Category: WRC News

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2019 Storylines: WRC2 Pro

Over the next week or so, I’m going to take a look at what I believe will be some of the biggest storylines moving through the 2019 WRC season. Today, we look at the new-for-2019 WRC2 Pro class. For years now, I’ve been hoping a professional division of the WRC2 class would be developed and when...

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Blame The Manager?

In a variety of sports, when things aren’t going a team’s way, it’s not uncommon to see the manager or coach get canned regardless of whether it is deserved or not. Over the past few years in rallying, we’ve seen some managers step aside, (think Jost Capito and Yves Matton) but I’m struggling to recall...

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The “Least Bad” Option?

When the news broke about a month ago about the possible introduction of “virtual chicanes”, my first instinct was to tear into the WRC with a strongly worded piece about how they were destroying the essence of rallying. In reality, however, it would have ended up being an angry tirade that offered little more than...

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Another Guest Appearance…

So this is pretty cool news… we are going to see another high profile name from Formula 1 dipping his toes into the world of rallying. Yesterday, Valtteri Bottas announced that he would be throwing one of M-Sport’s Fiesta WRC cars around the frozen stages of Arctic Lapland Rally this upcoming January. I’m very interested...

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Is There A Silver Lining?

We first got a sense that something was up last week during Sebastien Ogier’s first test with the Citroen World Rally Team. Initially, his Citroen C3 appeared with the typical Abu Dhabi decals in place. However, by the afternoon, those decals had mysteriously disappeared. This sudden change set forth a flurry of debate and speculation...

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Does Craig Breen Have A Point?

If you’ve been using WRC All Live to keep an eye on the season finale in Australia, you’ve no doubt caught some of the banter between Craig Breen and stage-end reporter Colin Clark. It actually goes back to a few weeks ago during Rally Catalunya. On that occasion, Craig called out Colin for “having a...

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Meeke Gets One More Shot

Before we talk about this week’s news, I want to flash back to Portugal 2014. Kris Meeke had just thrown his Citroen DS3 off the road on SS7. Almost before the car had ground to a halt, he turned to Paul Nagle, his co-driver, and voiced aloud the very first thing that came to his...

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For Ogier, Citroen Would Be a “Win-Win”

As the rumblings about a potential move from M-Sport Ford to Citroen for Sebastien Ogier continue to grow, it makes one wonder, “What does Seb get out of this?” At first glance, it would be easy to come to the conclusion that in the best case scenario, it would be a lateral move. After all,...

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