WRC

Ott Tanak, WRC, Rally Sweden

WRC: Tanak takes over points lead after dominant Rally Sweden win

Toyota's Ott Tanak took a dominant victory in 2019 FIA World Rally Championship's Rally Sweden round as the Estonian takes over the points lead. Tanak with co-driver Martin Jarveoja led the way from SS2 until...
WRC, FIA Hall of Fame

FIA honours 17 WRC champions with Hall of Fame induction

The FIA inducted 17 World Rally Championship (WRC) champions in the Hall of Fame in a glittering event in Paris with president Jean Todt in attendance. Last year, the FIA inaugurated the motor racing Hall...
Sebastien Ogier, Rallye Monte Carlo

WRC: Ogier scores sixth consecutive Rallye Monte Carlo win to open 2019

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville and Citroen's Sebastien Ogier went head-to-head in the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship's Rallye Monte Carlo with Ogier winning it again. Sebastian Ogier with co-driver Julien Ingrassia in the Citroen C3 WRC...
2019 WRC cars

WRC cars for 2019 launched by Hyundai, Citroen, Toyota and M-Sport

The cars for the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is launched by the various manufacturers ahead of the season start. The four main manufacturers in WRC - Hyundai, Citroen, Toyota and M-Sport Ltd (Ford...
2019 M-Sport livery, WRC

M-Sport reveals new livery of Ford Fiesta WRC for 2019 season

M-Sport becomes the first WRC team to reveal the livery of its 2019 challenger, the Ford Fiesta WRC, ahead of the season opener. The 2019 season starts during January 24-27 weekend with Rally Monte Carlo...
Andrea Adamo, Hyundai

Andrea Adamo replaces Michel Nandan as Hyundai WRC’s project head

Hyundai Motorsport has announced a change at the helm of its FIA World Rally Championship programme with immediate effect. Long-time Team Principal Michel Nandan has left his post of leading the Hyundai's WRC programme ahead...
Sebastien Ogier

Ogier knows where Citroen needs to improve for 2019 WRC season

New Citroen driver Sebastien Ogier says he understands the shortcomings of the C3 car following the latest private test ahead of the 2019 WRC season opener. Following the two-day test in Portugal on gravel, the...
Pontus Tidemand

Tidemand gets two WRC outings with M-Sport in 2019

Pontus Tidemand has been announced as M-Sport's driver for the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship for the first two rounds. The 28-year-old will make his WRC return abode a Ford Fiesta WRC for M-Sport, having...
Sebastian Loeb

Loeb joins Hyundai for 2019 WRC season, Sordo’s contract extended

Sebastien Loeb has joined Hyundai for the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship with the contract for Dani Sordo extended by one season. Following the decision of Peugeot to pull out from the FIA World Rallycross...
Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton wins FIA Personality award, Leclerc takes Rookie honours

The Annual FIA Prize Giving Gala saw 2018 F1 champion Lewis Hamilton win the Personality Award with Charles Leclerc taking the Rookie honours. The annual gala for the 2018 season took place in Saint Petersburg...
Sebastien Ogier

WRC: Ogier crowned 2018 champion as Latvala wins Rally Australia

M-Sport's Sebastien Ogier with Julien Ingrassia took the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship victory as Toyota's Jari-Matti Latvala wins Rally Australia. It was already a difficult start for both Ogier and title rival Hyundai's Thierry...
Sebastien Ogier

Pressure will be on Neuville in Australia’s WRC title decider, says Ogier

M-Sport's Sebastien Ogier feels the pressure will be on Hyundai's Thierry Neuville in the 2018 season finale of FIA World Rally Championship in the title fight. Neuville has held onto the WRC points lead for...
Sebastien Loeb

WRC: Loeb wins Rally Spain as Neuville loses points lead to Ogier

Citroen Racing's Sebastien Loeb with co-driver Daniel Elena claimed a surprise win in FIA World Rally Championship's Rally Spain. It was a decent start from Loeb in his third and final rally of the 2018...
Kris Meeke

Meeke returns to WRC with Toyota in 2019 partnering Tanak and Latvala

Kris Meeke has been confirmed to make his FIA World Rally Championship return with Toyota in 2019 alongside Ott Tanak and Jari-Matti Latvala. The 39-year-old gets another chance in WRC with Toyota for 2019 after...
Esapekka Lappi

