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Sat March 28, 2015

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...

Widespread acclaim for world class event WRC Widespread acclaim for world class event Last weekend's Wales Rally GB has been hailed as a universal success by all involved in the UK's concluding round of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship - drivers, teams, local and national government bodies, commercial partners and, perhaps most importantly of all, the...

Wed November 19, 2014

Peugeot's Young Lion roars in Wales Peugeot Peugeot's Young Lion roars in Wales Chris Ingram, one of the youngest British drivers competing in the Wales Rally GB, scored an impressively dominant victory in the RC4 class. As well as comfortably winning the battle for front-wheel-drive, normally aspirated cars, the 20-year-old from Manchester also finished 39t...

Fighting performance for Kruuda Ford Fighting performance for Kruuda Karl Kruuda, the winner of the Finnish Rally Championship this year, put in a fighting performance in Wales to end the rally fifth and finish the WRC2 championship - just one step below the main World Rally Championship - joint fourth. However, as is often the case, the numbers d...

Tue November 18, 2014

Solberg & Pirelli star in GB Ford Solberg & Pirelli star in GB Just as he did on the snow-covered Rally Sweden earlier this year, privateer Pirelli driver Henning Solberg broke Volkswagen's domination of the stage times on Wales Rally GB, going fastest of all on the Chirk Castle stage. ...

Citroen finishes as runner up Citroen Citroen finishes as runner up After two solid days, the two DS3 WRCs set off this morning for the final six stages of the season in third and fourth positions in the overall standings. Whilst pushing to try and grab second place, Kris Meeke ran slightly wide into a ditch on the day's opening stage. Des...

Mission accomplished for Kubica Ford Mission accomplished for Kubica It was mission accomplished for RK M-Sport World Rally Team's Robert Kubica at Wales Rally GB - finishing the event with a controlled drive to gain a wealth of vital knowledge and experience. The FIA World Rally Championship's traditional finale is renowned as one of the ...

Hirvonen signs out in style Ford Hirvonen signs out in style M-Sport World Rally Team's Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen brought their FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) careers to an end in style today - securing second place at Wales Rally GB. The Finns were locked in an intense battle for the final podium positions throughout the w...

Brits steal the show in Wales WRC Brits steal the show in Wales Two-time FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier clinched the final victory of the season on Wales Rally GB today (16 November), as British drivers grabbed the headlines with a podium challenge from Kris Meeke and standout performances throughout the field. With a comfortabl...

Volkswagen ends season with a win WRC Volkswagen ends season with a win The icing on the cake at the end of the season - the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) saw Volkswagen set a new record for the number of wins in one single season. Win number eight of the year for newly-crowned World Rally Champions* Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ing...

Hyundai final report WRC Hyundai final report The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has completed the final event of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship (FIA), Wales Rally GB, with all three Hyundai i20 WRCs – meeting the team’s main objectives for the rally. For the final day of Wales Rally GB, drivers have tackled six s...

Fri November 7, 2014

Wilson and Michelin reunited Ford Wilson and Michelin reunited In 1994 Malcolm Wilson OBE piloted the Michelin Pilot Escort RS Cosworth to championship glory in the MSA British Rally Championship. Twenty years later, the iconic livery will be reunited with the Wilson family as Matthew Wilson takes to the wheel of a Ford Fiesta RRC at the FIA...

Welshman Osian Pryce's biggest week Ford Welshman Osian Pryce's biggest week Welsh rally star Osian Pryce will start the biggest week of his life on Monday, when he steps aboard his Ford Fiesta R5 to test the car for Wales Rally GB. Since confirming his entry on Wales' foremost sporting event and Britain's round of the World Rally Championship...

A home event with significance Ford A home event with significance M-Sport's home event has always been a season highlight but this year's Wales Rally GB will be all the more momentous. Not only will the team have the opportunity to fight for the runner-up spot in the manufacturers' championship, but the rally also holds special sign...

VW will fight tooth and nail WRC VW will fight tooth and nail An open battle at the final rally of the year: Volkswagen duos Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) go into the Rally Great Britain with one common goal - victory. The destinations of the World ...

