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A fresh approach to Power Stages

A fresh approach to Power Stages

The format of Power Stages is a big talking point at the moment in WRC circles. In Greece, the Power Stage which begins at 1:56pm is 30.14km in length. Sébastien Ogier, Mads Ostberg, Mikko Hirvonen and Evgeny Novikov will all...
‘Power Stages’ to stay in 2013

‘Power Stages’ to stay in 2013

Power Stages will continue to be a feature of the world championship in 2013, although the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) has made detail changes to the concept. From next season, Power Stages will need to exceed 15km in length...
SS15: No problems for Hirvonen!

SS15: No problems for Hirvonen!

Mikko Hirvonen continues to top the order for Citroën/Michelin in Sardinia. The Finn recorded a cautious ninth-fastest time to defend his lead, while attention is focusing on the close battle between Ogier (4th, Skoda/Michelin) and Atkinson (5th, Mini/Michelin) who are...

Dominique Serieys: “We want to be one of the WRC’s best three rallies…”

With the start of this year’s event fast approaching, Dominique Serieys, the man in charge of the Rallye de France, talks to Best-of-RallyLive about what’s new for 2012 and about the challenges that go hand in hand with its organisation....
Valuable points for Loeb in Monte Carlo

Valuable points for Loeb in Monte Carlo

In addition to securing his sixth Rallye Monte-Carlo success on Sunday, Sébastien Loeb also won the Power Stage to pocket a maximum harvest of 28 points. The Citroën-Michelin star couldn’t have wished for a better start to his bid to...
The Monte Carlo’s ‘Power Stage’

The Monte Carlo’s ‘Power Stage’

The fifth and final leg of the 2012 Rallye Monte-Carlo features just one short competitive section: the 5.16km Power Stage. It adds an extra day to the event which kicked off with last Tuesday’s shakedown test…...
Loeb leads into Spanish ‘Power Stage’

Loeb leads into Spanish ‘Power Stage’

Only one stage stands between Sébastien Loeb (Citroën/MICHELIN) and a seventh Rally de Espana win that would hand the French firm its… seventh Manufacturers’ title and give him a seven-point advantage over Hirvonen in the Drivers’ championship, not including their...
A classic Monte to mark its WRC comeback

