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SORDO WINS IN WORLD RALLY ITALY; CRUEL BLOW FOR TÄNAK

2019-06-17T11:31:48+00:00June 17, 2019|

HYUNDAI’S Dani Sordo claimed his second career victory in the FIA World Rally Championship after long-time leader Ott Tänak suffered car failure just minutes from the finish of Rally Italia Sardegna on Sunday. PHOTO: Dani Sordo (R) and co-driver Carlo de Barrio celebrate their unexpected victory on Rally Italia Sardegna (Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool) [...]

SORDO WINS IN ITALY; TÄNAK HEARTBREAK

2019-06-17T11:30:11+00:00June 16, 2019|

HYUNDAI part-timer Dani Sordo claimed his second career victory in the FIA World Rally Championship after a final-stage heartbreak for long-time leader Ott Tänak at Rally Italia Sardegna on Sunday afternoon. Tänak was on course for his third consecutive FIA World Rally Championship victory when a steering problem on his Toyota Yaris in the event-closing [...]

HAT-TRICK LOOMS AS TÄNAK CLEAN-SWEEPS SATURDAY STAGES IN SARDINIA

2019-06-16T08:13:19+00:00June 16, 2019|

OTT Tänak is set for a hat-trick of wins and the lead in the FIA World Rally Championship after a faultless Saturday at Rally Italia Sardegna. PHOTO: Dani Sordo's Hyundai was spectacular on Sardinia's jumps but ceded the lead on Saturday to a flawless Ott Tänak performance (Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool) Tänak produced perfection [...]

WORLD RALLY CARS SWITCH TO HYBRID POWER

2019-06-15T14:26:19+00:00June 15, 2019|

THE FIA World Rally Championship, one of the premier motorsport showcases for global car makers, will adopt hybrid power in a major upgrade of technical rules from 2022. PHOTO: WRC manufacturers such as Toyota are already leaders in hybrid road car sales (Jeremy Rogers pic) The move will align the WRC, which uses production-based small [...]

SORDO LEADS AFTER DRAMATIC DAY IN SARDINIA

2019-06-15T08:20:01+00:00June 15, 2019|

HYUNDAI’S Dani Sordo led Rally Italia Sardegna on Friday night as the captivating three-way battle in the FIA World Rally Championship took many twists and turns on hot and dusty Mediterranean island roads. PHOTO: Andreas Mikkelsen is welcomed by locals as he drives through a town during Rally Italia Sardegna on Friday (Hyundai pic) The [...]

FAN-FAVOURITE SUPER SPECIAL STAGE BACK IN 2019 WITH EXCITING NEW LAYOUT

2019-06-14T14:52:17+00:00June 14, 2019|

COFFS COAST (NSW) - The Destination New South Wales Super Special Stage, the fans’ favourite at Kennards Hire Rally Australia, will return at next November’s event on the Coffs Coast with an exciting new course layout, more spectating areas and a Thursday night start. IMAGE:  The 2019 Destination New South Wales Super Special Stage will [...]

OGIER TOPS ITALY SHAKEDOWN

2019-06-13T22:16:11+00:00June 13, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier recovered from an early hit to post fastest time in Shakedown at a roasting Rally Italia Sardegna on Thursday morning. The Frenchman was one of several drivers to swipe a gatepost after 2km of his opening run through the 3.92km Olmedo dirt road stage. The impact damaged his Citroën C3’s rear suspension, leaving [...]

OGIER RULES OUT ITALY WRC WIN AFTER RIVAL TÄNAK TACTIC SPOILS ROAD ADVANTAGE

2019-06-13T16:54:19+00:00June 13, 2019|

FRENCHMAN Sébastien Ogier has ruled out a third victory of the season as he continues a pitched FIA World Rally Championship battle with rivals Ott Tanak and Thierry Neuville in the eighth round at Rally Italia Sardegna this weekend. (PHOTO: Red Bull Content Pool) As current standings leader, the six-time champion must open the gravel [...]

NEXT ON 10 BOLD! RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA HIGHLIGHTS

2019-06-13T14:02:39+00:00June 13, 2019|

Don't miss all the action from Round 8 of the 2019 WRC, Rally Italia Sardegna. The holiday island of Sardinia promises a weekend of hot and high-paced gravel action as Séb Ogier, Ott Tänak and Thierry Neuville continue their pitched battle for the drivers' championship. 10 BOLD and tenplay.com.au 3pm (AEST) Saturday 22 June Visit [...]

VETERAN LEHTINEN TO CO-DRIVE FOR SUNINEN

2019-06-12T18:02:49+00:00June 12, 2019|

RISING star Teemu Suninen will be co-driven by the highly experienced Jarmo Lehtinen for the rest of the FIA World Rally Championship season. The M-Sport Ford driver, 25, has been partnered by Marko Salminen for the first seven rounds of the campaign, but has enrolled his fellow Finn in search of greater experience. Their alliance [...]