• 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 ...

  • WRC: M-Sport drivers' futures in doubt

    Friday, 30 October 2015

    M-Sport drivers Elfyn Evans and Ott Tanak will drive for their future in the World Rally Championship on next month's Wales Rally GB. Both works Ford Fiesta RS WRC drivers retired from the second day of the recent Rally of Spain after which team principal Malcolm Wilson admitted their careers were hanging in the balance. "I'm not going to guarantee anything," said Wilson, "I've told them both, we...

  • WRC: Gronholm tests 2017 VW on asphalt

    Thursday, 29 October 2015

    Marcus Gronholm drove Volkswagen's 2017 Polo R WRC mule for three days on asphalt in France last week. The Finn was testing in classic Monte Carlo stages around Roquesteron and Col de Bleine in the German firm's first asphalt development running of its next-generation machine. Volkswagen's technical project leader Francois-Xavier Demaison said the car hadn't taken any significant steps forward fr...

  • WORLD RX: Tohill returns with Ford Fiesta

    Wednesday, 28 October 2015

    Former World Rallycross driver Derek Tohill will return to the championship next season driving an OlsbergsMSE Ford Fiesta Supercar, run by his own team. The Irishman finished 14th overall the 2014 World RX standings in an LD Motorsports run Citroen DS3. He will compete in the full European Rallycross Championship and additional World RX events next season. Tohill tested the freshly built Fiesta ...

  • WRC: Ogier admits Spain crash was 'stupid'

    Monday, 26 October 2015

    Sebastien Ogier said the shock final-stage crash that cost him Rally Catalunya victory was caused by an over-ambitious pacenote change after the first run. Ogier was checked in hospital in Sunday night after the accident, and reported that he was shaken but otherwise fine. He had been leading the rally by 50 seconds when he hit a barrier on the Duesaigues stage. The World Rally champion admitted ...

  • WRC: Ogier crash hands Mikkelsen victory in Spain

    Sunday, 25 October 2015

    Andreas Mikkelsen clinched his first World Rally Championship victory at Rally Catalunya, after his Volkswagen teammate Sebastien Ogier crashed on the final stage of the weekend. Ogier, who had to regain the lead twice on Friday, remained untouchable for the majority of the rally as early challengers Mads Ostberg and Robert Kubica fell by the wayside. The Frenchman headed into the final powerstag...

  • WRC: Ogier cruising as teammates battle

    Sunday, 25 October 2015

    Sebastien Ogier enjoyed a relaxed morning loop in the Rally Catalunya lead, as Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen's battle for second looks likely to go down to the wire. Ogier, understandably, didn't take any unnecessary risks through the opening three Sunday stages and has an unassailable lead of 49 seconds going into the afternoon loop. His Volkswagen teammates remain locked in an intens...

  • WRC: Volkswagen takes control of top three in Spain

    Saturday, 24 October 2015

    World rally champion Sebastien Ogier will lead a Volkswagen one-two-three into Sunday at Rally Catalunya, after Dani Sordo fell down the order to fourth on Saturday afternoon. The three VW drivers were in a dominant mood, locking out the top three for all but one of the afternoon stages. A relaxed Ogier lost a small amount of time to teammate Jari-Matti Latvala during the loop, but the Frenchman ...

  • WRC: Ogier extends advantage in Spain

    Saturday, 24 October 2015

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