1-2 at Italian season opener General Pirelli 1-2 at Italian season opener Pirelli has claimed victory and second place on the all-asphalt Rally del Ciocco, the opening round of the Italian Rally Championship, thanks to the Peugeot 208 T16 crew of Alessandro Perico and Mauro Turati, followed by the Citroen DS3 R5 line-up of Rudy Michelini and Michele Pe...

Wed March 18, 2015

Tuthill Porsche enters Circuit of Ireland IRC Tuthill Porsche enters Circuit of Ireland Tuthill Porsche announces the return of the Porsche 911 to the Circuit of Ireland Rally after almost thirty years away. Currently leading the 2015 FIA R-GT Cup and fresh from a dominant victory on the Monte Carlo Rally, Tuthill's 911 enters the 2015 Circuit of Ireland as a Eu...

Mon March 16, 2015

2nd for Al Qassimi in Kuwait Citroen 2nd for Al Qassimi in Kuwait In the early stages of day one, Khalid Al Qassimi was fighting for first place, just a few seconds off the leader. But the DS 3 RRC crew were forced to slow down on SS3 after getting caught up in the dust. After a series of bumps, the windscreen became covered in sand which preve...

Pirelli podium monopol in Costa Brava General Pirelli podium monopol in Costa Brava Pirelli tyres have dominated the second round of this year's FIA European Historic Rally Championship, the 63rd Rally Costa Brava, with all three podium finishers using the Italian firm's products. ...

Pirelli ready for Italian title defence General Pirelli ready for Italian title defence The eight-round Italian Rally Championship gets underway this weekend with the 38th Rally il Ciocco from 20-22 March, one of the most challenging events of the entire season. The Rally il Ciocco is held on asphalt mountain roads in Tuscany, where unpredictable weather often adds ...

Max Vatanen on march in Portugal Ford Max Vatanen on march in Portugal Max Vatanen, the son of 1981 world rally champion Ari, has added another promising result to his burgeoning career CV with a class win on the 2015 Serras de Fafe in Portugal, which he was contesting to prepare for his planned Drive DMACK Trophy campaign this season. ...

Fri March 13, 2015

Opel Junior Griebel testing for Ireland IRC Opel Junior Griebel testing for Ireland The Saarland-Pfalz Rallye was the first round of the ADAC Opel Junior Cup and it was also earmarked as a test event for the Circuit of Ireland for Opel’s ERC Juniors Marijan Griebel and Emil Bergkvist. But it was not quite that straight forward. Opel lend Marijan Griebel a works ...

Consani on ERC prize money hat-trick Peugeot Consani on ERC prize money hat-trick Robert Consani heads to the Circuit of Ireland with a chance of achieving a lucrative FIA European Rally Championship privateer prize money hat-trick. ...

Thu March 12, 2015

Lukyanuk ready for ERC asphalt challenge Ford Lukyanuk ready for ERC asphalt challenge Alexey Lukyanuk is planning a big test programme ahead of a very rare appearance on asphalt on the Circuit of Ireland Rally, round three of the FIA European Rally Championship. ...

Verschueren in a DS3 registers for ERC Citroen Verschueren in a DS3 registers for ERC Vincent Verschueren has become the 60th driver to register for the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. Co-driven by Veronique Hostens, the talented Belgian driver will pilot a GODRIVE Rally Team Citroën DS3 R5 – making his first appearance in the series on the Geko Ypres Ral...

5 DS3 in Kuwait Rally Citroen 5 DS3 in Kuwait Rally A month after securing an important second place at the first round of the 2015 Middle East Rally Championship season, Khalid Al Qassimi and Chris Patterson return to action in Kuwait in their DS 3 RRC. Winner of the event in 2010, Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi is aiming for the sa...

Mon March 9, 2015

Captain Slow smoked General Captain Slow smoked World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg has laid down a challenge to The Stig after humbling the white-suited one’s Top Gear colleague James May – Captain Slow – in a specially staged World RX round at Lydden Hill. ...

The making of the TiTänak Ford The making of the TiTänak When Ott Tänak's Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta RS WRC left the road and became submerged at the bottom of a reservoir, no one thought it could be salvaged, but the M-Sport World Rally Team proved them wrong. ...

Evans equals career best Ford Evans equals career best This year's edition of Rally Mexico is an event that the M-Sport World Rally Team will never forget. Elfyn Evans equalled a career-best fourth while the team affected a truly phenomenal repair - getting the now legendary "TiTänak" to the end of the rally after it spent almost...

Sun March 8, 2015

Citroen back in the race Citroen Citroen back in the race Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson still had work to do to achieve their stated aim of a podium finish as they left the León service park this morning in their DS 3 WRC. Second overnight, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team driver had to defend his position and hold off...

VW & Ogier secure hat-trick in Mexico WRC VW & Ogier secure hat-trick in Mexico There were no last minute dramas for Volkswagen Motorsport's Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia and the defending FIA World Rally Champions cruised to a comfortable victory in the 12th Rally Guanajuato Corona in central Mexico on Sunday afternoon. Despite an unfavou...

Volkswagen win number 3 in Mexico WRC Volkswagen win number 3 in Mexico Hat-trick for the world champions: Volkswagen duo Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) pulled off an outstanding victory at the Rally Mexico. A dazzling display at the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) produced win number three of the season and their third ...

Hyundai for top5 finish in Mexico WRC Hyundai for top5 finish in Mexico Hyundai Motorsport has brought an action-packed Rally Mexico to a positive conclusion as all three Hyundai i20 WRC cars finished the gruelling 21-stage event, successfully tackling some of the season’s most demanding stages in the process. Dani Sordo (#8 Hyundai i20 WRC) batt...

Kubica keeps stage winning record Ford Kubica keeps stage winning record Robert Kubica, using Pirelli tyres on the World Rally Championship this year, kept up his record of winning at least one stage on every rally so far, going fastest on Saturday morning in the hot and rough gravel of Rally Mexico. Kubica's pace was underlined in the first tw...

Sat March 7, 2015

M-Sport raise the Ford M-Sport raise the "TiTänak" M-Sport World Rally Team's Elfyn Evans is holding a strong fifth place after the most dramatic opening day the FIA World Rally Championship has seen for a number of years. Unfortunately, Ott Tänak became one of Rally Mexico's numerous victims, but the M-Sport team achieve...

Video of Tänak's off Ford Video of Tänak's off Here is a video clip of Tänak's dramatic off today. Please folow the link below (copy 'n paste)...

Tänak survives terrifying off Ford Tänak survives terrifying off Ott Tänak said: "It was a different experience today. I braked too hard into a compression which damaged the front-right suspension. We couldn't steer the car around the next left-hand corner and went off the edge of the road. The drop was so steep that we rolled into the...

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