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Thu April 28, 2016

The Loudon guide Pirelli Carlisle Rally General The Loudon guide Pirelli Carlisle Rally You have no idea how good it is to be writing about a rally I'm actually competing on! I write these guides because I do all of the event research and statistics anyway, so it's a good way of sharing the information around. But this time, I'll be following the iti...

Wilson plans BRC return General Wilson plans BRC return Matthew Wilson is planning a return to the MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) and aims to contest the Pirelli Rally in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 Evo at the end of the month. For more than six decades, the BRC has forged the careers of many young drivers and - with five Brit...

General Stuart joins Wilson on BRC return

General Cumbrian challenge awaits BRC crews

General Hyundai i20 R5 takes on tarmac testing

Wed April 27, 2016

Tuthill bids farewell to their RGT car General Tuthill bids farewell to their RGT car Tuthill Porsche said farewell to its 997 R-GT rally car in style earlier this month, with a private test at Curburough Sprint Circuit for the new Italian owner and his regular co-driver before the car left UK shores....

Loeb & Peugeot to Moscow-Beijing trial Peugeot Loeb & Peugeot to Moscow-Beijing trial Buoyed by its most recent Dakar victory, Team Peugeot Total is preparing to embark upon a new challenge - that of taming the formidable Silk Road by competing on the Silk Way Rally, an event that traces a famously gruelling route from Moscow to Beijing. Just under a year on from ...

Tue April 26, 2016

11 crews contest 2016 FIA Junior WRC Citroen 11 crews contest 2016 FIA Junior WRC After a long off-season break, the 2016 FIA Junior WRC begins at Rally de Portugal. Competing in identical DS 3 R3-MAXs, eleven drivers from seven different countries will fight it out as they attempt to secure the overall prize of a WRC2 drive! Organised by the FIA (Fédératio...

Skoda out to defend APRC title in NZ Skoda Skoda out to defend APRC title in NZ The quest for the fifth title in a row in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) begins this weekend for ŠKODA. The German duo of Fabian Kreim/Frank Christian is set to make its debut for the works-assisted ŠKODA MRF team at the Rally Whangarei in New Zealand, which takes...

Mon April 25, 2016

Skoda launches its Czech campaign Skoda Skoda launches its Czech campaign ŠKODA Motorsport begins its title defence in the Czech Rally Championship (MČR) at the 51st Rally Šumava Klatovy. Last year’s champions Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ/CZ), in the ŠKODA Fabia R5, are out to repeat last year’s success on the demanding routes in and around the B...

Sun April 24, 2016

Ostberg takes 5th in Argentina Ford Ostberg takes 5th in Argentina M-Sport World Rally Team's Mads Østberg and Eric Camilli brought their Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta RS WRCs home in fifth and eighth places respectively at this weekend's Rally Argentina. As one of the FIA World Rally Championship's most consistent drivers, Østber...

Narrow defeat for Volkswagen WRC Narrow defeat for Volkswagen Narrow defeat in a thrilling showdown: Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) extended their lead in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with second place in Argentina. A dramatic finale saw the three-time world champions and championship leaders narrowly miss out to Hayden Pa...

Hayden Paddon wins in new Hyundai i20 WRC Hayden Paddon wins in new Hyundai i20 Hyundai Motorsport has today take its second ever victory in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on a thrilling final day in Argentina, round four of the 2016 season. The Kiwi crew of Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, who have been among the quickest crews all weekend, produ...

Tue April 19, 2016

Citroen completes initial 2017 WRC test Citroen Citroen completes initial 2017 WRC test On schedule, Citroën Racing has completed initial testing of the car that will be entered by the brand in the World Rally Championship from next season. On the gravel roads around the Château de Lastours and then in Fontjoncouse, Kris Meeke has already tested the reliability and ...

M-Sport ready to rally in Argentina Ford M-Sport ready to rally in Argentina The M-Sport World Rally Team will be ready to rally when the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) returns for the fourth round of the season at this week's Rally Argentina. Based in the lakeside resort of Carlos Villa Paz, the event provides one of the most demanding routes...

