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EVANS’ CONFIRMATION AT M-SPORT COMPLETES 2019 DRIVER LINE-UP

2018-12-22T14:23:42+00:00December 22, 2018|

BRITON Elfyn Evans has retained his driver’s seat in the M-Sport Ford FIA World Rally Championship team and will be part of a three-car Ford Fiesta RS entry at the Rallye Monte-Carlo season-opener next month. The 2017 Rally GB winner’s role was confirmed by the team just before the 2019 season-registration deadline yesterday. He will [...]

PADDON RULES HIMSELF OUT OF 2019 WRC

2018-12-15T14:01:08+00:00December 14, 2018|

KENNARDS Hire Rally Australia 2018 runner-up Hayden Paddon says he won’t contest the FIA World Rally Championship next year after his former team Hyundai Motorsport signed nine-time champion Sébastien Loeb. PHOTO: Hayden Paddon built a massive group of fans, seen here congratulating him after his second place at Kennards Hire Rally Australia (Jaanus Ree/WRC Media [...]

HYUNDAI SIGNS RALLY LEGEND SÉBASTIEN LOEB TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMEBACK

2018-12-14T05:37:14+00:00December 14, 2018|

WORLD Rally Championship legend Sébastien Loeb will drive for Hyundai Motorsport for the next two seasons, the Korean manufacturer team announced today. The 44-year-old Frenchman will tackle six rounds of the 2019 series in a Hyundai i20 World Rally Car alongside co-driver Daniel Elena, with whom he won nine consecutive FIA World Rally Championships between [...]

LOEB SIGNS FOR HYUNDAI – REPORT

2018-12-13T15:20:19+00:00December 13, 2018|

NINE-time FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb will drive for Hyundai next season in a deal expected to be announced tomorrow, according to a British report. The magazine Autosport said Hyundai team manager Alain Penasse confirmed the German-based  Korean squad had been talking to Loeb. Five years after he retired from full-time rallying, the 44-year-old [...]

RALLY AUSTRALIA OFFICIALS RECOGNISED AS FIA WORLD’S BEST

2018-12-13T16:52:45+00:00December 8, 2018|

Dr Matthew Croxford TWO Rally Australia officials have been recognised as world’s-best in their roles at the annual prize-giving of the FIA. Alongside the many champions presented with trophies at  the event last night in St Petersburg, Russia, Dr Matthew Croxford was named Best Chief Medical Officer and Barry Habgood Best Chief Scrutineer in the [...]

FAN ALERT: WRC Rally Australia TV highlights on 7mate Friday

2018-12-07T03:06:07+00:00December 7, 2018|

THE 2019 FIA World Rally Championship went down to the last round - and the last day - at Kennards Hire Rally Australia in one of the sport's most thrilling climaxes. On 7mate re-live the many dramatic moments of three days in November when the world watched to see which one of three drivers would win the [...]

TÄNAK CLAIMS TOP WRC DRIVER HAT-TRICK AT SYDNEY AWARDS NIGHT

2018-11-20T03:39:17+00:00November 20, 2018|

SYDNEY – Ott Tänak carried off the top accolade at Monday evening’s star-studded FIA World Rally Championship Gala Night awards in Sydney for the third consecutive season. PHOTO: Ott Tänak is crowned  Driver of the Year for the third time at the annual end-of-season WRC Gala hosted in Sydney by Rally Australia (Juris Puisens pic) [...]

LATVALA SNATCHES THRILLING RALLY AUSTRALIA WIN, OGIER CLAIMS SIXTH WRC CROWN; Evans wins fourth ARC title

2019-07-16T14:18:43+00:00November 18, 2018|

COFFS COAST (NSW) -Jari-Matti Latvala stormed to a remarkable victory in Kennards Hire Rally Australia and French superstar Sebastien Ogier sealed a sixth-straight FIA World Rally Championship title on the New South Wales Coffs Coast this afternoon. PHOTO: Jari-Matti Latvala (right) and co-driver Miikka Anttila celebrate their Kennards Hire Rally Australia victory (Bruce Thomas pic) [...]

Latvala snatches thrilling Rally Australia win, Ogier claims WRC title

2018-11-18T17:00:51+00:00November 18, 2018|

COFFS COAST (NSW): Jari-Matti Latvala has stormed to a remarkable victory in Kennards Hire Rally Australia as French superstar Sebastien Ogier sealed a sixth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title on the New South Wales Coffs Coast this afternoon. Latvala delivered one of his finest drives, beating Hyundai’s New Zealand pilot Hayden Paddon by 32.5 [...]