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CITROËN BOOSTS OGIER’S TITLE HOPES WITH EXTRA ENTRY FOR AUSTRALIAN WORLD RALLY FINALE

2019-10-18T10:19:33+00:00October 18, 2019|

ENTRY LIST - DOWNLOAD COFFS COAST (NSW) – French team Citroën will boost its entry to three cars in a last-ditch bid for star driver Sébastien Ogier to grab a seventh-straight FIA World Rally Championship at Kennards Hire Rally Australia next month. PHOTO: Sébastien Ogier will have a faster Citroën in Spain and Mads Østberg [...]

CITROËN 1-2 IN TURKEY BOOSTS OGIER’S BID FOR 7TH WORLD RALLY CROWN

2019-09-16T09:36:43+00:00September 16, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier has reignited his hopes of a seventh-straight FIA World Rally Championship after heading a Citroën Racing 1-2 finish at Rally Turkey on Sunday – and expectation is building that the title could decided in Australia in November. PHOTO: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool Watch TV highlights of Rally Turkey free on 10 BOLD [...]

OGIER HEADS CITROËN 1-2 BY 0.2SEC IN TURKEY

2019-09-15T09:11:14+00:00September 15, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Ogier held a slender 0.2sec lead over Citroën racing teammate Esapekka Lappi at Rally Turkey on Saturday night after a disastrous day for WRC title rivals Ott Tänak and Thierry Neuville. PHOTO: Sébastien Ogier powers across the picturesque but rocky stages near Marmaris on his way to the lead in Rally Turkey (Jaanus Ree/Red [...]

LAPPI, OGIER 1-2 FOR CITROËN AFTER RUGGED DAY IN TURKEY

2019-09-14T07:03:16+00:00September 14, 2019|

ESAPEKKA Lappi headed a Citroën Racing 1-2 at Rally Turkey as a topsy-turvy opening leg gave fresh impetus to WRC title challengers Sebastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville on Friday. PHOTO: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool Lappi ended a long and tough day, in which the elements threw all they could at the competitors, with a [...]

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 ESTONIA “TEST”; NOW FOR FINLAND SPEEDFEST

2019-07-15T11:40:08+00:00July 15, 2019|

TOYOTA star Ott Tänak has set his sights on winning the FIA World Rally Championship’s fastest event in Finland next month after dominating his home rally in Estonia at the weekend. Driving a Toyota Yaris WRC, Tänak won 13 of the 15 stages on Shell Helix Rally Estonia to cruise to a 63.5 sec. victory [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

EVANS’ CONFIRMATION AT M-SPORT COMPLETES 2019 DRIVER LINE-UP

2018-12-22T14:23:42+00:00December 22, 2018|

BRITON Elfyn Evans has retained his driver’s seat in the M-Sport Ford FIA World Rally Championship team and will be part of a three-car Ford Fiesta RS entry at the Rallye Monte-Carlo season-opener next month. The 2017 Rally GB winner’s role was confirmed by the team just before the 2019 season-registration deadline yesterday. He will [...]