• WRC: Controversy brewing over 2016 calendar

    Tuesday, 13 October 2015

    Further controversy is brewing over the 2016 World Rally Championship calendar, amid a potential showdown about the status of the Monte Carlo and Corsica events. WRC manufacturers were already dissatisfied with the decision to increase the schedule from 13 to 14 rounds with the addition of China next year. Monte Carlo and Corsica were included on the list of events issued by the FIA World Motor S...

  • Hyundai demotes Neuville for Rally GB

    Monday, 12 October 2015

    Thierry Neuville has been dropped from Hyundai's primary World Rally Championship team for the season-ending Rally GB. The Belgian will be replaced by Hayden Paddon in the Korean firm's Shell-backed frontline team, with the Kiwi stepping up alongside Dani Sordo in Wales. Spaniard Sordo will be entered in the #7 i20 WRC usually driven by Neuville. Neuville drops to the Mobis-branded second-string ...

  • Delecour wants more Porsche rallying

    Monday, 12 October 2015

    Francois Delecour intends to defend his crown in the FIA R-GT Cup for rallying sports cars in 2016. The four-time World Rally Championship event winner became champion in the inaugural R-GT series with a round to spare thanks to a second victory in four rounds in Corsica earlier this month. Delecour, who drives a Porsche 911 prepared by Richard Tuthill's British-based team, still plans to contest...

  • Co-driver killed in Scottish national rally crash

    Saturday, 10 October 2015

    A co-driver has been killed and the driver injured in a crash during the Mull Rally on Saturday morning. The Scottish island event has been abandoned following the accident, which happened on the seventh stage, the second of the Saturday's second leg. In a statement, the MSA said: "The Motor Sports Association can confirm that one competitor has died and another has been injured in an incident on...

  • Tough rally debut for Loeb with Peugeot

    Friday, 09 October 2015

    Sebastien Loeb was classified in 44th place on the Morocco Rally after a difficult debut in cross-country rallying with Peugeot's works Dakar program. The nine-time World Rally champion turned World Touring Car Championship racer will attempt the Dakar Rally for the first time next year. He entered this week's five-day round of the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies in Peugeot's latest 2008 ...

  • Kubica could step back to WRC2

    Friday, 09 October 2015

    Robert Kubica has admitted he could step back to WRC2 next season after a difficult 2015 World Rally Championship campaign. The Polish star, who won the WRC2 crown in 2013, has struggled running his own RK World Rally Team this year and is adamant he will not go into 2016 in the same position. "At the moment, I don't know anything for next year, but, for sure, there will be some changes," he said...

  • Galli commits to RX to 2018 with Kia

    Thursday, 08 October 2015

    Former World Rally Championship driver Gigi Galli says his new Kia Rio Supercar program is a three-year commitment to the World Rallycross Championship, as the car made its test debut. The Italian, a WRC podium finisher, ran the Kia at Franciacorta in front of Italian media on Wednesday ahead of its first competitive outing in the World RX round at the track later this month. "This is the beginni...

  • Rallycross: Foust completes Barbados sweep

    Monday, 05 October 2015

    Tanner Foust gave Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross its fourth consecutive race victory, while Scott Speed earned his class-leading seventh podium of the season, in Sunday's Red Bull Global Rallycross Barbados II main event. The 1-2 finish eliminated all other drivers from championship contention and set up a head-to-head battle between the two teammates in Las Vegas next month. "Barbados is amazing...

  • Corsica under fire after WRC return

    Monday, 05 October 2015

    World Rally Championship manufacturers have criticized the Tour of Corsica after its weather-hit return to the calendar last weekend. The event returned from the European Rally Championship to the WRC after a seven-year absence following the collapse of the previous French round in Alsace. Volkswagen team principal Jost Capito said the Corsica facilities were sub-standard and the logistics too co...

  • WRC: Latvala wins in Corsica ahead of Evans

    Sunday, 04 October 2015

    Jari-Matti Latvala took his third World Rally Championship win of the 2015 season in Corsica, and only his second career win on asphalt, beating Elfyn Evans by 43.1 seconds. Volkswagen driver Latvala took the lead away from Evans on Saturday's final stage and never looked like conceding it from that point on. Evans was sublime on Friday. He was 10s faster than anyone else through the wet and trea...

  • Rallycross: Foust wins Barbados race 1 after wild finish

    Saturday, 03 October 2015

    Tanner Foust gave Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross its third consecutive race victory, while Scott Speed grabbed the points lead despite heavy last-lap contact that decimated his left-front wheel, in Saturday's Red Bull Global Rallycross Barbados final. After Patrik Sandell's disqualification, Red Bull Olsbergs MSE driver and defending Supercar champion Joni Wiman completed the podium. "Honestly, w...

  • WRC: Latvala deposes Evans from lead

    Saturday, 03 October 2015

    Jari-Matti Latvala snatched the Tour of Corsica lead away from Elfyn Evans on the final stage of Saturday, despite suffering gearbox issues. Latvala looked set to top the stage but at the final split his times dropped behind Volkswagen team-mate Sebastien Ogier's. World Rally champion Ogier, who was badly delayed on Friday, finished the stage 8.7 seconds ahead of Latvala, who surprisingly was sti...

  • WRC: Latvala closes in on Corsica leader Evans

    Saturday, 03 October 2015

    Jari-Matti Latvala closed the gap to Tour of Corsica leader Elfyn Evans to just 1.7 seconds after a blistering run through a slippery and treacherous first Saturday stage. Once again the Casamozza-Ponte Leccia stage was canceled due to flooding and landslides, meaning the day started with a second run through the 22.6-mile Francardo-Sermano stage. World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier, who rejoine...

  • WRC: Another Corsica stage canceled

    Friday, 02 October 2015

    Saturday's first Tour of Corsica stage has been canceled as poor weather conditions continue to hamper the World Rally Championship's French round. The 27.14-mile Casamozza-Ponte Leccia stage had already been called off on Friday due to severe flooding and landslips in the area. It was scheduled to run again as Saturday's opener, but organisers announced late on Friday evening that they would not...

  • WRC: Ogier forced to take Rally2 penalty

    Friday, 02 October 2015

    Sebastien Ogier's troubled Tour of Corsica received a further blow on Friday night when his retired his Volkswagen from leg one with a gearshift problem on a road section. The World Rally champion had already fallen to 10th place when he picked up a puncture on the second of the two stages that ran on a Friday disrupted by torrential rain causing floods and landslides. He then had to park near th...

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