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Ogier wins Lisbon superspecial

If there is a special stage out there, he will (want) to win it, no stage is too big or to small for him. Even a tiny little superspecial stage, set on the streets of Lisbon counts and there is no room for backing off or slowing down. Fortunately this year there were no retirements,...

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Video: Scenes from Rally Portugal shakedown

Just some scenes from the shakedown ahead of the round four of this year’s World Rally Championship in Portugal. WRC is back in Europe and this year Rally Portugal looks to be set to challenge once again – there were floods instead of roads during recce and the roads are once again the mix between...

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Fantastic Fafe Rally Sprint onboard with Dani Sordo, Hyundai Motorsport

Hyundai Motorsport enjoyed Fafe Rally Sprint very much, it seems. I suppose it’s actually impossible to stay indifferent to all the passion and the atmosphere in and around this superb special stage. It’s not a superspecial stage, it’s a superb special stage! Some experts say Dani Sordo is only good on tarmac. Experts with even...

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Can Fafe help promote rallying? Tough one, I know…

The weekend of Fafe Rally Sprint in Portugal and Acropolis Rally in Greece was also the weekend in which World Rally Blog made the switch from one server to the other – engine swap if you will. Thanks to wonderful people over at Nilmedia, the operation went well and now the site should be a...

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One winner, one newb, much ambition – Citroën looking forward to Portugal

Remember the “huge” scandal which involved then-Citroën now-M-Sport driver Mikko Hirvonen and then-privateer now-Citroën driver Mads Ostberg? Maybe you don’t because scandals are really tiny in World Rally Championship, they don’t stir too much drama and generally we just forget all about them in next couple of weeks or months. In 2012 Mads Ostberg inherited...

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Peugeot 208 T16 starts its career with a ERC win

Kevin Abbring and Craig Breen wrote first pages of what promises to be a successful rally career of the latest Peugeot Sport built and developed rally car, the 208 T16. Peugeot’s response to the growing and obviously popular R5 category finally debuted last week in round three of the 2014 European Rally Championship, Acropolis Rally....

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Hyundai’s three car assault is ready for Portugal

Corona helped them reach the finish line in Mexico. I’m not sure if they can count on same kind of help in Portugal, but this particular event is very special for Hyundai Motorsport. For the first time they will compete with three cars. The podium finish in Mexico was a welcome relief and a great...

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What is Toyota actually waiting for?

Three years is a heck of a long time in motor sports terms. Think about it, it’s three full seasons of competing, development and investments. And that’s exactly the amount of time Toyota is allegedly ready to wait before making a final decision on whether they want to join WRC or not. They will, of...

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