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Sun October 27, 2013

Kubica secures WRC2 title Citroen Kubica secures WRC2 title Robert Kubica and Maciek Baran dominated on tarmac and then controlled from the front on gravel to take their fifth win of the year at Rally de España. The Pole thus claimed the FIA WRC2 crown at the end of a perfect season, which he will conclude at the wheel of a DS3 WRC at nex...

GroupN victory for Benito Guerra Mitsubishi GroupN victory for Benito Guerra Mexico's Benito Guerra flanked by Spanish co-driver Borja Rozada drove a strong event from start to finish, proving his speed on both gravel and Tarmac at Rally de España this weekend. He navigated his Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X expertly through the stages to ...

Ford Neuville recovers to 4th

WRC Volkswagen are World Champions

Citroen Hirvonen claims podium

Skoda Wiegand forced out of podium place

Peugeot In the spotlight: Paolo Andreucci

Peugeot Lefebvre to underline potential in CH

IRC Kornel Lukacs turns to Production Car

IRC Bessenyey back to racing

Sat October 26, 2013

Q&A: Eric Balondrade-Salitti IRC Q&A: Eric Balondrade-Salitti Team Renault Sport Technologies will complete its maiden campaign in the FIA European Rally Championship in Switzerland next month. Team manager Eric Balondrade-Salitti spoke to www.fiaerc.com about the 2013 season so far. ...

Saintélog wants full ERC campaign 2014 Peugeot Saintélog wants full ERC campaign 2014 Having just fallen short in its efforts to prevent ŠKODA Motorsport’s Jan Kopecký from claiming the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship*, Saintéloc Racing will be vying to go one better in 2014 when it embarks on what it hopes will be a full programme of events. ...

Kopecky with most ERC stage wins IRC Kopecky with most ERC stage wins With only 18 stages left to run in this year’s FIA European Rally Championship, Jan Kopecký will end the season as the fastest driver based on the number of fastest stage times set. ...

North Wales welcomes the WRC stars WRC North Wales welcomes the WRC stars The north Wales resorts of Conwy and Llandudno are gearing up to host spectacular welcome parties when the new-look Wales Rally GB comes to town next month (14-17 November). Thursday evening's Ceremonial Start to the final round of the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship wi...

Wed October 23, 2013

Pyrame goes globetrotting in ERC IRC Pyrame goes globetrotting in ERC While Toshi Arai flew in from Japan to take part on Rallye Sanremo last week, Alain Pyrame travelled from Guadeloupe in the Caribbean to make his FIA European Rally Championship debut. ...

ERC Production winner looks ahead IRC ERC Production winner looks ahead Andreas Aigner celebrated winning the FIA ERC Production Car Cup title by looking ahead… to the next round of the European championship in Switzerland. ...

Party already started for Bessenyey General Party already started for Bessenyey Zoltán Bessenyey was already in party mode when he learned that he’d become FIA ERC 2WD champion for 2013 on Rallye Sanremo last week*. ...

Bonnefis hopes for Renault/ERC return IRC Bonnefis hopes for Renault/ERC return Germain Bonnefis hopes to bounce back from injury by returning to the FIA European Rally Championship with Team Renault Sport Technologies next season. ...

Good bye Joginder Singh General Good bye Joginder Singh It was with great sadness that the organisers and sponsors of the Kenya Airways Safari Classic Rally learnt of the death of Joginder Singh in London on October 20th. As recently as 2007, Joginder was the patron of the Safari Classic for that year. He met all the competitors, flag...

Mon October 21, 2013

Security and the Safari General Security and the Safari In the immediate aftermath of the events at the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, the Safari organisers sent out a letter to all the competitors and this is the text of that letter :- ...

Star-studded entry for Wales Rally GB WRC Star-studded entry for Wales Rally GB This year’s new-look Wales Rally GB has attracted a bumper, star-studded entry. Now restored to its traditional position as the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and based at a new home in north Wales, next month’s showpiece event (14-17 November) will feat...

