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Video: Kris Meeke spends his winter nights in 6th gear

First of all, this doesn’t even look, or should I say feel, like snow driving. At all. No matter how effective winter tyres you put on your car before going out for some fun in the snow, the grip will never be THIS good. If anything, driving on the snow should be slower than driving...

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Dani Sordo falls off the Rally Sweden entry list

This is exactly why every major WRC team must have plenty of drivers on board – you simply never know what is going to happen to any of them. If I say that drivers are like tyres, does that sound wrong? No? Splendid. So, drivers are like tyres, if one goes out of order, you...

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In auction: Markko Märtin’s winning Focus WRC

In 2004 Markko Märtin and Michael Park scored two WRC wins in Corsica and Catalunya together with numerous top 10 finishes in that same year and in 2005. Their car, Ford Focus WRC sporting a Castrol livery. At the end of 2005 car was sold to Vodka Kick founder Steve Perez, who then took it...

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The best sounding rally car in the world?

Current WRC machines may not sound as glorious as those belonging to the 1980s or earlier – instead of Ferrari’s engines in Lancia Stratos we now have 1.6 liter turbo fours with a slightly different kind of noise. Some say current cars’ engine noise is underwhelming, but it still does its job better than that...

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Video: Toyota’s #ThisIsEngineering #IsGreat

Whatever you wish for, Toyota will make it happen. We wished for more information about Toyota’s WRC programme and preparations for 2017 and they have delivered. At this point, we are almost two full years away from their first WRC event, so sooner or later we will reach the point of “I wish the wait...

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Opel works team is “ready to rumble” in 2015 junior ERC

The Opel works team is ready to join the 2015 Junior European Rally Championship battle. Two crews and two Opel Adam R2 190 hp cars are scheduled to compete in every round of said championship, starting in Latvia this week end for Rallye Lieapaja. Marijan Griebel with co-driver Stefan Clemens will man one Adam R2...

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Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team revealed

Hyundai Motorsport started their 2015 WRC campaign with new partners and new drivers. At some points during this season we should also see them debut a new car, hopefully with more raw pace on board. Today Hyundai revealed more information about their second team, featuring Hayden Paddon and John Kennard in third i20 WRC. Paddon...

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