Sat April 16, 2016

Volkswagen looks to Argentina WRC Volkswagen looks to Argentina From Portugal to Mexico, and now hopefully Argentina: Volkswagen goes into the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in a particularly determined frame of mind. The Rally Argentina sees the world championship-winning team return to the very last place, at which t...

Hyundai aims for Argentina podium WRC Hyundai aims for Argentina podium Hyundai Motorsport is looking to continue the positive start to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season as the team takes on Rally Argentina, the fourth event of the 2016 season. The New Generation i20 WRC has already demonstrated its competitiveness in each of the thre...

Tue April 12, 2016

Circuit delivers M-Sport success Ford Circuit delivers M-Sport success M-Sport cars enjoyed success on two very different circuits last weekend as a number of Ford Fiesta R5 drivers took to the Circuit of Ireland while Bentley Team M-Sport competed on the opening round of the Blancpain Sprint Series in Misano. As the longest running event in the ...

Development of the 2017 VW Polo WRC WRC Development of the 2017 VW Polo WRC A taste of things to come in a new era of rallying: Volkswagen gives an insight into the next generation of the Polo R WRC. The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) steps into a promising future in 2017. More powerful, faster, and more spectacular - the Polo R WRC will generate abo...

Mon April 11, 2016

Abu Dhabi Total confirm Portugal, Poland Citroen Abu Dhabi Total confirm Portugal, Poland After featuring among the frontrunners in the opening two rounds of the World Rally Championship, the Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team has confirmed it will be competing at Rally de Portugal (19-22 May) and Rally Poland (1-3 July). ...

Moffett takes BRC Circuit win IRC Moffett takes BRC Circuit win Irishman Josh Moffett and co-driver John Rowan won the second round of the MSA British Rally Championship today (April 8), after a weekend of attrition on the famous Circuit of Ireland. No fewer than four drivers held the lead during the two-day event, but the 23-year-old mastere...

Pirelli tops championships IRC Pirelli tops championships Pirelli driver Kajetan Kajetanowicz has moved into the European Rally Championship lead with second place on the Circuit of Ireland, round two of the series, ahead of local man Alastair Fisher - who also scored top points in the Irish Tarmac championship. With Pirelli addition...

Sun April 10, 2016

New ERC Junior training program launched IRC New ERC Junior training program launched A brand new training programme will be held at rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship to further the development of the sport’s future star drivers. ERC promoter Eurosport Events is launching the ERC Junior Experience to expand upon the success of the ERC Junior Champio...

Breen fends off Kajetanowicz IRC Breen fends off Kajetanowicz Craig Breen triumphed in a renewed rivalry with Kajetan Kajetanowicz to win the Circuit of Ireland for the second straight year upon his return to the FIA European Rally Championship. Leading ever since a sublime drive on the longest stage of the rally on SS3, Breen had over h...

Sat April 9, 2016

Andreucci wins San Remo 2016 General Andreucci wins San Remo 2016 Paolo Andreucci and Anna Andreussiin their Peugeot 208 T16 won the 63rd edition of Rallye Sanremo, and one year later repeated the success obtained in 2015. After winning the three stages of this morning, the driver from Tuscany who won this event three times in the past, has b...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC UK SS14 - end @ 05:10 PM - Breen wins as Kajto is on rain tyres and last stage is dry. Josh Moffett was lucky to keep forth as he had brake failure, but Tarabus retired near the start of the stage with an unknown problem. Final results (after SS14)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h54m16s1;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +10s6;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +56s4;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m40s1;
5th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +2m07s
6th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +2m55s6;
7th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +4m36s1;
8th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +4m51s1;
9th= McGonigle/Geaney, Skoda, +5m52s2;
10th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +6m26s2

