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WRC sets new 2020 calendar

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Estonia will host the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time in September when the 2020 series restarts following an enforced break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Rally Estonia (4 – 6 September) joins the fixture list after running as a WRC Promotional Event in 2019. The country will become the 33rd nation to […]

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Wales Rally GB the latest to fall due to Covid 19

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It is with great regret that the organisers of Wales Rally GB have today (Tuesday) announced the cancellation of the UK’s long-running round of the FIA World Rally Championship due to the unprecedented global coronavirus pandemic. This year’s 76th staging of the historic event had been due to run from 29 October to 1 November as […]

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British Rally Championship cancelled for 2020

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Following the cancellation of Wales Rally GB – which was due to host two rounds of the British Rally Championship, Motorsport UK has decided today (Tuesday 9 June) to announce that it will not continue the 2020 BRC season due to the uncertainty created by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Britain’s premier rallying series got underway […]

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M-Sport expands to touring car engines

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M-Sport has been awarded a five-year contract by TOCA – Series Organiser of the British Touring Car Championship – to supply the next ‘TOCA BTCC engine’ from 2022 onwards. Seeing off stiff competition from a number of interested parties, the Cumbrian firm were amongst four shortlisted to present a ten-page presentation to the BTCC teams […]

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Safari Rally delayed until 2021

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The return of Safari Rally Kenya to the FIA World Rally Championship has been delayed until 2021 following agreement between the FIA, WRC Promoter and the Government of Kenya on Friday (15 May). The decision was reached following discussions between the three parties to protect the health of all those involved in the WRC and […]

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A look back: Rally Australia 2005

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Back when I was very green and one of my first events…Rally Australia in Perth from 2005. Certainly a special event with great memories View this post on Instagram Another throwback…this time to #RallyAustralia 2005. It was my first time working with the Rally Australia organisation, in the media centre. Trekking across to Perth from Queensland […]

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Hybrid supplier, GRE confirmed for next WRC rules package

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Compact Dynamics has been confirmed as the exclusive supplier of the hybrid equipment to be utilized in the FIA World Rally Championship under a three-year agreement commencing in 2022 and specific to the Rally1 class. The company’s appointment was approved by an FIA World Motor Sport Council e-vote this week and follows a detailed tendering […]

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Adam Adamo talks about COVID-19 and more

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Since the early conclusion to Rally México, Hyundai Motorsport’s travelling workforce has returned to Europe as the company undertakes a period of remote working in line with the Government’s efforts to manage the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Hyundai Motorsport employees, under government advice to limit the spread […]

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Q & A with Esapekka Lappi

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Finnish WRC driver talks Ogier, Rovanperä and his life in motorsports. Esapekka Lappi will not forget the recent Rally Mexico in a hurry after the driver was forced to retire when the Ford he was driving unexpectedly caught fire. The 29-year-old from Pieksämäki and co-driver Janne Ferm escaped the blaze unhurt but had to withdraw from the race. […]

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Ogier takes win in shortened Rally Mexico

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Frenchman eight points ahead of Evans in title race as Argentina postponed. Sébastien Ogier scored a record-equalling sixth Rally Guanajuato Mexico victory on Saturday night after the event was brought to an early conclusion. The rally ended a day early in the face of fast-changing travel restrictions connected with the global COVID-19 virus outbreak. After […]