World Rally Championship

Jon Armstrong: NI driver hired for Junior WRC return

Jon Armstrong finished second in the Junior WRC in 2021 Northern Ireland’s Jon Armstrong is set to return to the World Rally Championship in 2022 after securing late support for a drive. Armstrong, 26, will compete in Junior WRC after finishing second in the series last year. He will be …

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Watch The Kimera EVO37 Tribute driven at the Monte Carlo Rally

To celebrate Pirelli’s 150th anniversary and the 39th anniversary of the Lancia 037’s victory in the Monte Carlo Rally, the tire manufacturer sent a Kimera EVO37 Tribute in a special livery to a special stage at the famous Monegasque event this year. Piloted by Mario Isola, Pirelli’s Head of Formula …

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Hyundai will ‘double down’ its efforts after reviewing the tough WRC opener.

The 2019 and 2020 WRC Manufacturers’ Champions faced a host of reliability issues during a particularly challenging start to the WRC’s new hybrid era, leaving the team well behind rivals Toyota and M-Sport Ford. This week the team will sit down to address their issues, with team deputy director Julien …

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M-Sport keen to extend Loeb WRC deal after Monte success

M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson says there is “a possibility” that Sebastien Loeb will take part in more WRC rounds this year after his victory at Monte Carlo. Loeb and co-driver Isabelle Galmiche together achieved a sensational win over reigning champion Sebastien Ogier and new co-driver Benjamin Veillas after Sunday’s final …

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INSIGHT: Dakar Champion Austin Jones shows the way to rally raiding for American racers

The Dakar Rally has traditionally been a tough nut to crack for American racers until Ricky Brabec’s landmark victory on motorcycles last year. In the past, there have been excellences among the four-wheel classes, but consistency in performance has eluded them. Enter Austin Jones, son of legendary Baja racer Jesse …

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Motorsport Roundup: Dakar 2022 Updates, 2022 WRC Car Reveals, 2022 F1 Car Start Dates, Daruvala Joins Prema for F2 2022, Formula E in India and more

In the past seven days, the 2022 pre-season has kicked off with a slew of announcements and revelations including India potentially getting a Formula E race for the first time. That being said, the grueling 2022 Dakar Rally was coming to an end. Here’s everything you need to know about …

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Dakar is quickly becoming a testing ground for future technologies such as sustainable fuels

DAKAR is a lot of fun. Along with the Isle of Man TT, it’s probably the craziest motorsport race in the world. To win it you need skill, courage and a bit of luck to spend hours racing through sandstorms and herds of camels in the vast desert. 4 The …

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California proposes $ 6.1 billion for electric vehicle initiatives

California Governor Gavin Newsom tabled a budget proposal of $ 286.4 billion, which is said to be “California blueprint,“For the state on Monday. The plan is to spend $ 22.5 billion to tackle the burgeoning climate crisis in the state and allocate a new $ 6.1 billion to initiatives related …

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GCK presents hydrogen prototype for the Dakar Rally 2024

GCK Motorsport had already announced its intention to develop a hydrogen-powered rally raid car back in November 2020, but it wasn’t until this Saturday that the French company unveiled the first version of the GCK e-Blast H2 in the Riyadh bivouac. Before the new car makes its expected Dakar debut …

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LARGE INTERVIEW: The life of sports photographer Tony North in pictures

Whether it’s capturing the death-defying stunts of some of the best rally drivers in the world, showcasing the genius of a comedic legend – or even the more mundane task of recording a coffee morning in a village – Tony North has always made sure his Subjects remain the sharpest …

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WRC lights up for a breathtaking 2022 season

The groundbreaking Hybrid Rally1 cars, which will line up at the Monte Carlo Rally this month (January 20-23), offer more power and more speed than ever before. A fully lit factory car now delivers 520 horsepower and the ability to get from A to B at breathtaking speed. The increase …

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A factory engine “attractive for every team”

