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Fri May 30, 2014

McCormack ready for Italian Job WRC McCormack ready for Italian Job Benny Hill won't be there. And nor will Michael Caine. Nobody will be blowing any bloody doors off. And no gold will be stolen. Forty-five years after the original, Marty McCormack will lead his own team on his very own Italian Job. With less involvement from the Carabini...

Kruuda to make WRC2 debut for 208 T16 Peugeot Kruuda to make WRC2 debut for 208 T16 Karl Kruuda will join the R5 revolution in Sardinia next week when he returns to World Rally Championship action at the wheel of a Peugeot 208T16. The 21-year-old Estonian ace is switching to the new-generation machine having made two appearances in the 2014 WRC 2 category in ...

WRC Ogier vs Latvala round 6

Citroen WRC2 debut for DS3 R5

Citroen Citroen seek Racing success in Italy

Thu May 29, 2014

No ERC return for Sibiu Rally Romania IRC No ERC return for Sibiu Rally Romania The 2014 FIA European Rally Championship will be decided over 11 rounds after it was confirmed that Sibiu Rally Romania would no longer form part of the calendar. Originally scheduled to run as a winter event in February with some stages planned on the iconic Transfăg...

Thu May 22, 2014

Neuville & Hänninen join the ERC IRC Neuville & Hänninen join the ERC Hyundai Shell World Rally Team drivers Thierry Neuville and Juho Hänninen will take part in two rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) this summer, it has been revealed today. ...

Hyundai Motorsport new tech director WRC Hyundai Motorsport new tech director Hyundai Motorsport has today announced the appointment of renowned Italian motorsport specialist Nino Frison as the company’s Technical Director with immediate effect. Frison will be based at Hyundai Motorsport’s factory in Alzenau, from where he will head up the various engi...

Nelson Piquet jr next World RX star name General Nelson Piquet jr next World RX star name Former Formula One driver Nelson Piquet Jr will compete in the RX Lites Cup at the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, AUTOSPORT World RX of Great Britain, which takes place at Lydden Hill race circuit this weekend (24-25 May). ...

Big Peugeot show in Goodwood Peugeot Big Peugeot show in Goodwood The theme of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed: 'Addicted to Winning – The Unbeatable Champions of Motor Sport' is well matched to PEUGEOT, driven by its brand signature ‘Motion & Emotion’. The Brand is aiming to reach new heights in the year that it celebrates 125-year...

Ypres duel between R5 and S2000 IRC Ypres duel between R5 and S2000 The 50th edition of the Geko Ypres Rally is shaping up to be a fantastic top fixture. Notwithstanding the fact that the registrations have not as yet closed, more than 70 teams have already registered. It is already clear that a new record will be set, because nowhere this season...

Ogier into Audi R8 racing General Ogier into Audi R8 racing World Rally Champion takes to the track: Volkswagen driver Sébastien Ogier will be running as a guest entrant for customer sport team Prosperia C. Abt Racing in the ADAC GT Masters. The French Volkswagen driver, reigning champion in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and curr...

Mon May 19, 2014

Sparco reigns surpreme in Acores IRC Sparco reigns surpreme in Acores Sparco has celebrated another triumphant result in this season’s FIA European Rally Championship with a fine one-two in this weekend’s Rallye Açores. The Portuguese event, round five of this year’s 11 event championship, was won in style by the Ford Fiesta pairing of local her...

Peugeot-Hansen aim for success in Kent Peugeot Peugeot-Hansen aim for success in Kent After a brilliant debut event earlier this month in Portugal, Team Peugeot-Hansen head to England for the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, held at the famous Lydden Hill race circuit, often referred to as the 'home of rallycross'....

Sun May 18, 2014

What the drivers said IRC What the drivers said Bernardo Sousa/Hugo Magalhães, Kevin Abbring/Seb Marshall, Jean-Michel Raoux/Laurent Magat and ERC Junior winners Stéphane Lefebvre/Thomas Dubois attended the post-event press conference last night. A transcript follows. ...

Fortunes favour the brve on Acores IRC Fortunes favour the brve on Acores --- Sporting prizes as well as the usual trophies on SATA Rallye Acores --- Rally winner Bernardo Sousa wins the "For the Braves" prize --- Runner-up Kevin Abbring awarded the Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy ...

Another 1-2 for Skoda in APRC Skoda Another 1-2 for Skoda in APRC The works-assisted ŠKODA MRF team overcame the miserable conditions to claim another one-two at the second round of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC). European champions Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ/CZ) picked up their first win in the APRC in exotic New Caledonia, ...

