HAYDEN PADDON IS CONFIDENT OF BEING FIT FOR NEXT MONTH’S WRC FIXTURE IN ITALY AFTER INJURING HIS BACK IN A RALLY-ENDING 15G CRASH IN PORTUGAL LAST WEEKEND. He spent a night in hospital after complaining of lower back pain when he crashed out of the lead at Vodafone Rally de Portugal in Friday afternoon’s final […]

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HAYDEN PADDON HAS ADMITTED HE HAS A HUNGER LIKE NEVER BEFORE AS HE PREPARES FOR HIS WRC RETURN AT NEXT WEEK’S VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL (17-20 MAY). The 31-year-old was absent from Hyundai’s WRC squad in Argentina, Corsica and Mexico and will rejoin the line-up for the first time since February when he finished fifth […]

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A DOMINANT OTT TÄNAK SCORED HIS THIRD WRC VICTORY, AND HIS FIRST FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT YPF RALLY ARGENTINA. After dictating the opening two legs, he eased through the classic El Condor and Giulio Cesare speed tests in the rock-strewn Traslasierra mountains today to win this fifth round of the FIA […]

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SÉBASTIEN OGIER MADE IT THREE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORIES IN FOUR ROUNDS WHEN HE WON THE CORSICA LINEA – TOUR DE CORSE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. The Frenchman led the three-day asphalt rally from start to finish in a Ford Fiesta and won by 36.1sec to increase his championship lead over Thierry Neuville. After starting […]

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SÉBASTIEN OGIER WON RALLY GUANAJUATO MEXICO FOR THE FOURTH TIME ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO RECAPTURE THE LEAD OF THE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP. He sealed his 42nd career victory, and his second of 2018, by 1min 13.6sec after mastering tricky road conditions and intens heat in the high mountains of central Mexico. The Frenchman minimised […]

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DEFENDING FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN OGIER HAS MADE THE PERFECT START TO HIS BID TO CLINCH A SIXTH DRIVERS’ CROWN, MASTERING THE ELEMENTS TO TRIUMPH ON HOME SOIL IN MONTE-CARLO. The M-Sport Ford man began the final day of the season curtain-raiser 33.5sec ahead of the pursuing Ott Tänak following a sustained push from […]

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THIERRY NEUVILLE WON HIS FOURTH FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND OF 2017 ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE SEASON FINALE IN AUSTRALIA. The Belgian overcame torrential rain in the final day to win Kennards Hire Rally Australia in a Hyundai i20 by 22.5sec, securing the WRC runners-up position for the third time in five years. Jari-Matti […]

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OTT TÄNAK CLAIMED HIS SECOND WRC WIN OF THE SEASON IN GERMANY ON SUNDAY AS TEAM-MATE SEBASTIEN OGIER REGAINED THE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD. Tänak, who broke his career duck with victory in Italy in June, drove his Ford Fiesta to a 16.4sec victory over Andreas Mikkelsen at the asphalt ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Ogier finished third to […]

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SÉBASTIEN LOEB WAS IMPRESSED BY THE PERFORMANCE OF THE LATEST GENERATION WORLD RALLY CARS DURING HIS COMEBACK TEST WITH CITROËN RACING ON TUESDAY. The nine-time world champion drove the French manufacturer’s C3 on asphalt and told wrc.com afterwards: “The feeling was really good. It was impressive how fast it is in the fast corners compared to […]

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AFTER 12 YEARS AND 109 RALLY STARTS ALONGSIDE HAYDEN PADDON, JOHN KENNARD HUNG UP HIS CO-DRIVING OVERALLS EARLIER THIS YEAR, AND IN THE RUN UP NESTE RALLY FINLAND, HYUNDAI PAID TRIBUTE TO HIS CONTRIBUTION TO BOTH PADDON’S CAREER AND THE TEAM. Finland is where Kennard contested his first WRC event as a co-driver, at the […]

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