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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. Sitting atop the standings will mean Rovanpera will be disadvantaged by road cleaning on Sardinia's rough and dusty roads. The 22-year-old also has openly...

Tue May 30, 2023 12:39
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 20:21
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. His appointment...

Wed May 24, 2023 15:22
Toyota announces Ogier as part of Kenya WRC line-up

Toyota has today announced that the eight-time world champion will join the reigning world 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...

Tue May 23, 2023 19:22
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 12:34
WRC closing in on 14-round 2024 calendar

The championship had hoped to roll out a 14-round schedule for this season, although plans to add an event in the Middle East failed to come to fruition. However, the target to add a desert based round in Saudi Arabia remains a key goal for 2024, with plans for a test event to be held later this year. “Our ambition is 14 events. I think we will be quite...

Fri May 19, 2023 12:36

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