Archive for the ‘WRC’ Category

Sebastien Ogier wins 2015 Rally Sweden

Sebastien Ogier won Rally Sweden on the weekend, but this was not just any rally win. It was one of the most exciting finales to a WRC event we have been lucky enough to see. And the final deciding stage was live on television. Going into the last special stage, a power stage offering bonus […]

2015 Rally Sweden preview

// Posted in Video, WRC

Rally Sweden will be held this weekend. It’s the only genuine snow and ice event on the WRC calendar and with that comes unique technical requirements and driving methods for the teams and drivers. After the break we’ve assembled a few preview clips to bring you up to speed on what to expect this weekend.

Toyota confirms return to WRC in 2017

// Posted in Toyota, WRC

Toyota has officially confirmed it will be returning to the World Rally Championship in 2017. Its new rally weapon of choice will be the Yaris WRC, featured here in special launch livery. Testing of the Yaris WRC has been underway in Europe for some time. Toyota’s commitment will now increase following this announcement and will […]

Sebastien Ogier wins 2015 Rallye Monte Carlo

The Volkswagen Polo R WRC may have a new look but it’s still the dominant force in world rallying as the team’s record-breaking clean sweep of the podium at the Rallye Monte Carlo proved. Sebastien Ogier again showed he will be the man to beat in 2015, taking victory by almost one minute ahead of […]

Citroën launches 2015-spec DS3 WRC

Citroën has unveiled its 2015-spec DS3 WRC which will be earning its money this weekend when Rallye Monte Carlo is underway. The most successful rally pairing of all time, Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, will be making a one-off appearance for Citroën and they have been designated as one of the two crews who can […]

Volkswagen unveils 2015 Polo R WRC

Vokswagen’s WRC title defence starts next week when Rallye Monte Carlo gets underway and this is the car they will be using. The most immediate change is the new livery, but underneath the skin the second-gen Polo R WRC has been given a thorough going over. The most notable technical change for 2015 is the […]

M-Sport launches 2015 WRC livery

// Posted in Ford, WRC

M-Sport will be tackling the 2015 WRC season with one of the most youngest driver line ups in the field. Elfyn Evans returns to follow his rookie season with M-Sport and will be joined by Estonian Ott Tanak. Both drivers have shown good pace on the WRC stage, but neither has much experience. Maybe that’s […]

Hayden Paddon keeps his job with Hyundai

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon will extend his WRC career with Hyundai Motorsport in 2015 driving a minimum of nine rallies. In 2014 the 27-year-old and co-driver John Kennard competed in six WRC events, with a best result of P6 in Rally Australia. “I am very excited to continue working with Hyundai Motorsport with an expanded […]

2015 WRC calendar confirmed

// Posted in WRC

The FIA World Motor Sport Council approved the 2015 WRC calendar last week. As usual the WRC season starts with Rallye Monte Carlo, to be held on the last weekend in January. Rally Australia maintains its mid-September date and the 13-race calender ends in Great Britain in mid-November. Check out the calendar in full after […]

Mads Ostberg keeps job with Citroën

Mads Ostberg will remain with Citroën Racing next year, meaning the French outfit will continue with the same driver lineup as this year. Also making a one-off appearance at Rallye Monte Carlo will be nine-time world champ Sebastien Loeb. “I’m very happy to be able to keep working with the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World […]

Sebastien Loeb to make one-off Monte comeback

Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena will be making a one-off return to the WRC by taking part in the 2015 Rallye Monte Carlo. Under the guise of promotion for Citroën’s DS brand the seven-time winners of the event have been nominated, along with Kris Meeke, to score championship points for Citroën’s WRC manufacturer’s title campaign. […]

Kris Meeke keeps his job with Citroën

Put Kris Meeke in a rally car and you’ll soon learn he has raw pace. Consistency is where Meeke struggles and, of course, he’s partial to the odd spectacular crash. Yet, after his full WRC season in a top team he has progressed enough to keep his job. And that’s good news for the WRC, […]

Thank you Mikko

Mikko Hirvonen retired from the WRC after Wales Rally GB. Via his personal YouTube channel he’s released this thank you video, which includes footage from his final rally and a few short interviews with his colleagues and competitors. One of the nice guys is leaving one of world motorsport’s best most exhilarating categories. Let’s refelect […]