Wiegand aiming for podium in Spain Skoda Wiegand aiming for podium in Spain ŠKODA driver Sepp Wiegand and his co-driver Frank Christian want to be riding high in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), and are setting their sights on a podium finish once again in the rally taking place in Spain from 25 to 27 October. If successful, this promising German ...

First time success for new tyres IRC First time success for new tyres Leading companies Michelin and Yokohama both unleashed new tyres on Rallye Sanremo, the penultimate round of the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship. ...

Rally Liepaja stays for 3 more years IRC Rally Liepaja stays for 3 more years Latvia will host a round of the FIA European Rally Championship for a three-year period from 2014 following the signing of a major agreement between the organisers of Rally Liepāja and ERC promoter Eurosport Events. ...

Valais ERC finale gets close IRC Valais ERC finale gets close With less than a month to go before the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship concludes on Rallye International du Valais, the excitement continues to grow ahead of the Swiss event. ...

Sat October 19, 2013

Ford & Ken Block fight for US title Ford Ford & Ken Block fight for US title Ford Fiesta starts Rally America’s final national championship event this weekend at Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) with four championships in sight. For Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino, three consecutive victories have put them in contention to clinch their first Rally Amer...

Qatar M-Sport's Super Six Ford Qatar M-Sport's Super Six As the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) ventures to the only true mixed-surface event of the season at RallyRACC Rally de España, Qatar M-Sport will showcase six Ford Fiestas on the combination stages. The Ford Fiesta RS WRCs of Mads Østberg, Evgeny Novikov, Nasser Al-Attiyah a...

Full menu in Catalunya Citroen Full menu in Catalunya The penultimate round of the 2013 World Championship, Rally Catalunya serves up an extremely varied menu to the competitors taking part. With the rally including night and day stages, on tarmac and gravel, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team crews will need to produce so...

Double in sight WRC Double in sight The confetti cannons have already gone off once. But now Volkswagen could pull off its next coup in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Having won the Drivers' and Co-Drivers' Championships* in France, the factory team from Wolfsburg could now also clinch the manufact...

Tue October 15, 2013

Kubica switches to WRCar for GB Citroen Kubica switches to WRCar for GB After a highly successful season in their DS3 RRC, Robert Kubica and his co-driver Maciek Baran will compete in the top-flight category at the final round of the world championship. Thanks to the support of Citroën Racing and Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, they will line up at the sta...

Mon October 14, 2013

Sainz thrills in San Marino General Sainz thrills in San Marino The Spaniards Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya in their Polo R WRC were among the big names at the eleventh Rallylegend in San Marino. The two-time world champions headed the line-up of legends tackling the stages in front of more than 70,000 enthusiastic spectators....

ERC 2WD title for Bessenyey IRC ERC 2WD title for Bessenyey Civic Type R R3 driver Zoltan Bessenyey and co-driver Yulianna Nyirfas were celebrating this weekend after clinching the 2013 European Rally Championship 2WD driver and co-driver titles. Despite not appearing in the Rally Sanremo, Kornél Lukács, their closest rival in the Champio...

Al Qassimi takes podium in Cyprus Citroen Al Qassimi takes podium in Cyprus Khalid Al-Qassimi and Scott Martin finished as runners-up at the Cyprus Rally to keep up their uninterrupted run of podium-finishes in the Middle East Rally Championship. The Abu Dhabi Citroën World Rally Team crew provided much of the race's excitement in their DS3 RRC, clai...

Al Attiyah wins his 9th MERC title Ford Al Attiyah wins his 9th MERC title Last weekend saw Nasser Al-Attiyah secure his ninth FIA Middle East Rally Championship with a dominant victory at the 2013 Cyprus Rally. Winning all but one of the 17 stages, the Qatari put in a flawless performance behind the wheel of his Ford Fiesta RRC. ...

Sat October 12, 2013

Peugeot claims rally and Italian title Peugeot Peugeot claims rally and Italian title The 2013 Rallye Sanremo turned out to be a drama-packed and highly emotional roller-coaster ride! The Peugeot Rally Academy lost Jérémi Ancian on SS3, and an 'off' on Day 1 forced his team-mate Craig Breen to make use of the 'Rally2' ruling. Peugeot Italy's Pa...

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