Category: World of Rally


Official review of day 2: IRC champion closes on glory

Andreas Mikkelsen will start the final day of SATA Rallye Açores with a strong chance of getting the defence of his Intercontinental Rally Challenge title off to a winning start on the demanding gravel event in the mid-Atlantic. Driving a ŠKODA UK Motorsport Fabia Super 2000, Mikkelsen began Friday’s route with a slender 1.4s margin...

Ford becomes third manufacturer to sign-up with BRC 0

Ford becomes third manufacturer to sign-up with BRC

Just hours before the start of the opening round of the MSA British Rally Championship – the Rallye Sunseeker International – Ford confirmed that it will enter the MSA British Rally Manufacturers’ Championship. Ford joins Renault and Citroen – who have already registered – to make it a three-way battle between the brands for the...

Video: Hermann Gassner Jr. onboard in the “tunnels” of Azores 0

Video: Hermann Gassner Jr. onboard in the “tunnels” of Azores

If you ever wondered what’s so special about the stages of Sata Rallye Açores then this video might give you some clues. Often described like “tubes” or “tunnels”, stages are marked with blindingly fast sections and lined with high banks, making it almost impossible to go too wide without hitting something.


Mikkelsen remains in control after second day

Second leg of Sata Rallye Açores ended with shortened special stage nine and earlier SS 8 was cancelled due to heavy rainfall. After full day of racing Andreas Mikkelsen is still in solid control of the event and holds on to leading spot with 16.2 seconds advantage over Juho Hanninen.


Aand I’m back… And Magahales is out

Emergency trip to vet clinic delayed some news here on WRB but I’m back behind the whe… umm, keyboard and will try to catch up with the latest developments. With day 2 of Sata Rallye Açores still under way probably biggest news is Bruno Magalhaes crash, which ended local hero’s hopes of catching the leading...


Video: Antoine L’Estage testing for 100 Acre Wood

American rally scene is also busy this weekend – second round of Rally America series, 100 Acre Wood Rally will take the crews around the twisty stages or Missouri forests. We saw earlier how Ken Block, five-time winner of this event, and his trusty navigator Alex Gelsomino do their training and now it’s turn for...


Perfect IRC start for champion Andreas

ŠKODA UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen has made the perfect start to the defence of his Intercontinental Rally Challenge drivers’ title by leading the opening round of the 2012 series, the Sata Rallye Açores, at the end of Leg 1. Co-driven by Ola Fløene, Andreas set fastest time in his factory-prepared Fabia S2000 on two of...


Official review of Sata Rallye Açores – day 1

Season six of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge has got off to a thrilling start with Norway’s Andreas Mikkelsen heading Finn Juho Hänninen by a tight margin of 1.4s following the opening three stages of SATA Rallye Açores today (Thursday). Local hero Ricardo Moura tops the IRC Production Cup category with Harry Hunt, from the United...