Category: WRC News


Video recap of Day 1

Michelin’s Best of Rally Live released video recap of opening day of 80th edition of Rallye Monte Carlo. Only four stages were enough to stir up proper drama, proving once again that Monte is not to be taken lightly. Ever.


Ogier outpaces WRC machinery with style

Sebastien Ogier’s last year’s conflicts with Sebastien Loeb in Citro├źn eventually led to Frenchman’s departure to Volkswagen. Praised as one of the very few drivers capable of raising Loeb’s blood pressure, Ogier proved he has the speed behind the wheel. During winter break he won Race of Champions, but more importantly he’s very serious candidate...


Missed pacenote led to Latvala’s off?

Twitter is buzzing with news of Jari-Matti Latvala premature exit from the Rallye Monte Carlo. Finn crashed out on final stage of the day and is out of the rally as Monte does not offer superally “ressurection ticket”.

WRC – Eurosport will film it, FIA will promote it 0

WRC – Eurosport will film it, FIA will promote it

Autosport reports of latest developments in ongoing saga regarding new media promoter and TV producer for World Rally Championship between FIA and Eurosport. After former media rights holder North One Sport went into administration and was stripped of it’s role in WRC, Eurosport emerged as only serious contender. However, it’s not that easy a fix.

Loeb only just ahead of Latvala on SS3 0

Loeb only just ahead of Latvala on SS3

Rerun of rally’s first stage again went to Sebastien Loeb, who only just managed to top the time sheet ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala and Petter Solberg was also just over 1 second behind.

Sordo learned a thing about Monte’s snow banks 0

Sordo learned a thing about Monte’s snow banks

Mini posted a photo of damage suffered by Dani Sordo’s Mini John Cooper Works WRC during second stage in Monte. According to Mini, Sordo learned valuable lesson today – Monte’s snow banks are NOT your usual soft banks you can safely lean on, like the ones in Sweden.


Slicks on the left, studs on the right

Unpredictable character of Monte Carlo stages forces drivers to opt for some unusual tyre combinations. Most crews selected specialized snow tyres for front wheels and slicks for rears, but there are some drivers going for apparently unusual combination of slicks on one side and studded tyres on the other.