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And now for something completely shoot-out

Oh no, it’s not dead, far from it. When FIA decided to reject the current proposal for rule changes, they did not say: “Oh, but this is utter bollocks, take it and never show it to us, ever again. Ever.” Instead, they instructed WRC Commission to work on their ideas a bit more. Or something....

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FIA shoots the shoot-out stage plan…

…for now. The official release published after the WMSC meeting in Beijing did not provide more details on why the WRC Commission proposal for rule changes for 2015 was rejected, but let’s presume that it was all about the infamous shoot-out stage idea. Just when we thought this idea was set to become reality, ditching...

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The Renault Clio R3T steps out in style

The Clio R3T showed all its potential on its French Rally Championship debut at the Rallye Mont-Blanc Morzine, with Manu Guigou guiding the latest member of the Renault Sport Technologies range to an emphatic Class R win. Also driving the works car, the young Quentin Gilbert gathered valuable technical data that will soon be put...

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Toyota GT86 CS-R3: “Positive debut” in Germany

Slightly overshadowed by all the excitement of many high profile retirements and maiden wins, Toyota GT86 CS-R3 debut yielded satisfying results, according to the press release by Toyota Motorsport. This car, as we all know, is going to brighten up special stages of regional and global rally championships and many privateers already expressed intention to switch...

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Big congrats to Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo and Hyundai

Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke had one job (oh, I AM oversimplifying things, I know) and they failed, but that’s how this sport works and hopefully will continue to work in years to come. Thierry Neuville and Hyundai Motorsport did everything right, on the other hand. Thierry spent his bad luck points early in the...

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Ogier’s second off in Germany was scary

After Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia went off the road and out of the last stage of the day yesterday, I sort of knew Julien will be in for some wild driving today, knowing how determined Sebastien always is to try and make the most of the event, no matter what. Well, I didn’t exactly...

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