• Meeke leads Rally Mexico for Citroen

    Friday, 10 March 2017

    The first gravel round of the 2017 World Rally Championship got off to a delayed start on Friday afternoon, after morning stages were canceled due to transport issues. When it did get underway, Kris Meeke quickly took control in his Citroen C3 WRC this afternoon to take the lead of Rally Mexico, the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship. The Northern Irish driver won the day's opener an...

  • Latvala wins Rally Sweden for Toyota

    Sunday, 12 February 2017

    Jari-Matti Latvala secured Toyota's first victory on only its second event back in the FIA World Rally Championship after 17 years out of the top level of the sport. The Finn powered through the final three stages of Rally Sweden, winning each, to take an emphatic 29.2 second win. M-Sport was again able to celebrate a double podium with Ott Tanak taking second and reigning world champions Sebasti...

  • Latvala regains Rally Sweden lead as Neuville hits trouble

    Saturday, 11 February 2017

    The head-to-head battle between Hyundai's Thierry Neuville and Toyota's Jari-Matti Latvala took another dramatic turn on Saturday afternoon. Neuville's rally was dashed by a suspension failure after he crashed into a roadside block on the day's final super special, losing a wheel. The incident effectively eliminates Neuville from contention and sets up an intriguing three-way duel on the final da...

  • Neuville assumes Rally Sweden lead

    Friday, 10 February 2017

    After a stunning run through the first full day of Rally Sweden, Hyundai's Thierry Neuville has pulled out a 28.1 second advantage over nearest rival Jari-Matti Latvala, the pair battling throughout until the Belgian set a scorching pace in the penultimate stage to extend his lead significantly. Latvala briefly led earlier in the day, has enjoyed a largely trouble-free run and sits 21.6 seconds a...

  • Latvala takes WRC Rally Sweden lead

    Thursday, 09 February 2017

    Jari-Matti Latvala is the early leader of Rally Sweden, edging Thierry Neuville in the opening Karlstad test. Latvala's Toyota Yaris was 0.9s quicker than Rally Monte-Carlo winner Ogier in their head-to-head duel around the 1.90km special stage at the town's trotting track. Latvala ( pictured ), who finished second in Monte-Carlo, was 0.6s ahead of Thierry Neuville's Hyundai i20 Coupe, who in tur...

  • DRR sets Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites lineup

    Tuesday, 07 February 2017

    Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, the defending Red Bull Rallycross Lites champions, announced today that young driving stars Alex Keyes, Christian Brooks and Travis PeCoy have signed with the team to compete in the 12-race 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites division beginning at the series opener scheduled for April 28-29 in Memphis, Tenn. Keyes, Brooks and PeCoy return to the highly-competitive GRC ...

  • Citroen C3 WRC Tech Tour

    Wednesday, 01 February 2017

    Team driver Kris Meeke offers a look around the all-new Citroen C3 WRC for this year's new World Rally Championship regulations.

  • WRC: Ogier wins fourth straight in Monte Carlo

    Sunday, 22 January 2017

    Sebastien Ogier held station on the fourth and final day of Rallye Monte-Carlo to claim victory in his first rally since changing to the M-Sport team with co-driver Julien Ingrassia. The four-time FIA World Rally Champion and local hero managed the tricky conditions through the final day, with unpredictable weather forcing difficult decisions on tire choice. The Frenchman was cautious throughout ...

  • WRC: Ogier leads as Neuville hits trouble

    Saturday, 21 January 2017

    Sebastien Ogier has taken the lead of Rallye Monte-Carlo with his M Sport Ford after Thierry Neuville â who has led from the start â damaged the rear suspension on his Hyundai i20 Coupe in the final stage of the day. Reigning world champion Ogier now takes a 47.1-second advantage into the final day, seeking a fifth victory on this legendary event and the first victory for an M-Sport built WRC car...

  • DAKAR: Peterhansel holds off Loeb for 13th victory

    Saturday, 14 January 2017

    Dakar legend Stephane Peterhansel faced one of the toughest challenges of his long career in the marathon event at this year's two-week rally raid through South America in having rallying legend Sebastien Loeb as a teammate, but the Frenchman proved up to the challenge. The defending champion finished second to Loeb again in Saturday's final stage, but Loeb's fifth stage win, by 19 seconds over P...

  • DAKAR: Peterhansel in position for 13th overall win

    Friday, 13 January 2017

    A narrow victory in the 11th and penultimate stage of the Dakar Rally â 470 miles from San Juan to Rio Cuarto, Argentina â might not be enough for Sebastien Loeb. Peterhansel opened three minutes before Loeb, but the nine-time World Rally Championship titlist overtook his teammate early in the day. Loeb crossed the finish line 18 seconds ahead of Stephane Peterhansel on Friday, meaning the 5m,32s...

  • DAKAR: Peterhansel named stage winner after colliding with rider

    Thursday, 12 January 2017

    As the Dakar Rally resumed on Thursday following Stage 9's cancellation, a collision between 12-time Dakar winner Stephane Peterhansel and KTM rider Simon Marcic looked to give Sebastien Loeb the stage win until organizers reversed the decision. Peterhansel was leading the race â which resumed with a 280-mile stage from Chilecito to San Juan, Argentina â until he collided with biker Simon Marcic....

  • DAKAR: Landslide forces cancellation of ninth stage

    Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Stage 9 of the Dakar Rally was canceled after a massive landslide on the course. The landslide struck on Tuesday, hitting the village of Volcan, following massive thunderstorms some 100 miles away from Salta on the road used to get to the overnight bivouac. It has caused the road to be cut off, which has therefore led to the second stage cancellation of this year's race. In a statement, event org...

  • DAKAR: Loeb snatches overall lead with stage win

    Tuesday, 10 January 2017

    Peugeot's Sebastien Loeb edged teammate Stephane Peterhansel to pick up his third stage win and take the overall lead of the Dakar Rally after Stage 8. The stage, which left the plains of Uyuni and moved toward Argentina, was again affected by weather as previous rain caused rivers to flood, forcing organizers to change the route with a neutralized zone at the end of the Bolivian part of the spec...

  • DAKAR: Peterhansel edges Loeb, keeps overall lead

    Monday, 09 January 2017

    Following Saturday's canceled stage and Sunday's rest day, the riders and drivers were back in action on a modified 100-mile special stage. Due to the persistent bad weather, a new course â primarily on sandy terrain â was designed from Bolivian capital La Paz to Uyuni with the competitors having to repair their vehicles alone for the first time. One week ago 318 vehicles started the race; only 1...

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