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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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Hyundai Motorsport knows no rest (+ video)

New season is almost upon us. By almost I mean we still need to deal with the usual shopping holidays of Christmas and then get obliterated in hopes of New Year and its many ambitious resolutions. Once that is done, however, we’re on the home stretch, getting closer and closer to 2015 Monte Carlo Rallye,...

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Mads stays in Citroën

Mads Ostberg and Kris Meeke will continue to fly Citroën Racing banners in 2015, French team just confirmed. That leaves us with two teams (Volkswagen and Citroën) opting for existing names and M-Sport picking Ott Tanak to step in for freshly retired Mikko Hirvonen. In Hyundai, Dani Sordo will partner Thierry Neuville on most of...

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