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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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WRC6 Review… Part 2: The Cars

In part 1 of my WRC6 review I discussed the “feeling” of WRC6 and whether it captured and portrayed, not just the physics, but also the emotion of rallying. Today I’m going to focus on the cars themselves. I’m going to touch briefly on physics, but since I already covered that in part 1, I’m...

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WRC6 Review… Part 1: The “Feeling”

Admittedly, it has taken me a bit of time to put together a review of WRC6 which came out about 1 month ago. There are a couple of reasons for this. First of all, when I first booted up the game, my aging GPU was not sufficient to run the game on anything better than...

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Auf Wiedersehen VW… Now What?

Right when it seemed that the 2017 WRC “silly season” of contract talks, driver movement, and manufacturer press releases was coming to a close and things looked relatively stable, the last 24 hours have rocked not only the WRC, but the motorsport community as a whole. After a meeting today in Wolfsburg, VW made the...

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