Lappi makes a switch to Citroen for 2019 WRC season

Citroen Racing has announced Esapekka Lappi with co-driver Janne Ferm as its second driver for the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship. The 27-year-old will move to Citroen after two years with Toyota in 2019 to...
WRC 2019 calendar

Chile joins WRC calendar for 2019 as FIA confirms WRC2 segregation

Chile has made the cut to join the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship calendar as WMSC ruling confirms changes in the WRC2 class. The FIA published the ruling taken in the World Motor Sport Council...
Sebastien Ogier

WRC: Ogier edges closer to Neuville with Wales Rally GB victory

Yet another topsy-turvy round in the FIA World Rally Championship saw M-Sport's Sebastien Ogier with Julien Ingrassia take a much needed win in Wales Rally GB for his 2018 title hopes. The Frenchman didn't start...
Sebastien Ogier

Citroen confirms Ogier’s return for 2019 WRC season

Citroen Racing confirmed the signing of Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia for the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship. The announcement sees the return of the five-time WRC champion to Citroen after starting his career with...
Sebastien Ogier

Ogier completes fighting maiden DTM run with Mercedes at Spielberg

The five-time FIA World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier completed a clean debut weekend in DTM for Mercedes at Spielberg's Red Bull Ring circuit. The Frenchman came into his first-ever DTM run after a difficult outing...
Ott Tanak

WRC: Tanak wins Rally Turkey after troubles for both Neuville & Ogier

Toyota's Ott Tanak with co-driver Martin Jarveoja made it three FIA World Rally Championship wins in a row in Rally Turkey after a dramatic turn of events. The returning rally in Turkey provided extreme drama...
Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul

Hyundai extends Neuville’s contract until 2021 WRC season

Hyundai Motorsport has announced the contract extension of Thierry Neuville for three more seasons in the FIA World Rally Championship. The Belgian will stay with the South Korean manufacturer until the 2021 season along with...
Ott Tanak

WRC: Tanak secures Rally Germany win as Neuville extends lead

Toyota's Ott Tanak with co-driver Martin Jarveoja scored back-to-back FIA World Rally Championship wins in Rally Germany on Sunday. The Estonian started off well in his Yaris WRC car to build a 12.3s advantage over...
Sebastien Ogier

Ogier to make DTM debut with Mercedes in Austria

Five-time FIA World Rally Championship champion Sebastien Ogier will make his DTM debut with Mercedes during the Austrian round at Spielberg, it has been announced. The Frenchman will drive the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM as a...
Sebastien Ogier

Ogier surprised with Ford’s lack of performance in Finland

M-Sport's Sebastien Ogier was surprised the lack of performance of Ford Fiesta in the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship's Rally Finland round. Even though last year Ogier crashed out of the rally, his teammate Eflyn...
Mads Ostberg

Finland podium ‘important and emotional’ for Citroen’s Ostberg

With Kris Meeke's departure, Citroen Racing gave Mads Ostberg more FIA World Rally Championship outings and the Norwegian has repaid the faith shown. In the three rallies prior to Finland, Ostberg was consistent in his...
Ott Tanak

Finland winner Tanak admits he needs more wins in WRC title bid

Toyota's Ott Tanak with co-driver Martin Jarveoja took their second FIA World Rally Championship of 2018 in Finland last weekend, but the Estonian still feels he is some way behind the leaders to fight...
Ott Tanak

WRC: Tanak wins Rally Finland as Ogier/Neuville struggle

Toyota's Ott Tanak with co-driver Martin Jarveoja took a dominant win in FIA World Rally Championship's Rally Finland to start the second half in the 2018 season on a fine note. The Estonian started the...
Safari Rally

Safari Rally edges closer to WRC return after fresh agreement

The Safari Rally got a further boost for a return to the FIA World Rally Championship calendar after signing an agreement to become an official candidate to stage a round in future. Four months ago,...

Citroen gives Ostberg more WRC outings to replace Meeke

Citroen Racing has decided to field Mads Ostberg in more of the FIA World Rally Championship rounds in the 2018 season, replacing Kris Meeke. The French manufacturer will field Ostberg in the remainder of the...

Ruts cost Ogier crucial time in Italy WRC final stage defeat

M-Sport's Sebastien Ogier with co-driver Julian Ingrassia suffered a close defeat to Hyundai's Thierry Neuville in FIA World Rally Championship's Rally Italia Sardegna last weekend to fall 27 points behind the Belgian in the...

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