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Sat September 30, 2017

Preview Rally Liepaja IRC Preview Rally Liepaja The race to win the 2017 FIA European Rally Championship will go down to the wire in Latvia next week (6-8 October) when Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Bruno Magalhães face-off for title glory on Rally Liepāja. Magalhães, in a SEAJETS-backed ŠKODA, must cancel out a 24-point defic...

Spanish preview R5 driver quotes WRC Spanish preview R5 driver quotes FIESTA R5 PREVIEW QUOTES RALLY DE ESPAÑA M-Sport will field six Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta R5s at next weekend's RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España, three of which will compete in the WRC 2 category. Here's what they had to say ahead of the FIA World Rally Cham...

Ford M-Sport seek Spanish success

Citroen Spanish mix of gravel and tarmac

Fri September 29, 2017

Hyundai with new aero pack in Spain WRC Hyundai with new aero pack in Spain Hyundai Motorsport aims to get its 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) hopes back on track with a three-car entry into Rally de España, the 11th round of the 13-event season, next week. The team will field a new crew line-up for this mixed surface event with Drivers' ...

Huttunen joins Hyundai WRC Huttunen joins Hyundai Finnish driver Jari Huttunen will join the Hyundai Motorsport Driver development Program (HMDP) and compete at the wheel of a New Generation i20 R5 in 2018. The decision comes at the conclusion of a careful selection process, during which candidates had to prove not only their pa...

Thu September 28, 2017

Hyundai confirms 2 year deal with Mikkelsen WRC Hyundai confirms 2 year deal with Mikkelsen Hyundai Motorsport has today confirmed that Andreas Mikkelsen has signed a two-year deal to join the team for the 2018 and 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) seasons. Mikkelsen will compete in all rounds of the 2018 championship in a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, co-driven by f...

Sat September 23, 2017

Keith Cronin wins 4th BRC title General Keith Cronin wins 4th BRC title Irishman Keith Cronin and co-driver Mikie Galvin were crowned Prestone MSA British Rally Champions after a gruelling three days of action on the 138.com Rally Isle of Man (14-16 September). Cronin and Galvin in their DMACK-shod Ford Fiesta R5, clinched the championship for M-Spor...

WRC calendar 2018 confirmed WRC WRC calendar 2018 confirmed WRC Promoter has announced the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship calendar today (Thursday). The 13-round calendar marks the return of Turkey after a seven-year absence. It replaces Poland in the fixture list, which was approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Pari...

Sun September 17, 2017

2 new titles for Pirelli IRC 2 new titles for Pirelli Young drivers added two more titles to Pirelli's collection of championships this year at the Rally Roma Capitale: which counted towards the FIA European Rally Championship as well as the Italian Rally Championship. Tamara Molinaro claimed the ERC Ladies Trophy on home ter...

Gladiator Bouffier conquers Rome IRC Gladiator Bouffier conquers Rome Bryan Bouffier defeated Kajetan Kajetanowicz by 0.3s in a thrilling final-stage shootout for FIA European Rally Championship glory in Italy today. Bouffier started the closing 11.75-kilometre test on Rally di Roma Capitale trailing the double European champion by 0.5s, but went q...

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IRC I SS12 - End @ 01:19 PM - What an exciting battle. In the last stage the lead changes again - for the 5th time in the last 7 stages. And Bouffier wins by just 0.3s. Final results (after SS12)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, 2h02m16s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +0s3;
3rd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +57s9;
4th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +1m18s3;
5th= Tempestini/Itu, Citroen, +1m55s4;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +2m10s4;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m25s5;
8th= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +2m55s6;
9th= S.Consani/Salmon, Ford, +3m17s2;
10th= di Cosimo/Francescucci, Skoda, +4m21s9

IRC I SS11 @ 12:33 AM - And the lead changes yet again with only one stage to go. Surprisingly in that battle Suarez wins the stage. Results after SS11:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h55m37s4;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +0s5;
3rd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +52s6;
4th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +1m10s8;
5th= Tempestini/Itu, Citroen, +1m46s8;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +2m03s;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m15s;
8th= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +2m54s3;
9th= S.Consani/Salmon, Ford, +3m12s5;
10th= di Cosimo/Francescucci, Skoda, +4m10s4

IRC I SS10 @ 11:59 AM - Longest stage, damp in places. Bouffier retakes lead from Kajto, but only by 0.4s. Results after SS10:
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, 1h50m31s8;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +0s4;
3rd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +53s8;
4th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +1m05s3;
5th= Tempestini/Itu, Citroen, +1m41s4;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +1m59s7;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +2m09s9;
8th= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +2m52s4;
9th= S.Consani/Salmon, Ford, +3m08s9;
10th= di Cosimo/Francescucci, Skoda, +4m03s1

IRC I SS9 @ 09:51 AM - Kajto and Bouffier only 0.2s apart on this stage. Gryazin passes Consani. Results after SS9:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h30m01s8;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +3s3;
3rd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +40s1;
4th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +54s6;
5th= Tempestini/Itu, Citroen, +1m29s4;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +1m34s3;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m47s2;
8th= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +2m24s6;
9th= S.Consani/Salmon, Ford, +2m25s4;
10th= di Cosimo/Francescucci, Skoda, +3m23s

