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RALLY-BACKED ENTRY DNFs IN HOBART YACHT CLASSIC

2015-12-28T17:45:21+00:00December 28, 2015|

THE Rally Australia-supported entry of Coffs Harbour yacht C.ex Dolce in the 2015 Rolex Sydney to Hobart race was forced to withdraw within hours of the start after losing its mast. Owners Pierre Gal and Doug Gayford and their crew lost the 47-foot yacht’s mast during a heavy blow that claimed several entries on the first [...]

MEEKE, LEFEBVRE TO DRIVE AL-QASSIMI CITROENS

2015-12-19T14:17:07+00:00December 19, 2015|

PHOTO: Kris Meeke (left) and Stéphane Lefebvre to contest Rallye Monte-Carlo (Citroen Racing pic) KRIS Meeke will drive for the Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team in a Citroen DS 3 WRC at Rallye Monte-Carlo next month, The Northern Irishman earlier this week was confirmed in a new three-year deal with Citroen Racing, but only in [...]

REEVES CLOSE SECOND IN UK DMACK SHOOTOUT

2015-12-18T13:06:59+00:00December 18, 2015|

  AUSTRALIA’S Brendan Reeves has finished a close second place in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy shootout, which concluded in the UK yesterday. The prize of a fully-funded drive in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2T in a round of the 2016 WRC went to 21-year-old Jon Armstrong from Northern Ireland, but Reeves still won some [...]

(VIDEO) GAMERS TO CHASE FIRST eSPORTS WRC CHAMPIONSHIP

2015-12-18T12:44:44+00:00December 18, 2015|

VIDEO: Watch here GAMER fans of the FIA World Rally Championship will be able to experience all its drama and excitement at their fingertips in their own global eSports WRC Championship next year. Using the official video game WRC 5, gamers will compete in multi-player tournaments simultaneously with rounds of the WRC season, starting from [...]

3-YEAR DEAL KEEPS MEEKE AT CITROEN

2015-12-17T14:02:53+00:00December 17, 2015|

PHOTO: Third place at Coates Hire Rally Australia was one of Meeke's best drives this season (Neil Blackbourn pic) BRITISH driver Kris Meeke will remain with Citroen in the FIA World Rally Championship for the next three years. The 36-year-old will focus next season on developing an all-new 2017 Citroen World Rally Car while contesting [...]

HYUNDAI UNVEILS NEW CAR, BOLDER AMBITIONS FOR 2016

2015-12-10T11:48:02+00:00December 10, 2015|

HYUNDAI Motorsport has revealed its all-new i20 car for the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship and ambitious plans to take the fight to rival manufacturers. The wraps came off the car, known as the New Generation i20 WRC, at a launch at the team's factory in Alzenau, Germany, on Wednesday. The product of a year-long [...]

TÄNAK TO DRIVE FOR NEW DMACK TEAM IN 2016

2015-11-27T20:55:42+00:00November 27, 2015|

PHOTO: DMACK tyres chief Dick Cormack (left) and Ott Tänak, back together in a new WRC team. TYRE maker DMACK has signed Ott Tänak to head a new top-line World Rally Championship team in 2016. In partnership with M-Sport, the DMACK World Rally Team will field a Ford Fiesta RS WRC for the 28-year-old Estonian [...]

CITROËN CONFIRMS 2017 WRC, BUT STANDS DOWN WORKS TEAM FOR 2016

2015-11-20T02:33:29+00:00November 20, 2015|

• Østberg gone, Meeke in talks • Era ends as Loeb moves to Peugeot CITROËN has pledged its future to the FIA World Rally Championship and will develop an all-new car for exciting new 2017 technical regulations. Citroën CEO Linda Jackson on Friday announced the manufacturer's long-term sporting efforts would focus on the WRC, with [...]

VOLKSWAGEN’S WRC BY THE NUMBERS

2015-11-17T04:00:46+00:00November 17, 2015|

VOLKSWAGEN Motorsport’s car and drivers celebrated more milestones at Wales Rally GB, confirming their record as one of the most successful squads in WRC historyl With 34 of a possible 39 victories, the Polo R WRC remains the car with the highest win ratio in the World Rally Championship. The 318-hp World Rally Car from [...]