A classic Monte to mark its WRC comeback

With the Rallye Monte-Carlo poised to return to the World Rally Championship fold in 2012, its organisers have revealed the route of the 80th edition. It will start in Valence....
  • 26/09/2015 / 11:38 am
    Like Jari-Matti Latvala, Kris Meeke has had to interrupt his pre-Tour de Corse testing. He left the island on Thursday for the birth of his second child. Congratulations! Testing went well for Corsica rookies Evans and Tanak, while Bryan Bouffier spent time in a 2014-spec Fiesta on Friday.
  • 23/09/2015 / 2:15 pm
    Jari-Matti Latvala crashed his Volkswagen on Monday while testing for the Tour de Corse. Ogier and Mikkelsen will set up their Polos during the event's shakedown
  • 16/09/2015 / 11:16 am
    Toyota has tested the Yaris WRC on asphalt in Italy. The session was attended by Finns Teemu Suninen and Mikko Hirvonen
  • 09/09/2015 / 5:38 pm
    The service park for the 2016 Rally Sweden (February 12-16) might switch from Hagfors to Karlstad. There would still be a Tyre Fitting Zone in Hagfors because the stages will still be in this region.
  • 08/09/2015 / 3:41 pm
    Citroën's Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson were admitted to hospital for checks following a collision with a truck during recce for Rally Australia. They are okay and will resume recce on Wednesday morning in a replacement car.
  • 07/09/2015 / 2:32 pm
    Following the dramatic events that occurred at the Rallye de La Corogne in Spain, where seven spectators lost their lives, FIA president Jean Todt has convened a meeting involving several of the federation's commissions to discuss safety in rallying on September 9.
  • 28/08/2015 / 3:38 pm
    Stéphane Lefebvre has officially been named to drive a DS3 WRC/Michelin in October's Rallye de France-Tour de Corse
  • 25/08/2015 / 7:13 pm
    Because of major risks associated with anticipated bad weather, Peru will not be able to host the start of the 2016 Dakar in January as planned. The organisers (ASO) will have to modify the early part of their route.
  • 10/08/2015 / 2:03 pm
    Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon have been nominated as points-scorers for Hyundai in Australia. Dani Sordo will drive the N°20 i20 WRC.
  • 09/07/2015 / 9:55 am
    After Rally Poland, Volkswagen Motorsport headed directly for Corsica and Hyundai Motorsport is in Germany for asphalt testing.
  • 23/06/2015 / 3:08 pm
    Hyundai Motorsport is testing this week in Finland with the current and future versions of the i20 WRC. Last week, M-Sport was near Sanremo, Italy, for a test with Evans and Tanak.
  • 22/06/2015 / 6:40 pm
    Andreas Mikkelsen, who turned 26 today, has extended his contract with Volkswagen for an undisclosed duration. Happy birthday, Andreas!
  • 10/06/2015 / 10:59 pm
    Sébastien Loeb is to test the Peugeot 2008 DKR/Michelin at a test in Morocco next week.
  • 05/06/2015 / 9:13 pm
    SATA Rallye Açores (ERC): Craig Breen (Peugeot 208 T16/Michelin) completed Leg 1 with a lead of 2.3s over Kajetanowicz (Ford). The Irishman recovered top spot on the day's last stage after falling back due to an earlier spin. Ricardo Moura (Ford) is third. Chris Ingram Peugeot) is the Junior pace-setter...
  • 04/06/2015 / 9:46 pm
    SATA Rallye Açores (ERC): with three stages completed, Craig Breen (Peugeot/Michelin) leads, chased by Kajetanowicz (Ford, +1.4s) and Ricardo Moura (Ford, +6.2s), etc.
  • 02/06/2015 / 9:58 am
    With a little more than a week to go until Italy's round of the WRC, Lorenzo Bertelli has announced that his former co-driver Lorenzo Granai will be back at his sides instead of Giovanni Bernacchini.
  • 14/05/2015 / 10:01 am
    Nine host countries have been confirmed for rounds of the 2016 World Rally Championship: Monte-Carlo (January 21-24), Sweden (February 12-14), Argentina, Australia, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Poland and Spain..
  • 13/05/2015 / 10:35 am
    Kevin Abbring and Seb Marshall will contest the Polish, German, French and British rounds of the 2015 world championship in a Hyundai i20 WRC/Michelin (N°10).
  • 11/05/2015 / 11:26 am
    WRC regulars Al-Attiyah (Ford), Al-Kuwari (Ford), Al-Qassimi (Citroën) monopolised the podium after Iran's Shiraz Rally, round three of the Middle-East Rally Championship.
  • 04/05/2015 / 6:34 pm
    Toyota Racing has confirmed that the launch of the GT86 R3 has been postponed until October for technical reasons.
  • 22/04/2015 / 6:48 pm
    Peugeot Sport has announced it will enter two Michelin-equipped 2008 DKRs for the 2015 China Grand Rally (August 29-September). Crews will be Stéphane Peterhansel/J-P. Cottret and former bikers Cyril Despres/David Castera. The French team is currently testing in southern Morocco.
  • 08/04/2015 / 5:58 pm
    Because of recent heavy flooding, the 2016 Dakar will avoid northern Chile and the Atacama Desert. The route will be revealed on April 16.
  • 03/04/2015 / 1:09 pm
    Happy birthday, Jari-Matti! Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala turned 30 today, but he's still the youngest ever winner of a WRC event (Sweden, 2008, 22 years and 313).
  • 02/04/2015 / 1:26 pm
    Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge winner Nasser Al-Attiyah - who finished clear of three other Mini ALL4 Racing/Michelin drivers - has since been disqualified for non-conform suspension travel. Russia's Vladimir Vasiliev has inherited the victory.
  • 31/03/2015 / 4:13 pm
    In addition to their contribution to the development of the Toyota Yaris WRC, Eric Camilli and Teemu Suninen will take part in selected WRC2 (Ford Fiesta R5) and WRC3 (Citroën DS3 R3) rounds with support from Oreca. The programme will begin in Portugal.
  • 31/03/2015 / 1:47 pm
    The FIA has published a revised list WRC-2 entries for 2015. Skoda Motorsport has booked two slots.
  • 31/03/2015 / 11:06 am
    Toyota TMG has confirmed the recruitment of Finn Teemu Suninen, 21, for its 2015 Junior Team alongside Eric Camilli. Teemu won the WRC-3 class at last year's Rally Finland in a DS3 R3.
  • 30/03/2015 / 12:17 pm
    The new Ford Fiesta R2 1.0-litre turbo made its debut in horrendous conditions at the Dolgellau-based Rally North Wales in the hands of M-Sport driver Elfyn Evans who lives in the region.
  • 30/03/2015 / 10:09 am
    Thierry Neuville was Michelin's guest at the pre-season FIA World Endurance Championship 'Prologue' test at Le Castellet, France, last weekend. The Belgian was given an opportunity to visit the Porsche, Toyota and Audi pits.
  • 26/03/2015 / 5:21 pm
    Sweden's Pontus Tidemand has been recruited by Skoda Motorsport. His programme with the Czech team will begin with the Asia-Pacific championship's Rally New-Zealand (April 17-19).
  • 24/03/2015 / 11:24 am
    ERC: With the Tour de Corse now part of the 2015 WRC calendar, the Rallye du Valais (October 29-31) has been named as the 10th and final round of this year's FIA European Rally Championship. The Swiss event will be based in Sion and Montigny.
  • 15/03/2015 / 8:27 am
