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Rovanpera: WRC Rally Sardinia is “maybe the trickiest for me”

The defending world champion is leading the standings heading into this weekend’s Italian round, but will face a tall order to repeat the drought-breaking victory he scored in Portugal last month. His position atop the standings will mean Rovanpera will be disadvantaged by road cleaning on Sardinia’s rough and dusty stages. The 22-year-old has also...

Tue May 30, 2023 12:19
Abiteboul: More “energy" required for Hyundai to close on WRC rivals 

Toyota has emerged as the current pacesetter in WRC having won four of the five events to date this season, while Hyundai is the only Rally1 team yet to score a victory this calendar year following M-Sport-Ford’s success in Sweden. While Hyundai’s last WRC win came in last year’s season finale in Japan, the Korean car maker has made a far stronger start...

Thu May 25, 2023 12:04
Ex-Williams F1 technical director Demaison joins Hyundai

The experienced engineer has previously held the technical director role at Volkswagen during its domination of the World Rally Championship, where it scored four drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles form 2013-2016. He then joined former VW motorsport boss Jost Capito as technical director at Williams before leaving the F1 team last year. FEATURE: The...

Wed May 24, 2023 15:53
The important WRC discussion triggered by Neuville's outburst

No matter what the business, if you stand still and fail to innovate as markets change there is a risk of being left behind and the prospect of not achieving the potential. This is the crux of Thierry Neuville’s comments made in the lead up to Rally Portugal. The Hyundai driver claimed that the WRC is facing a critical point and needs to “react” and...

Wed May 24, 2023 13:52
Toyota announces Ogier as part of Kenya WRC line-up

Toyota has today announced that the eight-time world champion will join the reigning champion squad for the championship's annual visit to Africa, from 22-25 June. The rally will be Ogier's fifth appearance of the season, having elected to sit out Sweden in February and the gravel round in Portugal earlier this month. The Frenchman has already tasted...

Tue May 23, 2023 19:38
Safari Rally Kenya added to Sordo’s WRC programme

The team’s plans for its third car for the remainder of the WRC season are yet to be determined following the tragic passing of Craig Breen, who had been sharing the entry with Sordo this season. Veteran Sordo had been announced to pilot the third i20 N for Portugal two weeks ago, where he finished second, before Breen’s death in a Croatia testing accident...

Mon May 22, 2023 13:06

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