Rally

  • Neuville closes out dramatic Rally Australia win

    Sunday, 19 November 2017

    Thierry Neuville clinched his fourth victory of the FIA World Rally Championship season, the Hyundai driver winning Rally Australia by 22.5 seconds. Last-minute drama struck for Jari-Matti Latvala when he went off in the final stage, elevating Ott Tanak into second with Hayden Paddon moving into a surprise podium position, again for Hyundai. "This win is a special one â it goes to the whole team,...

  • Neuville closes on Rally Australia win

    Saturday, 18 November 2017

    With the second day of Rally Australia behind him, Thierry Neuville is on course for a fourth 2017 FIA World Rally Championship victory. He carries a 20.1-second advantage into the concluding five stages after Andreas Mikkelsen picked up two punctures in the second stage of the day and plummeted to a heart-breaking eighth and then retirement, after dominating the event early on. Neuville heads Ja...

  • Mikkelsen extends Rally Australia lead

    Friday, 17 November 2017

    Andreas Mikkelsen capitalized on his advantageous road position during the opening day of Rally Australia to head the field by 20.1 seconds. The Norwegian has dominated proceedings, winning five of the day's six forestry tests before heading back to Coffs Harbour for the super special stages. Thierry Neuville moved into second position after winning both runs through the super specials this eveni...

  • Mikkelsen grabs early Rally Australia lead

    Thursday, 16 November 2017

    Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen powered into the early lead of Rally Australia, the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship. The i20 Coupe WRC driver won all three stages Friday morning and heads back to the mid-leg service with an impressive 16.6-second advantage over Kris Meeke. The Briton dropped some time in the final stage of the loop and is now in the thick of a battle with teammate Cra...

  • The Evergreen Locomotive: The Baja 1000 turns 50

    Tuesday, 14 November 2017

    Later this week they will gather again at the most unlikely of epicenters in all of global motorsports. Like it was at the inaugural Mexican 1000 in 1967, an eclectic hodgepodge of men and women, young and old, will cross the busiest international border in the world. As it has been for 50 long years, they will leave behind the anchor of daily existence that fades from urgent to meaningless with ...

  • Ogier: Fifth WRC title 'strongest emotion I have felt in a rally'

    Monday, 30 October 2017

    Becoming World Rally Champion is nothing new for Sebastien Ogier, who clinched his fifth drivers' title with a third-place finish in the Wales Rally GB at the weekend. But in contrast to his first four championships, this one was achieved in a privateer entry as the Frenchman, along with longtime co-driver Julien Ingrassia ( pictured at left, with Ogier ), drove an M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC to the ...

  • Evans closing on Rally GB victory

    Sunday, 29 October 2017

    Elfyn Evans continued his supreme driver at Wales Rally GB by extending his advantage in the last two tricky night stages on Saturday. Here are highlights of action from the early stages of Day 4

  • Evans rules early Saturday Rally GB stages

    Saturday, 28 October 2017

    Elfyn Evans continued to drive supremely over Saturday's first group of stages on Wales Rally GB, the Welshman claiming five stage wins from seven tests run to the southwest of the rally base in Deeside. He now has an impressive 46.3 second advantage over Thierry Neuville, the Belgian catapulting himself from fourth to second and, importantly, ahead of championship rivals Ott Tanak and Sebastien ...

  • Evans extends Rally GB lead

    Friday, 27 October 2017

    Elfyn Evans has extended his advantage after the afternoon loop of stages on Wales Rally GB and has 24.6 seconds in hand in his DMACK-shod Fiesta WRC. The Welshman tops an impressive 1-2-3 for M-Sport with teammates Ott Tanak and Sébastien Ogier second and third, the pair split by just 2.2 seconds after 120 kilometers of competition. Evans carried this morning's momentum through the repeated sta...

  • Meeke wins Rally Spain, Ogier gains in title race

    Sunday, 08 October 2017

    Kris Meeke claimed his second victory of the World Rally Championship season at Rally Spain, the Citroen driver dominating the day to claim the win by 28 seconds. Sebastien Ogier took an important step toward a fifth world title by finishing second, and third position by teammate Ott Tanak moves the Estonians ahead of the only other championship contender, Thierry Neuville. The Belgian suffered a...

  • Meeke surges into Rally Spain lead

    Saturday, 07 October 2017

    Kris Meeke has powered into the lead of RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally Spain as a switch to paved roads has shuffled the leaderboard. The Briton took the advantage after the opening stage of the day and now heads Ott Tanak and Sebastien Ogier as the crews arrived back in Salou for the mid-leg service. Andreas Mikkelsen, leading last night, has dropped down the order, the Norwegian needing more seale...

  • Mikkelsen leads in Hyundai WRC debut in Spain

    Friday, 06 October 2017

    Andreas Mikkelsen has had a dream start to his debut competitive outing with Hyundai Motorsport and leads Rally Catalunya- Spain after the opening morning of competition. With limited seat time in the i20 Coupe WRC, the Norwegian has been easing himself into the car but fastest time in SS3 moved him from an early sixth to leading the 11th round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Despite battlin...

  • Mikkelsen joins Hyundai for final three rallies

    Tuesday, 05 September 2017

    Norwegian driver Andreas Mikkelsen has joined Hyundai Motorsport and will drive one of its i20 Coupes in the final three rounds of the World Rally Championship, starting next month in Spain. Mikkelsen tested for the Korean manufacturer back in April but opted not to sign with the team, instead joining the Citroen squad, where he ran three of the past four rallies and finished second at last month...

  • Tanak leads opening day at Rally Germany

    Friday, 18 August 2017

    Ott Tanak has turned 4.1-second mid-leg deficit into a 5.7-second overnight advantage during the afternoon loop of stages on Rally Germany. Despite a tricky afternoon during which many of the drivers have slid off the road, the Estonian included, he regained the lead and heads Andreas Mikkelsen, who took the surprise advantage this morning despite a poor starting position. Championship contenders...

  • Mikkelson leads tight early battle in Rally Germany

    Friday, 18 August 2017

    After four Friday morning stages on Rally Germany, and no fewer than four different leaders overall, Andreas Mikkelsen tops the leaderboard for Citroen Racing on the 10th round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Ott Tanak, another of the early pace-setters, is second in the Fiesta WRC with teammate Sebastien Ogier third having recovered from a spin in the day's opener. The ADAC Rally Germany go...

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