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OGIER’S FIESTA LIVERY REVEALED

2017-07-25T09:46:17+00:00December 26, 2016|

PHOTO: THE 2017 Fiestas of Sébastien Ogier (top) and Ott Tänak have shown off part of their new liveries for the season opener at Rallye Monte-Carlo (M-Sport pics). FORD team M-Sport has revealed part of the livery of Sébastien Ogier’s new Fiesta that he’ll drive in the 2017 WRC. Pictures of the car released on [...]

THE FINAL WRAP: VOLKSWAGEN IN THE WRC

2017-07-25T09:54:29+00:00December 23, 2016|

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VOLKSWAGEN created a magnificent record in the FIA WRC from 2013 to its withdrawal at the end of the 2016 season, winning 12 championships in all for driver, co-driver and manufacturer and all four Rally Australia events during that time. The team not only performed on the stages, but reached out [...]

NEW WRC CARS A CHALLENGE TO ‘TAME THE BEAST’, SAYS MEEKE

2017-07-25T09:54:42+00:00December 22, 2016|

PHOTOS: Citroën’s new WRC ‘beast’ and driver Kris Meeke (right) with co-driver Paul Nagle (Citroën pics) BRITISH driver Kris Meeke predicts he can win world championship rallies next season if he can tame the “beast” that is his new Citroën C3 competition car. At the C3’s unveiling in final form before the 2017 season starts [...]

OGIER: I HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AT M-SPORT

2017-07-25T09:54:56+00:00December 22, 2016|

FOUR-TIME World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier believes he has nothing to lose as he starts a new era of his driving career with an M-Sport Ford Fiesta in four weeks’ time. Ogier’s contract for 2017 with the British team, announced last week, is the biggest change for the Frenchman since he joined Volkswagen Motorsport at [...]

MIKKELSEN LANDS SKODA MONTE DRIVE

2017-07-25T09:55:14+00:00December 21, 2016|

THE immediate future of Rally Australia winner Andreas Mikkelsen has been resolved, with the Norwegian being announced today to guest-drive a factory Skoda Fabia R5 in the opening round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship at Rallye Monte-Carlo next month. Mikkelsen, 27, was out of a job virtually as soon as he claimed victory [...]

WRC TO BE LIVE AND FREE ON NEW RED BULL TV IN 2017

2017-07-25T09:55:26+00:00December 14, 2016|

WITH non-stop action on snow, mud, tarmac and gravel, the FIA World Rally Championship radiates automotive adrenalin – and next year it will be seen for the first time live on Red Bull TV. The ground-breaking premiere takes place on Rallye Monte-Carlo in January, ushering in a new era of unique coverage from Red Bull [...]

LATVALA CONFIRMED FOR TOYOTA AS 2017 WRC DRIVER PUZZLE TAKES SHAPE

2017-07-25T09:55:50+00:00December 14, 2016|

PHOTO: Toyota’s 2017 WRC line-up (from left), Jari-Matti Latvala, Juho Hänninen, Esapekka Lappi and team principal Tommi Mäkinen (Toyota pic) AUTOMOTIVE giant Toyota has snapped up Finnish star Jari-Matti Latvala to lead its return to the FIA World Rally Championship, confirming another key move in the sport’s biggest driver shake-up in years just five weeks [...]

OFFICIAL: OGIER + TÄNAK SIGN WITH M-SPORT

2017-07-25T09:56:03+00:00December 13, 2016|

PHOTO: Ogier and Tänak will pilot the wild-looking new Fiesta WRC for M-Sport in 2017 (M-Sport pic). FOUR-time FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier will drive the all-new Ford Fiesta WRC for M-Sport in 2017 - and he will be partnered in a second car by Ott Tänak. The Frenchman's widely-expected signing was announced overnight and [...]

2017 FORD FIESTA WRC REVEALED, BUT STILL NO DRIVER NEWS

2017-07-25T09:57:11+00:00December 10, 2016|

2017 Ford Fiesta WRC specifications, download HERE FORD squad M-Sport has revealed details of the new Fiesta WRC it will campaign in the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship – but there is no news yet on whether Sébastien Ogier will drive it. Designed to next year's exciting new WRC technical regulations, the car has been [...]

OGIER, LATVALA CLOSE TO DEALS; COULD VW RETURN?

2017-07-25T09:56:47+00:00December 7, 2016|

THE futures of two of the WRC's biggest names are expected to be secured in the coming days when Volkswagen's former drivers Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala announce new deals for 2017. And despite the Volkswagen factory team withdrawing from the WRC after the recent Kennards Hire Rally Australia, its new-spec 20-16 Polos could yet [...]