    Nasser Al-Attiyah (Ford Fiesta RRC/Michelin) has scored his fifth Kuwait International Rally victory, ahead of Al-Qassimi (DS3 RRC) and Al-Rajhi (Ford Fiesta RRC)
  • 23/02/2015 / 3:26 pm
    The Rallye Legend Boucles de Spa was won once again by Belgium's François Duval in a Ford Escort RS. Citroën Racing boss Yves Matton and Daniel Elena were 24th in a Porsche 911 SC. Markku Alen/Denis Giraudet came 77th in a Fiat Abarth 131 Rallye.
  • 17/02/2015 / 8:17 am
    The FIA has published revised WRC2 and WRC3 entry lists. Nasser Al-Attiyah and Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari now appear on the WRC2 which features 30 drivers, which is twice as many as the number that has registered for the WRC3.
  • 06/02/2015 / 9:16 am
    After winning the WRC event with Sébastien Ogier, Volkswagen also won the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique with the Golf GTi of Piero-Lorenzo Zanchi! Daniel Elena was seventh.
  • 05/02/2015 / 6:24 pm
    Spaniard Dani Sordo (Hyundai) has hurt himself in a fall while cycling and will not take part in Rally Sweden.
  • 03/02/2015 / 1:58 pm
    Citroën and Volkswagen will both be testing in Sweden at the end of the week. Hyundai first used the new Michelin X-Ice North 3 tyre last December.
  • 21/01/2015 / 12:39 pm
    The shakedown of the Rallye Monte-Carlo gets underway tonight at 4 pm (french time)
  • 09/01/2015 / 10:22 am
    Hyundai Motorsport will enter three i20 WRCs for Rally Sweden. They will be in the hands of Thierry Neuville (N°7), Dani Sordo (N°8) and Hayden Paddon (N°20). The team says this trio will be its primary driver line-up at WRC events in 2015.
  • 24/12/2014 / 4:44 pm
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  • 16/12/2014 / 10:24 am
    The winners of the ROC Nations Cup in Barbados were Petter Solberg and Tom Kristensen. It is rumoured that rallying's 2003 world champion will contest Rally Sweden in a DS3 WRC.
  • 09/12/2014 / 11:45 am
    Sébastien Ogier and the VW Polo R WRC were presented with trophies at Sunday evening's Autosport Awards 2014 ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
  • 08/12/2014 / 5:11 pm
    According to a local radio station, the Conseil Général du Haut-Rhin, the Conseil Général du Bas-Rhin (regional government bodies) and the city of Strasbourg will no longer contribute financially to the organisation of the Rallye de France-Alsace
  • 03/12/2014 / 10:16 am
    The 2014 Monza Rally Show was won by Robert Kubica. The Italian resident finished 12.5 seconds clear of GP biker Valentino Rossi. Drifter Ken Block also took part.
  • 30/11/2014 / 11:52 am
    Sébastien and Séverine Loeb (Citroën DS3 WRC/Michelin) overcame difficult weather conditions to win the French Championship's Rallye du Var for the second time. They finished 3m7.7s clear of David Salanon.
  • 25/11/2014 / 9:46 am
    Citroën Racing's Kris Meeke visited the British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, London, as part of a British Motorsport evening.
  • 21/11/2014 / 4:18 pm
    Sébastien Loeb will take part in the opening round of this winter's Trophée Andros ice-racing championship at Val Thorens, France, on December 6-7. He will drive a Citroën DS3 run by SaintéLoc.
  • 21/11/2014 / 9:15 am
    Italians Lorenzo Bertelli and Giovanni Bernacchini will contest the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC.
  • 12/11/2014 / 4:30 pm
    The FIA has not authorised Richard Tuthill and his Porsche 997 to take part in this week's Wales Rally GB because of non-homologated suspension parts.
  • 07/11/2014 / 11:41 am
    ERC (Tour de Corse): Bryan Bouffier (Ford) leads after three stages, ahead of Stéphane Sarrazin (Ford, +2.4s). Kevin Abbring (Peugeot, +31.6s) and Esapekka Lappi (Skoda, +36.0s). Craig Breen (Peugeot) has lost a minute with mechanical trouble and Julien Maurin (Ford) suffered a puncture.
  • 06/11/2014 / 2:29 pm
    Tour de Corse (ERC): fastest time for Kajetan Kajetanowicz (Ford) on the Qualifying Stage, ahead of Stéphane Sarrazin (Ford, +0.714s), Maurin (Ford, +0.824s), Abbring (Peugeot), Lappi (Skoda), Bouffier (Ford) and Dumas (Porsche). This evening's ceremonial start in Porto-Vecchio will be followed by SS1 at 8:30am Friday.
  • 05/11/2014 / 5:34 pm
    A vote by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council has confirmed the WRC start order procedure for 2015. Drivers will start Friday and Saturday's legs in world championship order, then in reverse order (P1 and P2) on the last day (Sunday).
  • 04/11/2014 / 6:07 pm
    The withdrawal of Sepp Wiegand's entry for the 2014 Tour de Corse automatically hands the 2014 ERC title to Finland's Esapekka Lappi, irrespective of the result of the championship's final round.
  • 04/11/2014 / 11:10 am
    It transpires that neither François Delecour nor Sepp Wiegand will take part in next weekend's Tour de Corse (ERC, France). The latter's Skoda was damaged in a fire on Monday.
  • 03/11/2014 / 4:13 pm
    Matthew Wilson, who runs M-Sport's Bentley racing programme, will make his WRC comeback at Wales Rally GB in a Ford Fiesta R5/Michelin. His last WRC outing dates back to Sweden 2013.
  • 03/11/2014 / 11:29 am
    Tour de Corse: there's an exciting entry for next weekend's ERC clash in France. The list features Breen, and Magalhaes (Peugeot 208), Bouffier, Kajetanowicz and Maurin (Fiesta R5), Sarrazin (Fiesta RRC), Delecour and Dumas (Porsche), Lappi and Wiegand (Skoda S2000)...
  • 03/11/2014 / 10:03 am
    Kris Meeke came second overall on last weekend's Rallye du Condroz (Belgium) in a Citroën DS3 R5/Michelin behind local Subaru WRC driver Kris Princen. Petter Solberg (Citroën C4 WRC) led until his retirement, while Citroën Racing's Belgian boss Yves Matton (co-driven by Daniel Elena) crashed in his Citroën Xsara WRC.
  • 28/10/2014 / 2:32 pm
    Toyota Racing has confirmed that Nicolas Lapierre will not drive the N°8 TS040 Hybrid any more this season. Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi will share the car until the end of the.2014 FIA WEC.
  • 09/10/2014 / 5:53 pm
    OiLibya Rally of Morocco: a one-two finish for Mini/Michelin in North Africa with Nasser Al-Attiyah and Orlando Terranova (2nd, +1m42s). South African Giniel de Villiers (Toyota) was 17th and Nani Roma (Mini) 28th. For most of the competitors, the event was a dress rehearsal ahead of January's Dakar.
  • 07/10/2014 / 6:24 pm
    The FIA has decided to organise an FIA R-GT Cup in 2015 for cars competing in the R-GT class. The competition will be based on five WRC and ERC events: the Rallye Monte-Carlo, Ypres, Rallye Deutschland, the Rallye du Valais and the Tour de Corse
  • 07/10/2014 / 9:29 am
    The USA's Ken Block is to make his WRC comeback at the RallyRACC-Rally de Espana driving a Ford Fiesta RS WRC. His last world class appearance was Mexico in 2013
  • 29/09/2014 / 12:07 pm
    Eleven years after securing the WRC crown, Petter Solberg clinched the world rallycross title on Sunday. The Norwegian is the only driver to have won world titles in different motorsport disciplines on four wheels.
  • 28/09/2014 / 12:19 pm
