• Peugeot/Toyota Dakar battle heats up on Stage 3

    Monday, 08 January 2018

    The 2018 Dakar Rally really heated up on the dunes of the 184-mile special stage between Pisco and San Juan de Marcona. With everyone pushing hard and jostling for early gained minutes on the leaderboard it made for an exciting day of racing. Tuesday sees mass starts on the beach at San Juan de Marcona followed by one of the longest-ever sandy sections in Dakar history as part of the 205-mile spe...

  • M-Sport adds Bouffier for Monte Carlo, Corsica WRC

    Monday, 08 January 2018

    The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has confirmed that Bryan Bouffier will drive a third Ford Fiesta WRC for the team at two rounds of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship â Rallye Monte- Carlo and the Tour de Corse. A past winner of both rallies, the Frenchman has expertise when it comes to understanding the challenging conditions that have come to typify the two legendary events. He won the Mont...

  • Despres grabs Dakar lead with Stage 2 win

    Sunday, 07 January 2018

    America's Bryce Menzies became one of the first major casualties of the 2018 Dakar Rally by crashing his Mini just a few miles into the 166-mile special stage around Pisco, Peru. Both Menzies and his co-driver Peter Mortensen escaped without serious injuries, but the damage to the car means their debut Dakar is over. "I am all right, I was more worried about my co-driver who broke his ankle," Men...

  • American Dakar hopeful Menzies, co-driver escape serious injury in crash

    Sunday, 07 January 2018

    American Dakar Rally rookie and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series driver Bryce Menzies was unhurt and co-driver Peter Mortensen sustained a broken ankle in a heavy crash in the fourth mile of the rally's 166-mile second stage. Their Mini sustained probable race-ending damage. Menzies finished fourth overall in Saturday's first stage, a spot ahead of X-Raid teammates Nani Roma and Alex Haro Bravo a...

  • Loeb’s brakes fail on first day of Dakar Rally

    Saturday, 06 January 2018

    The 2018 Dakar Rally is underway after 139 bikes, 92 cars, 49 quads and 44 trucks revved their engines on the start line in Lima. Stage one out of 14 consisted of a 150-mile liaison from the Peruvian capital up the Pacific Coast to Pisco, where a 19-mile special stage took place. It was a short but tactical start to the 40th edition of the legendary rally raid race, with drivers potentially not w...

  • Neuville closes out dramatic Rally Australia win

    Sunday, 19 November 2017

    Thierry Neuville clinched his fourth victory of the FIA World Rally Championship season, the Hyundai driver winning Rally Australia by 22.5 seconds. Last-minute drama struck for Jari-Matti Latvala when he went off in the final stage, elevating Ott Tanak into second with Hayden Paddon moving into a surprise podium position, again for Hyundai. "This win is a special one â it goes to the whole team,...

  • Neuville closes on Rally Australia win

    Saturday, 18 November 2017

    With the second day of Rally Australia behind him, Thierry Neuville is on course for a fourth 2017 FIA World Rally Championship victory. He carries a 20.1-second advantage into the concluding five stages after Andreas Mikkelsen picked up two punctures in the second stage of the day and plummeted to a heart-breaking eighth and then retirement, after dominating the event early on. Neuville heads Ja...

  • Mikkelsen extends Rally Australia lead

    Friday, 17 November 2017

    Andreas Mikkelsen capitalized on his advantageous road position during the opening day of Rally Australia to head the field by 20.1 seconds. The Norwegian has dominated proceedings, winning five of the day's six forestry tests before heading back to Coffs Harbour for the super special stages. Thierry Neuville moved into second position after winning both runs through the super specials this eveni...

  • Mikkelsen grabs early Rally Australia lead

    Thursday, 16 November 2017

    Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen powered into the early lead of Rally Australia, the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship. The i20 Coupe WRC driver won all three stages Friday morning and heads back to the mid-leg service with an impressive 16.6-second advantage over Kris Meeke. The Briton dropped some time in the final stage of the loop and is now in the thick of a battle with teammate Cra...

  • The Evergreen Locomotive: The Baja 1000 turns 50

    Tuesday, 14 November 2017

    Later this week they will gather again at the most unlikely of epicenters in all of global motorsports. Like it was at the inaugural Mexican 1000 in 1967, an eclectic hodgepodge of men and women, young and old, will cross the busiest international border in the world. As it has been for 50 long years, they will leave behind the anchor of daily existence that fades from urgent to meaningless with ...

  • Ogier: Fifth WRC title 'strongest emotion I have felt in a rally'

    Monday, 30 October 2017

    Becoming World Rally Champion is nothing new for Sebastien Ogier, who clinched his fifth drivers' title with a third-place finish in the Wales Rally GB at the weekend. But in contrast to his first four championships, this one was achieved in a privateer entry as the Frenchman, along with longtime co-driver Julien Ingrassia ( pictured at left, with Ogier ), drove an M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC to the ...

  • Evans closing on Rally GB victory

    Sunday, 29 October 2017

    Elfyn Evans continued his supreme driver at Wales Rally GB by extending his advantage in the last two tricky night stages on Saturday. Here are highlights of action from the early stages of Day 4

  • Evans rules early Saturday Rally GB stages

    Saturday, 28 October 2017

    Elfyn Evans continued to drive supremely over Saturday's first group of stages on Wales Rally GB, the Welshman claiming five stage wins from seven tests run to the southwest of the rally base in Deeside. He now has an impressive 46.3 second advantage over Thierry Neuville, the Belgian catapulting himself from fourth to second and, importantly, ahead of championship rivals Ott Tanak and Sebastien ...

  • Evans extends Rally GB lead

    Friday, 27 October 2017

    Elfyn Evans has extended his advantage after the afternoon loop of stages on Wales Rally GB and has 24.6 seconds in hand in his DMACK-shod Fiesta WRC. The Welshman tops an impressive 1-2-3 for M-Sport with teammates Ott Tanak and Sébastien Ogier second and third, the pair split by just 2.2 seconds after 120 kilometers of competition. Evans carried this morning's momentum through the repeated sta...

  • Meeke wins Rally Spain, Ogier gains in title race

    Sunday, 08 October 2017

    Kris Meeke claimed his second victory of the World Rally Championship season at Rally Spain, the Citroen driver dominating the day to claim the win by 28 seconds. Sebastien Ogier took an important step toward a fifth world title by finishing second, and third position by teammate Ott Tanak moves the Estonians ahead of the only other championship contender, Thierry Neuville. The Belgian suffered a...

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