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ATKO LAUNCHES HIS OWN WEBSITE

2013-12-21T11:08:43+00:00December 21, 2013|

(21/12/2013)  AUSSIE driver Chris Atkinson has launched a new personal website to celebrate his appointment to the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team. atko.com.au will bring fans all the news as Australia’s most successful international rally driver lines up for selected rounds of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship, including his Coffs Coast debut at Rally [...]

FIVE MINUTES WITH CHRIS ATKINSON

2013-12-16T10:14:16+00:00December 16, 2013|

(16/12/2013,  Story courtesy of  rallysportmag.com.au)  Australia’s Chris Atkinson received the ideal Christmas present last week when he was named as part of the official Hyundai Shell World Rally Team squad for the 2014 World Rally Championship. Having beaten his Subaru team-mate, Petter Solberg (five podiums to one), in the final year of the Subaru World [...]

HIRVONEN, EVANS, KUBICA TO DRIVE FOR FORD

2013-12-13T21:55:46+00:00December 13, 2013|

Photo: Mikko Hirvonen at 2013 Coates Rally Australia (Geoff Ridder pic) (13/12/2013)  MIKKO Hirvonen, Elfyn Evans and Robert Kubica will drive Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Cars on all 13 rounds of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship. The line-up was announced today, with M-Sport managing director Malcolm Wilson saying the combination of Hirvonen and [...]

ATKINSON TO DRIVE HYUNDAI AT COFFS

2013-12-11T12:18:06+00:00December 11, 2013|

  (11/12/2013)  HYUNDAI has revealed a four-driver line-up for 2014, including Australia’s Chris Atkinson, as it prepares to make its high-profile return to the FIA World Rally Championship next month. At a presentation overnight in Frankfurt, Germany, it was confirmed that Atkinson and Dani Sordo will join Juho Hanninen and the team’s lead driver Thierry [...]

HYUNDAI i20 WRC DEBUTS IN SHELL TEAM LIVERY

2013-12-10T08:57:25+00:00December 10, 2013|

(10/12/2013)  THE Hyundai I20 WRC that Chris Atkinson will drive in Rally Australia next September has been unveiled at the new team’s launch in Germany. Apart from finally seeing the car undisguised and in the form in which it will debut at Rallye Monte-Carlo next month, the biggest news accompanying the launch was Shell sponsorship [...]

MEEKE, OSTBERG GET CITROEN SEATS

2013-12-09T23:10:01+00:00December 9, 2013|

PHOTO: Kris Meeke in action at Coates Hire Rally Australia (Geoff Ridder pic) (9/12/2013)  KRIS Meeke and Mads Ostberg will be the Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team's two main drivers in 2014. Ending months of speculation, Citroen Racing announced its 2014 season driver line-up on Monday night. The team also confirmed that 2013 [...]

FIA CONFIRMS CHANGES FOR 2014 WRC

2013-12-05T10:02:05+00:00December 5, 2013|

(5/12/2013)  THE FIA confirmed a number of changes to the 2014 World Rally Championship and its regulations at a World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris today. The decisions include: Start order: The start order for both gravel and tarmac rallies will change to increase the show for fans and reduce the use of tactics. [...]

CITROEN DRIVERS NAMED ON 16 DECEMBER

2013-11-30T14:13:27+00:00November 30, 2013|

(30/11/2013)  CITROEN says it will announce its drivers for the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship on 16 December. The team has advised media that the announcement of its WRC and World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) teams will be made at the Citroen Racing technical centre at Versailles, near Paris. The drivers then will have less [...]

HANNINEN JOINS HYUNDAI’S 2014 WRC SQUAD

2013-11-28T23:50:38+00:00November 28, 2013|

(28/11/2013)  FINLAND’S Juho Hänninen has been confirmed as one of the drivers who will join Thierry Neuville in the new Hyundai WRC team next year. Currently one of the team’s three test drivers, Hänninen will pilot the squad’s second Hyundai i20 WRC car at an unspecified number of WRC rallies, starting with Rally Sweden in [...]

OGIER WRAPS UP DOMINANT WRC SEASON WITH WALES WIN

2013-11-18T15:02:01+00:00November 18, 2013|

PHOTO:  Crews celebrate on the final WRC podium for 2013 at Wales Rally GB (Volkswagen photo) (18/11/2013)  SEBASTIEN Ogier has rounded off a dominant debut season for Volkswagen in the FIA World Rally Championship with victory in the final round, Wales Rally GB. It was the ninth win of the year for the Frenchman and [...]