Abbring narrowly misses victory Peugeot Abbring narrowly misses victory The island of Sao Miguel set the scene for an eventful weekend for the Peugeot Rally Academy's trio. Ireland's Craig Breen led after Day 1 but then retired, while Dutchman Kevin Abbring picked up the gauntlet to finish seconds short of first place as the 208 T16 collected...

Sata Acores, absolute thriller decider! IRC Sata Acores, absolute thriller decider! Bernardo Sousa has won round five of the FIA European Rally Championship following a dramatic final-stage showdown on SATA Rallye Açores today. Sousa, in a Pirelli-shod Ford Fiesta RRC, started the closing test leading Kevin Abbring by 5.1s. And with Eurosport and RTP Açores ...

Sat May 17, 2014

Sousa wins final stage showdown IRC Sousa wins final stage showdown As has happened before on the challenging and unpredictable gravel stages of the SATA Rallye Acores, the battle for victory went down to the very final stage. Ford Fiesta RRC driver Bernardo Sousa went into the last stage just five seconds ahead of Kevin Abbring in his Peugeot 20...

Sousa leads with 3 stages to go IRC Sousa leads with 3 stages to go --- Bernardo Sousa leads by nearly 20 seconds: three more stages left to go --- Kevin Abbring has an adventurous morning, nearly going off the road --- Eurosport televises the Tronqueira stage live, with spectacular action ...

ERC Junior opens road today IRC ERC Junior opens road today --- Six stages totalling 99 competitive kilometres will decide the rally --- Sousa leads overall, Lefebvre leads Junior standings --- ERC Junior series, in Azores for the first time, spots stars of the future ...

High drama day2 in Acores IRC High drama day2 in Acores The battle for victory on round five of the FIA European Rally Championship is tightly poised starting Saturday’s final six stages. Bernardo Sousa (Ford Fiesta RRC) leads SATA Rallye Açores following a dramatic day of serious competition in the mid-Atlantic but Kevin Abbring is f...

Sousa leads on his birthday IRC Sousa leads on his birthday Bernardo Sousa leads the SATA Rallye Acores on his 27th birthday Kevin Abbring forced to make roadside repairs but keeps second place Six stages remain before the rally finish tomorrow, two broadcast live ...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC P end - Sousa wins! @ 06:50 PM - First international championship rally win for Bernardos Sousa! Abbring did a slight mistake at stage start, took several seconds back again, you should have seen the Sousa onboards on the last part of the stage, sensational, not to say physically impossible!!!! Final results (after SS17)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Sousa/Magalhaes, Ford, 2h43m56s7;
2nd= Abbring/Marshall, Peugeot(T16), +6s2;
3rd= Raoux/Magat, Peugeot, +7m51s9;
4th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +9m18s8;
5th= Rego/Costa, Mitsubishi, +10m07s5;
6th= Teodosio/Teixeira, Mitsubishi, +10m11s2;
7th= Rodrigues/Rodrigues, Mitsubishi, +10m15s8;
8th= Tlustak/Skaloud, Skoda, +11m15s5;
9th= Vale/Medeiros, Subaru, +9m42s5;
10th= Lefebvre/Dubois, Peugeot(R2), +10m36s2

IRC P SS16 - Gryazin out from podium @ 05:55 PM - Gryazin got stuck in a ditch. The fight for the lead is now narrowed to just 5.1s with only one stage left - live on TV! Results after SS16:
1st= Sousa/Magalhaes, Ford, 2h26m16s2;
2nd= Abbring/Marshall, Peugeot(T16), +5s1;
3rd= Raoux/Magat, Peugeot, +6m49s2;
4th= Rego/Costa, Mitsubishi, +8m37s6;
5th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +8m42s;
6th= Rodrigues/Rodrigues, Mitsubishi, +9m10s7;
7th= Teodosio/Teixeira, Mitsubishi, +9m19s4;
8th= Tlustak/Skaloud, Skoda, +9m42s5;
9th= Vale/Medeiros, Subaru, +10m36s2;
10th= Lefebvre/Dubois, Peugeot(R2), +10m36s2

IRC P SS15 - Sousa has to fight @ 04:41 PM - Everything is wide open for the win. Sousa loses near 10sec, thinking he had a rear puncture. Though Abbring had his car in mud and the rear bumper missing. Results after SS15:
1st= Sousa/Magalhaes, Ford, 2h10m56s4;
2nd= Abbring/Marshall, Peugeot(T16), +9s3;
3rd= Gryazin/Eremeev, Ford(S2000), +2m13s9;
4th= Raoux/Magat, Peugeot, +6m09s6;
5th= Rego/Costa, Mitsubishi, +7m17s1;
6th= Rodrigues/Rodrigues, Mitsubishi, +7m45s5;
7th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +8m12s3;
8th= Teodosio/Teixeira, Mitsubishi, +8m25s8;
9th= Tlustak/Skaloud, Skoda, +8m33s1;
10th= Lefebvre/Dubois, Peugeot(R2), +9m23s9

