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Break? What break? WRC needs no break! Test videos instead 0

Break? What break? WRC needs no break! Test videos instead

Deep down, under all the ice and snow, Monte Carlo Rally is Just Another Tarmac Rally, thousands of corners, narrow sections, uphills and downhill, but only on tarmac. However, due to its January schedule, Monte Carlo Rally rarely is just another tarmac rally. In fact, if this event had just one stage on gravel, it would be the most universal...

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Looking forward to 2015?

I know I am. This year was pretty amazing in many aspects, but 2015 has a lot of promise already, and it’s good that it does because WRC should not settle for meh years anymore. We need each new season to be more impressive than the previous one, or at least to maintain the same momentum as the year before....

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Paddon confirmed for expanded WRC role with Hyundai

Hyundai Motorsport has today announced that New Zealander Hayden Paddon will remain part of its driver line-up for the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The 27-year-old will take part in a heightened campaign next season, driving a minimum of nine rallies alongside co-driver John Kennard, starting from the second round of the 2015 WRC, Rally Sweden in February. Paddon...

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Video comparison of two MERC cuts by Al Qassimi & Al Attiyah

If we haven’t heard from the FIA or any other parties involved in a MERC season finale scandal by now, I guess we won’t hear about it in the near future either. For now, only Abu Dhabi Racing and Khalid Al Qassimi decided to speak out, releasing a public statement concerning the events which took place at 2014 Dubai Rally...

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Citroën isn’t going anywhere, they’re building a new champion!

Absolutely fantastic piece of news by Citroën Racing to wrap this Wednesday up: the newly crowned Junior World Rally Champion did not have to wait for his promotion for too long. Staying true to their image and tradition of supporting young talents through lower ranks and into the elite WRC category, Citroën Racing will continue to support young Frenchman Stephane...

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Video: Rally Sweden is not a game, it’s a fucking party

Let’s put aside that thick frat bro accent used in official Rally Sweden promo video, which was probably supposed to made us feel all tingly and eager if not even sexually aroused, but are they really trying to “sell” a show or a party here? Sure, WRC fans do throw quite a few amazing parties in the snowy forests around...

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Well done Autosport, this is a rally car

This year, Autosport Award for the best rally car of the year ended up in good hands – Volkswagen Polo R WRC’s superb speed and capabilities were recognized and awarded, even though same car should have won last year as well. Better late than never, perhaps it took 2 World Champion titles for Autosport to admit that this here rally...

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Hyundai Motorsport knows no rest (+ video)

New season is almost upon us. By almost I mean we still need to deal with the usual shopping holidays of Christmas and then get obliterated in hopes of New Year and its many ambitious resolutions. Once that is done, however, we’re on the home stretch, getting closer and closer to 2015 Monte Carlo Rallye, which, as you surely must...

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Mads stays in Citroën

Mads Ostberg and Kris Meeke will continue to fly Citroën Racing banners in 2015, French team just confirmed. That leaves us with two teams (Volkswagen and Citroën) opting for existing names and M-Sport picking Ott Tanak to step in for freshly retired Mikko Hirvonen. In Hyundai, Dani Sordo will partner Thierry Neuville on most of the rounds, yet some spots...