• Stéphane Lefevbre 2016 Monte Carlo WRC

    Monday, 25 January 2016

    Stéphane Lefevbre goes over the line during the Monte Carlo Rally, 2016 season opener of the World Rally Championship. Â

  • WRC: Ogier opens season with Monte Carlo victory

    Sunday, 24 January 2016

    Sebastien Ogier opened the 2016 World Rally Championship with a commanding third straight Monte Carlo Rally victory, though he faced a tough challenge from Kris Meeke. It took until Saturday morning for Ogier's Volkswagen to make a break from Meeke's PH Sport-run Citroen, and the battle was still alive when Meeke hit a rock and sustained terminal damage to his car's gearbox. Meeke's exit left Ogi...

  • WRC: Latvala given suspended ban

    Sunday, 24 January 2016

    Jari-Matti Latvala has been given a suspended one-round ban from the World Rally Championship after hitting a spectator as he rejoined from an incident on the Monte Carlo Rally. Video footage showed Latvala's Volkswagen knocking a fan to the ground as it went through a field on the way back onto the course on SS11 following an error. VW said it believed the spectator was uninjured in the incident...

  • WRC: Latvala apologizes for spectator clash

    Saturday, 23 January 2016

    Volkswagen World Rally Championship driver Jari-Matti Latvala has apologised for hitting a spectator during a Monte Carlo Rally incident on Saturday. Latvala had to retire from the 2016 WRC opener after damaging his VW went he went off the road on SS11. Video from the scene revealed that as he tried to rejoin via a field following his trip through a ditch, Latvala struck a spectator. A VW stateme...

  • WRC: Retirements give Ogier big lead in Monte Carlo

    Saturday, 23 January 2016

    Sebastien Ogier takes a two-minute lead into the Monte Carlo Rally's final day after Kris Meeke and Jari-Matti Latvala retired, while Thierry Neuville is catching Andreas Mikkelsen for second. Meeke was keeping the gap to leader Ogier under half a minute until damaging his Citroen on a rock on SS11. He made it to the end of the stage, but had to retire at the regroup afterward due to the effect o...

  • WRC: Meeke retires from Monte Carlo lead fight

    Saturday, 23 January 2016

    Kris Meeke has retired from second place on the 2016 World Rally Championship season-opening Monte Carlo Rally. The PH Citroen driver had been WRC champion Sebastien Ogier's main rival throughout the event so far. They swapped the lead repeatedly through Thursday evening and Friday before Ogier's Volkswagen began to make a break. Meeke remained within half a minute of Ogier, but ended Saturday's ...

  • WRC: Ogier extends lead on eventful stages

    Saturday, 23 January 2016

    Sebastien Ogier cemented his lead over Kris Meeke on the two-stage loop that started Saturday's leg of the Monte Carlo Rally. The World Rally champion was quickest on the mammoth 32-mile opening test in his Volkswagen, before taking 10 seconds out of Meeke on the tricky SS10 to increase his gap to 30.2s overall ahead of a taxing afternoon loop. Ogier's teammate Jari-Matti Latvala holds third, but...

  • WRC: Ogier, Meeke continue to swap lead

    Friday, 22 January 2016

    Sebastien Ogier and Kris Meeke remained locked in battle for the Monte Carlo Rally lead on Friday afternoon, with Ogier back in front heading for the overnight break. The pair swapped the lead two through the three-stage loop. Ogier, who hit the front on the last morning stage, initially pulled away from the Citroen driver behind, establishing a five-second gap on the Corps â La Salle en Beaumont...

  • WRC: Ogier takes Monte lead from Meeke

    Friday, 22 January 2016

    Sebastien Ogier retook the lead of the Monte Carlo Rally from Kris Meeke on the final stage of the Friday morning loop of the 2016 World Rally Championship season opener. Ogier went quickest on the third and fifth stages of the rally, while overnight lead Meeke split the WRC champions's stage wins with a scratch time on SS4. On the fourth stage, Ogier clipped a bridge and damaged the rear of his ...

  • WRC: Meeke takes early Monte Carlo lead

    Thursday, 21 January 2016

    Kris Meeke leads Rally Monte Carlo overnight in his PH Sport Citroen DS 3, with Sebastien Ogier trailing by 6.9 seconds. Meeke spun on the opening test of the rally, dropping just under 10s, but the Northern Irishman â who signed a three-year deal with Citroen in the off-season â went fastest on the second stage of the evening by 11s. For the second year in a row, Ogier has been outperformed by a...

  • WRC: Latvala rules out Toyota switch

    Thursday, 21 January 2016

    Jari-Matti Latvala says he has no intention of departing Volkswagen for Toyota, despite speculation linking him to the Japanese giant's World Rally Championship return. Toyota is back next season after an absence of nearly two decades, and Latvala was believed to have been in talks with team principal Tommi Makinen. Latvala insists any discussions with the four-time world champion were purely soc...

  • WRC: Meeke leads Monte Carlo shakedown

    Wednesday, 20 January 2016

    Kris Meeke made the perfect start to his long-term Citroen World Rally Championship career with fastest time on Wednesday's Monte Carlo Rally shakedown stage. Given Citroen's lack of development of the DS 3 WRC for this season, Meeke is not expecting to battle for rally wins in his part-time program with PH Sport, but at the first season's first competitive opportunity, the Northern Irishman was ...

  • DAKAR: Robby Gordon's collision with support vehicle caught on video

    Tuesday, 19 January 2016

    Actualidad's YouTube channel posted this video of the collision between Robby Gordon's HST Gordini with a Hummer H2 team support vehicle that led to Gordon being forced to withdraw from the Dakar Rally on the event's final day. Local media reports the IndyCar, NASCAR and off-road ace was traveling down a highway at around 80mph next to the support vehicle, which was not equipped with safety harne...

  • WRC: Loeb says Meeke right leader for Citroen

    Monday, 18 January 2016

    Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb believes his former team Citroen was right to put its faith in Kris Meeke to lead its reinvigorated WRC campaign. Citroen is closing its World Touring Car Championship programme after 2016 and taking a year's hiatus from the WRC to develop the new C3 for the '17 season. Meeke will lead the C3 test program this year while contesting a part-season in th...

  • Peterhansel clinches 12th Dakar win

    Saturday, 16 January 2016

    Stephane Peterhansel clinched his 12th Dakar Rally victory and Peugeot's first since 1990 with a calm run through the final stage on Saturday. Having been left with a massive one-hour lead as his Peugeot teammates Sebastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz encountered dramas during the second week, Peterhansel had been able to drive conservatively through the final days. The concluding run back from Villa C...

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