Jost Capito has again expressed cautious interest in a possible connection between Williams and Volkswagen if they get into F1 as expected. A brand of the Volkswagen Group, which currently seems to be more Audi than Porsche, is to move into Formula 1 with the rollout of the next generation …

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Toyota unveils Radical Sports EV concept ready for mass production

The Toyota Sports EV Concept offers supercar styling with mid-engine proportions. Photo by Toyota Toyota has been more active in the sports car scene than most other automakers lately. First, Japan’s No. 1 automaker partnered with Subaru in 2012 to develop the 86 (and Subaru BRZ), and then this year …

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4 unforgettable sporting moments for Kenya in 2021 [Pulse Picks 2021]

Here’s a look at the most notable sports moments from 2021: World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally In June, the WRC returned to Kenya for the first time since 2002. The safari of yesteryear evolved to match today’s WRC, but its character remained with challenging, closed dirt roads, breathtaking postcard …

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Evans predicts “very open” WRC 2022 title fight without Ogier

The Toyota driver has finished runner-up on teammate Ogier’s last two seasons after getting to the heart of the championship fight in 2020 and 2021. After Ogier retired from his full-time WRC career after winning an eighth world title, Evans was among the first to contend for the crown next …

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A quick Christmas – GTPlanet

Christmas is officially just around the corner, there Forza Horizon 4 signals the beginning of another autumn season. While there may not be a white Christmas in the UK this week, there are still plenty of festive themed events and unboxing content to choose from. Reward cars are mostly rally …

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F1 2021 | Alex Zanardi was released from the hospital 18 months after the horror crash

Two-time CART champion and Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi was discharged from hospital 18 months after a handbike accident. The former Formula 1 driver was hit by a truck during a race in June 2020 and suffered serious head injuries. He underwent several operations in a care facility in Italy. …

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Neuville back behind the wheel after a huge test crash

Monday | Dec 20, 2021 Thierry Neuville returned to testing this weekend after his terrible fall in the French Alps earlier this month. Hyundai Motorsport has prepared a new i20 N WRC Rally1 for testing after the original was badly damaged when Neuville fell into a ravine. On Saturday, the …

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Solberg tipped three rounds of the opening volley

Saturday | Dec 18, 2021 Oliver Solberg is expected to start the first three rounds of the FIA ​​World Rally Championship next year before handing over the third Hyundai i20 N WRC Rally1 to Dani Sordo in Portugal in May. Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed that Solberg will compete in the …

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Ben Sulayem from the United Arab Emirates replaces Todt as FIA President

Ben Sulayem wins FIA presidential election Emirates replaces the retired Frenchman Jean Todt PARIS, December 17 (Reuters) – Mohammed Ben Sulayem of the United Arab Emirates will become the first non-European president of the World Motor Sport Federation after his election on Friday, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced. He …

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FIA admits chaos in Abu Dhabi “tarnishes F1’s image”

The FIA ​​admits that Sunday’s race “tarnishes the image of Formula 1” and has proposed a detailed analysis and clarification of the events surrounding the final stages of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. When the World Motor Sport Council met for the FIA ​​Annual General Assembly Week ahead of the …

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MSA and MasterDrive are joining forces to promote motorsport

Motorsport South Africa (MSA) is pleased to welcome MasterDrive as a training partner in one of the most exciting motorsport programs in the form of FIA Rally Star, South Africa. MasterDrive will help MSA safely conduct a range of slalom challenges across the country from December 2021 to March 2022 …

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Kimi Raikkonen’s last career – CVBJ

12/12/2021 Law. At 12:41 p.m. CET Kimi Raikkonen (Espoo, 1979) says goodbye to Formula 1 this Sunday at his 350th Grand Prix, in the race that opens the curtain for the 2021 World Cup in Abu Dhabi. He retired with 21 wins, 18 pole positions, 46 fastest laps and 103 …

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, watching, start time, schedule, practice, qualifying, championship standings, Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s title fight has been epic and now everything is at stake when the two clash one last time this season. The stakes couldn’t be clearer. The pair are tied and the winner takes everything. Hamilton was the winner last weekend but did so under controversial …

