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FIA WMSC conclusions regarding WRC and rallying for 2015 season

Behold the news about World Rally Championship and rallying in general, effective next year and beyond (unless FIA managed to miss a typo in the text below). Federation’s World Motor Sports Council took a trip to Qatar to have a wee little meeting, setting some rules and changes in motion for most of the motor sports disciplines, run under FIA’s...

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Video: 2014 Rallye du Var by DRC Rally Films

Sebastien Loeb and his co-driver Severine Loeb took a commanding victory on 2014 Rallye du Var, mastering all the twisty stages and changing weather. We’re being told Sebastien used this event to get himself reacquainted with the car and rallying, but I’m sure it took him exactly 500 meters and not a meter more to get back into the groove....

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Škoda Fabia R5 debuts in Essen, keeps zebra for sexiness

I am a Lancia guy. I love Subaru. Have a huge crush on Mitsubishi and deep respect for Toyota. What Peugeot and Citroën did also calls for admiration and appreciation. Hyundai’s bravery is outstanding. Volkswagen’s all out assault proves that flat out does win over being in doubt. If only Ford could come back, they’ve given us some fantastic cars,...

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Volkswagen celebrates 2014 titles in smoke

WRC titles take huge amount of effort, from drivers, co-drivers, mechanics, team officials to engineers, designers and finally workers in charge of production. So, naturally, when team wins both titles two years in a row, they want to celebrate it in style. Not by throwing a formal party with boring speakers and dull atmosphere, but something a bit more creative....

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Sebastien Loeb returns to Rallye Monte Carlo

Citroën Racing finally confirmed all the rumours, suggesting Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena will join forces once again, for a one off outing at the legendary Monte Carlo Rally. Now please read this one more time. Loeb and Elena will take part in 2015 edition of the most prestigious WRC event ever. This kind of news is really hard to...

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Ott Tanak joins Elfyn Evans at M-Sport, ambitions run high

M-Sport just did the most obvious thing, confirming Fernando Alonso… I mean, Ott Tanak as their new recruit. Estonian driver will team up with another promising youngster, Elfyn Evans, making the 2015 M-Sport line-up very young in age but also very high on ambitions. Evans just finished a full year of WRC and Tanak is no stranger to WRC scene....

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Hyundai looks back on 2014, the comeback year

For me, Hyundai’s World Rally Championship team is The team of the year in 2014. They have what it takes to become regular winners and title challengers, there is no doubt. The learning year is over, though, but what a year it has been. It is all going to get a further two notches more serious in 2015 and I...

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Mikko Hirvonen’s final WRC video: “The Last One”

So, you managed to hold your stuff together through first video, but let’s see how you manage with this one. The title alone will set you right up, “The Last One”. Yep, feel that lump in your throat growing? Now, tune the volume up, maximize to full screen and let Mikko take you for one last WRC ride. Oh, but...