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Hyundai looks back on 2014, the comeback year

For me, Hyundai’s World Rally Championship team is The team of the year in 2014. They have what it takes to become regular winners and title challengers, there is no doubt. The learning year is over, though, but what a year it has been. It is all going to get a further two notches more...

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Mikko Hirvonen’s final WRC video: “The Last One”

So, you managed to hold your stuff together through first video, but let’s see how you manage with this one. The title alone will set you right up, “The Last One”. Yep, feel that lump in your throat growing? Now, tune the volume up, maximize to full screen and let Mikko take you for one...

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Citroën confirms Meeke for 2015

Citroën Racing’s boss, Yves Matton, promised to deliver the news about 2015 lineup over the next couple of weeks, at a steady pace, and for now he is staying true to his word. Citroën Racing today solved one piece of that puzzle for us by confirming Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle. Boss Matton praised Meeke’s...

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Peugeot 2008 DKR reveals its true colours

This is it, the bulls are out. Or lions? Maybe bulls with lions. Lions chasing bulls? Bull powered lions? Peugeot and Red Bull really should get their animals straight, because this just isn’t working. Except that it does, oh boy, it does. We only need to look a bit back and remember what bull powered...

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Video: Škoda Fabia R5 – see if you can see it

I know Škoda is actually a prepackaged Volkswagen, with design and mechanical bits strictly controlled by uberbosses in Wolfsburg, but for me, the brand still lives as a separate entity, or at least I like to think it does. Maybe that makes me ideal customer for Škoda, I don’t know. I am aware, but I...

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Prodrive Golf SCRC wins on debut

Prodrive’s new VW Golf SCRC rally car has won the Longyou Rally in China on its competition debut this weekend. Chris Atkinson and Stephane Prevot driving for the FAW-VW Rally Team, finished the event more than five minutes ahead of their nearest rivals, which included works teams in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship. The Longyou...

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Mikko Hirvonen: “13 years” – farewell in style

Here’s a very detailed overview of Mikko Hirvonen’s career, released today by his trusty PR team. I had a busy morning so I did not even notice it until now (and yes, I do feel bad about it!), but here it is. Read on then watch Mikko’s farewell video. Everything this man did in WRC...

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