The DS3 WRC looking to confirm Citroen The DS3 WRC looking to confirm One of the oldest events in world motorsport, Wales Rally GB was first contested in 1932. Since then, only World War II, the Suez Canal crisis and the foot-and-mouth outbreak in 1967 have prevented it from being held. For a long time, British, Swedish and Finnish drivers dominate...

Hyundai prepares for season finale WRC Hyundai prepares for season finale The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team is set to embark on the last challenge of its maiden season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Wales Rally GB – the 13th and final round of the series - next weekend. The Deeside-based event marks the return of the WRC to full gravel...

Tue November 4, 2014

Ingram for Peugeot UK in Wales Rally GB Peugeot Ingram for Peugeot UK in Wales Rally GB Talented young driver Chris Ingram is competing in next month's Wales Rally GB (13-16 November), debuting the accomplished PEUGEOT 208 R2 in the WRC Rally event. The rally has attracted considerable interest and for the first time in many years, has a maximum 160-car entry. C...

Fri October 31, 2014

Chirk Castle ready for Rallyfest WRC Chirk Castle ready for Rallyfest The FIA World Rally Championship roars back into Chirk Castle for another family-friendly RallyFest on Saturday 15 November. The National Trust property will provide a stunning backdrop to one of the centre pieces of this year's eagerly anticipated Wales Rally GB (13-16 N...

Mon October 20, 2014

Top Gear enters Wales Rally GB WRC Top Gear enters Wales Rally GB BBC Top Gear Magazine's Ollie Marriage is champing at the bit to take on the legendary forests and trails of Wales Rally GB next month (13-16 November), after giving his newly-liveried Hyundai i20 a shakedown run at Brenig and receiving some words of advice from FIA World Ral...

Wed October 15, 2014

Ari Vatanen: a true legend WRC Ari Vatanen: a true legend Wales Rally GB is delighted to announce that motor sport superstar Ari Vatanen will be the official 'Rally Legend' at next month's concluding round of the FIA World Rally Championship (13-16 November). The 'Rally Legend' is a new annual honour being introd...

Sat September 27, 2014

Wales Rally GB welcomes model Peta Todd WRC Wales Rally GB welcomes model Peta Todd • Co-driver to undergo intensive training programme in preparation for final round of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship • Husband Mark Cavendish '150 per cent jealous'! • Following in the wheel-tracks of 'golden girl' Amy Williams ...

Fri September 12, 2014

Hyundai official car partner to Rally GB WRC Hyundai official car partner to Rally GB The organiser of Wales Rally GB is delighted to announce that Hyundai Motor UK has been appointed as the 'Official Car Partner' to Britain's concluding round of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship. Following the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team's first WRC vic...

Mon September 8, 2014

Conwy County increases Rally GB support WRC Conwy County increases Rally GB support The organiser of Wales Rally GB is delighted to announce that Conwy County Borough Council is increasing its support to become official 'Host County' for this year's FIA World Rally Championship event (13-16 November). The move comes after the huge success of last...

Wed June 18, 2014

Amateurs offered to comepete at WRC WRC Amateurs offered to comepete at WRC Rallying is one of the few major international sports where amateurs can compete alongside the world championship elite and, once again, non-professional crews are being offered the rare opportunity to pit their skills against the very best on this year's Wales Rally GB (13-1...

Wed June 11, 2014

New layout Wales Rally GB WRC New layout Wales Rally GB • 23 competitive stages culminating in a spectacular new Power Stage • World class action in the legendary Welsh forests • Improved family-friendly RallyFests at Chirk Castle and Kinmel Park - now ticket only • FREE access to Service Park and Ceremonial Start and Finish ...

Thu May 8, 2014

Ben Taylor new Wales Rally GB boss WRC Ben Taylor new Wales Rally GB boss The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has confirmed the appointment of Ben Taylor as Managing Director of International Motor Sports Ltd (IMS), the MSA's wholly-owned commercial subsidiary, following an internal restructuring in the wake of the departure of former Chief Executiv...

Mon April 28, 2014

Andrew Coe departs RAC MSA WRC Andrew Coe departs RAC MSA The Motor Sports Association has confirmed that Andrew Coe will leave his post as Chief Executive of International Motor Sports Ltd., the MSA's wholly-owned commercial subsidiary, on 2nd May. ...

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