CAPITO TO RUN VOLKSWAGEN’S PERFORMANCE-CAR ARM

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JOST Capito, who led Volkswagen Motorsport to a four-year clean sweep of the FIA World Rally Championship, is returning to the manufacturer to add his winning magic to its road cars. Capito, 58, has been appointed managing director of Volkswagen R GmbH, the premium division responsible for models such as the Golf R and the… Read more »

KENNARD TAKES EARLY MARK ON WRC RETIREMENT

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  PHOTO: Seb Marshall (left) will permanently take over from John Kennard as Hayden Paddon’s co-driver from Rally Italia de Sardenga (Hayden Paddon pic) HAYDEN Paddon will continue with his new co-driver Sebastian Marshall for all future WRC events after long-time partner John Kennard decided to retire this week. Having stepped aside temporarily for Marshall… Read more »

QUINNY’S WRAPPED IN LANCER’S NEW WRC LIVERY

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  LOCAL ace Nathan Quinn will carry new Kennards Hire Rally Australia livery on his familiar Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 in the third round of the CAMS Australian Rally Championship at the National Capital Rally in Canberra this weekend. Quinn’s Lancer Evo 9 has been given all-over branding for Rally Australia in a gesture from… Read more »

STRUGGLING CITROËN SNARES MIKKELSEN FOR ITALY

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WORLD Rally maverick Andreas Mikkelsen will return to frontline action at the wheel of a factory Citroën C3 at Rally Italia Sardegna next month. The drive on 8-11 June will be the 2016 Rally Australia winner’s first in a new-specification World Rally Car. The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team said Mikkelsen would replace… Read more »

OGIER: TITLE FIGHT DOWN TO FOUR DRIVERS

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THE fight for the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship driver’s crown has narrowed to Sébastien Ogier, Thierry Neuville, Ott Tänak and Jari-Matti Latvala. That’s the view of four-time champion Ogier after he extended his lead in the standings with victory in Vodafone Rally de Portugal at the weekend. “Myself, Ott, Jari-Matti Latvala and Thierry –… Read more »

LAST-STAGE MIKKELSEN ROLL GIFTS TIDEMAND WRC 2 WIN

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SWEDEN’S Pontus Tidemand was the surprise winner in the WRC 2 category at Vodafone Rally de Portugal after Andreas Mikkelsen rolled in the final stage. Mikkelsen led from Thursday’s opening super special and began Sunday’s rally-closing Power Stage with a lead of more than three minutes over Skoda teammate Tidemand. But the Norwegian’s world was… Read more »

OGIER BOOSTS TITLE CHASE WITH FIFTH PORTUGAL WIN

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PHOTO: Four-time world champion Sébastien Ogier high-flies his Ford Fiesta off the famous Fafe special stage jump on the way to victory at Vodafone Rally de Portugal (M-Sport pic) FRENCH driver Sébastien Ogier increased his lead in the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship with his second win of the season at Vodafone Rally de Portugal… Read more »

OGIER HITS THE FRONT IN PORTUGAL

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SÉBASTIEN Ogier ended the penultimate leg on Vodafone Rally de Portugal with a 16.8sec advantage over Thierry Neuville after leader Ott Tänak’s hopes of a maiden FIA World Rally Championship win ended when he hit a bank on Saturday. Remarkably, reigning WRC champion Ogier became the seventh driver to lead this topsy-turvy encounter on rough… Read more »