IRC UK SS13 @ 04:26 PM - With only one stage left Breen opens lead back to 11.3s. The gap between Moffett and Tarabus for 4th is only 4.9s. Results after SS13:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h45m17s4;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +11s3;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +43s;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m29s;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m33s9
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m58s4;
7th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +2m50s5;
8th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +4m26s2;
9th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +4m33s4;
10th= McGonigle/Geaney, Skoda, +5m18s8

IRC UK SS12 @ 03:42 PM - Hamilton Folly provides drama again. Elfyn Evans hits a wall and is out of the rally for the 2nd time. Breen hits a rock and collects a puncture, lead now down to 5.2s. Results after SS12:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h38m03s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +5s2;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +28s1;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m20s1;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m23s
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m47s9;
7th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +2m12s6;
8th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +4m08s9;
9th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +4m11s;
10th= McGonigle/Geaney, Skoda, +4m46s1

IRC UK SS11 @ 03:35 PM - Fastest Evans from Breen now on correct tyres. Moffett says he is not pushing any more, driving to keep position. Wright passes Cave. Wooside from 11th missing at finish. Results after SS11:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h28m43s3;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +12s3;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +24s4;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m16s9;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m28s4
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m50s6;
7th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m57s4;
8th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +3m55s1;
9th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +3m57s2;
10th= McGonigle/Geaney, Skoda, +4m29s2

IRC UK SS10 @ 12:35 AM - Aahlin from 7th next on the retirement list with an off. Breen claws 2sec back from Kajto. Results after SS10:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h21m16s3;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +10s4;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +22s6;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m04s1;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m24s8
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m42s9;
7th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m48s2;
8th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +3m34s;
9th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +3m43s7;
10th= McGonigle/Geaney, Skoda, +4m10s9

IRC UK SS9 @ 11:23 AM - Breen loses more time to Kajto on too soft tyres. Aahlin has two spins. Sam Moffett crashes out from 8th and McCormack retires with broken fuel pump from 4th. Josh Moffett passes Tarabus and moves from 6th to 4th. Greer from 9th to 6th in all those dramas. Results after SS9:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h12m10s2;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +8s4;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +17s6;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m02s9;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m16s2
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m38s6;
7th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +1m44s5;
8th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m45s3;
9th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +3m11s7;
10th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +3m27s7

IRC UK SS8 @ 10:32 AM - Famous Hamiltons Folly with the big jump. Breen losing more time vs Kajto. Puncture for Aahlin. In Juniors a puncture makes Griebel lose his lead, he is a minute down now. Results after SS8:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h04m54s1;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +11s5;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +16s7;
4th= McCormack/Moynihan, Ford, +56s5;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m03s5
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m05s1;
7th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +1m16s6;
8th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m25s3;
9th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m37s9;
10th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m41s2

IRC UK SS7 @ 10:02 AM - Evans wins stage ahead of Josh Moffett. Breen has a slow time, no particular issue, but lead now down to 17s. Bogie loses 2 places with an off. Max Vatanen stranded with a technical issue. Results after SS7:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 55m36s9;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +17s9;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +20s5;
4th= McCormack/Moynihan, Ford, +56s8;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m01s4
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m09s;
7th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +1m11s2;
8th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m27s7;
9th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m36s;
10th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m39s

Fri April 8, 2016

Breen leads on ERC return IRC Breen leads on ERC return Craig Breen leads the Circuit of Ireland at the end of day one on his return to the FIA European Rally Championship, on course for back-to-back victories on the event. Using an R5 version of the Michelin-equipped Citroën DS3 he’s campaigning in the World Rally Championship thi...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC UK SS6 - day1 @ 09:11 PM - This was a superspecial with a massive twist. Breen loses 15sec of his lead with a spin and Aahlin hit a kerb and drops from 4th to 7th. Results after day1 (SS6):
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 47m51s3;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +25s1;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +27s6;
4th= McCormack/Moynihan, Ford, +58s1;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m05s3
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m16s7;
7th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +1m18s5;
8th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m27s4;
9th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m32s3;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m40s

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