The 2019 World Rally Championship finale Rally Australia has been cancelled amid concerns about the rapidly spreading fires closing in on the event’s Coffs Harbour base. Official confirmation of the decision from rally organisers is expected imminently. Autosport has seen email confirmation from rally officials to the FIA and WRC Promoter declaring the cancellation, with […]

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Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will make a welcome return to top-level rallying at next week’s Rally Australia. Despite not driving a world rally car competitively for the past 12 months, Paddon is a proven winner and has a strong track record with the new-generation world rally cars on Australian soil – never finishing shy […]

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Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed Ott Tanak will join its team for the 2020 World Rally Championship season. Autosport broke the news the Estonian would leave his current team Toyota at the end of this season last week. The recently crowned World Rally Champion joins Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo and Sebastien Loeb for the Korean manufacturer’s […]

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OTT TÄNAK BECAME THE FIRST ESTONIAN TO WIN THE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP IN A TENSE FINALE TO SPAIN’S RALLYRACC CATALUNYA – RALLY DE ESPAÑA ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. He snatched second place in the closing Wolf Power Stage to secure the crown with a round to spare, ending a 15-year French domination by the sport’s […]

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OTT TÄNAK CLINCHED A HARD-EARNED WIN AT WALES RALLY GB ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO MOVE WITHIN TOUCHING DISTANCE OF A MAIDEN FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE. His fifth victory from the last seven rounds was topped off with maximum bonus points from the final Wolf Power Stage. He will secure the crown if he wins […]

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A damaged part of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil’s Para state has been confirmed as the second location the Extreme E series will visit during its inaugural season in 2021. The electric off-road SUV racing series was launched earlier this year with a plan to race at locations in the Arctic, and the Himalayas, as […]

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NEW ZEALAND HAS RECLAIMED ITS PLACE IN THE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 2020 AFTER A SEVEN-YEAR ABSENCE. Rally New Zealand was named in WRC Promoter’s 14-round calendar which was confirmed today (Friday) by the FIA, world motorsport’s governing body. The gravel road rally, which will form round 10 of the WRC, will return to […]

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Hayden Paddon and John Kennard are set to contest two FIA World Rally Championship events before the end of the year – piloting the all-new Ford Fiesta R5 MkII at Wales Rally GB and returning to the wheel of the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC at Rally Australia. As one of the sport’s most popular competitors, […]

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OTT TÄNAK WON HIS THIRD CONSECUTIVE ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO TAKE ANOTHER HUGE STRIDE TOWARDS A MAIDEN FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE. He survived a late scare to claim his fourth victory in five rounds, leading Toyota to its first clean sweep of the podium since 1993 and the first in the […]

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has won the FIA Pacific Rally Cup – part of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) – at the Eureka Rush Rally in Victoria, Australia on 26 August. The Eureka Rally was the final event of four which counted for the APRC’s Pacific Cup. Paddon won the first two […]

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