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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 [...]

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, [...]

HYUNDAI VOWS TO GO ONE BETTER IN ‘19

2019-01-12T14:57:14+00:00January 12, 2019|

HYUNDAI Motorsport has renewed its vows to win the FIA World Rally Championships for manufacturers and drivers, on the eve of the season’s official launch at Britain’s Autosport International show today. The team finished  runner-up in the manufacturers’ contest in 2018, for the third time in a row, having taken the title fight down to [...]

WRC SEASON READY TO LAUNCH AT AUTOSPORT SHOW TOMORROW

2019-01-11T16:53:46+00:00January 11, 2019|

THE 2019 FIA World Rally Championship will blast into public view for the first time when the new season’s stars and cars are officially launched at Britain’s Autosport International Show on Saturday. PHOTO: After their Birmingham debut in 2018, WRC crews and cars will return to the Autosport show for the 2019 launch on Saturday. [...]

LOEB TIGHT FOR TIME IN MONTE LEAD-UP

2019-01-09T22:53:41+00:00January 6, 2019|

THE WRC’s greatest driver, nine-time champion Sébastien Loeb, is undertaking an intense and unusual preparation for his debut with Hyundai Motorsport at Rallye Monte-Carlo in two weeks’ time. Hyundai’s star new recruit will attempt to win his seventh Monte when the 2019 championship opens on 24 January – but he may start behind the odds, [...]

HYUNDAI BOSS NANDAN OUT IN WRC PRE-SEASON SHAKE-UP

2019-01-03T14:24:00+00:00January 3, 2019|

HYUNDAI Motorsport has parted ways with team principal Michel Nandan and appointed a new director to lead its FIA World Rally Championship program. PHOTO: New Hyundai Motorsport director Andrea Adamo (Hyundai pic) Hyundai announced overnight its customer racing manager Andrea Adamo would become team director immediately, just three weeks before the 2019 season starts at [...]

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 [...]

PADDON RULES HIMSELF OUT OF 2019 WRC

2018-12-15T14:01:08+00:00December 14, 2018|

KENNARDS Hire Rally Australia 2018 runner-up Hayden Paddon says he won’t contest the FIA World Rally Championship next year after his former team Hyundai Motorsport signed nine-time champion Sébastien Loeb. PHOTO: Hayden Paddon built a massive group of fans, seen here congratulating him after his second place at Kennards Hire Rally Australia (Jaanus Ree/WRC Media [...]

HYUNDAI SIGNS RALLY LEGEND SÉBASTIEN LOEB TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMEBACK

2018-12-14T05:37:14+00:00December 14, 2018|

WORLD Rally Championship legend Sébastien Loeb will drive for Hyundai Motorsport for the next two seasons, the Korean manufacturer team announced today. The 44-year-old Frenchman will tackle six rounds of the 2019 series in a Hyundai i20 World Rally Car alongside co-driver Daniel Elena, with whom he won nine consecutive FIA World Rally Championships between [...]