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Sat November 29, 2014

Colin McRae Trophy of the year winner IRC Colin McRae Trophy of the year winner Kevin Abbring’s FIA European Rally Championship campaign ended on a high in more ways than one. Not only did the Peugeot Rally Academy driver finish third overall on Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse, he was also declared the Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy Driver of the Year. ...

ERC Junior Champion thanks Peugeot Peugeot ERC Junior Champion thanks Peugeot Stéphane Lefebvre acknowledged the support of the Peugeot Rally Academy after he won the inaugural FIA ERC Junior Championship crown in Corsica*. ...

IRC Estonia is ERC rally of the year

Citroen Al Qassimi wins MERC title by 0.3sec!

Fri November 28, 2014

Hyundai's year in facts WRC Hyundai's year in facts For the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team, the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship has been full of highlights, memories and firsts. The team has made a positive impact in its maiden season, bravely carrying out a comprehensive year of development with the Hyundai i20 WRC in the very ...

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...

Mon November 24, 2014

Basically all drivers fix for WRC 2015 WRC Basically all drivers fix for WRC 2015 The silly season has not been very silly, really. All drivers are basically fixed. I say basically, as some are not officially confirmed yet. But now that Citroen announced the return of Sébastien Loeb for Monte Carlo as a one off start, and Citroen stating the second DS3 WRC wil...

M-Sport confirms Evans & Tänak Ford M-Sport confirms Evans & Tänak M-Sport is pleased to confirm that Ott Tänak will partner Elfyn Evans next year as the team field one of the FIA World Rally Championship's (WRC) most exciting young teams. As two of the WRC's most gifted youngsters, M-Sport is motivated by the pairing's potential and...

Safari 2015 entries filling up already General Safari 2015 entries filling up already The bi-annual East African Safari Classic Rally for cars built before the end of 1978 is next due to run in November 2015. Already forty-nine confirmed entries have been received for the sixty places available on the starting list. With a new route covering some 4,000 kilometres ...

Loeb confirmed for Monte 2015 Citroen Loeb confirmed for Monte 2015 Nine-time World Rally Champions and seven-time winners of the Rallye Monte-Carlo, Sébast ien Loeb and Daniel Elena are to return to competive action in a DS 3 WRC at the Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening round of the 2015 World Rally Championship. This one-off appearance, at the mo...

Wed November 19, 2014

Why new codriver for Stéphane Lefebvre General Why new codriver for Stéphane Lefebvre This is a bit of an unusual report. You may have noticed that Stéphane Prevot navigated for double Junoir Champion Stéphane Lefebvre in Wales Rally GB. This could (and did) lead to a lot of speculation. Now this is a translated piece from a Facebook friend - navigator Thomas Dubo...

Citroen confirms Kris Meeke for 2015 Citroen Citroen confirms Kris Meeke for 2015 Third in the Junior WRC with Citroën in 2005 and winner of the IRC in 2009, Kris Meeke competed in his first rallies with the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team in 2013. This season, the Brit play a major part in Citroën securing second place in the Manufacturers' World...

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...

Grand national wows rally fans WRC Grand national wows rally fans One of the many major attractions of last weekend's hugely successful Wales Rally GB (13-16 November) was the star-studded National Rally, which ran alongside the FIA World Rally Championship main event. Using the same legendary stages in the Welsh forests, it attracted a...

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...

Sun November 9, 2014

Mouton, Saby, Nicolas share T16 party Peugeot Mouton, Saby, Nicolas share T16 party Stéphane Lefebvre and Thomas Dubois steered their Peugeot Rally Academy-liveried Peugeot 208 R2 to their second international title of the season, while Kevin Abbring and Sebastian Marshall concluded their 2014 campaign on a high note with third place in Corsica at the wheel of t...

JRM Subaru dominates at Tour de Corse Subaru JRM Subaru dominates at Tour de Corse JRM's Gp N Subaru WRX STI underlined its position as the fastest car in the FIA European Rally Championship's Production Car Cup after dominating the category at this weekend's Tour de Corse. Keith Cronin, the three-time British Rally Champion, guided JRM's int...

Success for Kopecky in China Skoda Success for Kopecky in China It’s a day of celebration for ŠKODA: the driving duo Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ/CZ) have put the icing on the cake of an outstanding season with a win at the final event in China. By winning the “China Rally Longyou”, the Czech automobile manufacturer concludes the FIA Asia-Pa...

