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  • 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...

  • WRC: Evans takes lead on wild stage

    Friday, 02 October 2015

    Elfyn Evans surged into the Tour of Corsica lead on a wild final Friday stage, as previous front-runners Sebastien Ogier and Robert Kubica dropped to 10th and fifth, respectively. Torrential rain in the region caused floods and landslides, causing the cancellation of SS2 while SS3 was delayed. Conditions were extremely wet and muddy when the third stage got going, and many drivers struggled for c...

  • WRC: Corsica to resume with delay

    Friday, 02 October 2015

    Stage three of the World Rally Championship's Tour of Corsica will go ahead with a delay, but conditions are deteriorating again in the area. The second stage of the WRC's French event was canceled as torrential rain resulted in landslides and floods, primarily affecting the roads leading to the competitive sections. There was intense debate over whether the rest of leg one should be abandoned al...

  • WRC: Remainder of Corsica day one in doubt

    Friday, 02 October 2015

    World Rally Championship and Tour of Corsica officials are currently meeting to decide whether the rest of day one will have to be canceled due to poor weather conditions. Flooding and landslides have affected the route to stages two and three, with SS2 already canceled. At present, SS3 is scheduled to begin at 2.47pm local time but the damage to the roads means this is in doubt. The rally organi...

  • WRC: Kubica and Ogier share Corsica lead

    Friday, 02 October 2015

    Robert Kubica and Sebastien Ogier hold a joint early lead on the World Rally Championship's French round, the Tour of Corsica. Shakedown pacesetter Kubica's Pirelli tyres were tipped to work well on the wet asphalt that has greeted WRC crews on the championship's return to Corsica following the collapse of the previous French event in Alsace. On the 18-mile opener, from Plage du Liamone to Sarrol...

  • WRC: Kubica tops damp Corsica shakedown

    Thursday, 01 October 2015

    Robert Kubica set the pace at Thursday's Tour de Corse shakedown stage in damp conditions, ahead of an event where drivers are expecting tricky conditions. Overnight rain is expected to continue into the opening day of competition, with some predicting as much as 8 inches in the area of the stages! "With these tires, if the really heavy rain does come then it will be a big challenge just to stay ...

  • WRC calendar up to 14 rounds for 2016

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015

    The World Motor Sport Council has approved a 2016 World Rally Championship calendar containing 14 rallies. As outlined on Wednesday morning, a returning Rally China features on the list; however it is subject to meeting FIA requirements stemming from a candidate rally held earlier this year. Monte Carlo and France are also subject to terms being finalised between event promoters, WRC Promoter and...

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