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Kimi Raikkonen leaves Formula 1 after two decades

For the first time in 20 years, Kimi Raikkonen has the freedom to do what he wants with his life. Räikkönen from Finland has dedicated himself to Formula 1 for the past two decades. Even during a two-year break from the 2010/11 series after leaving Ferrari, he never left motorsport. …

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M-Sport stuffed a Fiesta rally car into an old Fiat Panda

The continuous participation of M-Sport in the World Rally Championship over the past 25 years can be admired. During a large part of this, the team had the support and collaboration of Ford, which acted as a factory team. But since Ford officially withdrew from the WRC in 2012, it …

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That is what makes the Toyota GR Yaris so good

Toyota’s GR Yaris caused a sensation when it was launched in 2020 and made hearts beat faster. This humble little car has become a cult icon almost overnight, which many people weren’t expecting at all. Jeremy Clarkson even named it his Car of the Year this year and Top Gear …

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Battle of Jacks Ridge canceled due to COVID-19

Shane van Gisbergen won the first Battle of Jacks Ridge The ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced Rally New Zealand organizers to cancel the Battle of Jacks Ridge next year. The rally sprint would have taken place on May 5-6. February to take place after the original date …

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Iceman Raikkonen refuses to melt as F1 exit beckons

Sam Hall Thursday, December 2, 2021 18:10 – Updated: 18:15 Kimi Raikkonen will retire from his F1 career at the end of the season, but the Finn is determined to keep his “iceman” exterior. Apart from a short two-year stint in the 2010/11 World Rally Championship, Raikkonen has been a …

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Electric Lancia Delta on the way to the 2022 RX World Championship

At the weekend, the Swede Johan Kristoffersson overcame a 17-point deficit on Timmy Hansen and won his fourth driver’s title in the World RX. When the Swede competes in next year’s campaign, which will go all-electric, the eyes may not be on him, but on a Franco-Italian runner hidden between …

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The inspiring Reema Juffali becomes the ambassador of the first Saudi Arabia Grand Prix in Jeddah. appointed

The route for the Dakar Rally 2022, which takes place across the Saudi Arabian desert, was announced in a virtual presentation on Sunday afternoon and reveals a challenging terrain that will be driven over 12 stages from January 1st to 14th. “It is my great pleasure to welcome you to …

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The rally lioness has big dreams: the standard sport

Cabinet Secretary for Sport Amina Mohamed. [David Gichuru, Standard] Kenya’s female rally drivers have made impressive progress in motorsport in recent years. Lisa Christoppern, the founder of Lioness, a team that brings together former and active rally drivers in the country, said the sport has created vision, strength and solidarity …

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Taylor confirmed for 2022 Dakar Rally debut

Molly Taylor (center) with Nico Rosberg and Extreme-E team-mate Johan Kristoffersson. Image: Sam Bloxham Australian championship rally winner Molly Taylor has announced that she will compete in the Dakar Rally next year. Taylor will be the first woman from Australia to take part in the legendary event in Saudi Arabia …

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NRX FC1-X makes its debut at the 2022 Race of Champions

the Race of Champions 2022 Not only does the top-class event take place on a snow / ice surface, but also the first race for the FC1-X. On Monday, the day after Nitro rallycross Following the conclusion of the Wild Horse Pass racing weekend, ROC announced that the series electric …

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Katsuta thinks about choosing a passenger

The Toyota Gazoo Racing driver had a troubled second half of the season with three different co-drivers occupying the right seat of his Yaris World Rally Car in consecutive events. Dan Barritt led Katsuta to his first podium in the FIA ​​World Rally Championship at the Safari Rally Kenya before …

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Andreas Mikkelsen becomes FIA ERC Champion 2021 *

Andreas Mikkelsen followed in the footsteps of legends such as Miki Biasion, Bernard Darniche, Sandro Munari and Walter Röhrl and won the FIA ​​European Rally Championship for drivers *. In a MICHELIN-equipped Å koda Fabia Rally2 Evo for Toksport WRT, Mikkelsen unequivocally held the title at the Rally Hungary today and …