IRC P SS14 - Superspecial @ 02:29 PM - Surprisingly even a short-ish superspecial turns the positions between 7th and 10th upside down. Results after SS14:
1st= Sousa/Magalhaes, Ford, 2h01m37s6;
2nd= Abbring/Marshall, Peugeot(T16), +19s1;
3rd= Gryazin/Eremeev, Ford(S2000), +2m06s1;
4th= Raoux/Magat, Peugeot, +5m56s5;
5th= Rego/Costa, Mitsubishi, +6m27s1;
6th= Rodrigues/Rodrigues, Mitsubishi, +7m04s7;
7th= Teodosio/Teixeira, Mitsubishi, +7m56s1;
8th= Tlustak/Skaloud, Skoda, +8m04s9;
9th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +8m06s4;
10th= Lefebvre/Dubois, Peugeot(R2), +8m06s4

IRC P SS13 - Abbring with 2 big spins @ 01:09 PM - Abbring the faster driver, but towards the end 2 spins, just before the finish in the water splash quite a bad one, too! At this rate we are going to have a thrilling fight to the very last stage. Results after SS13:
1st= Sousa/Magalhaes, Ford, 1h58m39s;
2nd= Abbring/Marshall, Peugeot(T16), +17s8;
3rd= Gryazin/Eremeev, Ford(S2000), +2m05s8;
4th= Raoux/Magat, Peugeot, +5m50s7;
5th= Rego/Costa, Mitsubishi, +6m19s3;
6th= Rodrigues/Rodrigues, Mitsubishi, +6m57s9;
7th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +7m53s1;
8th= Teodosio/Teixeira, Mitsubishi, +7m57s1;
9th= Tlustak/Skaloud, Skoda, +8m00s8;
10th= Lefebvre/Dubois, Peugeot(R2), +8m23s5

IRC P SS12 - day starts with havoc again! @ 11:49 AM - Like yesterday's 1st stage, drama all round. Lopes (7th) & Meireles (5th) did not start leg for problems. Magalhaes (4th) retired with suspected engine problems. Abbring (2nd) & Sousa (1st) both report engine problems, but Sousa thinks it might have to do with altitude. Results after SS12:
1st= Sousa/Magalhaes, Ford, 1h40m31s9;
2nd= Abbring/Marshall, Peugeot(T16), +10s7;
3rd= Gryazin/Eremeev, Ford(S2000), +1m39s4;
4th= Raoux/Magat, Peugeot, +5m11s2;
5th= Rego/Costa, Mitsubishi, +5m27s9;
6th= Rodrigues/Rodrigues, Mitsubishi, +5m42s6;
7th= Tlustak/Skaloud, Skoda, +6m49s9;
8th= Lefebvre/Dubois, Peugeot(R2), +7m09s8;
9th= Teodosic/Teixeira, Mitsubishi, +7m19s9;
10th= Consani/Vilmot, Peugeot, +7m24s5

Fri May 16, 2014

REMINDER: Eurosport Azores live TV IRC REMINDER: Eurosport Azores live TV Four stages of SATA Rallye Açores, round five of the FIA European Rally Championship,will be shown live simultaneously on Eurosport and RTP Açores. ...

City show signals start of Azores IRC City show signals start of Azores SATA Rallye Açores 2014 is go after the spectacular City Show in Ponta Delgada last night (Wednesday) signalled the start of round five of the FIA European Rally Championship. ...

A blind person to try rallying IRC A blind person to try rallying The Geko Ypres Rally kicks off in the evening of Thursday 19th June, with the traditional shakedown in Nieuwkerke. For the competitors of this top event of the FIA European Rally Championship it boils down to producing the fastest time with a view to clinching a good start positi...

Breen leds by just 0.9s! IRC Breen leds by just 0.9s! The Peugeot 208 T16 driver leads by just 0.9s after three stages Kajetan Kajetanwicz second after winning SS2 and the superspecial Road position crucial to tomorrow's action. ...

Breen leads mid-Atlantic ERC thriller IRC Breen leads mid-Atlantic ERC thriller There will be more serious competition ahead when leg one of SATA Rallye Açores resumes on Friday morning following a thrilling start to the spectacular FIA European Rally Championship counter today (Thursday). After the opening three stages, Craig Breen leads the gravel even...

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