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Hydrogen powered Toyota FCV rally car

Toyota may not be back in World Rally Championship yet, but all over the world various rally-related projects are keeping the link between Toyota and rallying alive. Some projects are more conventional and they focus on existing cars. Others are more elaborate in terms of research and development, and they are often exploring ideas not yet widely implemented in the...

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Video: You’re never too young to RBR

Konsta is 3 years old. He loves many things, as is normal for his age, and as you can imagine, he is constantly searching for new and exciting things to try and enjoy. After all, for a 3 year old, a world is a VERY big place, lined up with fantastic stuff. For example, his dad likes racing simulations, so...

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Ogier almost lost it, but what worried him so much?

Sebastien Ogier managed to defend his WRC crown, but it definitely wasn’t easy. Unlike Formula 1, World Rally Championship consists of not that many rallies, so every mistake and every point lost is more expensive in the end. Despite that, Ogier managed to secure title number two before the season finale in Wales. However, things looked quite dramatic for him...

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Rally Catalunya video recap, done right

Is WRC alright? Oh yes, WRC is perfectly fine, thank you. Its excitement level is usually high and the awesome factor is steadily hovering around over 9000. This patient is perfectly fine, according to diagnostic video, released by WRCantabria on Youtube. If you don’t trust me, see for yourself. Warning, video contains high levels of fantastic driving and is full...

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Can WRC resist becoming just another motor sport series?

The 2014 season is almost over, only the spectacular Wales Rally GB remains on the calendar. We have the new champions, the same guys who clinched both titles last year, much congratulations to them. Despite the fact that this season is not over yet, many fans are already focusing on 2015, because of course they would – new season starts...

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Bravo, Sebastien & Julien!

Congratulations, Sebastien and Julien, job very well done. Volkswagen did not win two titles just because they have the biggest wallet, and Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia did not defend their title just by being lucky. Hard work, total commitment and then more hard work is what resulted in Ogier adding another title to his name. Fantastic effort not only...

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WRC promotion 2015: Exciting promo films announced!

Finally, some very good news. After much doom and gloom and some not very clever ideas about the future of the World Rally Championship, it seems time has come for brighter tones and positive thinking. In order to boost the popularity of world’s most elite rallying series, promoters announced a bold new project, aimed not only at existing fans but...

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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 /...