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Sat April 12, 2014

Max Vatanen rollercoaster in Portugal WRC Max Vatanen rollercoaster in Portugal MAXRALLY-backed Max Vatanen faced some ups and downs on Rally de Portugal - an event where he set two fastest stage times and also explored a bit of the scenery. But you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs, and for Max's first time out on a World Rally Champio...

Mon April 7, 2014

Maiden Junior win for Stéphane Lefebvre Citroen Maiden Junior win for Stéphane Lefebvre --- Fourteen crews took part in the opening round of the 2014 FIA Junior WRC Championship at Rally de Portugal. --- French driver Stéphane Lefebvre finished ahead of the German Christian Riedemann and the Slovakian Martin Koci. --- The Briton Alastair Fisher, who led the clas...

Portugal mission accomplished for Kruuda Ford Portugal mission accomplished for Kruuda Karl Kruuda has underlined his WRC 2 title credentials with a fine fourth place on Rally de Portugal today (Sunday). The 21-year-old excelled in his Super 2000-specification Ford Fiesta, beating several rivals in turbocharged machinery in the process. ...

Hirvonen with new Sparco overall General Hirvonen with new Sparco overall Sparco’s state-of-the-art race suit, the EXTREMA RS-10, has made a debut appearance on a World Rally Championship podium today after M-Sport driver Mikko Hirvonen finished second in Rally de Portugal. Hirvonen has been on impressive form in this week’s WRC event taking top thr...

Solberg stars for Pirelli in Portugal Ford Solberg stars for Pirelli in Portugal Norwegian driver Henning Solberg has equalled his best-ever result on the Rally de Portugal, round four of the World Rally Championship, and claimed the best overall result for Pirelli in its comeback year by finishing fifth. This year Pirelli is focussing on customer competition...

Sun April 6, 2014

Hirvonen takes 2nd in Portugal Ford Hirvonen takes 2nd in Portugal M-Sport World Rally Team's Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen were back on form at this weekend's Vodafone Rally de Portugal. Fighting for the lead, the pairing finished in a strong second place - their best performance of the season to date. ...

Podium plus for Mads Ostberg Citroen Podium plus for Mads Ostberg Thanks to the work put in since the start of Rally de Portugal, Mads Østberg was able to tackle this morning's stages with three new soft tyres out of the set of five he took with him. Third overall as he set off on SS14, over three minutes ahead of his closest rival, the ...

Hyundai Shell WRT finds positives WRC Hyundai Shell WRT finds positives The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has completed Rally de Portugal with two of its Hyundai i20 WRC cars after a tough event which saw the rookie team secure its debut stage wins in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). ...

World Championship lead extended WRC World Championship lead extended Volkswagen claimed a hard-fought win at the toughest rally of the year. In difficult, variable conditions, defending champions Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) secured the fourth victory of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship for the Polo R WRC - the eighth in a row for V...

Kubica misfortunes continue Ford Kubica misfortunes continue RK M-Sport World Rally Team's misfortune continued at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal yesterday as Robert Kubica and Maciej Szczepaniak were forced to retire their Ford Fiesta RS WRC. ...

Sat April 5, 2014

Mixed fortunes for Hyundai Shell WRT WRC Mixed fortunes for Hyundai Shell WRT The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has ended the penultimate day of action at Rally de Portugal with all three cars still running in the top nine of the overall classification after a day of mixed fortunes for the team in its fourth WRC event. Dani Sordo (#20 Hyundai i20 WRC,...

Mikko Hirvonen leads in Portugal Ford Mikko Hirvonen leads in Portugal M-Sport World Rally Team's Mikko Hirvonen was back on form as Rally de Portugal embarked on the first full day of competition today. Engrossed in an epic battle with fellow M-Sport driver Ott Tänak and reigning world champion Sebastien Ogier, Hirvonen took the lead on the fin...

Fri April 4, 2014

Maiden stage wins for i20 WRC Maiden stage wins for i20 --- Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has enjoyed a positive day at Rally de Portugal with two Hyundai i20 WRC cars scoring stage wins, the first for the young team --- Spaniard Dani Sordo ended the day in fifth overall, just 0.1s from the top four having impressed with two stage ...

Sat March 29, 2014

M-Sport look to progress in Portugal Ford M-Sport look to progress in Portugal As the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) returns to Europe, the M-Sport World Rally Team will be looking to make further progress at next week's Vodafone Rally de Portugal. With both Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans growing in confidence, the team will be chasing a strong resu...

Fri March 28, 2014

New tyres in WRC: Hankook WRC New tyres in WRC: Hankook Marty McCormack has waited a long time for this moment; the world awaits the Northern Irishman. The World Rally Championship that is. The Draperstown driver will realise a lifetime ambition next week, when he starts his first ever World Rally Championship programme. McCormack ...

New tyres in WRC: Pirelli WRC New tyres in WRC: Pirelli Pirelli's latest Scorpion tyre for gravel will make its debut on a World Rally Car at the Rally Portugal next weekend, from April 3-6. The Scorpion name has not been seen at the very top level of rallying since Pirelli ended its exclusive supply contract with the World Ral...

Thu March 27, 2014

Hyundai 3-car team in Portugal WRC Hyundai 3-car team in Portugal --- Hyundai Motorsport will run three Hyundai i20 WRCs at Rally de Portugal next week marking the first time for the young team to enter three cars into a WRC event --- Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 WRC #7) and Juho Hänninen (Hyundai i20 WRC #8) will compete under the Hyundai M...

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