Archive for the ‘Ford’ Category

That’s one expensive barbecue!

// Posted in Ford, WRC

M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson has revealed the cost of Mikko Hirvonen’s burnt out Fiesta RS WRC is beyond £400,000 (AU$718,000). “The financial implications to replace it are huge,” Wilson told wrc.com “You’re looking in excess of £400,000 and we don’t insure the rally cars, so that’s a big hit. “If you have a big crash […]

Mikko Hirvonen lights my fire

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Mikko Hirvonen’s Rally Italia came to an abrupt and fiery end last night after his M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC became engulfed in flames during a liaison stage. The Finn started the rally well, leading the event after Thursday night’s special stage. He had slipped just out of the top five the following day as […]

Jari-Matti Latvala wins 2014 Rally Argentina

It’s another belated WRC update, but this time we just wanted to make sure the rest of the field had crossed the line, such was the dominance shown by Jari-Matti Latvala en route to his second win for 2014. Latvala enjoyed a trouble-free event and finished almost 90 seconds ahead of Sebastien Ogier. But even […]

VIDEO: 11 minutes of Juha

Juha Kankkunen is rallying royalty. His four world championships (1986, 1987, 1991, 1993) and 23 rally wins (a record at the time) have earned him that honour. Here’s a fan made tribute video showcasing some of Kankkunen’s best work. You’ll enjoy the sights and sounds we’re sure and when you make it to the end […]

Sebastien Ogier wins 2014 Rally Portugal

Okay, so this update is bringing you news that’s a week old, but you get that from time to time with a blog that’s an unpaid labour of love rather than a full time gig. You’ve seen already, too, that Sebastien Ogier won Rally Portugal. It’s Volkswagen’s fourth win from four rallies in 2014. Coupled […]

Sebastien Ogier wins 2014 Rally Mexico

Clichés are usually so entrenched they cannot be avoided. In Rally Mexico three clichés became clear: 1. Sebastien Ogier wins rallies; 2. the winner in Mexico MUST wear a sombrero; and 3. Robert Kubica rolls rally cars. Business as usual, then, it would appear. Although, Ogier did have to overcome Citroën’s Mads Ostberg on Day […]

Stuff the local industry, just give us cheaper cars!

The Australian Automobile Association hasn’t wasted any time shedding tears for the demise of Australia’s car making industry. No, they’re starting the call for making our imported cars cheaper. To be fair the AAA has anointed itself to represent “the interests of all Australian motorists nationally and internationally” and so giving too much thought to […]

Jari-Matti Latvala wins 2014 Rally Sweden

Jari-Matti Latvala took a peek around the shadow of Sebastien Ogier by winning Rally Sweden on the weekend. It was a dominant result for Volkswagen with rising star Andreas Mikkelsen claiming second and his first WRC podium result. Defending Rally Sweden winner Ogier gave Volkswagen cause to hope for a clean sweep of the podium […]

2014 Bathurst 12 Hour photo gallery: Friday practice

Defending champions Erebus Motorsport have signaled their intentions with the #1 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 setting the fastest time in practice at the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour today. With Maro Engel behind the wheel his time of 2:04.4533 established a new lap record for a tintop car around Mount Panorama. Conditions were hot late in […]

VIDEO: Ken Block ‘Gymkhana Six GoPro Edition’

// Posted in Ford, Video

In November last year we got the latest installment of the Ken Block Gymkhana franchise. Now we’re being given another look at Gymkhana 6 through the eyes of GoPro cameras. And not just one camera, but dozens of the damn things. There must have been 10 or more fitted to Block’s Ford Fiesta alone, and […]

Sebastien Ogier wins 2014 Rallye Monte Carlo

Sebastien Ogier overcame a poor tyre choice on Day 1 to fight back and win the Rallye Monte Carlo in style, getting his world championship defence off to a near perfect start. To rack up his first Monte win Ogier had to reel in an impressive Bryan Bouffier in his first outing at the wheel […]

M-Sport ready to fly Ford flag in WRC

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M-Sport has revealed its new livery for the 2014 WRC season and while we do think the Fiesta RS WRC looks great in this predominantly dark blue colour scheme we’re pretty sure M-Sport would like a fair dinkum major sponsor. In the end we’re being told what a great job Castrol and Michelin do while […]

Robert Kubica already impressing M-Sport

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Robert Kubica’s move to full-time WRC driver is looking good according to his new team, M-Sport, who are impressed with his dedication. The 29-year-old Polish driver made a good impact last weekend after a winning debut with M-Sport in the European Rally Championship at the wheel of a Fiesta RRC (pictured above). Robert was competing […]