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Break? What break? WRC needs no break! Test videos instead

Deep down, under all the ice and snow, Monte Carlo Rally is Just Another Tarmac Rally, thousands of corners, narrow sections, uphills and downhill, but only on tarmac. However, due to its January schedule, Monte Carlo Rally rarely is just another tarmac rally. In fact, if this event had just one stage on gravel, it...

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Looking forward to 2015?

I know I am. This year was pretty amazing in many aspects, but 2015 has a lot of promise already, and it’s good that it does because WRC should not settle for meh years anymore. We need each new season to be more impressive than the previous one, or at least to maintain the same...

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Paddon confirmed for expanded WRC role with Hyundai

Hyundai Motorsport has today announced that New Zealander Hayden Paddon will remain part of its driver line-up for the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The 27-year-old will take part in a heightened campaign next season, driving a minimum of nine rallies alongside co-driver John Kennard, starting from the second round of the 2015 WRC,...

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Citroën isn’t going anywhere, they’re building a new champion!

Absolutely fantastic piece of news by Citroën Racing to wrap this Wednesday up: the newly crowned Junior World Rally Champion did not have to wait for his promotion for too long. Staying true to their image and tradition of supporting young talents through lower ranks and into the elite WRC category, Citroën Racing will continue...

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Video: Rally Sweden is not a game, it’s a fucking party

Let’s put aside that thick frat bro accent used in official Rally Sweden promo video, which was probably supposed to made us feel all tingly and eager if not even sexually aroused, but are they really trying to “sell” a show or a party here? Sure, WRC fans do throw quite a few amazing parties...

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Well done Autosport, this is a rally car

This year, Autosport Award for the best rally car of the year ended up in good hands – Volkswagen Polo R WRC’s superb speed and capabilities were recognized and awarded, even though same car should have won last year as well. Better late than never, perhaps it took 2 World Champion titles for Autosport to...

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