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Have The #43 and #199 Ships Sailed for American Rallying?

What is the next most popular topic in the World Rally Championship related discussions, right after the future of technical regulations, the identity of Toyota’s drivers and the possibility of Sebastien Loeb making a few more strictly-one-off outings this year? Of course, it’s the rallying in the US, or rather, the prospects of this country...

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Video: Rally spectating at max level, this is it

For the record, all rally fans are greatest and bestest, period. No matter if they are still learning about the sport, as it only just appeared in their country, or they’re veteran professionals with decades of spectating under their belt, they’re all equally awesome. Naturally, if you happen to live in a country in which...

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Debut victory for Pärn in a 4WD car

Estonian rally fans gathered in South-Estonia at the weekend to witness the highest point of the Estonian motorsport winter season in Võru county. Võru winter rally 2015 saw the debut of Sander Pärn and James Morgan in their 4 wheel drive Ford Fiesta R5. The Estonian-Welsh crew took the lead from the first stage and...

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Yaris WRC test for a GT86 Trophy winner

Toyota Motorsport have come up with a tasty prize for the winner of the first season of the weirdest named rally trophy in the history of motor sports. The HJS TMG GT86 CS-R3 Trophy (McLaren have nothing on TMG naming schemes, really) is scheduled to run for at least three seasons, first of which begins...

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Did Anyone Notice Hayden Paddon? No? That’s a Good Thing!

Last night, Hayden Paddon hosted a very informative Q&A session on Twitter, if you’ve missed, do a search for #askpaddon hash, plenty of great questions and equally great answers. Hayden really worked hard to get all questions answered, which is exactly what he did in Rally Sweden, with matching success. Here’s what WRB’s not-so-guest-anymore author...

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Kubica’s 5 minute penalty and some questions around it

Robert Kubica enjoyed an eventful Rally Sweden, proving once again that the speed is here but also the new, 2015 spec, level of control and focus. He took risks, of course, because he thinks that is the best way to acquire knowledge. In Sweden he did not make any big mistakes, unlike many other drivers,...

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WRC, the biggest winner in Sweden

2015 Rally Sweden was a winner. After the traditionally spectacular Rallye Monte Carlo we turned to Sweden to provide a different challenge and Sweden delivered, but even though drivers, organizers and fans deserve praise for their efforts and dedication, for me the biggest winner in Sweden was the Championship itself. So many myths and doubts...

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So, Here’s What I Don’t Quite Get…

World Rally Blog’s guest author Jason Anthony would like to know more about Toyota’s decision to spend two full years in car and team development, before joining the WRC in 2017. If you know the answer, please put WRB in Cc because I would like to know too. It has already been more than a...