World Rally Blog

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Video: Fascinating onboard; Craig Breen – Martin Scott, Rallye Valais

This video reveals just how hard Craig Breen pushed in Rallye International du Valais, the penultimate round of 2014 European Rally Championship. Special stage number 15 was, as you can see, narrow, twisty and all sorts of nasty, with uphill and downhill sections stitched by those creepy, bumpy dips. Let’s add some crazy cuts, blind crests and a good portion...

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Should history be used to promote the present (and future) of WRC?

World Rally Championship is in Spain this weekend, and among all the title duel drama and line-up changes and/or confirmations, there is plenty to enjoy for every rally fan. If you fancy modern rally cars and current WRC crews, there’s main Rally RACC event and its mixed surface hell/paradise. On the other hand, if you’re suffering from nostalgia and cannot...

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Thierry fastest on shakedown, a sign of exciting Rally RACC?

With Volkswagen Motorsport’s line-up for 2015 confirmed, we now know Sebastien Ogier will not be making his way down the autobahn from Wolfsburg to Alzenau. But this only means that Ogier will not be joining Thierry Neuville at Hyundai Motorsport; we still don’t know who will. There are plenty of candidates, and there are also some very solid stories /...

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No changes in Volkswagen Motorsport’s lineup for 2015

Whether the rumours claiming big conflicts between Sebastien Ogier and Volkswagen Motorsport were true or not, they’re all history now. German team confirmed their line-up for 2015 and (drumroll) there are no changes. Volkswagen managed to secure the services of both 2014 title contenders; Sebastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala together with Andreas Mikkelsen. “We have the top three rally drivers...

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Let’s celebrate, here’s a Rally Legend 2014 video

The shoot-out is dead and it’s time for happy thoughts, optimism and creative ideas, we do hope WRC Promoter & Co. have plenty of each. In order to celebrate this victory of sport over odd interests, here’s a video featuring recent Rally Legend spectacle in San Marino. It’s one of those things you simply must see firsthand, even though this...

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WRC remains World RALLY Championship, shoot-out is dead!

Personally, I was THIS close to accept that maybe, in some wild parallel universe, this shoot-out thing should have a chance at least. A chance to fail miserably, because nothing else would ever come from it, I am 200% sure of that. Nothing but a short-term benefit of “wow” factor, without any real gain to the sport and its players....

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Hyundai is back in camo, testing new i20 WRC

Hyundai unveiled new generation of i20 road car in Paris not long ago, and today they released first details about the WRC version of the said car, currently undergoing testing. It means Hyundai is, once again, dressed in camo livery. Even though Hyundai started working on the new project months ago, new car is not expected to make it on...

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Video: Love rally, but don’t be stupid about it!

There is really, and I mean REALLY REALLY, no need to comment this. In case someone needs help understanding the point, he or she should, for time being, stay away from special stages or motor sports in general. Please. As far as I can tell, nobody was hurt in this accident, which happened in Italy at the Rally Valle d’Aosta....

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Renault joins the WRC (through Clio R3T European Trophy)

I apologize for the teasing title, but I had to take this chance and call upon Renault to do what must be done. Meaning, enter the World Rally Championship as a manufacturer team. With that out of the way, let’s see what Renault Sport Technologies prepared for us next. As you probably know, Renault Clio R3T is their latest product...