NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

WRC | RD7 – RALLY DE PORTUGAL

One of the oldest and most supported rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship, Rally De Portugal signified the start of a string of European events. First held in 1967, this classic rally was one of the founding WRC events in 1973 and has been awarded “Best Rally in the World” on no less than five occasions and always delivers an atmosphere out on the stages. After the recent addition of Rally Chile to the calendar Portugal moved to a couple of weeks later this year. This means temperatures were…

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PREVIEW | WRC | RD 6 – RALLY CHILE

Part two of the FIA World Rally Championships south American adventure will arrive after a 16 hour drive across the Andes Mountains to the newcomer, The Copec Rally Chile for Round 6. A WRC newbie it maybe but rallying is not new to Chile, with some 19 years of history from its own National Rally Mobil Championship, it finally reaches the World Stage to offer up a fresh exciting new challenge to the world’s best. Last time out in Argentina Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville got the job done for his second…

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PREVIEW | WRC | RD5 – RALLY ARGENTINA

Argentina, rugged mountains, lakeland landscapes and vast plains are the playing fields for the next stop in the World Rally Championship calendar. Despite the small entry list, this South American adventure attracts big crowds that bring an awesome atmosphere stage side, with some iconic stages that have provided some great moments in recent years The event is once again based out of the lake-land resort of Villa Carlos Paz, some 700km north-west of Buenos Aires, it offers up some stunning scenery and challenging rallying with a total of 347km of…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

WRX | RD 1 – ABU DHABI | DAY 2

It was another hot day at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day two of the first round of the World Rallycross Championship and it was more like an RX War Zone with battle scars across Q3 and Q4 for many and that was before the finals were even in sight. The first race of Q3 started off with a roll from Britain’s Oliver Bennett on lap two, those big curbs enough to send his Mini Copper up and over onto the roof. Maybe he was being a…

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WRC | RD4 – TOUR DE CORSE 2019

This year’s Tour De Corse presented a fresh new challenge for the world’s best drivers with more than 75% of the route being new; this iconic event on the picturesque Mediterranean Island provided plenty of action and a heartbreaking ending for one man in particular. The event featured just 14 special stages covering some 347km of competitive rallying around the Island on tarmac roads that twist their way around the coastal and mountain roads, you can understand why it is often referred to as “The Rally of Ten Thousands Corners”.…

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PREVIEW | WRC | RD4 -TOUR DE CORSE

The WRC returns to Europe and is onto the tarmac for Round 4, it’s time for the iconic Rally Of Ten Thousands Corners, The Tour De Corse. This beautiful Island first played host to the WRC back in 1973 and is well known for its relentless tight and twisty mountain roads. The stages are generally smooth but in some parts there will be some rough abrasive stuff which could affect tyre wear. Some stages can often run alongside fresh air drops, but for the 96 crews who have entered, they…

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WRC | RD3 – RALLY MEXICO 2019

The FIA World Rally Championships travelled away from Europe for its first long haul trip to round three in Mexico. From the snow and sub zero conditions of Sweden, the crews found themselves in temperatures nearing 30°C tackling the loose and dusty stages high up in the mountains close to Leon, for the first gravel rally of the season. Toyota’s Ott Tanak arrived in Mexico leading the drivers’ standings and his team also led Hyundai by just a single point in the manufactures. However, on the Thursday morning pre-event shakedown at…

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WRC | RD2 – RALLY SWEDEN 2019

Rally Sweden is the Championships only full on winter rally, yes the season opener in Monte Carlo last month also featured tricky wintery conditions and at times was like watching an episode of Dancing on Ice, but it’s got nothing on Sweden, which is simply just unique! The crazy thing about rallying on the snow and ice at this event, is that for the world best drivers, it’s one of the fastest events…. why? ….. Studded Tires which dig into frozen roads provide a whole another level of grip and…

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PREVIEW | WRC | RD2 – SWEDEN 2019

Next week round two of the WRC heads to what is possibly the biggest spectacle on the WRC calendar, that is the snow and ice of Rally Sweden. Last month the World’s best drivers tackled the legendary Monte Carlo Rally around the French Alps for the season opener and although on tarmac roads, the wintery conditions proved to be, as a always a difficult test. Sebastian Ogier took the first win of the year in the C3 WRC with his new team Citroen and leads the championships ahead of Hyundai’s…

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WRC | RD1 – MONTE CARLO RALLY 2019

The infamous Monte Carlo Rally signalled the start of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championships and let’s face it there’s no better way to kick things off than the unique challenge that the Monte brings. More than two months had passed since last season’s thrilling final Down Under in Australia ended with Seb Ogier winning his sixth title; but this year he was with a new team Citroen and would be behind the wheel of the C3 for the first time driving it in anger. Last season the Citroen camp…

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