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NEUVILLE WINS IN WORLD RALLY CORSICA, EVANS LOSES IN LAST-STAGE HEARTBREAK

2019-04-01T10:36:17+00:00April 1, 2019|

THIERRY Neuville took a dramatic surprise win at Corsica Linea-Tour de Corse in France on Sunday afternoon after Elfyn Evans suffered a final-stage heartbreak. Neuville was en route to the podium ceremony believing he had finished second when he discovered leader Evans had punctured a tyre in the final speed test. Evans dropped 90 seconds [...]

MEEKE TOPS CORSICA WARM-UP

2019-03-29T15:08:03+00:00March 29, 2019|

KRIS Meeke claimed his third shakedown victory of the season in Thursday’s warm-up at Corsica Linea - Tour de Corse. The Briton was quickest through the 5.39km Sorbo Ocagnano test by 0.9sec from Sébastien Ogier’s Citroën C3. Meeke’s Toyota Yaris team-mate and championship leader, Ott Tänak, was a further 0.5sec behind in third. Meeke posted [...]

OGIER CONFIDENT ON ‘HOME ROUND’ IN CORSICA

2019-03-28T17:30:25+00:00March 28, 2019|

AFTER winning two of the first three FIA World Rally Championship rounds this season Frenchman Sébastien Ogier starts this weekend’s Corsica linea - Tour de Corse confident he can maintain vital momentum for the factory Citroën squad. At Corsica linea - Tour de Corse – Ogier's ‘home’ event - he aims to maintain Citroën’s remarkable [...]

WRC – THE FACTS BEHIND THE WORLD’S MOST EXCITING CHAMPIONSHIP

2019-03-18T10:49:59+00:00March 18, 2019|

The 2018 WRC season was the most exciting and dramatic in a generation. A compelling season-long battle between three drivers was finally resolved on the last morning of the season at Kennards Hire Rally Australia. Alongside the drama on-stage, the WRC grew enormously in many other areas – boosting its broadcast and digital TV audiences [...]

OGIER DOMINATES FOR FIFTH WIN IN WRC MEXICO

2019-03-11T10:42:49+00:00March 11, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier claimed his fifth Rally Guanajuato Mexico victory on Sunday afternoon to eat into Ott Tänak’s early season FIA World Rally Championship advantage. Ogier never relinquished the lead after moving his Citroën C3 to the front of the four-day encounter on Friday afternoon. He headed Tänak by 30.2sec after the Estonian outgunned Elfyn Evans [...]

OGIER HEADS FOR FIFTH WIN IN MEXICO

2019-03-10T15:23:37+00:00March 10, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier remained on course for a fifth Rally Guanajuato Mexico victory after recovering the lead following a mad morning in the mountains on Saturday. The Citroën C3 driver ended the penultimate leg with a 27.0sec lead over Elfyn Evans as fierce heat and tough gravel roads continued to take a toll on the FIA [...]

OGIER LEADS IN MEXICO

2019-03-09T13:50:51+00:00March 9, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier kept cool in the sweltering heat to lead Rally Guanajuato Mexico after an incident-filled opening leg on Friday. The world champion headed Elfyn Evans by 14.8sec after a tough day of dirt road action in the mountains near León sidelined closest rivals and Hyundai i20 team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo. Two morning [...]

(UPDATE) MEXICO OPENER WAS CANCELLED FOR SAFETY

2019-03-09T11:01:51+00:00March 8, 2019|

RALLY Guanajuato Mexico’s opening speed test through the streets of Guanajuato was halted on Thursday night (local time) for safety reasons after a jump ramp shortly before the finish became damaged. Esapekka Lappi was fastest through the 1.14km special stage in a Citroën C3 but the test was curtailed before championship frontrunners Ott Tänak, Thierry [...]

LAPPI LEADS AFTER FIRST STAGE IN MEXICO

2019-03-08T16:16:57+00:00March 8, 2019|

ESAPEKKA Lappi will take a lead of just 0.1 seconds into the first full day of competition at Rally Guanajuato Mexico on Friday after topping the field in Thursday night’s opening city stage in Guanajuato. Andreas Mikkelsen was second but in an extraordinarily tight contest Kris Meeke, Elfyn Evans, Thierry Neuville, Ott Tänak and Sébastien [...]

2018 RALLY AUSTRALIA SHOWDOWN RANKED 3# IN WRC GLOBAL TV AUDIENCE

2019-03-07T20:52:29+00:00March 8, 2019|

COFFS COAST (NSW) - Kennards Hire Rally Australia scored the third-biggest global television audience of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship season as three drivers fought for the title to the final stage of the year on the New South Wales Coffs Coast last November. The world watched in more than 150 television markets as Frenchman [...]