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Rally Report Card: Argentina 2015

Here is Jason Anthony’s Rally Argentina review, done in a Report Card format. VW World Rally Team Sebastien Ogier: B From the very first stage, it was clear that Seb was on a mission to conquer Rally Argentina. His stage win in the opening super-special served as a warning shot to all of his competitors...

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Is Rally Argentina Too Tough, or the WRC Too Soft?

We have now had two rough gravel rallies in a row, with two opening days of carnage amongst the front-runners of the WRC. In Mexico, the first day claimed 7 WRC teams that were forced to retire and return under Rally 2. Now in Argentina, 5 crews retired on day one with several others suffering...

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Are 9 Stages Enough?

After weeks of disagreement between the WRC Promoter and the organizers of Rally Corsica, it seems the two parties have finally come to an agreement. The proposed rally schedule will only have 9 stages with 3 stages run each day. On Sunday, all three stages are planned to be run without a service. This outcome...

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Hyundai brings paddles to Argentina

And they’ll get to use them a lot, in those water splashes. Now, after you’re done laughing at this particularly clever joke, let’s take a look at Hyundai Motorsport’s preview of 2015 Rally Argentina. In recent weeks we’ve discussed Hyundai a lot in WRC chats and talks, mainly due to the delayed debut of the...


Is the WRC’s Development System Finally Gaining Some Momentum?

While rallying and the WRC is my strongest interest, in the down-time between rallies, other forms of motorsport do capture my attention. At the moment, I have developed a bit of an interest in motorcycle racing, and specifically MotoGP. While watching the Moto3, Moto2, and MotoGP races this weekend in Austin, Texas, I was impressed...

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Škoda Motorsport confirms APRC, CZ and WRC2 programmes

Huh, but what happened to European Rally Championship, in which Škoda dominated for so long? The R5 category cars are top class in ERC and it would seem natural for Škoda to bring their latest and most elaborate rally weapon to this particular series. I don’t have a clue, but I do have some possible...

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Hideg: “Irish tarmac is something else!”

Last week, the best European rally crews took part in Circuit of Ireland Rally, one of the most unique rally events in the world. Extremely demanding stages and breathtaking scenery saw Craig Breen take overall victory ahead of Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Josh Moffett. According to many drivers, Irish stages were traditionally tough and tricky, especially...

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Hyundai postpones the new i20 WRC, sadface

Thierry Neuville won’t be happy when he hears this, for his calls for “more power” were usually answered by “hey, how about a new car, which is better in every way”. Joking here, but maybe it would not make that much of a difference whether the new i20 WRC debuted this year or not. This...

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