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  • WRC: Ogier leads from Meeke in Wales

    Friday, 13 November 2015

    Sebastien Ogier extended a comfortable Rally GB lead on the first morning after his Volkswagen World Rally Championship teammate Jari-Matti Latvala crashed out. There was little to choose between the two VW drivers on the opening Hafren stage, with Latvala initially taking the advantage on the splits. But Ogier completed the stage 0.8 seconds faster and Latvala's challenge didn't last much longer...

  • WRC: Latvala crashes out of Rally GB early

    Friday, 13 November 2015

    Volkswagen World Rally Championship driver Jari-Matti Latvala crashed out of the Rally GB lead battle on only the second stage of the event. The Finn had been chasing VW teammate Sebastien Ogier for first place at the time. Latvala set the pace for most of the opening Hafren stage before being edged out by the WRC champion by eight tenths at the finish. He then went off at only the second corner ...

  • WRC: Mikkelsen back at Rally GB after checks

    Thursday, 12 November 2015

    Volkswagen World Rally Championship driver Andreas Mikkelsen has returned to Rally GB, after a whirlwind trip to Germany for medical checks. Having become the WRC's newest winner in Spain last month, Mikkelsen left the UK on Wednesday night to visit VW's medical clinic. The Norwegian missed Thursday's shakedown - in which team-mates Sebastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala shared the fastest time -...

  • WRC: Ogier and Latvala tie on shakedown

    Thursday, 12 November 2015

    Volkswagen drivers Sebastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala shared honours at Thursday morning's Rally GB shakedown stage. The Polo pair posted the same time to the tenth of a second through the two-mile Clocaenog test, with Citroen's Kris Meeke three tenths of a down on the Volkswagens through the wet-but-drying stage. Ogier said: "Shakedown was good. Slippery, like we can expect in these conditio...

  • WRC: Mikkelsen misses GB shakedown

    Thursday, 12 November 2015

    Andreas Mikkelsen has missed the Rally GB shakedown after flying back to Germany for medical checks, but Volkswagen is adamant he will be fit for the event start on Friday. The Norwegian, who took his first World Rally Championship win in the last round in Catalunya, left the UK on a scheduled flight on Wednesday night so he could visit VW's regular clinic in Germany. He is expected to return to ...

  • WRC: Autosport International livery for Evans

    Wednesday, 11 November 2015

    Elfyn Evans will carry Autosport International branding on his M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC during this week's Wales Rally GB. The logo for the Jan. 14-17 motorsports show in Birmingham, UK will be featured across the Ford in the final round of the World Rally Championship, marking M-Sport's presence as a major exhibitor. "The Autosport International show truly marks the start of the motorsport season...

  • WRC: Ogier tips Meeke, Evans for GB success

    Wednesday, 11 November 2015

    Reigning World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier has tipped Brits Kris Meeke and Elfyn Evans as drivers to watch at this week's Rally GB. Evans and Meeke finished fifth and sixth on GB last year, but both come home on the back of strong results, with Evans taking a career-best second in Corsica and Meeke scoring his first WRC win in Argentina earlier in the year. "I think they can be a threat," Olgi...

  • RALLYCROSS: Austria team shuffles lineup

    Tuesday, 10 November 2015

    Recently crowned European Rallycross Super1600 champion Janis Baumanis will stand in for World RX Team Austria team principal and driver Max Pucher at the World Rallycross Championship finale in Argentina. Baumanis wrapped up the Super1600 title at the last European event of the season in Italy last month. He has also raced in three Supercar events in a Hansen Talent Development Peugeot 208, and ...

  • Marklund promotes RX Lites racer

    Monday, 09 November 2015

    Multiple RX Lites Cup event winner Thomas Bryntesson will graduate to the Supercar category at the final round of the World Rallycross Championship at Rosario in Argentina. The Norwegian will drive a Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo, and tested for the team last week at Holjes. Bryntesson missed the opening round of the RX Lites Cup in Portugal but finished on the podium on his debut at Lydden...

  • WRC: VW rules out dropping third car

    Friday, 06 November 2015

    Volkswagen team principal Jost Capito says cutting down to a two-car World Rally Championship effort to save money would be untenable despite the pressure of the company's emissions scandal. The crisis in VW's road car arm has triggered speculation about the future of its ultra-successful WRC program. But Capito dismissed the latest wave of rumors that it would be cutting down from three to two P...

  • GRC: Wiman wins Vegas finale as Speed claims title

    Thursday, 05 November 2015

    Joni Wiman took his first Supercar main event victory, while Scott Speed clinched a hard-fought championship, in Wednesday night's Red Bull Global Rallycross season finale on the Las Vegas Strip. Wiman's Red Bull Olsbergs MSE teammate Sebastian Eriksson earned second place, while Speed placed third to complete the podium. "I feel great!" Wiman, last year's Supercar champion, said after the victor...

  • GRC: Vegas finale preview: Andretti vs Andretti

    Wednesday, 04 November 2015

    Another year of Red Bull Global Rallycross is coming to an end this Wednesday, and it should be one to watch for veteran and new fans alike. Both Supercar and Lites championships are on the line and feature teammates battling it out for supremacy. The track is also new from last year and will feature a record number of cars. THE CHAMPIONSHIPS GRC Supercars While it is for certain Volkswagen Andre...

  • WRC: 2016 calendar outlined

    Tuesday, 03 November 2015

    Next year's World Rally Championship calendar has been revealed. The 14-round series starts in Monte Carlo in mid-January and finishes 10 months later in Australia. Rally GB remains the final European round of the series in late October, while China's first WRC rally since 1999 will be held in the second week of September. The returning rally still has to satisfy a variety of requirements followi...

  • Stream Vegas Global Rallycross finale live

    Monday, 02 November 2015

    For the second consecutive year, the crowning of the Red Bull Global Rallycross champion will be streamed live and worldwide online via Red Bull TV. The 2015 Red Bull GRC season finale, to take place on the Las Vegas Strip, will be shown starting at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 4. Toby Moody and Ricky Johnson will call the race from the booth, with Will Christien in the pits. CLICK...

  • America's Menezes considers moving from F3 into rallycross

    Friday, 30 October 2015

    Formula 3 European Championship driver Gustavo Menezes is evaluating a move to rallycross for 2016. The American tested an OlsbergsMSE RX Lites machine in Italy recently, after the final round of the European Formula 3 championship at Hockenheim Menezes finished 14th in the F3 standings with Carlin, and would target the World Rallycross Championship-supporting RX Lites category next year. "I got ...

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