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Another monster shows its face – 2017 Citroën C3 WRC

I’ll say it again; every time I think about Citroën Racing coming back to the World Rally Championship next year, with a new car, I get this warm feeling. Is it love? They are the giants of our sport, champions and conquerors and we are right to expect only the best from them when they...

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The 2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC, first look

The next generation World Rally Cars will look nice, there is no doubt about that. We’ve seen some design ideas tested so far, mainly by Volkswagen; thanks to new rules cars will sport a more aggressive look in 2017, but during testing that new look was achieved by simply extending the existing features, which led...

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No WRC? No Problem!

It was a little over a year ago when I put out a piece about how Ireland deserved to get their WRC round back. I’ll freely admit that looking back, those words came from a bit of naivety and perhaps some nostalgia as I watched ex-WRC cars tearing down the country lanes outside of Galway....

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Qualifying Stages: Is the Reward Worth the Risk?

There were a few battered rally cars coming back to service today in Atrim after incidents in today’s shakedown/qualifying stage. First, during shakedown, David Bogie got caught out on some of the treacherous slime coating the road and stuffed his Skoda into a bank damaging the radiator. Later, in the qualifying stage, it was Robert...

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Circuit of Ireland Preview

Alright, I meant to put this out a lot sooner than now, but work got in the way. So you’re going to be stuck with my random and disorganized thoughts as I sit in a pub at the Philadelphia International Airport waiting to board my flight bound for Ireland. It also doesn’t help matters that...

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We want the British Rally Championship in Dirt Rally

There is one thing I think we can all agree is true. The game we call Dirt Rally is a success in every conceivable way; technically, it’s a masterpiece, based on latest technologies; it has a fantastic physics model, which, in time, you can crack and conquer, but it will fight you like crazy and...

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