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ØSTBERG RETURNS TO RALLY AUSTRALIA WITH CITROËN

2018-06-20T22:27:18+00:00 June 20, 2018|

MADS Østberg will contest Kennards Hire Rally Australia for manufacturer Citroën after being announced today as the FIA World Rally Championship squad’s driver for the rest of the 2018 season. Østberg was confirmed today to drive a Citroën C3 WRC in place of Irishman Kris Meeke, who was axed from the manufacturer team after crashing [...]

NEUVILLE VS OGIER BATTLE “FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS”

2018-06-11T17:17:27+00:00 June 11, 2018|

THIERRY Neuville and Sébastien Ogier, the two leading rivals for this year’s FIA World Rally Championship, have hailed their heart-stopping, final-day battle at last weekend’s Rally Italia Sardegna as one for the history books. In a win-or-bust effort, Neuville won the WRC sixth round in his Hyundai i20 by 0.7 seconds after starting the last [...]

OGIER PENALTY SUSPENDED AFTER TIME CARD ERROR

2018-06-11T16:47:27+00:00 June 11, 2018|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier’s challenge for a sixth consecutive FIA World Rally Championship remains alive after he was allowed to keep his Rally Italia Sardegna points following  a time card error on Sunday. Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia were reported to event stewards after hurriedly departing the finish of the penultimate special stage without collecting the card, [...]

NEUVILLE BOOSTS WORLD RALLY LEAD WITH LAST-STAGE TRIUMPH IN ITALY

2018-06-11T01:17:33+00:00 June 11, 2018|

THIERRY Neuville snatched a thrilling Rally Italia Sardegna victory on Sunday after edging FIA World Rally Championship title rival Sébastien Ogier in an electrifying, last-stage shootout. PHOTO: Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville (right) and co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul celebrate their thrilling narrow victory in Rally Italia Sardegna (Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Media pic) Neuville trailed Ogier by 0.8sec [...]

OGIER-NEUVILLE  FIGHT TURNS UP THE HEAT IN SARDINIA

2018-06-10T08:59:56+00:00 June 10, 2018|

TITLE rivals Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville face a thrilling final-day showdown at Rally Italia Sardegna after finishing just 3.9 seconds apart over seven dusty and rocky stages in the north of the Mediterranean island on Saturday. PHOTO: Thierry Neuville's Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC climbs into the dusty and rocky stages on the island of [...]

MUD-MASTER OGIER LEADS IN ITALY

2018-06-09T08:16:24+00:00 June 9, 2018|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier leads Rally Italia Sardegna after a dramatic opening leg on Friday. The Frenchman, who lost the WRC championship lead to Thierry Neuville at the previous round in Portugal, bounced back to lead the Belgian by 18.9sec after a day played out in uncharacteristic conditions and marked by the retirements of Andreas Mikkelsen, Ott [...]

CITROËN WANTS OGIER AS IT CONFIRMS WRC FUTURE

2018-06-08T18:09:28+00:00 June 8, 2018|

FRENCH Citroën will remain in the FIA World Rally Championship for the next two seasons and says it would welcome the return of countryman Sébastien Ogier to help it win more titles. PHOTO: Citroën Racing boss Pierre Budar wants Sébastien Ogier back in his home team (Citroën pic) Speaking before this weekend’s Rally Italia Sardegna, [...]

OGIER LEADS AFTER SS1 IN ITALY

2018-06-08T12:14:11+00:00 June 8, 2018|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier grabbed an early lead at Rally Italia Sardegna on Thursday night after winning a head-to-head heat against arch-rival Thierry Neuville on the opening stage. The 2.0 kilometre Ittiri Arena Show on a rain-soaked former motocross track saw Ogier defeat the Belgian by 0.7sec, but take an overall  0.1sec lead over Norway’s Andreas Mikkelsen. [...]

NEUVILLE ON THE DEFENSIVE IN WRC’s OWN ITALIAN JOB

2018-06-07T22:06:22+00:00 June 7, 2018|

THIERRY Neuville is ready to dig deep to defend his FIA World Rally Championship lead in Italy this weekend. The Belgian stormed to the top of the standings with a sublime victory in Portugal last month. The downside to his success is that, as championship leader, he starts first on Rally Italia Sardegna’s narrow dirt [...]

FAN ALERT – WRC RALLY PORTUGAL ON 7MATE WEDNESDAY!

2018-05-30T14:43:44+00:00 May 30, 2018|

WATCH the exciting one-hour highlights of Vodafone Rally de Portugal as the 2018 WRC continues on 7mate at the following times this week – • Wednesday 30 May – 4pm AEST • Friday 1 June – 1am AEST (repeat) • Saturday 2 June – 12 midday AEST (repeat) It’s chaos and carnage on Round 6 [...]