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HYUNDAI DROPS MIKKELSEN FOR CORSICA

2019-02-21T13:06:34+00:00February 20, 2019|

HYUNDAI Motorsport has dropped Andreas Mikkelsen from its line-up for next month’s Corsica Linea - Tour de Corse on 28-31 March. The Korean squad will replace the 2016 Rally Australia winner with tarmac specialist Dani Sordo, who will tackle the Mediterranean island asphalt classic alongside Sébastien Loeb and lead driver Thierry Neuville in i20 World [...]

TÄNAK TAKES WORLD RALLY LEAD WITH VICTORY IN SNOWY SWEDEN

2019-02-18T11:29:40+00:00February 18, 2019|

TOYOTA’S Ott Tänak claimed a commanding victory at Rally Sweden on Sunday to lead the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time in his career. He eased his Toyota Yaris through the short final leg on snow and ice-covered roads to win the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 53.7sec. The [...]

TÄNAK CONTROLS RALLY SWEDEN AFTER SUNINEN EXIT

2019-02-17T09:08:25+00:00February 17, 2019|

OTT Tänak held a commanding lead of almost a minute at Rally Sweden on Saturday night as Teemu Suninen’s hopes of a maiden FIA World Rally Championship victory were dashed. Tänak starts Sunday’s short final leg with a 54.5sec advantage in his Toyota Yaris, ahead of a huge battle for the remaining podium slots. That [...]

FORD JUNIOR SUNINEN HOLDS OFF TÄNAK FOR SWEDEN LEAD

2019-02-16T10:18:11+00:00February 16, 2019|

FORD junior Teemu Suninen led an FIA World Rally Championship round for the first time when he topped the leaderboard at Rally Sweden on Friday night. The Finn became the fourth leader of an intensely difficult leg, holding a slender 2.0sec advantage in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta after a dramatic finale as darkness fell over [...]

NEUVILLE TAKES EARLY LEAD IN SWEDEN

2019-02-15T10:43:36+00:00February 15, 2019|

THIERRY Neuville took an early lead at Rally Sweden on Thursday night after winning the opening speed test in Karlstad. PHOTO: Returning champion Marcus Gronholm in a Toyota beat Hyundai driver Sébastien Loeb in their opening contest on the Karlstad trotting track (Jaanus Ree/WRC Media pic) Sweeping bends, a spectacular jump and a great atmosphere [...]

OGIER’S SIXTH-STRAIGHT WIN CLOSEST IN MONTE WORLD RALLY HISTORY

2019-01-28T12:33:31+00:00January 28, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier overcame a late drama to secure his sixth consecutive Rallye Monte-Carlo victory in a spellbinding final-stage shootout on Sunday afternoon. PHOTO: Sébastien Ogier (right) and co-driver Julien Ingrassia celebrate their six-straight Rallye Monte-Carlo victory and first with Citroën (Jaanus Ree/WRC Media pic) He fended off Thierry Neuville by 2.2sec in the closest finish [...]

OGIER AND NEUVILLE IN BATTLE ROYALE

2019-01-28T12:40:39+00:00January 27, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier and Thierry Neuville head into Sunday’s Rallye Monte-Carlo finale split by less than a handful of seconds after another titanic mountain road duel om Saturday. Ogier, hunting a sixth straight victory in the French Alps on his Citroën C3 debut, led by 4.3sec after the penultimate leg. Just four more speed tests covering [...]

EARLY MONTE ADVANTAGE TO ALPINE MASTER OGIER

2019-01-26T11:56:57+00:00January 26, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier held a slender lead in his quest for a sixth consecutive Rallye Monte-Carlo victory after a captivating duel in the French alps on Friday. The world champion, driving a Citroën C3 for the first time, ended the second leg of the FIA World Rally Championship’s season opener with a 2.0sec advantage over arch-rival [...]

TÄNAK SETS EARLY PACE ON MONTE

2019-01-25T14:32:45+00:00January 25, 2019|

OTT Tänak avoided the many pitfalls in the French alps to lead Rallye Monte-Carlo after a tricky opening leg on Thursday night. The Estonian, driving a Toyota Yaris, headed world champion Sébastien Ogier by 9.1sec after two typically contrasting night-time stages near Gap. Thierry Neuville was 14.3sec off the lead in third. The trio, who [...]

MONTE MASTERS SEB AND SEB READY FOR BATTLE ON LEGENDARY WORLD RALLY OPENER

2019-01-23T00:39:02+00:00January 23, 2019|

THE two greatest FIA World Rally Championship drivers of the past 20 years, Frenchmen both named Sébastien, promise a high-stakes opening to the 2019 season at Rallye Monte-Carlo, which starts tomorrow. PHOTO: Sébastien Ogier will drive the new-look Citroen C3 in competition for the first time at Rallye Monte-Carlo this week (Citroën pic) Sébastien Ogier, [...]