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MEEKE SIGNS FOR TOYOTA WRC SUPER-TEAM, LAPPI TO PARTNER OGIER AT CITROËN

2018-10-17T23:33:11+00:00October 17, 2018|

NORTHERN Irish driver Kris Meeke has signed with Toyota to form the most experienced team in the FIA World Rally Championship next year. PHOTO: Kris Meeke tested his new Toyota Yaris WRC for the first time on Tuesday in Finland (Toyota pic) Meeke, who was dumped by Citroën after Rally Portugal in May, will resume [...]

FAN TV ALERT – WRC WALES RALLY GB ON 7MATE WEDNESDAY!

2018-10-16T11:36:02+00:00October 16, 2018|

SEE the exciting one-hour TV highlights of Wales Rally GB as coverage of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship continues on 7mate and 7plus at the following times this week – • Wednesday 17 Oct – 4.00pm AEDT • Friday 19 Oct – 1.00am AEDT (repeat) (Check guides for local broadcast times)  Sébastien Ogier scores [...]

AUSTRALIA RETAINS WORLD RALLY FINALE IN 2019

2018-10-13T11:53:00+00:00October 13, 2018|

COFFS COAST (NSW) – Kennards Hire Rally Australia will again host the closing round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2019 after the world motorsport governing body approved its place in next season’s 14-round calendar last night. The event on 14-17 November will be the 27th WRC Rally Australia and the eighth staged [...]

RALLY AUSTRALIA ENTRIES ARRIVING FAST AS WRC CLOSING DATE APPROACHES

2018-10-12T16:29:21+00:00October 12, 2018|

ENTRIES are arriving fast for Kennards Hire Rally Australia as the best drivers from around the world prepare to fight out the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship on the NSW Coffs Coast next month. PHOTO: Asia Pacific and Indian champion Gaurav Gill is an early entrant for Kennards Hire Rally Australia in his MRF Tyres [...]

“PERFECT” HAT-TRICK CLINCHED OGIER’S GB TRIUMPH

2018-10-09T01:32:18+00:00October 9, 2018|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier came ‘close to perfection’ during Sunday’s thrilling final-day shootout with Jari-Matti Latvala in which he sealed a record-breaking fifth Dayinsure Wales Rally GB win. He reignited hopes of taking a sixth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship title at Kennards Hire Rally Australia after a roller-coaster 10.6 second victory in the Welsh forests, secured [...]

OGIER PREDICTS WORLD RALLY SHOWDOWN IN AUSTRALIA AFTER RECORD FIFTH WALES WIN

2018-10-08T06:39:09+00:00October 8, 2018|

FRENCHMAN Sébastien Ogier has tightened the battle for the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship with an epic victory in Daysinsure Wales Rally GB – and predicts his bid for a six-straight drivers’ title will be decided in Australia in less than six weeks’ time. PHOTO: Sébastien Ogier (R) and Julien Ingrassia celebrate their record fifth [...]

OGIER TAKES THE LEAD IN THRILLING WALES WORLD RALLY FIGHT

2018-10-07T08:13:02+00:00October 7, 2018|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier held a slender Dayinsure Wales Rally GB lead over Jari-Matti Latvala overnight after another remarkable day of twists and turns in this year’s thrilling FIA World Rally Championship title fight. Ogier enjoyed a dream day in the penultimate leg, climbing from fifth to grab top spot in his Ford Fiesta when title rival [...]

TITLE HOPEFUL TÄNAK CHARGES TOWARD FOURTH STRAIGHT WRC WIN IN GB

2018-10-06T08:52:49+00:00October 6, 2018|

ON an extraordinary late-season charge to win his first FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Toyota driver Ott Tänak took a commanding lead in wet and muddy conditions on Dayinsure Wales Rally GB on Friday. Although there are still 14 stages of the WRC’s 11thround to complete until Sunday’s finish, Tänak’s 28.8 second lead puts him [...]

LAPPI THE EARLY LEADER IN CRUCIAL BRITISH WRC ROUND BEFORE AUSTRALIA

2018-10-05T08:43:03+00:00October 5, 2018|

TOYOTA young gun Esapekka Lappi has taken the lead as the crucial British round of the  FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) kicked off in Wales last night. The Finn headed a Toyota Gazoo Racing 1-2 at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB after edging teammate and countryman Jari-Matti Latvala in an opening 1.7 kilometre blast around the [...]

SUNINEN WINS GB SHAKEDOWN

2018-10-04T22:37:12+00:00October 4, 2018|

TEEMU Suninen was fastest during a busy shakedown at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB on Thursday morning. The Finn, at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta, was quickest through the slippery 3.37km Clocaenog stage by 0.2sec from a trio of drivers tied in second. Team-mates Sébastien Ogier and 2017 rally winner Elfyn Evans and Jari-Matti Latvala [...]