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  • Latvala grabs early Rally Portugal lead

    Friday, 19 May 2017

    A thrilling first morning of Rally Portugal has seen five drivers able to claim stage wins, with only 4.8 seconds separating the leading five crews. Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT driver Jari Matti Latvala enters the day's first service with a slender lead, despite running second on the road and suffering from a back ailment. The Finn was second in SS2 and took SS3 honours before coming back to the fiel...

  • Neuville gains ground on Evans in Argentina WRC

    Saturday, 29 April 2017

    Fiesta WRC driver Elfyn Evans has maintained his Rally Argentina advantage during Saturday morning's loop of three stages, but the Welshman lost 14 seconds of his lead when he ran wide in the final stage and punctured a tire. Even so, he still heads second-placed Thierry Neuville by 44.1 seconds as the crews head into the mid-leg service. Mads Ostberg, second last night, has dropped to third afte...

  • Evans grabs early WRC lead in Argentina

    Friday, 28 April 2017

    Welshman Elfyn Evans heads the Rally Argentina leaderboard after a string of fastest times in the morning loop of Friday stages before the crews head into the super special. The Fiesta WRC driver already has over 20 seconds in hand to Jari-Matti Latvala, who moved up into second after Kris Meeke launched his C3 off the road and dropped over six minutes. The Northern Irish driver has now been forc...

  • Corsica winner Neuville is WRC's fourth in four events

    Sunday, 09 April 2017

    Hyundaiâs Thierry Neuville and co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul won the Rallye de France-Tour de Corse today and in doing so not only claimed their first victory of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship, but became the fourth different crew, and manufacturer, to climb the top step of the podium in as many events. Recovering from earlier electrical problems, Sebastien Ogier was able to power back into se...

  • Neuville extends Corsica lead as Ogier hits trouble

    Saturday, 08 April 2017

    Thierry Neuville has edged one step closer to his first victory of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship by taking a 38.9-second lead into the final day of competition on the Tour de Corse. The Belgian was on supreme form today and while Sebastien Ogier was able to challenge early afternoon and came within 2.2 seconds of the lead, the Frenchman dropped right back in the final stage with a loss of...

  • Neuville takes Corsica WRC lead as Meeke retires

    Saturday, 08 April 2017

    Saturday's mid-leg leaderboard might still show Kris Meeke as the current frontrunner of the Tour de Corse, but the Citroen driver was forced to retire after today's second stage with engine failure. Having extended his lead over Sebastien Ogier in the opener, Meeke then dropped just over 15 seconds in the following stage and, with smoke billowing from under the hood, he and Paul Nagle were force...

  • Honda announces Red Bull GRC driver lineup

    Friday, 07 April 2017

    Honda and Honda Performance Development announced that Olsbergs MSE (OMSE) will field an expanded lineup of three talented, young drivers for the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship season. Teaming with series veteran Sebastian Eriksson will be former Red Bull GRC Lites champions Oliver Eriksson and American Mitchell DeJong, who returns to the team following his debut at the 2016 season ...

  • Meeke grabs early WRC lead in Corsica

    Friday, 07 April 2017

    Britain's Kris Meeke has powered into the lead of Rallye de France-Tour de Corse after the opening loop of two stages on the Mediterranean island. The Citroën driver heads reigning FIA World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier by 8.9 seconds, who in turn has a similar advantage over third-placed Thierry Neuville. The route for this year's event remains reminiscent of the Tour de Corse of old and take...

  • Meeke overcomes late drama to take Rally Mexico win

    Sunday, 12 March 2017

    Kris Meeke and co-driver Paul Nagle took a dramatic first win of the season at Rally Mexico, bringing a third different winning crew, and manufacturer, to the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship in as many events. However, after a faultless rally, in which they led for all but the two Mexico City stages, it was far from a relaxing ride to the finish. The Citroen C3 WRC pairing went into the closing...

  • Meeke closes on Rally Mexico win

    Sunday, 12 March 2017

    Kris Meeke has extended his advantage on Rally Mexico to an impressive 30.9 seconds and the Briton has just two stages standing between himself and a maiden victory for the new Citroen C3 WRC. A spin by second-placed Sebastien Ogier aided Meeke's cause, while third position is still held by Thierry Neuville, the Belgian admitting he simply didn't have the pace to match his rivals unless they hit ...

  • Meeke leads Rally Mexico for Citroen

    Friday, 10 March 2017

    The first gravel round of the 2017 World Rally Championship got off to a delayed start on Friday afternoon, after morning stages were canceled due to transport issues. When it did get underway, Kris Meeke quickly took control in his Citroen C3 WRC this afternoon to take the lead of Rally Mexico, the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship. The Northern Irish driver won the day's opener an...

  • Latvala wins Rally Sweden for Toyota

    Sunday, 12 February 2017

    Jari-Matti Latvala secured Toyota's first victory on only its second event back in the FIA World Rally Championship after 17 years out of the top level of the sport. The Finn powered through the final three stages of Rally Sweden, winning each, to take an emphatic 29.2 second win. M-Sport was again able to celebrate a double podium with Ott Tanak taking second and reigning world champions Sebasti...

  • Latvala regains Rally Sweden lead as Neuville hits trouble

    Saturday, 11 February 2017

    The head-to-head battle between Hyundai's Thierry Neuville and Toyota's Jari-Matti Latvala took another dramatic turn on Saturday afternoon. Neuville's rally was dashed by a suspension failure after he crashed into a roadside block on the day's final super special, losing a wheel. The incident effectively eliminates Neuville from contention and sets up an intriguing three-way duel on the final da...

  • Neuville assumes Rally Sweden lead

    Friday, 10 February 2017

    After a stunning run through the first full day of Rally Sweden, Hyundai's Thierry Neuville has pulled out a 28.1 second advantage over nearest rival Jari-Matti Latvala, the pair battling throughout until the Belgian set a scorching pace in the penultimate stage to extend his lead significantly. Latvala briefly led earlier in the day, has enjoyed a largely trouble-free run and sits 21.6 seconds a...

  • Latvala takes WRC Rally Sweden lead

    Thursday, 09 February 2017

    Jari-Matti Latvala is the early leader of Rally Sweden, edging Thierry Neuville in the opening Karlstad test. Latvala's Toyota Yaris was 0.9s quicker than Rally Monte-Carlo winner Ogier in their head-to-head duel around the 1.90km special stage at the town's trotting track. Latvala ( pictured ), who finished second in Monte-Carlo, was 0.6s ahead of Thierry Neuville's Hyundai i20 Coupe, who in tur...

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