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Behold, Citroën’s new rally weapon, the C3 WRC

Since they first appeared in 1997, World Rally Cars have regularly undergone changes to their definition, whether in order to manage performance or control costs. The most significant changes were made ahead of the 2011 season, with more compact models with 1.6-litre direct injection turbo engines. The 2017 season sees the introduction of a new...

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2017 McKlein Rally Calendars – iconic pieces of rally artistry

December, oh December, how cruel you are to our wallets. No matter where you go and what you do, you cannot avoid buying things. Sometimes you even buy things you need, but mostly it’s about throwing cash and cards at various merchants, just so you can get into that infamous Christmas spirit. And it seems...

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“The Televisual Revolution”

Let’s play a little game of Mad Libs. Do you remember this from when you were a kid? You would buy a book with a variety of stories printed with key words missing. You would then fill in those words to create your own individualized story. Below is a press release detailing the WRC’s ambitious...

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Toyota Yaris WRC breaks cover, with some driver names too

With the start of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in Monte-Carlo, Monaco just over a month away, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC is putting the final touches on its preparations for an event that the team has eagerly awaited. Thousands of hours in the workshop, testing program and a great deal of teamwork have...

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Seb Ogier to drive for M-Sport in 2017.

Having tested the brand new Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta in Wales last month, the Frenchman was sufficiently impressed to agree terms with the British team. Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia dominated the last four years in the all conquering Volkswagen Polo but were left without a drive when the German car manufacturer ended its commitment to...

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Fun With Numbers

This is the time of the year where every rally and motorsport news outlet puts out their obligatory ranking of the top drivers in the WRC. In some ways, this seems like a bit of a pointless exercise. That’s why we have a championship table with points… right? However, while the championship points system does...

WRC6 Review… Part 4: Everything Else 1

WRC6 Review… Part 4: Everything Else

So far, we’ve looked at the feeling, cars, and stages of WRC6. I dedicated an entire article to each of these topics, because I feel that they make up the bulk of a rally video game. This final piece is going to focus on aspects that are important, but don’t carry quite enough weight to...

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WRC6 Review… Part 3: The Stages

In the 3rd piece of this 4 part series covering WRC6, we’re going to take a look at one of the most important aspects of any rally game. As I hinted at the end of part 2, this is one of the things that can “make or break” the experience. What are we talking about?...

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