    After its victories in Antibes and Deutschland, the Hyundai i20 WRC/Michelin has secured a third win on asphalt. Thierry Neuville won the East Belgian Rally, his home event, as part of his build-up to next week's Rallye de France-Alsace
  • 27/09/2014 / 8:46 am
    The Rallye Monte-Carlo's organisers have changed the initially announced 2015 timetable. Shakedown will now take place south of Gap on Wednesday, January 21, while the final leg on Sunday, January 25, has been revised with a menu of three stages: Le Col Saint Jean-Saint Laurent (SS13/15, 11km) and Bollène Vésubie-Sospel (SS14, 31.66km).
  • 24/09/2014 / 10:37 am
    As in Sweden and Portugal, Estonian Ott Tanak will drive a Ford Fiesta RS WRC at Wales Rally GB (November 13-16).
  • 22/09/2014 / 10:08 am
    Sébastien Loeb will be back in a Citroën DS3 WRC for the Rallye du Var on November 27-30 with his wife Séverine as co-driver.
  • 20/09/2014 / 5:44 pm
    Cyprus Rally (ERC): Poland's Kajetan Kajetanowicz (Ford/Michelin) wrapped up Day 1 in Cyprus in first place, ahead of Yazeed Al-Rajhi (Ford, +3.8s) and Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari (Ford, +28.4s). Craig Breen (Peugeot) is sixth - more than two minutes back - after suffering a variety of mechanical problems (anti-lag system, power steering). Nasser Al-Attiyah (Ford) has retired (mechanical).
  • 19/09/2014 / 6:49 pm
    Cyprus Rally (ERC): The super-special in Nicosia was won by Yazeed Al-Rajhi (Ford/Michelin), ahead of Robert Consani and Khalid Al-Qassimi. Breen (6th) and Al-Attiyah (7th) dropped around 10 seconds to the leaders.
  • 11/09/2014 / 4:31 pm
    WRC (Rallye de France, Oct 2-5): 97 entries received, including three Polo R WRCs (for Ogier, Latvala, Mikkelsen), two DS3 WRCs (Meeke, Ostberg), three i20 WRCs (Neuville, Sordo, Bouffier) and eight Fiesta RS WRCs (Hirvonen, Evans, Kubica, Kuipers, Protasov, Solberg, Prokop, Maurin), plus Kevin Abbring (Peugeot 208 T16), Romain Dumas and François Delecour (Porsche 997 GT3), nine WRC-2 drivers and 12 WRC-3/JWRC runners!
  • 02/09/2014 / 3:48 pm
    The 2014 Baja Poland was won by Pole Krzysztof Hołowczyc (Mini/Michelin) and his new co-driver Xavier Panseri. Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota) retired with suspension failure but is still second in the World Cup standings, behind Russia's Vasiliev.
  • 02/09/2014 / 12:04 pm
    The 30 entries for the 2014 Rally Australia (September 11-14) include WRC cars for Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen (VW), Meeke and Ostberg (Citroën), Hirvonen, Evans and Kubica (Ford), and Neuville, Atkinson and Paddon (Hyundai). The WRC-2 list includes Al-Rahji, Protasov, Tanak, Ketomaa, Al-Attiyah and Bertelli
  • 30/08/2014 / 7:35 pm
    ERC, Barum Rally Zlin (after Day 1): the multiple Czech champion Vaclav Pech (Mini/Michelin) has emerged in front, chased by Sepp Wiegand (Skoda, +54.1s) and Tomas Kostka (Ford, +1m12.7s). The provisional ERC leader Esapekka Lappi (Skoda, crash), Craig Breen (Peugeot, crash damage) and Kevin Abbring (Peugeot, mechanical) have all retired. The Junior standings are topped by Andrea Crugniola, ahead of Stéphane Lefebvre (+22.8s).
  • 28/08/2014 / 10:07 am
    Last weekend, the nine-time world rally champion Sébastien Loeb took part in an enduro race in France (the Aveyronnaise Classic) but preferred to stop when he sustained a small ankle injury in a fall on Day 1. The next round of the World Touring Car Championship is in China at the beginning of October.
  • 10/07/2014 / 5:18 pm
    It is reported that next year's Rally de Portugal will be based in Matosinhos, a suburb of Porto, in the north of the country
  • 10/07/2014 / 5:15 pm
    Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul had to cut short their test in Finland after crashing their Hyundai i20 WRC.
  • 20/06/2014 / 10:22 pm
    ERC (Geko Rally Ypres): Kevin Abbring (Peugeot 208 T16/Michelin) completed the first day in Belgium in front, ahead of the event's eight-time winner Freddy Loix (Skoda, +24.8s) and the ERC's provisional leader Esapekka Lappi (Skoda, +39.1s). Peugeot's Craig Breen is 7th (+1m58.9s).
  • 17/06/2014 / 10:39 am
    It wasn't much of a secret, but now it's official: Stéphane Peterhansel will drive a Peugeot 2008 DKR/Michelin on the 2015 Dakar.
  • 02/06/2014 / 10:25 am
    Bryan Bouffier and Xavier Panseri notched up the Hyundai i20 WRC/Michelin's first success by winning last weekend's Rallye d'Antibes-Côte d'Azur. A shrewd tyre choice in a rain storm gave them a decisive edge over Maurin/Klinger (Ford Fiesta RS WRC).
  • 27/05/2014 / 8:45 am
    After missing Rally Argentina for health reasons, Yazeed Al-Rajhi won the recent Rallye des Pharaons in a Toyota Hilux/Michelin, ahead of Nasser Al-Attiyah who lost time with a navigational error. Al-Rajhi is now second in the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, behind Russia's Vladimir Vasyliev.
  • 20/05/2014 / 3:46 pm
    After attending a round of the ADAC GT Masters series recently, Sébastien Ogier is to drive an Audi R8 LMS at next weekend's race at the Lauzitsring.
  • 17/05/2014 / 8:08 am
    ERC (SATA Rallye Açores): Portugal's Bernardo Sousa (Fiesta RRC) leads after Day 2, ahead of Kevin Abbring (Peugeot 208, +6.3s). The latter's team-mate Craig Breen was in front until he retired with mechanical trouble late in the day.
  • 15/05/2014 / 8:49 pm
    ERC (SATA Rallye Açores): With three stages completed, Craig Breen (Peugeot 208 T16/Michelin) is in front, nine-tenths clear of Kajetanowicz (Fiesta R5) and 3.5s ahead of Kevin Abbring (Peugeot 208 T16).
  • 15/05/2014 / 7:14 pm
    Andreas Mikkelsen is to be reunited with his former co-driver Ola Floene from the next WRC round in Sardinia. Finn Mikko Markkula first navigated alongside the Norwegian in Portugal in 2013.
  • 14/05/2014 / 10:54 am
    Hyundai will have three Michelin-equipped i20 WRCs in Poland (June 26-29). They will be for Thierry Neuville, Juho Hänninen and Hayden Paddon.
  • 28/04/2014 / 10:10 am
    Hyundai Motorsport has announced that Bryan Bouffier will be its development driver for 2014. The Frenchman will also contest the Rallye d'Antibes-Côte d'Azur (May 30-31), round four of France's asphalt rally championship, in a Hyundai i20 WRC/Michelin
  • 25/04/2014 / 4:46 pm
    Round four of the FIA Cross-Country World Cup (the Sealine Cross-Country Rally in Qatar) was won by Nasser Al-Attiyah/Matthieu Baumel (Mini All4 Racing/Michelin) ahead of Vasiliyev/Zhiltsov (Mini) who still tops the championship. Next round: Rallye des Pharaons (Egypt).
  • 24/04/2014 / 2:54 pm
    A meeting is scheduled in Munich, Germany, this week between the WRC's promoter and teams to discuss the different issues involving the two parties.
  • 22/04/2014 / 10:26 am
    Hyundai Motorsport drivers Thierry Neuville, Chris Atkinson, Dani Sordo, Juho Hanninen and Hayden Paddon were in Seoul, Korea, to visit the brand's headquarters last weekend along with their respective co-drivers and members of the team .
  • 18/04/2014 / 8:30 pm
