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CATCH HIM WHILE YOU CAN: OGIER TO QUIT WRC AFTER 2020

2019-08-15T14:59:16+00:00August 15, 2019|

SIX-time FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier has confirmed he'll retire from the series at the end of 2020, thus foregoing a chance to match the record nine titles of countryman Sébastien Loeb. PHOTO: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool Ogier, currently second to Ott Tänak as he chases a seventh FIA world drivers’ championship – [...]

NEUVILLE SWITCHES TO NÜRBURGRING FOR HYUNDAI TCR DEBUT

2019-08-14T12:34:08+00:00August 14, 2019|

WRC driver Thierry Neuville will swap gravel for asphalt when he guest-drives a Hyundai i30 N in a round of the German TCR series at the Nürburgring next weekend. Just a week before he continues his fight for the FIA World Rally Championship in a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC at ADAC Rallye Deutschland, Neuville will [...]

IT’S OFFICIAL – WIN A RALLY CAR RIDE ON THE SUPER SPECIAL STAGE

2019-08-09T13:49:19+00:00August 9, 2019|

THE thrill of being part of a world championship rally, getting close to the stars and cars, the camaraderie of colleagues – now Kennards Hire Rally Australia has added a new attraction for officials signing up for this year’s FIA World Rally Championship finale. PHOTO: Driver Shaun Dragona and his Subaru Impreza WRX will take [...]

WRC’S BACK ON 10 BOLD: FINLAND SAT. 10 AUG.

2019-08-06T18:25:26+00:00August 6, 2019|

THE WRC is back after its summer break and the action is more epic than ever at Neste Rally Finland, round 9 of the series. The fastest rally in the calendar delivers thrills aplenty and incredibly close competition as Ott Tänak, Séb Ogier and Thierry Neuville continue their pitched battle for the drivers' championship. Who [...]

TÄNAK STRETCHES WORLD RALLY LEAD WITH FINLAND WIN

2019-08-05T01:27:12+00:00August 5, 2019|

OTT Tänak secured back-to-back Neste Rally Finland victories on Sunday to boost his lead in a tight FIA World Rally Championship. PHOTO: Surrounded by hundreds of cheering countrymen, Estonian Ott Tänak leaps for joy after his Neste Rally Finland victory (Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool). Tänak’s third win from the past four rallies, by 25.6sec [...]

TÄNAK WINS RALLY FINLAND

2019-08-04T21:48:02+00:00August 4, 2019|

OTT Tänak sped to his third FIA World Rally Championship victory in four outings in Finland on Sunday afternoon to extend his points lead in the fight for the drivers’ title. The Estonian landed his second-straight Neste Rally Finland victory in a Toyota Yaris after seeing off determined challenges from team mates Jari-Matti Latvala and [...]

TÄNAK ON TOP IN FINLAND, ROCKY DAY FOR LATAVALA, MEEKE

2019-08-04T09:18:21+00:00August 4, 2019|

OTT Tänak led Neste Rally Finland on Saturday night after a rogue rock ruined an incredible three-way fight for supremacy at the FIA World Rally Championship’s fastest round. PHOTO: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool The series leader completed the penultimate leg of the four-day event with a 16.4sec advantage in his Toyota Yaris over Esapekka [...]

LATVALA LEADS BY 1.2 SEC. AFTER INCREDIBLE FRIDAY FINLAND

2019-08-03T08:27:06+00:00August 3, 2019|

JARI-MATTI Latvala held a slender Neste Rally Finland lead on Friday night after a remarkable opening leg, which ended with the top four drivers blanketed by just 2.6sec. PHOTO: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool Home-hero Latvala won six of the day’s 10 stages in forests around Jyväskylä in central Finland, but such was the speed [...]

M-SPORT CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

2019-08-02T14:43:28+00:00August 2, 2019|

WRC squad M-Sport is celebrating its 40th anniversary at this weekend’s Neste Rally Finland. Since forming Malcolm Wilson Motorsport in 1979, the company of team leader Malcolm Wilson OBE has gone from strength to strength and M-Sport now operates a thriving motorsport business on the stages and circuits of some of the world’s most acclaimed [...]

NEUVILLE GRABS EARLY LEAD IN FINLAND

2019-08-02T10:44:20+00:00August 2, 2019|

THIERRY Neuville outgunned FIA World Rally Championship leader Ott Tänak to lead Neste Rally Finland after winning Thursday night’s spectacular opening speed test in host city Jyväskylä. PHOTO: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool The Belgian, armed with aerodynamic improvements to his Hyundai i20 for the weekend, was fastest through the 2.31km mixed surface Harju special [...]