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WRC DRIVERS TAKE IN SPECTACULAR SYDNEY SIGHTS

2018-11-11T21:47:04+00:00November 11, 2018|

FIA World Rally Championship drivers visited Sydney tourist landmarks today on their way to the title-deciding final round at Kennards Hire Rally Australia on the Coffs Coast next week. PHOTO (from left): Craig Breen (Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT), Elfyn Evans (M-Sport Ford WRT) and Hayden Paddon (Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT) visit Sydney's Bondi Beach [...]

ENTRIES SET FOR COFFS COAST 2018 WORLD RALLY SHOWDOWN

2018-10-24T00:41:25+00:00October 24, 2018|

COFFS COAST (NSW) – The three contenders in a showdown for the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) top a list of 29 entries confirmed for Kennards Hire Rally Australia today. PHOTO: Rally Australia 2017 winner Thierry Neuville hopes to clinch his maiden World Rally Championship at this year’s Coffs Coast event (Hyundai Motorsport pic) [...]

MEEKE SIGNS FOR TOYOTA WRC SUPER-TEAM, LAPPI TO PARTNER OGIER AT CITROËN

2018-10-17T23:33:11+00:00October 17, 2018|

NORTHERN Irish driver Kris Meeke has signed with Toyota to form the most experienced team in the FIA World Rally Championship next year. PHOTO: Kris Meeke tested his new Toyota Yaris WRC for the first time on Tuesday in Finland (Toyota pic) Meeke, who was dumped by Citroën after Rally Portugal in May, will resume [...]

RALLY AUSTRALIA ENTRIES ARRIVING FAST AS WRC CLOSING DATE APPROACHES

2018-10-12T16:29:21+00:00October 12, 2018|

ENTRIES are arriving fast for Kennards Hire Rally Australia as the best drivers from around the world prepare to fight out the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship on the NSW Coffs Coast next month. PHOTO: Asia Pacific and Indian champion Gaurav Gill is an early entrant for Kennards Hire Rally Australia in his MRF Tyres [...]

TÄNAK WIN IGNITES WRC TITLE FIGHT

2018-09-17T01:04:15+00:00September 17, 2018|

PATIENCE paid dividends for Ott Tänak as he claimed a third consecutive FIA World Rally Championship victory in Turkey on Sunday afternoon to further ignite his title bid. The Estonian quickly realised he did not have the speed to match his rivals at Rally Turkey and settled for a more cautious pace in the searing [...]

TÄNAK ON THE VERGE OF WRC HAT-TRICK IN TURKEY

2018-09-16T01:12:45+00:00September 16, 2018|

OTT Tänak could be on his way to a third-straight win in the FIA World Rally Championship and a boosted chance at the drivers’ title after an unprecedented Saturday of drama at Rally Turkey. The Estonian, winner of Rally Finland and Rally Germany, finished the day’s eight stages 13.1 seconds ahead of Toyota teammate Jari-Matti [...]

TÄNAK LEADS DRAMATIC RALLY TURKEY

2018-09-15T23:14:24+00:00September 15, 2018|

OTT Tänak led Rally Turkey as drama followed drama on Saturday’s afternoon loop. PHOTO: Craig Breen's Citroën C3 was destroyed by fire during a dramatic Saturday in Turkey (WRC+ All Live pic) Andreas Mikkelsen watched his lead disappear as a suspected transmission problem slowed his Hyundai i20, while Sébastien Ogier’s sterling efforts to repair his [...]

NEUVILLE EDGES OGIER FOR SHOCK LEAD IN TURKEY

2018-09-15T04:10:08+00:00September 15, 2018|

WRC title rivals Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Ogier were separated by 0.3 seconds for the lead of Rally Turkey after a gripping and surprising opening leg on Friday. PHOTO: Thierry Neuville leads in Turkey by 0.3 sec. (Jaanus Ree/Red Bull pic) Championship leader Neuville held the edge in his Hyundai i20 over world champion Ogier’s [...]

TÄNAK TAKES MAIDEN WIN ON WRC’S FASTEST RALLY IN FINLAND

2018-07-30T07:25:49+00:00July 30, 2018|

TOYOTA driver Ott Tänak overcame a barren run of form to claim a dominant first Neste Rally Finland win and close the gap in the FIA World Rally Championship on Sunday. PHOTO: Ott Tänak literally flies his Toyota Yaris across the finish line to a maiden victory in Neste Rally Finland (Jaanus Ree/WRC Media pic) [...]

TÄNAK LEADS AFTER CLOSE FINLAND BATTLE WITH ØSTBERG

2018-07-28T09:35:08+00:00July 28, 2018|

OTT Tänak held a narrow lead at Neste Rally Finland on Friday night after a titanic battle with Mads Østberg in which they traded first place four times. The Toyota driver ended a compelling day on blisteringly fast, sun-kissed roads with a 5.8sec advantage over a rejuvenated Østberg after claiming four special stage wins. Tänak [...]