    ERC - Circuit of Ireland: Finland's Esapekka Lappi (Skoda/Michelin) led in Northern Ireland Rally after Day 1, ahead of Irishmen Craig Breen (Peugeot 208 T16, +12.6s) and Robert Barrable (Fiesta R5, +1m40.2s). Lappi won seven of Friday's 10 stages. Kevin Abbring (Peugeot 208 T16) retired (radiator).
  • 14/04/2014 / 8:49 am
    Victory for Frenchman Sébastien Loeb in the second WTCC (World Touring Car Championship) race in Marrakech, Morocco. The first race was won by the former WRC star's team-mate Pechito Lopez from Argentina in the other Citroën C-Elysée.
  • 08/04/2014 / 5:55 pm
    Hyundai has replaced Juho Hanninen by Dani Sordo in its second i20 WRC/Michelin for Rally Argentina. The Finn will take part in recce for the South American event and will contest the Rally d'Italia-Sardegna.
  • 29/03/2014 / 6:59 pm
    The Fafe Rally Sprint in Portugal was won at first attempt by Sébastien Ogier (VW/Michelin), ahead of Ott Tanak (Fiesta WRC) and last year's victor Dani Sordo (Hyundai i20 WRC). Mads Ostberg (Citroën) and Jari Ketomaa (Ford) were fourth and fifth.
  • 29/03/2014 / 6:57 pm
    ERC - ACROPOLIS RALLY: Craig Breen ended the first all-asphalt first day in Greece in first place in the new Peugeot 208 T16/Michelin, chased by Bryan Bouffier (Citroën DS3 RRC, +14.7s), Kajetan Kajetanowizc (Fiesta R5, +15.0s) and Lappi (Skoda Fabia S2000, +43.8s). Kevin Abbring (Peugeot 208 T16) led until a cooling fluid leak on SS5. The second leg takes place on gravel.
  • 28/03/2014 / 3:37 pm
    ERC - ACROPOLIS RALLY: Peugeot 208 T16/Michelin drivers Abbring and Breen posted the top two times on the Qualifying Stage. Leg 1 start order: Tarabus, Wiegand, Abbring, Breen, Lappi, Kajetanowizc, Bouffier, Magalhaes, Gryazin, etc.
  • 27/03/2014 / 2:07 pm
    Hyundai has entered two Michelin-equipped i20 WRCs for Rally Argentina, for Thierry Neuville and Juho Hanninen.
  • 24/03/2014 / 5:43 pm
    Sébastien Chardonnet and Daniel Elena came fourth and ninth respectively on last weekend's Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN (Zero Emission, No Noise). Both were driving a Citroën C-Zero.
  • 24/03/2014 / 9:56 am
    MERC : Victoire de Nasser Al-Attiyah (Ford Fiesta RRC/Michelin) au Kowait International Rally devant Al-Qassimi (Citroën DS3 RRC) et Al-Rahji (Ford Fiesta RRC). Al-Attiyah est leader du Championnat du Moyen-Orient après deux manches disputées.
  • 19/03/2014 / 8:57 am
    The 32-strong entry list for the Fafe Rally Sprint, northern Portugal, on March 29 includes Sébastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans, Ott Tanak, Mads Ostberg, Kris Meeke, Dani Sordo and Martin Prokop.
  • 18/03/2014 / 3:50 pm
    Beginning with August's Rallye Deutschland, eight rain tyres will be available for priority drivers on asphalt rounds of the world championship. Meanwhile, crews who re-join an event courtesy of the 'Rally2' ruling will be obliged to run first on the road. These measures were approved by the Rallies Commission and will be put to the vote at the FIA's next World Council meeting.
  • 17/03/2014 / 4:31 pm
    Volkswagen and Citroën are both testing in Portugal this week. Their programmes include evaluating the latest tyre evolutions proposed by Michelin.
  • 17/03/2014 / 11:27 am
    The Vodafone Rally de Portugal has attracted an entry of 85 cars, including 15 WRC entrants. Drivers include Henning Solberg (Fiesta WRC), Nasser Al-Attiyah (Fiesta RRC), Pontus Tidemand (Fiesta R5) and Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari (Fiesta RRC).
  • 25/02/2014 / 3:28 pm
    Spain's Dani Sordo will take part in the Fafe Rally Sprint (March 29) in a Hyundai i20 WRC/Michelin.
  • 24/02/2014 / 10:14 am
    The Rally Finnskog in Norway was won by Sweden's Pontus Tidemand in a factory Skoda Fabia S2000/Michelin.
  • 24/02/2014 / 9:26 am
    MERC: an 11th win for Nasser Al-Attiyah (Ford RRC) at the Rally International du Qatar ahead of Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari (Ford RRC) and Khalid Al-Qassimi (Citroën DS3 RRC).
  • 17/02/2014 / 9:54 am
    The Baja Russia was won by Yazeed Al-Rajhi in an Overdrive-run Toyota Hilux. The Saudian now tops the Cross-Country Rally World Cup classification.
  • 17/02/2014 / 9:26 am
    François Duval (Ford Escort RS Mk2) won the Legend Boucles de Spa for the second year running. Second place went to Grégoire de Mevius (Porsche 911). Yves Matton and Daniel Elena (Visa 1000 Pistes) retired early on.
  • 13/02/2014 / 1:29 pm
    Entries for this weekend's Legend Boucles de Spa include Yves Matton/Daniel Elena (Citroën Visa 1000 Pistes), Alister McRae (Ford Escort), Kevin Abbring (VW Golf GTi), Sébastien Chardonnet (A112 Abarth), François Duval (Ford Escort), Freddy Loix (Opel Ascona), Bruno Thiry (Alfa Romeo) and Franck Montagny (Peugeot 504).
  • 10/02/2014 / 3:51 pm
    The 12 drivers selected to contest the DMack Fiesta Trophy in 2014 include Quentin Gilbert, Yeray Lemes, Sanders Parn, Ghislain de Mévius, José Suarez and Max Vatanen. The series begins in Portugal and features Ford Fiesta R2s run by M-Sport.
  • 01/02/2014 / 5:28 pm
    ERC, Rally Liepaja (Day 1): Skoda/Michelin factory driver Esapekka Lappi leads, 2.6s clear of Russian youngster Vasily Gryazin (Fiesta S2000). Craig Breen (207 S2000) is third, almost a minute down. Bryan Bouffier (DS3 RRC) was fastest on SS1 but later retired (engine, after an 'off').
  • 29/01/2014 / 11:02 am
    ERC: The Sibiu Rally Romania, originally scheduled to take place on February 27-March 1, has been cancelled for safety reasons following the prediction of heavy snow in Transylvania at that period. An alternative date and itinerary are being explored.
  • 28/01/2014 / 9:48 am
    Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed that Chris Atkinson/Stéphane Prévot will be in the N°8 Hyundai i20 WRC in Mexico. It will be the Australian's eighth Rally Mexico start, and his third in a row in as many different cars.
  • 27/01/2014 / 5:33 pm
    Norway's Mountain Rally was won by Pontus Tidemand (Fiesta WRC), ahead of Mads Ostberg (DS3 WRC), while Finn Janne Tuohino (Fiesta R5) won the Arctic Lapland Rally.
  • 23/01/2014 / 9:31 am
    MadsOstberg (Citroën DS3 WRC) and Pontus Tidemand (Ford Fiesta WRC) will take part in this weekend's Mountain Rally, in Norway, to prepare for Rally Sweden.
  • 21/01/2014 / 9:03 am
    After coming second on last week's Rallye Monte-Carlo driving a Ford Fiesta RS WRC, Frenchman Bryan Bouffier will take part in the European Championship's Latvia Rally (January 31-February 2) in a Citroën DS3 RRC.
  • 07/01/2014 / 2:03 pm
    Robert Kubica's co-driver for the 2014 WRC will be Maciej Szszepaniak. The 40-year old has previously competed alongside Tomasz Kuchar, Leszek Kusaj and Michal Kosciuszko since 2007. After their ERC success in Austria at the weekend, the pair will contest next week's Rallye Monte-Carlo which Kubica did in a Renault Clio in 2008.
  • 06/01/2014 / 2:14 pm
    The 2011 and 2013 Junior world champions Craig Breen and Pontus Tidemand have posted entries for February's Rally Sweden in Ford Fiesta RS WRCs.
  • 05/01/2014 / 9:14 am
    ERC - Jännerrallye, Leg 1: Saturday's final stage saw Robert Kubica (Ford Fiesta RRC) emerge in front, ahead of Vaclav Pech (Mini,+6.4s) and Raimund Baumschlager (Fabia, +20.9s). Early leader Kajetanowicz (Fiesta R5) has retired (off). Sunday's action features eight stages.
