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Chris Nixon is Media Manager for Kennards Hire Rally Australia.

TÄNAK WIN IGNITES WRC TITLE FIGHT

2018-09-17T01:04:15+00:00 September 17, 2018|

PATIENCE paid dividends for Ott Tänak as he claimed a third consecutive FIA World Rally Championship victory in Turkey on Sunday afternoon to further ignite his title bid. The Estonian quickly realised he did not have the speed to match his rivals at Rally Turkey and settled for a more cautious pace in the searing [...]

TÄNAK ON THE VERGE OF WRC HAT-TRICK IN TURKEY

2018-09-16T01:12:45+00:00 September 16, 2018|

OTT Tänak could be on his way to a third-straight win in the FIA World Rally Championship and a boosted chance at the drivers’ title after an unprecedented Saturday of drama at Rally Turkey. The Estonian, winner of Rally Finland and Rally Germany, finished the day’s eight stages 13.1 seconds ahead of Toyota teammate Jari-Matti [...]

TÄNAK LEADS DRAMATIC RALLY TURKEY

2018-09-15T23:14:24+00:00 September 15, 2018|

OTT Tänak led Rally Turkey as drama followed drama on Saturday’s afternoon loop. PHOTO: Craig Breen's Citroën C3 was destroyed by fire during a dramatic Saturday in Turkey (WRC+ All Live pic) Andreas Mikkelsen watched his lead disappear as a suspected transmission problem slowed his Hyundai i20, while Sébastien Ogier’s sterling efforts to repair his [...]

NEUVILLE EDGES OGIER FOR SHOCK LEAD IN TURKEY

2018-09-15T04:10:08+00:00 September 15, 2018|

WRC title rivals Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Ogier were separated by 0.3 seconds for the lead of Rally Turkey after a gripping and surprising opening leg on Friday. PHOTO: Thierry Neuville leads in Turkey by 0.3 sec. (Jaanus Ree/Red Bull pic) Championship leader Neuville held the edge in his Hyundai i20 over world champion Ogier’s [...]

NEUVILLE TOPS TURKEY WARM-UP

2018-09-13T22:30:16+00:00 September 13, 2018|

WRC Championship leader Thierry Neuville was comfortably fastest at Thursday morning’s Rally Turkey shakedown as competitors had their first chance to sample the new event’s gravel roads at rally speed. The Belgian, who signed a new three-year contract with Hyundai Motorsport yesterday, was quickest by 1.5sec from arch-rival Sébastien Ogier through the rough and rocky [...]

TURKEY TURNS UP HEAT IN TITLE FIGHT

2018-09-13T19:28:41+00:00 September 13, 2018|

THE captivating battle for the FIA World Rally Championship title enters new territory this week when the competition returns to Turkey for the first time since 2010. Furnace-like heat, rocky gravel tracks and corkscrew mountain roads lie in wait as Rally Turkey, starting Thursday night local time, promises one of the year’s most unpredictable fixtures. [...]

NEUVILLE CONFIRMS THREE MORE YEARS AT HYUNDAI

2018-09-13T19:20:25+00:00 September 13, 2018|

WRC leader Thierry Neuville has signed a new three-year deal to stay at Hyundai Motorsport until the end of 2021. The Belgian is the first of a host of out-of-contract drivers to commit his future and Wednesday’s announcement came a month after team principal Michel Nandan indicated the two parties were close to extending their [...]

FAN ALERT – WRC RALLY GERMANY ON 7MATE WEDNESDAY!

2018-08-29T14:21:34+00:00 August 29, 2018|

SEE the exciting one-hour TV highlights of ADAC Rallye Deutschland as 7mate’s coverage of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship continues at the following times this week – • Wednesday 29 August – 4.30pm AEST • Friday 31 August – 1.30am AEST (repeat) • Saturday 1 September – 12.30pm AEST (repeat) The chase for the [...]

WRC CROWNS eSPORTS WORLD CHAMPION

2018-08-23T21:44:52+00:00 August 23, 2018|

REAL-life rally driver Jon Armstrong switched his in-car skills to a virtual gaming rig to win the coveted eSports WRC title in Germany last weekend. The 23-year-old Ulsterman, who drove in the WRC in 2017, recovered from a virtual crash to secure the crown in a thrilling final during the ADAC Rallye Deutschland round. Armstrong’s [...]

TÄNAK’S GERMANY WIN LIGHTS WORLD RALLY TITLE FIGHT ON COUNTDOWN TO AUSTRALIA

2018-08-20T11:03:45+00:00 August 20, 2018|

THE FIA World Rally Championship could now be a three-way fight to the finish in Australia after Toyota’s Ott Tänak earned himself a chance with a second-straight round win in Germany yesterday. The Estonian driver cruised to a 39.2-second victory in ADAC Rally Deutschland, round nine of the series, three weeks after success in Finland. [...]