Archive for the ‘WRC’ Category

The wheels are falling off

Jari-Matti Latvala won Rally Portugal on the weekend, rounding out a dominant 1-2-3 clean sweep for Volkswagen. We’ll get to that another time. Until then, another Jari made headlines with his spectacular aerial work. Watch Jari Ketomaa launch his Ford Fiesta high into the sky. That was the good part. It soon turned very bad […]

2015 Rally Mexico in pictures

We’re just three races into the 2015 WRC season and dual world champion Sebastien Ogier already has a commanding lead in the drivers’ championship. Here’s a pictorial look back at how he conquered the dust and gravel in Rally Mexico. It’s okay, unlike Sebastien, we give all of his main rivals equal time in the […]

VIDEO: Ott Tanak’s Rally Mexico crash

If you haven’t yet seen Ott Tanak’s crash from Rally Mexico then put your floaties on and get ready to get wet! The 27-year-old Estonian crashed out on SS03 and the off itself wasn’t so spectacular, it was only after he had gently rolled into the water that things became dramatic. It was actually a […]

Sebastien Ogier wins 2015 Rally Mexico

It’s time to dust off your sombrero and grab a Corona from the fridge because Sebastien Ogier has won Rally Mexico for the third year in a row. Before the event the reigning world champion said it would be difficult to manage a podium finish due to regulations seeing him running first on the road, […]

2015 Rally Sweden in pictures

Well, whaddya know, time flies when you’re having fun and Rally Mexico is almost upon us. By the barest of margins here’s your chance to check out the ice cool pics from Rally Sweden, which was one of the most exciting WRC events we’ve ever seen. Let’s hope Rally Mexico provides as much entertainment and […]

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 […]