Rally

  • Neuville co-driver's anxious Rally Sweden moment at Colin's Crest

    Monday, 19 February 2018

    Thierry Neuville may have dominated this past weekend's Rally Sweden, but it wasn't all smooth sailing for the Belgian en route to victory. Co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul had a particularly anxious moment while in the middle of his delivery of pace notes as the Hyundai duo negotiated the dramatic "Colin's Crest" jump, named in honor of the late rally legend Colin McRae, on Saturday. "Off to change my ...

  • Neuville clinches Rally Sweden win

    Sunday, 18 February 2018

    Thierry Neuville and co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul won Rally Sweden to become only the third non-Nordic crew to claim victory in 66 editions of the Scandinavian classic. The Hyundai duo, who led for all but two stages, took a 19.8-second winning margin over Craig Breen and Scott Martin, the Citroen crew claiming the French manufacturer's first podium of the season. Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jaeger...

  • Neuville takes Rally Sweden lead into final day

    Saturday, 17 February 2018

    Thierry Neuville continues to top the Rally Sweden standings and heads into the closing 52 kilometers (32 miles) of competition on Sunday with a 22.7-second advantage over Craig Breen. Third-placed Andreas Mikkelsen is 32 seconds off the overall lead but still in the thick of a fight with teammate Hayden Paddon as they scrap for the final podium position. This afternoon the crews headed back to t...

  • GRC to conclude season at Lydden Hill, UK

    Tuesday, 13 February 2018

    The Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship has confirmed Lydden Hill, England as the venue for the doubleheader season finale for its 2018 season on Oct. 27-28. The birthplace of rallycross will feature some of the finest rallycross racers with a number of select "wild card" entries as the UK takes on the USA for the first time in Red Bull GRC history. "Bringing Red Bull Global Rallycross to Lyd...

  • Ogier closing in on Monte win

    Sunday, 28 January 2018

    Reigning FIA World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier is two stages away from a fifth consecutive Rallye Monte-Carlo victory, having safely negotiated the opening pair of Sunday stages. The Frenchman has further extended his advantage over Ott Tanak, the Estonian no longer prepared to risk a fine second position in his debut outing with Toyota. Teammate Jari-Matti Latvala remains in a lonely third po...

  • Tanak gains ground on Ogier in Monte ice

    Saturday, 27 January 2018

    Toyota's Ott Tanak reduced Sebastien Ogier's advantage of one minute 3.4 seconds down to 39.5 seconds after the re-run of Saturday morning's loop of stages. The Estonian was fastest by 15 seconds in the first stage and with another handful of seconds to his credit in the second has chipped into the Frenchman's lead with one stage remaining today. Jari-Matti Latvala maintains third with a comforta...

  • Spin cuts into Ogier's Monte lead

    Friday, 26 January 2018

    Sebastien Ogier's advantage at the head of the Rallye Monte-Carlo leaderboard was slashed this afternoon when he ended up in ditch after a slow-speed spin. The Frenchman lost 20 seconds to Ott Tanak, cutting his lead from 33.9 seconds to just 14.9 at the end of the first full day of competition. Tanak has been on fine form, winning the first of the repeated stages and demonstrating he has comfort...

  • Ogier extends Monte lead; Mikkelsen out

    Friday, 26 January 2018

    Sebastien Ogier has extended his advantage at the top of the Rallye Monte-Carlo leaderboard and now heads Ott Tanak, second position having changed hands twice during the morning's three stages. Dani Sordo remains third, teammate Andreas Mikkelsen being forced into retirement. Today's first full day of competition takes in two identical loops of three stages, split by service in Gap, and covers 9...

  • Peugeot/Toyota Dakar battle heats up on Stage 3

    Monday, 08 January 2018

    The 2018 Dakar Rally really heated up on the dunes of the 184-mile special stage between Pisco and San Juan de Marcona. With everyone pushing hard and jostling for early gained minutes on the leaderboard it made for an exciting day of racing. Tuesday sees mass starts on the beach at San Juan de Marcona followed by one of the longest-ever sandy sections in Dakar history as part of the 205-mile spe...

  • M-Sport adds Bouffier for Monte Carlo, Corsica WRC

    Monday, 08 January 2018

    The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has confirmed that Bryan Bouffier will drive a third Ford Fiesta WRC for the team at two rounds of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship â Rallye Monte- Carlo and the Tour de Corse. A past winner of both rallies, the Frenchman has expertise when it comes to understanding the challenging conditions that have come to typify the two legendary events. He won the Mont...

  • Despres grabs Dakar lead with Stage 2 win

    Sunday, 07 January 2018

    America's Bryce Menzies became one of the first major casualties of the 2018 Dakar Rally by crashing his Mini just a few miles into the 166-mile special stage around Pisco, Peru. Both Menzies and his co-driver Peter Mortensen escaped without serious injuries, but the damage to the car means their debut Dakar is over. "I am all right, I was more worried about my co-driver who broke his ankle," Men...

  • American Dakar hopeful Menzies, co-driver escape serious injury in crash

    Sunday, 07 January 2018

    American Dakar Rally rookie and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series driver Bryce Menzies was unhurt and co-driver Peter Mortensen sustained a broken ankle in a heavy crash in the fourth mile of the rally's 166-mile second stage. Their Mini sustained probable race-ending damage. Menzies finished fourth overall in Saturday's first stage, a spot ahead of X-Raid teammates Nani Roma and Alex Haro Bravo a...

  • Loeb’s brakes fail on first day of Dakar Rally

    Saturday, 06 January 2018

    The 2018 Dakar Rally is underway after 139 bikes, 92 cars, 49 quads and 44 trucks revved their engines on the start line in Lima. Stage one out of 14 consisted of a 150-mile liaison from the Peruvian capital up the Pacific Coast to Pisco, where a 19-mile special stage took place. It was a short but tactical start to the 40th edition of the legendary rally raid race, with drivers potentially not w...

  • 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...

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