Manual Hyundai Motorsport has decided to withdraw from Rally Monte Carlo of Hayden Paddon after yesterday’s incident on the first stage.
Hayden lost control of the Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe in one of the turns. On ice, the car skidded on the outside radius, with the result that she fell on a rock and rolled onto the roof.
Neither Hayden nor his co-driver John Kennard was hurt, but the car hit the fan, received a fatal injury.
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First day of the Rally Monte Carlo marked the beginning of the season-2017 WRC, was marred by tragedy: on the first stage from the received traumas has died fan.
Hayden Paddon lost control of his Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe while passing a left turn on an icy section of the route: a car left the road and rolled onto the roof after hitting a rock.
“At the end of the stage the ice caught us by surprise. The car jumped, after which we were passengers in this situation,” he wrote on Twitter, the kiwi immediately after the accident.
Apparently, the fan was just on the outer radius of a...
Today, manufacturers WRC will hold a meeting, the main topic of discussion which is a potential admission of Volkswagen cars to participate in the season of 2017, composed of private teams.
Last week the information appeared that, despite skipping last date of the homologation of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC may be allowed at the start of the competition.
The new Volkswagen Polo may appear in private WRC
However, without a unanimous resolution from Hyundai, M-Sport, Citroen and Toyota cars German manufacturer will not be able to participate in the season of 2017.
“Everything you see plus...
Four-time world rally champion Sebastien Ogier driving the new Ford Fiesta the M-Sport managed to show the best time on the shakedown of the Rally Monte Carlo.
The first three test Ogier drove as much as four seconds faster than the others.
“The beginning, of course, good, but not to jump to conclusions after this shakedown in a constantly changing environment, — said the Frenchman. — Some of the riders were able to protect the rubber before the rally.
I’m not fully ready because were testing the car only two days, but I intend to show all that capable.
The rally will be...
The reigning WRC champion Sebastien Ogier said that due to lack of time behind the wheel of a new Ford Fiesta he will have to adopt a pragmatic approach in anticipation of the Rally Monte Carlo.
The last three years, the Frenchman didn’t leave any of my opponents chance at this stage, but now he changed his Volkswagen Polo R on the car of team M-Sport.
Five weeks after signing the agreement, Ogier admitted that he many have to get used to.
“This season will be new in all senses of the word — a new era, the car and the team, — admitted the rally driver’s official website...
Rally driver Mikko Hirvonen said that Toyota is still not quite ready to begin his campaign in the WRC next week in Monte Carlo.
Toyota Yaris WRC is running Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hanninen for the first time will pass in the stage of the world rally Championship.
Last year Hirvonen has tested this car. This allowed Callisto to the conclusion that the car is hardly at the beginning of the season will be able to count on the catwalks.
“I think they [Toyota] are still not quite ready, — quoted Hirvonen AUTOSPORT.com. — They had a very busy schedule of the car’s development,...
Dismissed from the factory team M-Sport, the Norwegian Mads Ostberg, who was playing for his own team Czech Martin Prokop decided to cooperate and present a United front. The pilots will participate in the world rally championship driving a Ford Fiesta WRC 2017.
Thursday, January 19, at Monte Carlo-presentation of the new team, born after the merger Adapta (Ostberg) and Jipocar (Prokop). The debut of the team will be held in Sweden during the second stage of WRC – there will only be Norwegian, as in M-Sport do not have time to prepare two cars. In turn, the Czech will be the only team...
Volkswagen Polo specifications, 2017 may appear in the upcoming WRC season, despite skipping the date of homologation.
The new car had to be homologated the 1 January, but due to the lack of a transaction with a private investor, the procedure was not completed.
However, VW Motorsport Director Sven Sits, told that negotiations are still going, and the car can go to the start of the Rally of Corsica.
“We are trying to negotiate with the FIA, we made an exception — said Smits in an interview AUTOSPORT.com. — This is the first time so the car came out at the start, we should...
Remaining without a seat in the factory team, Andreas Mikkelsen will miss Rally Sweden due to the fact that the attempt to get at their disposal the latest development of the Volkswagen failed.
In the first stage of the world championship – Rally Monte Carlo – the Vice-world champion will be behind the wheel of the Skoda Fabia R5 in the part of the factory team Skoda Motorsport. However, at Rally Sweden, the Norwegian planned to use a completely different car, a Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2017.
To do this, Mikkelsen had to do the following: to obtain the special permission of the FIA, to...
Sebastien Ogier smashed Ford Fiesta WRC 2017 on tests.
Crash is the reigning world champion forced the team M-Sport to interrupt the intensive test program, which the British team held ahead of the Rally Monte Carlo.
Before the start of the first stage of the WRC in 2017 remains little more than a week, so the factory teams will play the last test, and every day for riders and engineers, literally, on gold.
La Fiesta #WRC Seb Ogier de après sa sortie aujourd’hui en tests ! pic.twitter.com/N7ACRVuRbw
— Rallye Sport (@RallyeSport) 10 Jan 2017
Fortunately, the car suffered is not too...