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SORDO WINS IN ITALY; TÄNAK HEARTBREAK

2019-06-17T11:30:11+00:00June 16, 2019|

HYUNDAI part-timer Dani Sordo claimed his second career victory in the FIA World Rally Championship after a final-stage heartbreak for long-time leader Ott Tänak at Rally Italia Sardegna on Sunday afternoon. Tänak was on course for his third consecutive FIA World Rally Championship victory when a steering problem on his Toyota Yaris in the event-closing [...]

HAT-TRICK LOOMS AS TÄNAK CLEAN-SWEEPS SATURDAY STAGES IN SARDINIA

2019-06-16T08:13:19+00:00June 16, 2019|

OTT Tänak is set for a hat-trick of wins and the lead in the FIA World Rally Championship after a faultless Saturday at Rally Italia Sardegna. PHOTO: Dani Sordo's Hyundai was spectacular on Sardinia's jumps but ceded the lead on Saturday to a flawless Ott Tänak performance (Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool) Tänak produced perfection [...]

SORDO LEADS AFTER DRAMATIC DAY IN SARDINIA

2019-06-15T08:20:01+00:00June 15, 2019|

HYUNDAI’S Dani Sordo led Rally Italia Sardegna on Friday night as the captivating three-way battle in the FIA World Rally Championship took many twists and turns on hot and dusty Mediterranean island roads. PHOTO: Andreas Mikkelsen is welcomed by locals as he drives through a town during Rally Italia Sardegna on Friday (Hyundai pic) The [...]

OGIER RULES OUT ITALY WRC WIN AFTER RIVAL TÄNAK TACTIC SPOILS ROAD ADVANTAGE

2019-06-13T16:54:19+00:00June 13, 2019|

FRENCHMAN Sébastien Ogier has ruled out a third victory of the season as he continues a pitched FIA World Rally Championship battle with rivals Ott Tanak and Thierry Neuville in the eighth round at Rally Italia Sardegna this weekend. (PHOTO: Red Bull Content Pool) As current standings leader, the six-time champion must open the gravel [...]

TÄNAK AVOIDS WRC LEAD IN PORTUGAL FOR SARDINIA ADVANTAGE

2019-06-05T13:48:04+00:00June 5, 2019|

VODAFONE Rally de Portugal winner Ott Tänak forsook the lead in the FIA World Rally Championship last weekend to ensure a tactical advantage in the next round in Italy. PHOTO: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool Tänak and championship leader Sébastien Ogier started the rally first and second in the driver standings. With Tänak leading the [...]

TÄNAK CLOSES ON WORLD RALLY LEAD AFTER DOMINANT PORTUGAL WIN

2019-06-03T06:25:23+00:00June 3, 2019|

TOYOTA’S Ott Tänak fought off intense pressure to claim his second-straight FIA World Rally Championship win in an action-packed final day on Vodafone Rally de Portugal on Sunday. PHOTO: Ott Tänak flies high to victory over Vodafone Rally de Portugal’s famous Fafe jump (Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool) Don’t miss Vodafone Rally de Portugal 1-hour [...]

TÄNAK HANGS ON BUT PORTUGAL FIGHT TIGHTENS

2019-06-02T07:14:15+00:00June 2, 2019|

OTT Tänak's Vodafone Rally de Portugal lead hung by a thread on Saturday night after a dramatic finale to the penultimate leg. (PHOTO: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool) Don’t miss Vodafone Rally de Portugal 1-hour highlights on 10 BOLD and tenplay.com.au: 3pm (AEST) Saturday 8 June He clung to a 4.3sec lead over Toyota Gazoo [...]

TÄNAK LEADS TOYOTA 1-2-3 IN PORTUGAL

2019-06-01T07:35:02+00:00June 1, 2019|

OTT Tänak led a clean sweep of the podium positions for Toyota Gazoo racing after a tough opening leg of Vodafone Rally de Portugal. PHOTO: Spectacular! Ott Tänak blasts his Toyota Yaris out of a dusty corner on Vodafone Rally de Portugal (Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool) Don't miss Vodafone Rally de Portugal 1-hour highlights [...]

WRC TITANS OGIER & LOEB PRIMED FOR PORTUGAL DUEL

2019-05-30T16:55:27+00:00May 30, 2019|

SÉBASTIEN Loeb’s late call-up for Vodafone Rally de Portugal, starting tomorrow, brings the prospect of another mouth-watering duel with FIA World Rally Championship leader Sébastien Ogier. The two most successful drivers in WRC history – with 15 drivers’ titles between them - locked horns again in Chile three weeks ago. Ogier held off his fellow [...]

TÄNAK BACK IN WORLD RALLY FIGHT AFTER CHILE VICTORY

2019-05-13T10:34:30+00:00May 13, 2019|

OTT Tänak reignited his FIA World Rally Championship title bid with victory at the inaugural Copec Rally Chile on Sunday. The Estonian led from the second of the 16 special stages on Friday morning in a Toyota Yaris. He measured his pace on wet, slippery and foggy forest tracks to claim his second win of [...]