Sat November 8, 2014

Sarrazin wins stunning ERC finale IRC Sarrazin wins stunning ERC finale There were celebrations aplenty on the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship finale in Corsica today when Stéphane Sarrazin became the ninth different winner from 11 rounds following a thrilling battle for top spot with fellow French Ford Fiesta RRC driver Bryan Bouffier. Whil...

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IRC F end (SS11) @ 03:35 PM - Sarrazin wins Tour de Corse, his first international championship rally win. Everybody else has got through this demanding stage too and seems thrilled. Final results (after SS19)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Sarrazin/Renucci, Ford, 2h36m48s4;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +18s9;
3rd= Abbring/Marshall, Peugeot(T16), +1m38s2
4th= Camilli/Veillas, Peugeot, +2m24s1;
5th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +5m41s9;
6th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot(T16), +6m29s9;
7th= Leandri/Gordon, Ford, +7m33s5;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +7m51s3;
9th= Guglielmi/Vesperini, Renault, +10m19s;
=10th= Reuche/Deriaz, Renault, +13m21s

IRC F SS10 @ 02:40 PM - Bouffier had a spin trying to attack Sarrazin. This probably ends his chances. Maurin from 5th did not start this stage for unknown reasons. Results after SS10:
1st= Sarrazin/Renucci, Ford, 2h19m19s8;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +24s4;
3rd= Abbring/Marshall, Peugeot(T16), +1m29s2
4th= Camilli/Veillas, Peugeot, +2m08s7;
5th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +4m59s4;
6th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot(T16), +5m57s7;
7th= Leandri/Gordon, Ford, +6m51s6;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +6m58s2;
9th= Guglielmi/Vesperini, Renault, +9m14s5;
=10th= Reuche/Deriaz, Renault, +12m00s1

IRC F SS9 @ 10:45 AM - Bouufier says he attacks, but Sarrazin still managed to snatch a second away from him. Cronin in gN lead and edge of top10 has an off. Results after SS9:
1st= Sarrazin/Renucci, Ford, 2h07m58s6;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +13s6;
3rd= Abbring/Marshall, Peugeot(T16), +1m19s8;
4th= Camilli/Veillas, Peugeot, +1m49s6;
5th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +2m31s3;
6th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +4m32s3;
7th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot(T16), +5m19s;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +6m04s4;
9th= Leandri/Gordon, Ford, +6m11s5;
=10th= Guglielmi/Vesperini, Renault, +8m20s

IRC F SS8 @ 09:14 AM - Sarrazin extends lead. Breen had to spot for boars. Kajetanowicz does not appear to have started the stage after his previous double puncture. Results after SS8:
1st= Sarrazin/Renucci, Ford, 1h50m27s1;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +12s4;
3rd= Abbring/Marshall, Peugeot(T16), +58s5;
4th= Camilli/Veillas, Peugeot, +1m39s3;
5th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +2m28s6;
6th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +3m43s6;
7th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot(T16), +4m38s3;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +5m08s2;
9th= Leandri/Gordon, Ford, +5m34s2;
=10th= Guglielmi/Vesperini, Renault, +7m14s5

IRC F SS7 @ 08:08 AM - Longest stage of the day, but only run once as transfer stage between the south and Ajaccio. Strange stage for re-starters, Breen & Kajetanowicz re-starting for day points for 3rd in championship, both suffer punctures. Results after SS7:
1st= Sarrazin/Renucci, Ford, 1h39m01s3;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +4s9;
3rd= Abbring/Marshall, Peugeot(T16), +46s4;
4th= Camilli/Veillas, Peugeot, +1m17s6;
5th= Maurin/Klinger, Ford, +2m20s;
6th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +3m08s1;
7th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Peugeot(T16), +3m47s8;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +4m26s4;
9th= Leandri/Gordon, Ford, +4m54s7;
=10th= Guglielmi/Vesperini, Renault, +6m20s5

Fri November 7, 2014

Thrilling battle on ERC Corsica IRC Thrilling battle on ERC Corsica Flying Frenchmen Stéphane Sarrazin and Bryan Bouffier will embark on the final leg of Giru di Corsica-Tour de Corse just 1.7 seconds apart following a thrilling start to the FIA European Rally Championship season-closer. ...

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...

On Mikko Hirvonen retirement WRC On Mikko Hirvonen retirement For sure you have heard the news by now, that Mikko Hirvonen ends his career after Wales Rally GB. But rallying is in his blood, maybe it is not a retirment forever. I already know of news that Mikko has made enquiries in starting the Tour of Mull in Great Britain 2015 in a Ford ...

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...

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