OTT TÄNAK SAYS HE WON RALLY SWEDEN WITHOUT NEEDING TO DRIVE FLAT OUT. Sunday’s commanding 53.7sec victory, which carried him to the top of the FIA World Rally Championship standings for the first time, sent a clear message to his rivals about the pace of his Toyota Yaris and enhanced his position as title favourite […]

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SÉBASTIEN OGIER WON HIS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE RALLYE MONTE-CARLO ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER A PULSATING DUEL WITH THIERRY NEUVILLE. Neuville eroded the Frenchman’s overnight lead and Ogier, driving a Citroën C3 for the first time, started the final speed test just 0.4sec ahead. Despite a throttle problem, he fended off the Belgian to win by 2.2sec […]

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HAYDEN PADDON HAS RULED HIMSELF OUT OF A WRC DRIVE IN 2019 FOLLOWING HYUNDAI’S DECISION TO SIGN NINE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN LOEB. The New Zealand driver hoped to share the third car in the Hyundai Shell Mobis squad with Dani Sordo, as he did in 2018, but the Korean manufacturer’s swoop for the 44-year-old Frenchman […]

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SÉBASTIEN LOEB CLAIMED HIS FIRST WRC VICTORY FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS IN A PULSATING FINALE TO RALLYRACC CATALUNYA – RALLY DE ESPAÑA ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. The nine-time world champion, making his final guest appearance of the season with Citroën Racing, edged defending title holder Sébastien Ogier by 2.9sec in an intense finale to the […]

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Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon and his British co-driver Seb Marshall finished Wales Rally GB, the 11th round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship, with a consistent and close-fought seventh place. After three days and 317.74 kilometres of rallying through northern and mid-Wales, just 15 seconds separated Paddon’s Hyundai Motorsport team-mate Thierry Neuville in […]

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WORLD CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN OGIER SEALED AN EPIC COMEBACK TO WIN DAYINSURE WALES RALLY GB ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND BECOME THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DRIVER IN THE EVENT’S HISTORY. He secured his fifth victory following an enthralling final leg duel through the north Wales forests with Jari-Matti Latvala, reigniting his bid for a sixth consecutive FIA World […]

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WORLD CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN OGIER WILL RETURN TO CITROËN RACING NEXT SEASON AFTER SIGNING A DEAL FOR 2019 WITH THE FRENCH MANUFACTURER. He returns to the Satory-based team, with whom he spent the early days of his WRC career, after a two-year spell with M-Sport Ford. Friday afternoon’s announcement was not a surprise after it became […]

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OTT TÄNAK CLINCHED BACK-TO-BACK WRC VICTORIES IN GERMANY ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON WHICH THREATEN TO GATECRASH THE HEAD-TO-HEAD TITLE FIGHT BETWEEN THIERRY NEUVILLE AND SÉBASTIEN OGIER. The Estonian, driving a Toyota Yaris, won ADAC Rallye Deutschland by 39.2sec, three weeks after success in Finland. It was his second consecutive win on Germany’s tricky asphalt roads after […]

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THIERRY NEUVILLE SNATCHED A THRILLING RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA VICTORY ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER EDGING WRC TITLE RIVAL SÉBASTIEN OGIER IN AN ELECTRIFYING SHOOTOUT IN THE FINAL SPEED TEST. He trailed Ogier by 0.8sec ahead of the 6.96km test, but delivered a daredevil drive in his Hyundai i20 to overhaul the Frenchman and claim his third […]

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HAYDEN PADDON HAS SAID HE’S ‘FIGHTING FIT’ FOR NEXT WEEKEND’S RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA (7-10 JUNE) FOLLOWING HIS RALLY-ENDING CRASH AT LAST MONTH’S VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL. The Hyundai i20 driver was battling for the lead before the accident on the second run of Friday’s Ponte de Lima stage. Paddon ran wide to avoid a stone […]

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