  • 20/12/2013 / 4:01 pm
    The FIA has published the list of teams that have entered the 2014 WRC (plus the names of the drivers who have been nominated by each team for at least 10 rounds). Manufacturers: Citroën-Total Abu Dhabi WRT (Meeke), Hyundai Motorsport (Neuville), M-Sport WRT (Hirvonen) and Volkswagen Motorsport (Ogier). The name 'M-Sport WRT' has been published with no mention of Qatar, but it can still change. Teams: JipoCar Czech National Team, RK M-Sport WRT and Volkswagen Motorsport II.
  • 19/12/2013 / 12:53 pm
    Finland's Jari Ketomaa and Estonian driver Ott Tanak are to compete in the colours of DMack World Rally Team in 2014. Their Ford Fiesta R5s will contest the WRC-2 championship. Tanak will appear in a Fiesta RS WRC on selected events (Sweden,Portugal, Sardinia).
  • 19/12/2013 / 9:59 am
    François Delecour has entered the 2014 Rallye Monte-Carlo in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC. He came sixth in the same car in 2012.
  • 19/12/2013 / 9:58 am
    Martin Prokop has announced that he will take part in the complete 2014 world championship. Meanwhile, the Czech driver is attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • 09/12/2013 / 9:35 pm
    Citroën Racing has announced that Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg will drive the factory Michelin-equipped Citroën DS3 WRCs in 2014.
  • 09/12/2013 / 12:14 pm
    After a week spent near Gap, France, Volkswagen is now testing further to the south, near Roquesteron, where Citroën will start its Monte preparations on Tuesday. Guess who will be driving the DS3 WRC! Ford has postponed its Monte testing until early January, while Hyundai was near Rovaniemi (northern Finland) last week to prepare for Rally Sweden.
  • 06/12/2013 / 3:37 pm
    Jean Todt was re-elected president of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) at its annual general meeting this morning.
  • 05/12/2013 / 3:49 pm
    Skoda has confirmed it will run an ERC programme in 2014 with a Fabia S2000/Michelin for Esapekka Lappi. The development of a Skoda Fabia R5 is under way and the car is expected to be homologated in the course of 2015
  • 29/11/2013 / 4:04 pm
    Citroën Racing will release details of its 2014 motorsport programmes (WTCC and WRC) at a press conference on December 16.
  • 28/11/2013 / 12:05 pm
    Hyundai Motorsport has announced that Juho Hanninen, 32, will be its second driver for certain rounds of the 2014 World Rally Championship. The Finn's programme will begin in Sweden. Hyundai is expected to announce its second driver for January's Rallye Monte-Carlo very soon.
  • 20/11/2013 / 10:42 am
    Nasser Al-Attiyah will finally take part in the 2014 Dakar in a Mini ALL4 Racing. His former team-mate Carlos Sainz will drive a Buggy SMG
  • 19/11/2013 / 10:48 am
    Next weekend promises to be a key moment in Thierry Neuville's career...
  • 12/11/2013 / 3:37 pm
    Nasser Al-Attiyah (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) has withdrawn his entry for Wales Rally GB. The Qatari is still on pain after his accident in Spain.
  • 04/11/2013 / 2:45 pm
    The end-of-2013 prize-giving ceremony of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) will take place on Friday, December 6. Michelin is a partner of the evening.
  • 04/11/2013 / 9:46 am
    The weekend's Rallye du Condroz in Belgium was won by Mr. and Mrs. Loeb (Citroën DS3 WRC/Michelin), ahead of Xavier Bouche (Citroën C4 WRC) and Citroën Racing boss Yves Matton co-driven by Daniel Elena (Citroën Xsara WRC). There were three generations of Citroën WRC cars on the podium.
  • 03/11/2013 / 2:39 pm
    This weekend's China Rally in Longyou province Skoda secure the 2013 Asia-Pacific title thanks to drivers Gaurav Gill from India (2013 Drivers' champion) and Finn Esapekka Lappi.
  • 19/10/2013 / 3:09 pm
    Congratulations to Daniel Grataloup! The 1993 Co-drivers' world champion, who is today coordinator for Citroën Racing, completed the 164km Grand Raid trail run on the volcanic Ile de la Réunion in the Indian Ocean in 50th position overall. He was second in his class with a time of 34h40m33s!
  • 18/10/2013 / 4:03 pm
    After being sidelined by two broken vertebrae since Finland, Mikko Markkula will be back alongside Andreas Mikkelsen in the N°9 VW Polo R WRC for the RallyRACC-Rally de Espana.
  • 15/10/2013 / 9:03 am
    Robert Kubica has been recruited by Abu Dhabi Citroën Racing Team to drive a Citroën DS3 WRC/Michelin at November's Wales Rally GB (November 14-17). He will try to wrap up the WRC-2 title in Catalonia.
  • 14/10/2013 / 4:37 pm
    Victory last weekend in Cyprus enabled Nasser Al-Attiyah (Ford Fiesta RRC/Michelin) to secure his ninth Middle East Rally Championship title. The Qatari finished ahead of Khalid Al-Qassimi (Citroën DS3 RRC) and Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari (Ford Fiesta RRC) who were split by just 4.7s. All three drivers will be in action at the wheel of WRC cars in Catalonia later this month.
  • 11/10/2013 / 12:34 pm
    Sébastien Loeb and his wife Séverine will contest the Rallye du Condroz (November 1-3) in a Citroën DS3 WRC. Citroën Racing boss Yves Matton is also expected to take part in the Belgian event in a Xsara WRC co-driven by Daniel Elena.
  • 10/10/2013 / 5:10 pm
    Next year's Rally Sweden, round two of the 2014 FIA World rally Championship, will run from Wednesday, February 5, and Saturday, February 8.
  • 07/10/2013 / 5:50 pm
    The French President, Monsieur François Hollande, has released the following message: "My sincere congratulations to Sébastien OGIER on his first World Rally Championship title, plus his victory on the Rallye de France-Alsace in Strasbourg. Congratulations, too, to his co-driver Julien INGRASSIA who has contributed significantly to his driver's success. A special thought, as well, for Sébastien LOEB as he retires following an exceptional career which harvested nine world titles."
  • 30/09/2013 / 3:27 pm
    After an asphalt session in France's Vosges Mountains, Hyundai Motorsport's development work on the i20 WRC continued with a recent gravel test at altitude in southern Spain. Drivers Juho Hanninen and Bryan Bouffier were on duty.
  • 25/09/2013 / 9:28 am
    New Zealander Hayden Paddon will drive a Ford Fiesta RS WRC in the colours of Qatar M-Sport when the WRC visits Spain next month.
  • 11/09/2013 / 12:04 pm
    Robert Kubica rolled during a test ahead of this weekend's Rally Poland. He is still expected to take part in the ERC event.
  • 10/09/2013 / 10:25 am
    Porsche's endurance racing factory driver Romain Dumas has entered the Rallye de France in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC. His co-driver will fellow Frenchman Denis Giraudet who will make his return to the WRC after hurting his back in Finland in 2012
  • 04/09/2013 / 5:47 pm
    The Lotos Rally Poland (September 13-15) has attracted an entry of 85 cars. Drivers registered for the next round of the ERC include Kubica (DS3 RRC), Holowczyc (Fiesta RRC), Kościuszko (Fiesta R5), Kopecky (Fabia S200) and Bouffier (207 S2000).
