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Toyota GT86 CS-R3, this is it?

For once, I will let pictures do the talking. Toyota GT86 in what looks like a very convincing rally guise. Is this the long awaited CS-R3 version of the car, the one Toyota Motorsport is teasing us about for a while now? According to this tweet by Daniel Joachim, yes, yes it is. Even though it looks like it’s sporting...

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Video: Nicola Adams joins Thierry Neuville for a ride on Goodwood stage

Olympic Gold Medalist boxer Nicola Adams is no strange to extremes, obviously, and that always helps if you’re about to do something as radical as sit beside a top World Rally Championship driver for a flat-out rally stage ride. Being used to always expect the unexpected is a great virtue, especially in a rally car. Why? Because you can relax...

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Four WRC stars on Mettet RX entrylist

Mettet (B) – More and more media are discovering the power of World RX. Last month World Rally Blog attended at the Mettet mediaday exchanging words and thoughts with World RX director Martin Anayi. Now time has come to let the drivers speak leaving them nothing more than a steering wheel, throttle and the massive horsepower of their Supercars! No...

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Chardonnet with Citroen DS3 R5 in auto24 Rally Estonia

Already strong entry list of auto24 Rally Estonia got a last minute addition. Young and promising French rallydriver Sebastien Chardonnet and his co-driver Thibault de la Haye will start in auto24 Rally Estonia with Citroen Sport built Citroen DS3 R5 run by Top Teams by My Racing. This means that all the new R5 cars are represented in auto24 Rally...

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Hyundai adds Sordo, Bouffier for Rallye Deutschland

The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has today announced that Dani Sordo and Bryan Bouffier will join its lead driver Thierry Neuville as part of the team’s line-up for Rallye Deutschland at the end of August. Neuville will once again spearhead the team’s entry in the #7 Hyundai i20 WRC car, co-driven by Nicolas Gilsoul. Spaniard Dani Sordo will return...

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Peugeot unveils 2008 DKR tech specs + action photos

It’s light, agile, has huge wheels, longer suspension travel and can climb vertical things because Peugeot officials said it can. Despite the fact that everyone and their pet snake thinks 4×4 is the way to go in offroad and desert conditions, the fact is 2WD cars are proven desert warriors. There are not your ordinary tarmac offroaders (also known as...

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Toyota GT86 CS-R3 takes shape

Toyota Motorsport could return to WRC proper some day but for now they are still evaluating things, weighing the options and waiting for the next set of tech rules and regulations to be revealed. Or at least we’re led to believe that is what they’ve been doing all this time. Either way, Toyota and WRC is not yet the thing,...

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Video: Kubica is Elvis to some fans

Sometimes emotions are too much for us, and we neatly fold our knees and collapse to the ground with utmost majesty. Just think, you’re about to see Robert Kubica speed past you, I mean, my knees feel wobbly already just thinking about it. Only the strongest can survive the surge of emotion. The weaker ones will crumble. Elvis used to...

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Juho’s i20 WRC: “I reject your straight line and substitute my own”

Sometimes steering wheels have a mind of their own, sometimes they reject your perception of what the straight line is all about and substitute their own. Sometimes all that happens in the special stage and when it does, it helps to mark the real alignment. That’s exactly what Juho Hanninen did in Poland when his Hyundai i20 WRC started acting...