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Motorsport Roundup: Thierry Neuville Wins WRC Rally Spain, 2022 F1 Calendar Revealed, 2021-22 Formula E Qualifying Format Revealed, And More

The last seven days weren’t as action-packed as the week before, but there were still plenty of topics that made the headlines. It started with the penultimate round of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship in Catalonia, followed by future announcements for Formula 1, Formula E and Audi’s LMDh program. …

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Spain Countdown – Rally Track

Spain’s asphalt is popular with competitors. The roads in the hills above the Costa Daurada coast are fast, fluid and slippery, requiring a driving style closer to circuit racing than other asphalt laps, and a clean and efficient approach is rewarded. The PortAventura World theme park in Salou remains the …

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The enduring face of the WRC

Gilles Panizzi won. The Peugeot man’s 206 WRC was 13 seconds ahead of Sébastien Loeb’s Citroën Xsara WRC. At the other end of the top 20 there was a name Loeb would get to know and love along with the rest of the FIA ​​World Rally Championship. Dani Sordo. Earlier …

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How to participate in Rally the Globe

Call to all passionate classic car owners. There are many ways to explore the world. Some prefer the speed of flight. Others take a scenic train ride or relax aboard a state-of-the-art cruise ship. Let me introduce you to a very different but exciting way of seeing some incredible parts …

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Rally return: Finland 2019

1. Finland’s faster and furious Friday The opening stage was one of those WRC days that will be remembered for a long time. After 10 lightning-fast forest speed tests to add the traditional Harju prelude through the streets of Jyväskylä, the leading quartet was only covered by 2.6 seconds. Toyota …

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Never get your hopes up

WRC 10 is not a bad game. Available now for past and current consoles as well as PC, it’s a fun rally title that looks good, feels good, and extremely immersive thanks to a career mode that includes both driving and building and managing an entire racing team is. You’ll …

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WRC announces new season finale 2021

Sebastien Loeb at the last WRC Rally Japan 2010. Photo: McKlein Photography The FIA ​​World Rally Championship will announce a new season finale after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the Rally Japan. So far, eight rounds have been completed in the 2021 championship, another four remain. Acropolis Rally …

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10 great facts about Audi and their cars

Nothing says modern luxury like the four intertwined rings of one of the most popular German automobile manufacturers: Audi It is the luxury division of the Volkswagen Group and also one of the most sought-after cars among the younger population group who is looking for a relevant luxury brand. Audi …

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Suninen names M-Sport Ford career time

Friday | August 27, 2021 The Finn Teemu Suninen has made a statement that he has left the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team with immediate effect. The statement added that the decision had been communicated and coordinated with the UK team. Suninen said: “It is time for us to say …

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10 quick facts about Tommi Mäkinen

If you grew up in Finland, a driving test will give you a basic introduction to rallying. That is the danger of their icy roads in winter. So it’s no wonder why so many incredible rally drivers come from a country with such a small population. Motorsport has become part …

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These are the best rally cars from Europe

When it comes to motorsport, you will hardly find a racing event that offers more excitement and variety than the one World Rally Championship (WRC). First of all, the championship itself spans six continents and 15 countries. For this reason, drivers are expected to brave an equally varied number of …

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Carlos Reutemann, 1942-2021 | RACER

Former Formula 1 star Carlos Reutemann died in a medical facility in his Argentine homeland, Santa Fe, where he was treated for bowel and kidney problems last month. He was 79. Reutemann (Pictured above in 1981) drove for Brabham, Ferrari, Lotus and Williams during his F1 career from 1972-82. He …

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When Séb won on a Thursday

Sébastien Ogier’s third fastest time has seldom, never really been so celebrated. It was as if the French were at the top of the world. Because he was at the top of the world. Unusually, the Strasbourg rally took place on its Power Stage on Thursday evening. The crowd-pleasing super-special …

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