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World Rally crews tackle Chile as thrilling title chase continues

The WRC heads to Chile for Round 6 of 14 rounds, with Thierry Neuville and Reigning Champion Sebastien Ogier locking horns; only 10 point separate the two in the Drivers Standings. Chile will be the 32nd country to host the WRC as the series approaches the mid-way portion of the season.  

Following the Rally of Argentina, Neuville, the winner, is gunning for three-in-a-row to extend the lead. However, Neuville is cautious because Chile is an unknown venue for everyone. “It’s hard to set too many expectations when it promises to be a rally of surprise. We only discovered the stages for the first time during the recce but it will be a nice challenge. A lot of work awaits us, but I’m looking forward to it.”
Chile is definitely new for everyone as none of the front runners have previous experience of the dirt road speed tests. The 16 fast and smooth speed tests are based south of the port city of Concepción, mostly on forest tracks sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the mposing Rio Biobió river.

Defending champion Ogier, who finished third last time out, has demanded more speed from his Citroën C3 than on the rock and rugged roads in Argentina two weeks ago, when the Frenchman acknowledged he was lucky to snatch third place.

Previous WRC standings leader Ott Tanak has been demoted to third overall, after two disappointing rounds. The Toyota Yaris driver starts as many people’s favorite for a second win of the year.

The Round 6 action starts on Friday and competitors face 304.81km of competition before the finish in Concepción on Sunday.

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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Cholmondeley Castle becomes part of Wales Rally GB, the Penultimate WRC Round

2016 Wales Rally GB Cholmondeley Castle is adding to its motorsport calendar, with the Wales Rally GB RallyFest set to come to the Cheshire estate for the first time on 29 October.

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Subaru World Rally Team Ready For WRC Season Opener In Monaco

SUBARU WORLD RALLY TEAM READY FOR WRC 2005 SEASON OPENER IN MONACO

19 January 2005

The Subaru World Rally Team will travel to the glamorous principality of Monaco next week for the opening round of the 2005 FIA World Rally Championship, Rallye Monte Carlo. Commencing on Friday 21 January, the prestigious three-day event is the oldest in the Championship and will feature the debut of a new Subaru driver line up of Petter Solberg and Stéphane Sarrazin. Contested on twisty mountain roads, the Monte Carlo Rally can be as much of a lottery as the roulette played every evening in the principality’s famous casino. Read more