World Rally Blog

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Do not dismiss the 2016

I know we’re in the middle of the 2015 season, and by all accounts it is a good one, but what are your hopes for 2016? Beyond the usual “I hope someone finally takes the fight to Seb Ogier, por favor!”? It could be a tricky year, a final outing for current generation WRC cars,...

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Lancia, Auriol, Bugalski and the 90s

Can you remember 1991 and what it felt like and tasted like in the world of rallying? It was all about group A cars back then, ever since group B got banned in 1986 and teams had to rebuild their programmes around different cars and tamer set of rules. One car and one make in...

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Virtual rally dirt, it’s all over the place

Popularity of a sport can be measured in many ways, so you can check the official TV figures (once they’re out) or you can travel to one of the events yourself and see firsthand what the stages are like. As unfortunate as cancelling of stages is, it shows the WRC has a huge following, spectators...

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Mikko Hirvonen to start a big Mini adventure

Motor sport drivers rarely really quit. They just switch from one way of pushing the limits to another, whether it’s weekend racing or rallying or some other kind of top involvement, but in a different discipline. Same goes for Mikko Hirvonen. The World Rally Championship no longer interested him, which I still find a bit...

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R5… Coming to America!

Newry, Maine… it probably doesn’t mean anything to most of you reading this in Europe, but here in the USA, it is the home of the New England Forest Rally, part of the Rally America National Championship. Having been to the rally several times as a spectator, I can attest that this rally has long...

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New rules are nice, but what will they cost?

Yesterday, we were all about “wow” and “yes!” and “finally!” when the news about the new 2017 WRC regulations broke out. It was a good day of smiling faces and hope for a better, stronger, lighter and more exciting future. But will this future also be affordable and/or sustainable? I want to believe. I want...

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380 horsies and meaner looks? Sure!

We’re on a roll with the good news around here, aren’t we? By around here I mean in and around the World Rally Championship. We had some fantastic battles recently, Toyota is coming and Hyundai confirmed they are going to build an R5 car, while Citro├źn is again thinking about luring Sebastien Loeb back to...

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