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Tue February 21, 2017

Key timings for Acores Airline Rallye IRC Key timings for Acores Airline Rallye Excitement is building as the closing date for entries for the opening round of the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship looms. Competitors aiming to contest the Azores Airlines Rallye from 30 March-1 April have until 2 March to enter. While there is a final closing date for entr...

Famous Five - tyre war in BRC General Famous Five - tyre war in BRC The 2017 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship is set to be one of the most eagerly-anticipated and close-fought seasons in the championship's history. Not only will it be a battle between crews and marques - adding to the warfare are five tyre manufacturing giants who are ...

General Hyundai Motorsport enters circuit racing

Mon February 13, 2017

Peugeot returns to the ERC Peugeot Peugeot returns to the ERC Interest in the FIA European Rally Championship continues to strengthen with confirmation of the Peugeot Rally Academy’s eagerly anticipated return to the all-action series for 2017. Newcomer Pepe Lopez, 21, will contest the new ERC Junior U28 Championship – his prize for winn...

Peugeot Juniors focus on ERC Peugeot Peugeot Juniors focus on ERC From 208 Rally Cup glory to PEUGEOT RALLY ACADEMY fame, there is just one step… In parallel to the 2017 edition of its single-make series which showcases the PEUGEOT 208R2 in France, Peugeot Sport's involvement in rallying this year will also mark a return to FIA European Ral...

Sun February 12, 2017

Breen achieves target Citroen Breen achieves target Craig Breen and Scott Martin finished fifth in their Citroën C3 WRC, meeting the target set for them at this year's Rally Sweden. Meanwhile, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle put their first points on the board in finishing fourth in the Power Stage, whilst also ensuring both Citroën...

Hyundai Sweden day3 report WRC Hyundai Sweden day3 report Hyundai Motorsport has completed the second round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a fourth-placed finish for Dani Sordo and Power Stage points for Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon. The team started Sunday knowing that it had once again missed out on an o...

Tidemand takes home win with Skoda Skoda Tidemand takes home win with Skoda ŠKODA works driver Pontus Tidemand (S) thrilled thousands of his compatriots in taking an acclaimed home victory in WRC 2 at the Rally Sweden. Having missed out on victory by a whisker last year, the 26-year-old and co-driver Jonas Andersson (S) dominated this time out at the onl...

Wed February 8, 2017

SRT plots 3-car ERC bid Skoda SRT plots 3-car ERC bid Top Latvian team Sports Racing Technologies (SRT) will enter three ŠKODA Fabia R5s in this year’s FIA European Rally Championship. After guiding Ralfs Sirmacis to outright wins on the Acropolis, Estonia and Liepāja rallies last season, SRT has confirmed that the rising Latvi...

ERC Junior remains Opel's No.1 choice IRC ERC Junior remains Opel's No.1 choice The importance of the role performed by the FIA ERC Junior Championship in developing future champions has been underlined by confirmation that Opel Motorsport will contest the series for a fourth season running in 2017, entering a three-car line-up of rallying talents in the new...

Home race for Skoda's Tidemand Skoda Home race for Skoda's Tidemand ŠKODA works duo Pontus Tidemand/Jonas Andersson go in search of victory at their home round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2) with the distinction of being named Sweden’s motorsport athlete of the year. The duo will be out to continue ŠKODA’s successful start to the 201...

Sat February 4, 2017

Many surprises in MERC round1 General Many surprises in MERC round1 There may have been a small entry in this year's QMMF Qatar International Rally, but it didn't detract from one of the most exciting ever final days of a round of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship. Qatar's talented youngster Rashed Al-Naimi and new Portugues...

Winter sports for the Citroen C3 WRC Citroen Winter sports for the Citroen C3 WRC For the second round of the season, the FIA World Rally Championship competitors will be tackling the only full winter event on the calendar. On the frozen, snow-covered roads of Rally Sweden, Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle and Craig Breen/Scott Martin will be hoping to slide the Citroën ...

Hyundai aims to fight back in Sweden WRC Hyundai aims to fight back in Sweden Hyundai Motorsport is ready to repeat its rally-leading pace from the opening round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), as the team prepares to tackle round two, Rally Sweden, next week (8-11 February). The Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC made an impressive debut in Monte-C...

M-Sport chasing success in Sweden Ford M-Sport chasing success in Sweden Chasing success on the snow-covered stages of Rally Sweden, M-Sport's Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs will take to the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship next week. After securing victory at the opening round of the season, the team are quietly confident o...

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