LAPPI TO MAKE TOYOTA WRC DEBUT IN PORTUGAL

Esapekka Lappi

FINNISH star Esapekka Lappi will debut in the elite ranks of the FIA World Rally Championship at the wheel of a third factory Toyota Yaris at Rally de Portugal next month. Lappi, 26, will join teammates Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hänninen in the Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team for the May 19-21 event. It… Read more »

NEUVILLE’S CORSICA TRIUMPH MAKES FOUR WINNERS FROM FIRST FOUR WRC ROUNDS

Thierry Nueville (BEL) performs during the FIA World Rally Championship 2017 in Bastia, France on April 8, 2017

PHOTO: Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville cuts a tight line on one of Rally France’s 10,000 corners on his way to victory (WRC pic). THIERRY Neuville claimed his first victory of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship at the Tour de Corse-Rally France on the island of Corsica today. The Belgian won the four-day tarmac event… Read more »

NEUVILLE LEADS IN CORSICA AS MEEKE RETIRES

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  THIERRY Neuville has taken a commanding lead in the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse and put Hyundai in position to become the fourth different manufacturer to win in the first four rounds of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship. After a dramatic second leg on Saturday, the Belgian will start Sunday’s finale… Read more »

MEEKE GRABS CORSICA LEAD FOR CITROËN

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KRIS Meeke dominated Friday’s opening leg to lead the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse after winning three of the four mountain-road speed tests. World champion Sébastien Ogier fought hard to contain the Briton and ended 10.3sec behind after winning the other test. Nobody came close to matching the top two. Thierry Neuville finished… Read more »

OGIER TOPS CORSICA SHAKEDOWN

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 -WRC Tour de Corse (FRA) -  WRC 06/04/2017 to 09/04/2017 - PHOTO : @World

SÉBASTIEN Ogier topped the times in a sun-kissed shakedown at the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse on Thursday morning. Jari-Matti Latvala and Thierry Neuville posted the benchmark time through the opening pass of the 5.40km Sorbo Ocagnano test near the Bastia service park. Ogier eclipsed that time on his second run and went… Read more »

HYUNDAI TARGETS CORSICA FOR FIRST 2017 WIN

Thierry Neuville (Hyundai pic)

HYUNDAI Motorsport is the only team that hasn’t won a round of the FIA World Rally Championship so far in 2017 – but the Korean manufacturer is determined to use its impressive early-season pace to put that right when the Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse roars starts on Thursday. The Mediterranean island of… Read more »

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR KENNARDS HIRE RALLY AUSTRALIA WORLD RALLY FINALE

RA16 (Jeremy Rogers pic)

PHOTO: Tickets will cost from just $39 to see the world’s best drivers in action at Kennards Hire Rally Australia on 16-19 November (Jeremy Rogers pic) TICKETS to see the world’s fastest rally drivers compete at Kennards Hire Rally Australia are on sale from today, with new lower-priced options promising even more thrills for fans… Read more »

VW CONFIRMS POLO R5 COMING

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PHOTO: Volkswagen is heading back to the stages with customer teams and drivers (Jeremy Rogers pic) VOLKSWAGEN has confirmed development of its R5 customer rally car is underway and said a reappearance of the 2016 Polo WRC in private hands is still a possibility. Motorsport director Sven Smeets said the R5, based on a forthcoming new-generation… Read more »