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  • WRC: Meeke reclaims Rally Australia lead

    Friday, 11 September 2015

    Kris Meeke reclaimed the Rally Australia lead from Jari-Matti Latvala on Saturday morning, with Sebastien Ogier just 3.9 seconds back and nearing his third World Rally Championship title. Citroen driver Meeke enters the afternoon stages with a slim lead of 2.3s over Latvala. Meeke, the only driver to run with just soft tires, was 2s down on Latvala heading into Saturday morning but took the lead ...

  • GRC: Title fight heats up in LA

    Friday, 11 September 2015

    The Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship returns to the Port of Los Angeles this weekend for a critical double-header. The eighth and ninth races in the 12-round season are crucial to a championship that is, right now, Ken Block's to lose. Last season's runner up, the Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta RX43 driver is 41 points ahead of closest challenger Sebastian Eriksson in his Red Bull/Bl...

  • First victory for Peugeot 2008 DKR Dakar runner

    Friday, 11 September 2015

    Peugeot's Dakar Rally 2008 DKR claimed its first victory on China's Silk Road Rally with Stephane Peterhansel on Friday. The two-week long, 3,381-mile event was the 2008 DKR's first competitive appearance since its Dakar debut in January, when it was outpaced by its opposition led by the X-raid Minis. Peterhansel and teammate Cyril Despres were driving an evolution version of the 2015 machine â b...

  • WRC: Latvala takes Rally Australia lead from Meeke

    Friday, 11 September 2015

    Jari-Matti Latvala took the Rally Australia lead from Kris Meeke on Friday's final stage, with Sebastien Ogier also closing in on the leaders and a third World Rally Championship title. Latvala â who needs to outscore Ogier by 10 points this weekend to delay his Volkswagen teammate's 2015 WRC coronation â reeled off fastest times on the afternoon loop's first three stages to move up from fifth to...

  • WRC: Meeke leads Hyundais in Australia

    Thursday, 10 September 2015

    Kris Meeke's Citroen leads the Hyundais of Dani Sordo and Hayden Paddon after the opening morning of Rally Australia, with World Rally Championship leader Sebastien Ogier back in sixth. Ogier was expecting to lose time on the first three stages, where his first-on-the-road status would be most costly on very dusty roads. Sure enough the Volkswagen driver was back in eighth after the Northbank sta...

  • Rally: Higgins targeting US clean sweep

    Tuesday, 04 August 2015

    Rally America champion David Higgins can make history in 2015 as he bids to complete the perfect season with the Subaru Rally Team USA squad. Higgins clinched his fifth-straight US title with a 12th successive rally win on the New England Forest Rally in Maine last month, and he is only two rounds away from completing a clean sweep this year. "I'm not one for looking at how many rallies or champi...

  • Red Bull GRC: Block scores record-setting sixth win

    Saturday, 25 July 2015

    Hoonigan Racing Divisionâs Ken Block earned his record-setting sixth career Red Bull Global Rallycross victory in Detroit on Saturday, passing Patrik Sandell in the raceâs late stages to further extend his Supercar points lead. Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver Scott Speed and Red Bull Olsbergs MSE driver Sebastian Eriksson completed the podium, while Chip Ganassi Racingâs Brian Deegan and fe...

  • GRC: Ken Block keeps on keepin’ on

    Thursday, 09 July 2015

    For 2015, Ken Block will be competing in the Global Rallycross Championship, select Rally America rounds, a handful of international rallies, the Gymkhana GRID finals in Europe and some international Gymkhana demos. So reads the boilerplate of the press releases and race reports that Ken Block and the Hoonigan Racing Division put out. Certainly a man on the go, it can be argued that Block and com...

  • Red Bull GRC: Daytona preview

    Friday, 19 June 2015

    The first doubleheader of the 2015 Red Bull GRC season takes place at the world renowned Daytona International Speedway. Ken Block, last yearâs Daytona runner-up, looks for his third straight points-paying Supercar win, while Scott Speed will try to make it back-to-back victories after taking gold at X Games Austin two weeks ago. TUNE IN INFORMATION: Sunday, June 21, 2PM ET on NBC and liveextra.n...

  • Sebastien Loeb dominates on rallying return

    Sunday, 30 November 2014

    Sebastien Loeb began his rallying comeback with a commanding win on French event the Rally of Var, with wife Severine co-driving. The nine-time World Rally champion turned World Touring Car Championship frontrunner announced his Var participation two months before the news of his WRC comeback on the 2015 Monte Carlo Rally emerged. Var is a popular test event for the Monte, and Loeb led from start...

  • Petter Solberg wins World Rallycross finale in Argentina

    Saturday, 29 November 2014

    World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg finished his title-winning season in style by dominating the final round at San Luis in Argentina. The Norwegian was on top at the Intermediate Classification, then won his semi-final and started on pole position for the final. Reinis Nitiss joined Solberg on the front row, with the pair running side-by-side towards Turn 1. They were challenged by second-r...

  • Kubica's WRC future in doubt

    Monday, 03 November 2014

    Robert Kubica's future in the World Rally Championship has been cast into doubt after it emerged he is not currently negotiating with any of the series' teams for 2015. Volkswagen and Hyundai confirmed their driver lineups are sorted without Kubica, while Citroen and M-Sport say they are not in any talks at present. Kubica has driven an M-Sport Ford this season after beginning his rally move with...

  • Red Bull Global Rallycross signs multi-year deal with NBC

    Thursday, 13 February 2014

    Red Bull Global Rallycross has launched a multi-year partnership with NBC Sports Group. In 2014, nine Red Bull Global Rallycross events will be broadcast on NBC, with rebroadcasts taking place on NBCSN. âThis is a great step forward for Red Bull Global Rallycross,â says series CEO Colin Dyne. âPartnering with NBC will allow us to bring our events to millions of our existing fans, and welcome new ...

  • GRC: Tanner Foust, Scott Speed join VW for 2014 Global Rallycross with Andretti Autosport

    Thursday, 06 February 2014

    Four-time X Games gold medalist Tanner Foust and ex-Formula 1 driver Scott Speed will drive for the brand new Volkswagen rallycross team in 2014. The manufacturer made it official with an announcement Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show, where a prototype rallycross Beetle is on display. The drivers will start the 2014 season in Volkswagen Polo rallycross cars, but are expected to make the switch i...

  • Evans shocked by WRC intensity

    Thursday, 23 January 2014

    Elfyn Evans admits he was shocked at the intensity of stepping up to a full World Rally Championship campaign. The Welshman made his full-time factory debut with M-Sport on last week's series opener in Monte Carlo. While the 24-year-old finished an excellent sixth overall, he said he was astonished by how difficult the event had been. "Everything is so intense at this level," Evans said. "I thoug...

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