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TÄNAK SET TO TEST HYUNDAI, OGIER TRIES TOYOTA  

2019-12-04T20:21:59+00:00December 4, 2019|

BARELY two weeks after the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship season ended, new champion Ott Tänak is taking the first steps toward his title defence with his maiden test of a Hyundai i20 WRC.   Hyundai kick-started preparations for the 2020 season with Tänak’s teammate Thierry Neuville scheduled to be first into the French Alps [...]

TÄNAK ADDS DRIVER OF THE YEAR TO TITLE HAUL

2019-12-02T11:59:12+00:00December 2, 2019|

OTT Tänak has been crowned FIA World Rally Championship Driver of the Year for the fourth consecutive season.   Tänak secured his maiden drivers’ world championship in what proved to be the final round in Spain. He won six rounds in his Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris to claim the title by 36 points from Thierry [...]

TEAMS’ FOND FAREWELLS FOR LATVALA AND EVANS

2019-11-28T19:27:16+00:00November 29, 2019|

JARI-Matti Latvala and Elfyn Evans have received warm tributes as they leave their teams for new adventures in the wake of Toyota’s announcement of a new driver line-up for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship. PHOTOS: Top, Jari-Matti Latvala; above, Elfyn Evans (Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool pic) Rally Australia 2018 winner Latvala appears currently [...]

OGIER, EVANS, ROVANPERÄ JOIN ALL-NEW 2020 TOYOTA SQUAD

2019-11-28T09:57:10+00:00November 28, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier will bid for a seventh FIA World Rally Championship when he leads an all-new driver line-up at Toyota Gazoo Racing next season. Ogier’s expected signing and those of new teammates Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanperä, were confirmed overnight. The three-time Rally Australia winner, 35, joins the Japanese manufacturer from Citroën Racing in a [...]

TOYOTA IS WRC TEAM OF THE YEAR

2019-11-26T18:31:17+00:00November 26, 2019|

TOYOTA Gazoo Racing’s clean sweep of the podium at ADAC Rallye Deutschland has earned it the Asahi Kasei Team of the Year accolade in the WRC end-of-season awards. World champion Ott Tänak headed the 1-2-3 for Tommi Mäkinen’s squad in his Yaris World Rally Car on Germany’s asphalt. Kris Meeke claimed second and Jari-Matti Latvala [...]

WITHOUT OGIER, CITROËN QUITS WRC

2019-11-21T01:30:54+00:00November 21, 2019|

CITROËN announced today it is quitting the FIA World Rally Championship immediately, citing the anticipated departure of six-time world champion Sébastien Ogier as a reason. “Without Sébastien Ogier and without any first-class driver available to fight for a world title, Citroën takes the decision to withdraw in advance from its WRC programme,” the French team [...]

HYUNDAI CELEBRATES MANUFACTURER TITLE

2019-11-15T12:36:57+00:00November 15, 2019|

HYUNDAI Motorsport is celebrating its maiden WRC manufacturers’ title following the cancellation of this week’s Kennards Hire Rally Australia. The Korean squad ended last month’s penultimate round in Spain with an 18-point lead over defending champions Toyota Gazoo Racing to secure the crown following the decision to cancel the finale due to severe bushfires. Lead [...]

BIG RALLY EFFORT RAISES THOUSANDS FOR BUSHFIRE VICTIMS

2019-11-14T17:16:22+00:00November 14, 2019|

COFFS COAST (NSW) – FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) drivers and the rally community are striving to raise tens of thousands of dollars for bushfire relief following the cancellation of Kennards Hire Rally Australia this week. PHOTO: WRC drivers and co-drivers (from left) Nicolas Gilsoul, Thierry Neuville, Jari-Matti Latvala, Kris Meeke and Miikka Anttila visit bushfire [...]

RALLY AUSTRALIA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT CANCELLED

2019-11-12T16:20:48+00:00November 12, 2019|

RALLY AUSTRALIA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT CANCELLED COFFS COAST (NSW) – Kennards Hire Rally Australia, including the final round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship, will not go ahead this week as a result of serious bushfires that continue to affect much of northern NSW. Organisers announced the cancellation this morning after extensive consultation with [...]

BREEN REPLACES MIKKELSEN FOR HYUNDAI IN AUSTRALIA

2019-11-02T11:48:15+00:00November 1, 2019|

COFFS COAST (NSW) – Irish driver Craig Breen will replace Andreas Mikkelsen in the third Hyundai at Kennards Hire Rally Australia as the Korean team bids to win its first FIA World Rally Championship for manufacturers. Mikkelsen, winner of Rally Australia in 2016 when he drove for Volkswagen, was initially entered for the WRC season [...]