  • 31/08/2013 / 8:18 pm
    ERC, Barum Rally Zlin: Jan Kopecky (Skoda/Michelin) won every one of the first leg's nine stages to pull out a lead of 37.5s over Vaclav Pech (Mini) and 1m5.5s over Roman Kresta (Skoda). Esapekka Lappi was forced out after his roll-cage was damaged in an off. Kostka (Fiesta R5, differential) and Consani (off) have also been eliminated. Bonnefils (Mégane/Michelin) is seventh overall and in front in the Production class.
  • 29/08/2013 / 9:55 am
    Of the 72 different drivers who have won a WRC event since 1973, 36 claimed their maiden victory on Michelin tyres, including last Sunday's Rallye Deutschland victor, Dani Sordo. The 30-year old Spaniard slots quite neatly between the ages of Pentti Airikkala (44) and Jari-Matti Latvala (22) when they notched up their first wins, which were the 1989 RAC Rally and 2008 Swedish Rally respectively.
  • 27/08/2013 / 7:09 pm
    For Rally Australia, Mikko Markkula will be replaced by Paul Nagle alongside Andreas Mikkelsen (Volkswagen Polo R WRC/Michelin).
  • 27/08/2013 / 11:22 am
    The 2014 WRC calendar could be published at the end of September. There are rumours that there will be few changes, with the exception of Greece's replacement by Poland. It is possible that Australia will stay. There is also talk that a stage will be organised on the Sunday at a fixed time for TV purposes...
  • 21/08/2013 / 10:23 am
    Mikkelsen has had to withdraw from the ADAC Rallye Deutschland. His co-driver Mikko Markkula is suffering from a back injury sustained in Finland. Doctors have recommended rest after scans revealed a cracked verterbra.
  • 30/07/2013 / 2:51 pm
    Team Ford Racing plans to enter factory Rangers for the 2014 Dakar. The drivers will be Argentina's Lucio Alvarez and South African Chris Visser. The cars will be prepared in South Africa.
  • 28/07/2013 / 10:11 am
    Julien Ingrassia, who broke a collarbone in a mountain bike accident at the end of June, has been given the green light by doctors to take part in next week's Rally Finland alongside Sébastien Ogier
  • 08/07/2013 / 9:34 am
    Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed that Juho Hänninen is one of its test drivers this year. The line-up for 2014 will be named at the end ofthe year.
  • 27/06/2013 / 3:39 pm
    Julien Ingrassia has broken a collar bone while mountain biking and will not be available for Volkswagen's pre-Rallye Deutschland tests alongside Sébastien Ogier. His place will be taken by Nicolas Klinger.
  • 25/06/2013 / 2:27 pm
    Citroën has confirmed its participation in the 2014 WTCC with Sébastien Loeb. Thanks to Abu Dhabi, Citroën is expected to remain in the WRC "with new objectives."
  • 24/06/2013 / 4:51 pm
    There is more and more talk of Italy's round of the World Rally Championship returning to the mainland. The list of candidate events is rumoured to be headed by the Rally del Veneto which benefits from solid financial and political backing. The event is based in northeast Italy.
  • 10/06/2013 / 2:34 pm
    Hyundai Motorsport will inaugurate its new premises in Alzenau, Germany, on Thursday, June 13, with members of the Hyundai board in attendance.
  • 02/06/2013 / 7:47 pm
    WRC Greece: a protest has been lodged against Volkswagen for an alledged spare battery infringement on Friday evening. More news later...
  • 26/05/2013 / 11:47 am
    Sébastien Ogier completed his first Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race in 13th position, ahead of Sébastien Loeb (16th). The Volkswagen driver's best lap (1m37.677s) was less than a second short of that of the winner Sean Edwards.
  • 13/05/2013 / 4:08 pm
    Sweden's P-G Andersson is expected to take part in six rounds of the WRC in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC (Italy, Finland, Germany,France, Spain and Wales Rally GB).
  • 13/05/2013 / 10:10 am
    Sébastien Loeb was 11th in last weekend's Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race at Barcelona, Spain. At the race in Monaco in two weeks time, he will be joined on the grid by Sébastien Ogier.
  • 30/04/2013 / 6:52 pm
    ERC: The 2013 FIA European Rally Championship will now only feature 12 of the originally-scheduled 13 rounds following the removal from the calendar of the San Marino Rally. The decision leaves just three gravel rounds this season.
  • 25/04/2013 / 8:40 pm
    ERC (SATA Rallye Açores): Robert Kubica (Citroën/Michelin) survived dreadful weather to lead at the end of Day 1, ahead of Jan Kopecky (Skoda, +9.7s), Ricardo Moura (Skoda, +10.5s) and Craig Breen (Peugeot, +11.7s). Bryan Bouffier did not start following the failure of his engine.
  • 09/04/2013 / 11:43 am
    After the appointments of Michel Nandan (Team Principal) and Bertrand Vallat (Chef Designer), Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed the recruitments of Stéphane Girard (Engine Manager) and Alain Penasse (Team Manager).
  • 04/04/2013 / 12:10 pm
    Fafe Rally Sprint (Portugal)... Sébastien Ogier is suffering from flu and will not contest the event. His place will not be taken by Latvala, which means that Andreas Mikkelsen will now be Volkswagen Motorsport's only representative.
  • 04/04/2013 / 11:05 am
    WRC (Wales Rally GB)... The last round of the 2013 World Rally Championship will start and finish in Llandudno, North Wales
  • 03/04/2013 / 5:38 pm
    WRC (Rally de Portugal)... Dennis Kuipers will stand in to replace Juho Hanninen - who has withdrawn for personal reasons - in the Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC. Yazeed Al-Rahji (Ford Fiesta RRC) is also unable to take part in the event following his recent cross-country rally accident.
  • 03/04/2013 / 1:31 pm
    WRC... The 33 entries for Rally Argentina include the return of Loeb/Elena in the N°1 Citroën DS3 WRC. Other WRC drivers are Hirvonen, Ostberg, Novikov, Latvala, Ogier, Mikkelsen, Sordo, Neuville, Kosciuszko, Prokop and Oliveira.
  • 28/03/2013 / 2:37 pm
    After his WRC2 victory in Sweden, Yazeed Al-Rahji was hurt in an accident when his Hummer landed heavily after a dune on the last day of Saudi Arabia's Ha'il International Rally (cross-country rally). Yazeed and his co-driver Alex Winocq were flown to hospital by helicopter for checks, but were found not to have sustained serious injury.
  • 27/03/2013 / 5:03 pm
    WRC2: The FIA has received 29 entries for the new WRC2 championship which is for four-wheel drive cars only. Entrants include Skoda Motorsport, Proton Motorsport and Qatar M Sport WRT.
  • 23/03/2013 / 6:45 pm
    ERC: Jan Kopecky (Skoda/Michelin) claimed his third Rally Islas Canarias victory today after early leader Robert Kubica (Citroën DS3 RRC) crashed out on SS10. Kopecky was joined on the podium by Craig Breen (Peugeot 207 S2000) and Luis Monzon (Mini RRC).
  • 23/03/2013 / 8:22 am
    Might we see Loeb contest the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in a prototype Peugeot 208? Seb: "There have been discussions, but nothing's been decided yet."
  • 23/03/2013 / 8:22 am
