Category: WRC, APRC, IRC

Sainz in action with a Peugeot 208 T16 at recent WRC Rally Portugal

  Thirty years after his WRC debut on the 1987 Rally Portugal, Carlos Sainz was back in action on a rally stage with Peugeot last weekend. As part of his program at Portugal’s World Rally Championship (WRC) round, for which he was recruited as commentator for Red Bull TV,

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Mikkelsen returns to WRC with a one-off appearance for Citroen WRT

  Former Volkswagen WRT factory driver Andreas Mikkelsen will compete for Citroen WRt at the upcoming Rally Italia Sardegna, from 8 – 11 June. Mikkelsen and co-driver Anders Jaeger will pilot the no.9 Citroën C3 WRC.

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Ogier claims fifth WRC Rally Portugal win

  The weekend’s WRC Rally Portugal saw Four-time Champion Sebastien Ogier secure his second win of the season for his 40th career world rally win. Ogier held a 15.6 seconds lead from Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville at the final checkpoint of the rally on Sunday’s final leg. With the win, Ogier matches a record of five Portugal wins; previously held by Markku Alén.

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Sordo leads all drivers at WRC Rally Portugal Shakedown

  The WRC Rally Portugal, the 50th Anniversary edition, has kicked off with the shakedown in Matosinhos, near Porto, in the north of the country.

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Iriz R5 set to revive Proton’s WRC return in 2018

According to WRC sources, National carmakers Proton is set to return to the WRC. Previously, Proton has been a regular participant in Intercontinental Rally and Asia Pacific Rally (APRC). Although no word has come forth from Proton, sources revealed that an Iriz R5 built by a British collaborator (MEM) will be the car Proton’ll utilize to compete in next season’s World Rally.

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Four Citroen C3 WRCs ready to tackle WRC Rally Portugal challenge

  For the sixth round of the WRC (World Rally Championship), the Citroën WRT has entered four C3 WRCs for Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle, Craig Breen/Scott Martin, Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Khalid Al Qassimi/Chris Patterson.

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Neuville wins nail-bitter at WRC Rally Argentina

  The WRC (World Rally Championship) Rally Argentina victory belonged to Hyundai WRT driver Thierry Neuville, who notched up his second win of the season after the Rally Tour de Corse. Neuville topped overnight leader Elfyn Evans by just 0.7 seconds in the final speed test to snatch the overall win. In the history of the WRC, only two rounds have been decided by a smaller margin.

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Latvala sets the pace at WRC Rally Argentina Shakedown

  The weekend’s ROund 5 of the WRC (World Rally Championship) is underway in Argentina with the customary shakedown. The Rally Argentina, held from 27  – 30 April, is notoriously demanding and represents the toughest test yet for 2017’s new-look World Rally Cars. The Rally Argentina features 18 special stages, totalling 357.59 competitive kilometers and a total distance of 1417.98km.

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Loeb takes second at Round 2 World Rx

  Current Peugeot Dakar Rally driver and 9-time WRC Champion Sebastien Loeb is back on the saddle of a Peugeot race car; this time it was in a 208 WRX competing in the World Rallycross event at Montalegre, Portugal (Round 2 of the Championship). Loeb finished second behind winner Mattias Ekstrom in the Audi S1 WRx.

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Citroen WRT gear up for 2017 Rally Argentina

  As the WRC prepares for the Rally Argentina, Round 5 of the World Rally Champiosnips, next weekend. One of the highlights of the WRC season, Rally Argentina is eagerly anticipated by the Citroën WRT. Ten-time winners in South America, the crews are determined to defend its fantastic record with its Citroën C3 WRCs, driven by Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle and Craig Breen/Scott Martin. The 10 wins for Citroën at Rally Argentina is a record achieved by Carlos Sainz (2004), Sébastien Loeb (2005 to 2013) and Meeke (2015).

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