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Prodrive presents Volkswagen Golf SCRC rally car

Finally, the details are out. First we had some rumours, then some “wait for it” pleas, then some images surfaced on the interwebs all too soon, but now Prodrive finally decided to reveal their latest product, and it’s a rally car. Based on current 7th generation of Volkswagen’s ultrabestseller Golf, Prodrive’s machine is a custom built thing. It will compete...

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Belgian rally excitement over the edge at Condroz

Dré Galiart’s idea of ideal weekend involves rallying or rallycrossing, so don’t go looking for Dré at home, if there is a rally nearby (or farby?). Few days ago he took part in the madness that is Condroz Rallye. This is Dré’s report. Belgian rally excitement over the edge at Condroz Huy (B) – Petter Solberg, Yves Matton, Kris Meeke,...

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Dani Sordo confirmed for ’15 & ’16 by Hyundai

Dani Sordo will partner Thierry Neuville at Hyundai Motorsport next year, which for me is a great news. Out of many candidates Hyundai sampled during 2014, I think Sordo was and is the most deserving of a spot. While this puts at least some of uncertainties aside, there are still questions and blanks in Hyundai’s programme for next year, since...

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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...