IRC I SS8 @ 09:01 AM - Shortest stage of the day. Kajto extends lead by 1sec. Strong 2nd fastest stage time for Suarez, while his team mate Lopez retired the stage before with power steering issues. Results after SS8:
1st= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, 1h23m16s7;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +3s1;
3rd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +34s2;
4th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +47s7;
5th= Tempestini/Itu, Citroen, +1m12s8;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +1m22s4;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m36s6;
8th= S.Consani/Salmon, Ford, +2m10s;
9th= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +2m16s7;
10th= di Cosimo/Francescucci, Skoda, +3m07s5

Sat September 16, 2017

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IRC I SS6 - Day2 - Lukyanuk out @ 07:34 PM - Lukyanuk crashed out of the lead (crew OK) and Bouffier moves from 3rd to the new leader. Magalhaes also moves past Grzyb. However after Lukyanuk there will be notional times. Results after day2 (SS6):
1st= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, 56m41s4;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +7s;
3rd= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +25s5;
4th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +36s9;
5th= Tempestini/Itu, Citroen, +38s4;
6th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +58s2;
7th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +1m02s8;
8th= S.Consani/Salmon, Ford, +1m11s;
9th= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +1m46s5;
10th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +1m52s4

IRC I SS5 @ 06:09 PM - Lukyanuk extends lead. Kajto just edges ahead of Bouffier for 2nd. And Magalhaes manages to pass Tempestini for 5ht. Gryazin loses oil at stage end. Results after SS5:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 41m16s4;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +8s4;
3rd= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +10s3;
4th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +22s1;
5th= Magalhaes/Maglahaes, Skoda, +26s9;
6th= Tempestini/Itu, Citroen, +28s7;
7th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +39s9;
8th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +44s;
9th= S.Consani/Salmon, Ford, +55s4;
10th= R.Consani/Chiappe, Peugeot, +1m08s9

IRC I SS4 @ 02:09 PM - SS3 cancelled after 2 cars, giving Bouffier a 4sec advantage. In SS4 Lopez stopped with tech problems, so both works Peugeots out. Gryazin lost time with a front differential issue. Results after SS4:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 32m59s2;
2nd= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +4s4;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +5s3;
4th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +15s5;
5th= Tempestini/Itu, Citroen, +19s2;
6th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +21s6;
7th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +26s4;
8th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +31s4;
9th= S.Consani/Salmon, Ford, +41s6;
10th= Dumas/Giraudet, Porsche, +47s5

IRC I SS2 @ 11:28 AM - Lukyanuk wins stage. Suarez out after an accident. Both Toyota GT86 retire. SS3 is cancelled after accident Prince Albert von T&T blocks the road. Results after SS2:
1st= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, 10m10s9;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1s7;
3rd= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +4s6;
4th= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +5s;
5th= Lopez/Rozada, Peugeot, +5s1;
6th= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, +5s5;
7th= Tempestini/Itu, Citroen, +7s8;
8th= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +10s1;
9th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +11s4;
10th= Habaj/Dymurski, Ford, +14s4

Fri September 15, 2017

NEWS JUST IN

IRC I SS1 - Day1 @ 07:03 PM - This rally did not start with a rally stage, but with a tiny autotest slalom on a car park. Results after day1 (SS1):
1st= Gryazin/Fedorov, Skoda, 1m47s9;
2nd= Cerny/Cernohorski, Skoda, +0s1;
3rd= Grzyb/Wrobel, Skoda, +0s7;
4th= Lukyanuk/Arnautov, Ford, +1s3;
5th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +1s9;
6th= Magalhaes/Magalhaes, Skoda, +2s;
7th= Bouffier/Panseri, Ford, +2s2;
8th= Lopez/Rozada, Peugeot, +2s5;
9th= Suarez/Carrera, Peugeot, +2s7;
10th= Tempestini/Itu, Citroen, +3s1

Mon September 11, 2017

Rally di Roma Capitale preview IRC Rally di Roma Capitale preview The FIA European Rally Championship is heading to unchartered territory next week (14-17 September) when Rally di Roma Capitale hosts the all-action series for the first time. And with two rounds remaining, the battle for ERC title glory is finely poised ahead of this exciting ev...

Tue September 5, 2017

Citroen confirms drivers for Catalunya Citroen Citroen confirms drivers for Catalunya After a six-week break, the World Rally Championship returns to action with the RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España (5-8 October). ---- Three C3 WRCs have been entered for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team. They will be driven by Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle, Stéphane Lefe...

Hyundai adjusts WRC driver line up WRC Hyundai adjusts WRC driver line up Hyundai Motorsport has made an adjustment to its crew line-up for the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship with Norwegian driver Andreas Mikkelsen joining the team for Rally de España, alongside Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo. Mikkelsen will compete in all three remaining rounds...

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