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Renault Sport and Clio R3T join the WRC3 in Portugal

Renault Sport Technologies opens its WRC3 World Rally Championship campaign at Rally de Portugal. Andrea Crugnola and Michele Ferrara will compete in a Clio R3T, prepared by ASM H. Motorsport. The ambitious goal of winning the title by the end of the season means the Italian crew will be aiming to score heavily in the...

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Big chunk of 2016 WRC calendar revealed

First of all, this is just a list of events which are set to remain in the calendar next year, subject to WMSC approval, so nothing is set in stone just yet. The list consists of Monte Carlo, Sweden, Argentina, Finland, Australia, Italy, Poland, Mexico and Spain. Some very big names are missing from the...


Citroën finally retires (g)old livery, paints it black

Citroën DS3 WRC has a new livery! It almost looks like they were waiting for that win in order to get rid of the old clothes and put on some new colours. I must say, I love it. I had a tough time defending the old design, because, in all honesty, it was (getting) old,...

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Dirt Rally, is it (rally) a dream come true?

For now, I don’t have a definitive answer to this question. In fact, I don’t have any kind of answer, because I still haven’t had a chance to test this latest product of the team behind so many legendary rally and racing games. Right now, there is a lot going on in my life, mostly...

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Toyota postpones deliveries of GT86 CS-R3

In short, first kits will be delivered in October this year, which will give customers enough time to prepare for next season, according to Toyota Motorsport. Cologne based team explained the issues with the new rally car further below. They will also offer refunds and free entries to 2016 edition of HJS TMG GT86 CS-R3...

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Rally Report Card: Argentina 2015

Here is Jason Anthony’s Rally Argentina review, done in a Report Card format. VW World Rally Team Sebastien Ogier: B From the very first stage, it was clear that Seb was on a mission to conquer Rally Argentina. His stage win in the opening super-special served as a warning shot to all of his competitors...

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Is Rally Argentina Too Tough, or the WRC Too Soft?

We have now had two rough gravel rallies in a row, with two opening days of carnage amongst the front-runners of the WRC. In Mexico, the first day claimed 7 WRC teams that were forced to retire and return under Rally 2. Now in Argentina, 5 crews retired on day one with several others suffering...

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Are 9 Stages Enough?

After weeks of disagreement between the WRC Promoter and the organizers of Rally Corsica, it seems the two parties have finally come to an agreement. The proposed rally schedule will only have 9 stages with 3 stages run each day. On Sunday, all three stages are planned to be run without a service. This outcome...

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