Andreas Mikkelsen will spend the remainder of the world rally championship in 2017 as part of the factory Hyundai team. On the stage in Spain, the Norwegian will replace Hayden paddon of, and in the UK and Australia will perform in the car of Dani Sordo.
The last three stages of the bronze prize-winner of the past three seasons has played for Citroen on Rally Germany finished second, was given the “Double chevrons” in just the second podium in the season 2017. While the French team did not hurry with the announcement of the crews for three of the final stage. Now announced that...
Four-time world champion WRC Sebastien Ogier has hinted that the season-2017 may be the last in his career.
At the end of the year expiry of his current contract with M-Sport, but the contract for the following campaign with the team as yet.
Sebastien Ogier: I will remain at M-Sport, if you go back to Ford
“The completion of a career? This is one of the options. In addition, my decision will not depend on if I can win the title, said the Frenchman in an interview with the official website WRC. – Actually I want to compete and hope to be back in the future.
I don’t feel...
Thierry Neuville is not abandoning hopes for victory in the championship, despite a serious loss of points on the last Rally Germany.
Before the start of the German stage racer, Hyundai had shared the first place of the overall standings with reigning champion Sebastien Ogier after the first day ahead of the Frenchman in the battle for third place. However, breakage of the suspension on Saturday put paid to his chances single-handedly lead the championship, while Ogier finished on the podium and scored 17 points.
“I’m not going to give up and will fight to the end, – quotes...
Due to security breaches Rally Poland will leave the world rally championship in the season of 2018, replaced by the stage in Turkey.
In 2016, the FIA has already warned Poland of the so-called “yellow card”.
At a meeting of the world Council of Motorsport next month will officially announce the replacement.
WRC promoter Oliver Cislo commented in an interview with AUTOSPORT: “We regret that we lose such an important market as Poland, which has witnessed significant development over the last couple of years, but the FIA had to cancel her rally next year because of...
The head of Citroen Racing, Yves Matton said that the participation of Chris Mick, as Andreas Mikkelsen, in the next phase, which will be held in Spain in early October, not confirmed yet.
On the starting stage of the Rally Germany last week, the Irishman made a mistake which dropped out of the fight for a good position. However, as noted Matton, this incident will not affect his future.
“While we have not discussed the composition of the Rally Catalunya. The only confirmed racer is stéphane Lefebvre, – quotes the AUTOSPORT Matton. But I’m not saying Mika won’t be at...
The pilot M-Sport’s Ott Tanak believes that winning WRC Rally Germany brought him into the championship battle in the season 2017.
After the success in Germany, Ott loses the overall leader and his teammate Sebastien Ogier 33 points, but Thierry Neuville’s second place, it is separated by 16 points.
Ott Tanak won the Rally Germany, Sebastien Ogier topped the championship
“The fate of the championship hasn’t been decided, said Tanak in the comments AUTOSPORT.com. – As long as they remain at least a theoretical chance of success, I will fight.
I have reduced the...
Sebastien Ogier still want to stay in M-Sport for the season in 2018, but the condition remains unchanged.
The last time a Frenchman had been calling on Ford to return to the world rally championship and to support the team Malcolm Wilson, which until the end of 2012 was a factory team “Blue oval”.
“I always say that you’ll stay, if you come Ford, – quotes AUTOSPORT, Ogier. – Takes time to adapt to the new machine, to change it to suit your requirements. Next season I would like to build on the progress made, but need the support of Ford.
There are some little...
Racer M-Sport, Ott Tanak won the Rally Germany, having won a second victory in his career.
Estonian, published in the leaders at the end of the first day, controlled the lead during the final four special stages on Sunday and on the finish of the last, 21st stage was 16.4 seconds ahead of Andreas Mikkelsen.
“A terrific feeling! commented Tanak reduced the gap in the championship from Ogier to 24 points. – We started well this rally and continued to remain only to control the break. Great first win on an asphalt rally. We have 25 points and I don’t see reasons why won’t...
Ott Tanak continues to maintain an advantage over Andreas Mikkelsen after the evening of the Saturday section of Rally Germany.
The Estonian, despite the fact that chose a more conservative approach with the passage of Arena Panzerplatte, lost another 3.7 seconds.
Mikkelsen on the main stage Panzerplatte still managed to reduce the gap to half a second, and Freisen and Romerstrasse – another 3.8. Now the advantage Tanaka equal to 21.4 seconds.
Sebastien Ogier is also a little behind from Mikkelsen, though showed the best time in Freisen. As recognized by eminent Frenchman, he tried to...
Ward M-Sport, Ott Tanak after the early morning of the Saturday section of Rally Germany increased its lead over Andreas Mikkelsen up to 23 seconds.
Tanak started section in 5.7 seconds, however, showed a fast time to first shortened, then the full version of Panzerplatte, while Mikkelsen struggling to cope with the conditions and finished the famous DOP behind in 15.3 seconds.
In Freisen the situation has not changed much: Estonian continued to come off, and Mikkelsen – lag. One of the last bends of the Norwegian launched, for which the Tanak was off for another ten seconds.