    Rally Islas Canarias (ERC): Robert Kubica (Citroën DS3 RRC/Michelin) won all the first day's stages to pull out a lead of 1m6.7s over Jan Kopecky (Skoda Fabia S2000). Craig Breen (3rd, Peugeot 207 S2000) is a further 44s adrift...
  • 21/03/2013 / 5:49 pm
    Swedish youngster Pontus Tidemand is to drive a Volkswagen Scirocco in the Swedish Rallycross Championship. The German make is said to be interested in an involvement in the discipline.
  • 21/03/2013 / 11:11 am
    Sébastien Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen will both drive a VW Polo R WRC on the Fafe Rally Sprint (April 6) as part of their build-up to the Rally de Portugal.
  • 15/03/2013 / 11:58 am
    WRC: the 2013 Rally de Portugal has received 71 entries, including 13 WRC runners, 21 crews in the WRC2 class, 8 in WRC3 and 10 in the Junior World Championship. The list includes Mikkelsen (N°9 Polo R WRC), Hanninen (N°15 Ford Fiesta WRC), Esapekka Lappi (N°31 Skoda Fabia), Robert Kubica (N°74 Citroën DS3 RRC ) and Elfyn Evans (N°75 Ford Fiesta RRC).
  • 14/03/2013 / 2:00 pm
    Robert Kubica will contest seven rounds of the WRC2 (Portugal, Greece, Sardinia, Finland, Germany, France and Spain), plus four ERC events (Canary Islands, Açores, Corsica, Poland) in a Citroën DS3 RRC/Michelin run by PH'Sport. His co-driver will be fellow-Pole Maciek Baran.
  • 18/02/2013 / 9:43 am
    The Legend Boucles de Spa (Mk2 Ford Escort) was won by François Duval. Mikko Hirvonen (petrol leak and small fire), Yves Matton (gearbox), André Lotterer (petrol leak), Thierry Neuville (clutch) and Bruno Thiry (power steering) all suffered mechanical trouble.
  • 12/02/2013 / 6:58 pm
    ERC: The date of Rally Poland has been brought forward two weeks to September 13-15, while Croatia Rally's slot has switched from early-June to September 26-28. With the Barum Rally Zlin due to take place on August 30-September 1, it's going to be a busy month for the FIA European Rally Championship.
  • 05/02/2013 / 8:08 am
    Nasser Al-Attiyah is poorly and has had to withdraw his entry for Sweden. His place in the Qatar-M Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC will be taken by Matthew Wilson who will be co-driven by Giovanni Bernacchini.
  • 03/02/2013 / 5:54 pm
    ERC - Rally Liepaja-Ventspils: victory for Jari Ketomaa (Ford Fiesta RRC) ahead of Peugeot 207 S2000/Michelin drivers Craig Breen (+31s) and François Delecour (+2m47.5s). The top five was rounded off by Jan Cerny (Skoda Fabia S2000) and Raimund Kiesel (Mini S2000).
  • 02/02/2013 / 5:01 pm
    ERC - Rally Liepaja-Ventspils: Finland's Jari Ketomaa (Ford Fiesta RRC) has eased into the lead, 12.1s clear of Craig Breen (Peugeot 207 S2000). Alexey Lukyanuk (Mitsubishi) has taken third place from François Delecour (Peugeot 207 S2000). There are six more stages to come on Sunday.
  • 01/02/2013 / 8:00 pm
    ERC: with three stages completed, the 2012 SWRC champion Craig Breen (Peugeot 207 S2000/Michelin) leads the Rally Liepaja-Ventspils ahead of Jari Ketomaa (Ford Fiesta RRC, +6.4s) and François Delecour (Peugeot 207 S2000, +12.1s).
  • 31/01/2013 / 3:20 pm
    After a long career in world class rallying which earned him a world title, Petter Solberg will turn his attention to rallycross this year. He will campaign a Citroën DS3 in the European Chapionship, plus the Global Rallycross series and the USA's X-Games.
  • 28/01/2013 / 12:12 pm
    The Qatar International Rally was won by Nasser Al-Attiyah (Ford Fiesta RRC) ahead of Khalid Al-Qassimi (Citroën DS3 RRC). Revenge in Sweden?
  • 19/01/2013 / 2:28 pm
    WRC: Sébastien Loeb (Citroen-Michelin) claims his 7th success at Rallye Monte-Carlo.
  • 19/01/2013 / 2:26 pm
    Dakar: Stéphane Peterhansel (Mini-Michelin) claims his 11th victory
  • 07/01/2013 / 4:16 am
    Dakar. The stewards have accepted that the GPS systems of Sainz and Al-Attiyah suffered a malfunction during Leg 2 and have deleted the time they spent triggering the WayPoint which gaved them trouble. Al-Attiyah is now sixth (+10m25s) and Sainz is 10th (+16m21s).
  • 21/12/2012 / 3:14 pm
    84 entries for the 2013 Rallye Monte-Carlo, including Sordo, Bouffier, Hirvonen and Loeb for Citroën (DS3 WRC), Ostberg, Novikov, Neuville, Hanninen, Maurin and Prokop for Ford (Fiesta RS WRC), Kosciuszko (Mini WRC), Latvala and Ogier for VW (Polo R WRC), and Wiegand and Lappi for Skoda (Fabia S2000).
  • 07/12/2012 / 5:30 pm
    The 2013 ADAC Rallye Deutschland will start in the historic centre of Cologne on August 22. On their way to Trier, competitors will contest two stages, including one after nightfall. The finish will be held in front of the Porta Nigra monument in Trier on August 25.
  • 17/10/2012 / 10:06 am
    It wasn't really a secret, but it's now official: Jari-Matti Latvala has signed a deal with Volkswagen Motorsport for 2013. He will team up with Frenchman Sébastien Ogier.
  • 11/10/2012 / 2:39 pm
    Five days after securing the 2012 WRC title at the recent Rallye de France Alsace, Sébastien Loeb will visit MICHELIN's stand at the Paris Motor Show on Friday, October 12.
  • 27/09/2012 / 11:23 am
    Citroën Racing has announced a partnership deal with Abu Dhabi for 2013. Mikko Hirvonen will contest every round of the world championship but Sébastien Loeb will only take part in selected events. The Frenchman would like to compete in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) with Citroën in 2014 or 2015.
  • 26/09/2012 / 11:48 am
    After contesting France's round of the WRC, Ireland's Craig Breen (SWRC winner in Wales) will take part in the Rallye Sanremo driving a SaintéLoc-run Peugeot 207 S2000. He was testing on Monday and Tuesday.
  • 22/09/2012 / 3:25 pm
    Thierry Neuville will replace Nasser Al-Attiyah in the Qatar WRT DS3 WRC in Sardinia. The Qatari will be busy testing his buggy as part of his preparations for the 2013 Dakar.
  • 20/09/2012 / 2:28 pm
    Volkswagen Motorsport is in Finland testing with Sébastien Ogier, while Citroën Racing was in France's Vosges Mountains yesterday with Mikko Hirvonen. Today, French youngster Sébastien Chardonnet is getting his first drive in the DS3 WRC run by PH Sport.
  • 20/09/2012 / 8:47 am
    We have found this video of Colin McRae on the 2001 Network Q Rally of GB on his way to the fastest time on SS2 (Gymno), driving a Ford Focus WRC. It was the Scot's last fastest stage time on Rally GB, at an average speed of 124kph !
  • 18/09/2012 / 5:10 pm
    Mikko Hirvonen (DS3 WRC), Mads Ostberg (Fiesta WRC), Sébastien Chardonnet (DS3 WRC) and Stéphane Consani (Mini WRC) will contest this weekend's Rallye National Vosgien in eastern France to prepare for the Rallye de France.
  • 14/09/2012 / 6:27 pm
    A great day for Ford/M-Sport and Michelin with two cars on top at Wales Rally GB (Latvala, Solberg) and another in front at Prime Yalta Rally (Pajunen)
  • 10/09/2012 / 6:23 pm
    Romain Dumas, winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2010, will make his WRC debut at the Rallye de France driving a Mini WRC prepared by the French specialist Automeca.
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