Archive for the ‘WRC’ Category

2014 Rally Australia in pictures

In our biggest WRC gallery yet—there’s 88 photos in all—here’s your chance to relive Rally Australia. If you’re a Volkswagen fan this might be one to bookmark becuase for the first time in their WRC existence the German juggernaut claimed a clean sweep of all three podium positions. Also taking a clean sweep were the […]

2015 WRC calendar announced

// Posted in WRC

The 2015 WRC calendar was announced at the recent FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting held in Beijing. It’s largely a carbon copy of this year’s calendar with the only change being the sensible swap with Rally Argentina and Rally Portugal, meaning the South American rally will follow after Rally Mexico. * Subject to Promotion […]

Sebastien Ogier wins 2014 Rally Australia

Sebastien Ogier led a dominant Volkswagen team to victory at Rally Australia on the weekend. Volkswagen drivers filled all three podium steps in order of seniority, with Jari-Matti Latvala finishing just 6.8 seconds behind Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen a bit over a minute further behind. With that Volkswagen successfully defended its manufacturers championship and in […]

Remembering Bjorn Waldegard

// Posted in WRC

While Rally Australia is in full swing its timely to remember the passing of Bjorn Waldegard, who in 1979 became the first official WRC champion. Waldegard died on 29 August at the age of 70. Judging by the number of tributes following Waldegard’s death he was a much loved member of the international motorsport community. Over […]

Chris Atkinson ready for Rally Australia challenge

In rallying terms it’s been a long time since Chris Atkinson was behind the wheel of the Hyundai i20 WRC, but he is very much looking forward to grabbing his opportunity at Rally Australia (11–14 September) with both hands. “There’s been a bit of a gap between events but that hasn’t stopped me before and […]

VIDEO: Tuthill Porsche 911 RGT at Rally Germany

In the lead up to Rally Germany the Tuthill Porsche 911 RGT caught our eye. So this video recap, featuring words from the car’s builder and driver, Richard Tuthill, was something we were very keen to see. We think you might like it too. An RGT Cup? With a fleet of 911 RGTs competing? Yeah, […]

2014 Rally Germany in pictures

WRC cars in aggressive tarmac trim, the stunning beauty of the Moselle Valley, as far as world class rallying goes, it doesn’t get much better than this. So strap yourself in and enjoy reliving Thierry Neuville’s maiden WRC victory. There’s some awesome photos in our latest rally installment; we hope you’ll like them.

2014 Rally Germany video highlights

Here’s around four and a half minutes of world class rally action recorded during the weekend’s Rally Germany. The event saw Thierry Neuville notch his first win for himself and his Hyundai team. We’ll have a photo gallery from the event online in the next few days, until then you ca enjoy this footage from […]

Thierry Neuville wins 2014 Rally Germany

Thierry Neuville has outlasted his competitors at Rally Germany to register his first WRC win and, of course, the first rally victory for Hyundai Motorsport as well. The 26-year-old Belgian was the fourth driver to take the lead on the tarmac roads of the Moselle wine region and the only one not to crash out […]

Tuthill Porsche 997 RGT to tackle Rally Germany

As well as the key WRC-spec machines at this weekend’s Rally Germany there will be another car attracting headlines. It’s this 997 Porsche 911 GT3 which has been built by Tuthill Porsche. The Porsche 997 RGT has, as its name suggests, been prepared in accordance with FIA WRC rules for GT cars. Business owner Richard […]

2014 Rally Finland in pictures

It seems to be the year of winning your home event. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg won their home grands prix in Formula 1. Now it’s Jari-Matti Latvala’s turn and he got to spray the champagne first after he won Rally Finland. Sebastien Ogier will be hoping he can do the same when Rally France […]

Jari-Matti Latvala wins 2014 Rally Finland

Jari-Matti Latvala has kept his faint WRC title hopes alive by scoring a hugely popular victory in Rally Finland. His 3.6 second winning margin over defending champ Sebastien Ogier doesn’t tell the full story. Ogier himself had to fight for P2 after Kris Meeke was very fast early and delivered on his undoubted potential to […]

2014 Rally Poland in pictures

While it’s true we have missed out on regular WRC updates you haven’t missed out on anything you couldn’t have guessed for yourself. And that’s Sebastien Ogier has won another rally and is well on the way to his second world championship. Also happy with his time in Poland was junior Volkswagen driver Andreas Mikkelesen […]

2014 Rally Italia in pictures

You may have noticed our WRC coverage has dropped off the radar for a bit, well in a mad panic before this weekend’s Rally Finland we’re going to bring you back up to speed. First, let’s take a look at Rally Italia, where we have assembled over 75 images from the four major teams for […]

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 […]