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Andreas Mikkelsen signed a two year contract with Hyundai

Andreas Mikkelsen signed a two year contract with Hyundai

16:50, 28 September 2017

Andreas Mikkelsen has put his signature under a two year contract with Hyundai in 2018 and 2019. In early September it became known that the Norwegian moves from Citroen to Hyundai, which will finish the season in 2017. Andreas Mikkelsen is leaving Citroen and goes to Hyundai Next week Mikkelsen makes his debut at the Hyundai on Rally Catalunya. In 2018, Mikkelsen forms a major pair of pilots teams with Thierry Neuville, Dani Sordo and Hayden Paddon will alternately be behind the wheel of the third car. “I love the fact that Hyundai has offered for me to return to WRC in the role of...

Sebastien Loeb: I’m still fast enough for WRC

Sebastien Loeb: I’m still fast enough for WRC

20:50, 27 September 2017

Sebastien Loeb believes that he has the speed to get back in the WRC after a five year hiatus. Last week the legendary Frenchman back behind the wheel of the Citroen C3 in the framework of tests in the gravel not far from Barcelona. Sebastien Loeb: I haven’t decided on plans, but don’t rule out anything Sebastien said that the management skills of the machine on gravel racing canvas quickly returned to him. In addition, he was pleased with his pace. Ogier and Loeb will be together again to perform for Citroen in the WRC? “I’m almost five years piloting a WRC car on...

FIA approved the WRC calendar for the season-2018

FIA approved the WRC calendar for the season-2018

16:40, 22 September 2017

World Council of FIA Motorsport ratified the WRC calendar for 2018. The participants of the main rally of the world championship waiting for 13 stages. As expected, due to security concerns the rally of Poland leaves the calendar and gives way to Turkey, which periodically took the stage WRC from 2003 to 2010. Another change occurred at the end of the calendar, where Spain and the UK switched places. Kicks off the world rally championship 2018 25 January in Monte-Carlo and will end on 18 November in Australia. The WRC calendar for the season-2018 25-28 January: Monte-Carlo15-18 Feb:...

Sebastien Loeb: I haven’t decided on plans, but don’t rule out anything

Sebastien Loeb: I haven’t decided on plans, but don’t rule out anything

20:40, 20 September 2017

Nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb commented on the possibility of returning to the WRC, which recently announced Citroen Racing boss Yves Matton. On Wednesday, the legendary Frenchman returned the car the C3 in the framework of the tests on gravel, which are not far from Barcelona. After the morning part of the program Loeb met with journalists who asked him about the chances of participation in the WRC. Ogier and Loeb will be together again to perform for Citroen in the WRC? “While I have no plans to return, it is only on a few benchmarks, – quotes the Loeb edition...

Ogier and Loeb will be together again to perform for Citroen in the WRC?

Ogier and Loeb will be together again to perform for Citroen in the WRC?

0:40, 20 September 2017

The factory team Citroen has not ruled out the reconstitution of the tandem of Sebastien Ogier and Sebastien Loeb in the season of 2018. Two SEB were together for the “Double Chevron” in 2011, but did not get along among themselves. In particular, Ogier accused namesake in attempts to manipulate the leadership team and at the end of the season went in the Volkswagen, which had just been preparing to debut in the WRC. Now, after six years, their paths may again converge, one is considering a move from M-Sport and the other may be on a limited schedule next season and this week...

Citroen is counting on the return of Sebastien Ogier

Citroen is counting on the return of Sebastien Ogier

21:50, 7 September 2017

The head of Citroen Racing, Yves Matton said that a priority of the French team is the signing of the contract with Sebastien Ogier next season. In the last month, the parties are negotiating the resumption of cooperation, which ceased after 2011, when future four-time world champion left the band due to disagreements with partner Sebastien Loeb. “The priority plan is to convince the Ogier to join our team, – quotes the AUTOSPORT Matton. – Talks have progressed gradually, but it is difficult to say what will be his final answer. Surely we’re not the only one trying to...

Andreas Mikkelsen is leaving Citroen and goes to Hyundai

Andreas Mikkelsen is leaving Citroen and goes to Hyundai

21:50, 5 September 2017

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...

Sebastien Ogier: I am considering the option of retirement at the end of season 2017

Sebastien Ogier: I am considering the option of retirement at the end of season 2017

16:50, 25 August 2017

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: Nothing is decided yet – Ogier, too, might not be so lucky

Thierry Neuville: Nothing is decided yet – Ogier, too, might not be so lucky

22:10, 24 August 2017

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...

The rally of Turkey will replace the rally of Poland in 2018

The rally of Turkey will replace the rally of Poland in 2018

15:30, 24 August 2017

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...

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