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Sebastien Ogier has taken the lead on Rally Argentina

Sebastien Ogier has taken the lead on Rally Argentina

14:40, 28 April 2017

The pilot M-Sport sébastien Ogier won the first special stage of Rally Argentina with a length of only 1.75 kilometers. The Frenchman sped through the asphalt and gravel is 0.9 seconds faster than closest rivals, namely Dani Sordo and Alfina Evans. “I tried to go to the maximum. I’m happy with my performance [on the first SU]” – quoted Ogier’s official website WRC. In fourth place intermediate Protocol there are Thierry Neuville, Sebastien losers 1.7 seconds on his Hyundai i20. Added top-six Jari-Matti Latvala at Toyota, who became the leader of the shakedown,...

Jari-Matti Latvala is the leader of the shakedown of Rally Argentina

Jari-Matti Latvala is the leader of the shakedown of Rally Argentina

2:40, 28 April 2017

The Toyota driver Jari-Matti Latvala posted the fastest time at the end of the shakedown of Rally Argentina. The Finn drove a six kilometre-long section from Villa Carlos Paz to Cabalango only 0.1 seconds faster of Hayden Paddon. The kiwi teammate Dani Sordo, in turn, is also only behind by 0.1 seconds. Sordo was fastest in the first two attempts, after which Paddon was able to jump above it in the table, but the final attempt was left for Latvala. “I have a good feel of the car, – told Jari-Matti. – I was comfortable from the first try. Last year we had a great Hayden struggled on...

Kris Meeke: What is my plan for the season 2017? It is not

Kris Meeke: What is my plan for the season 2017? It is not

20:00, 27 April 2017

Citroen driver Kris Meeke said that he has no strategy for the remaining stages of the season 2017. Chris told me that his only goal is to maximize the number of wins on the rally. The British had already celebrated success at the Rally Mexico-2017, but in the overall ranks only seventh, as in Monte Carlo and Corsica he went, and in Sweden finished outside the points zone. “I am confident in the speed of the machine. At the same time, I can’t say that we are on the wave of success, because three of the rally season, I haven’t earned any points in the standings occupy the...

Thierry Neuville took the lead in the Rally of Corsica after the disappearance of Chris Mika

Thierry Neuville took the lead in the Rally of Corsica after the disappearance of Chris Mika

20:01, 26 April 2017

The Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville took the lead in the Rally of Corsica after gathering leader Chris Mika, the car which caused problems with the engine, according to AUTOSPORT. The Belgian started the morning the section Saturday with a lag of 25 seconds from Mick, but after two consecutive wins have reduced the gap to the minimum and in the fight for second place ahead of defending champion Sebastien Ogier. Well, after a dramatic descent of the British at the end СУ6 he headed the General classification. On the third place stood the mate Neuville in the team Dani Sordo. During the...

In fear of domination WRC Hyundai

In fear of domination WRC Hyundai

18:40, 26 April 2017

A possible extension to four Hyundai cars in connection with the arrival of Andreas Mikkelsen has raised fears about a recurrence of the recent dominance of Volkswagen in the world rally championship, according to AUTOSPORT. Last Friday former racer VW tested the car i20. Negotiations between the Norwegian and Hyundai will continue, although the team is downplaying the possibility of signing of the contract. From the South Korean company already has contracts with Thierry Neuville, Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo for the next two years. Therefore, there is concern that the addition of the...

Private Volkswagen Polo WRC for the first time will start

Private Volkswagen Polo WRC for the first time will start

22:40, 24 April 2017

Raimund Baumschlager will become this week the first driver who will sit behind the wheel within the private program of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC. VW has always refused to transfer their cars to private teams during their dominance in the WRC from 2013 to 2016. This week, multiple Austrian champion and team leader Baumschlager will use last year’s car of Sebastien Ogier on the rally of the Austrian stage. Volkswagen Motorsport has offered Baumschlager technical support and serve the car will be chief engineer in last year’s team Ogier Gerard Jan de Jong. The Polo R WRC will...

Thierry Neuville took the lead in the Rally of Corsica after the disappearance of Chris Mika

Thierry Neuville took the lead in the Rally of Corsica after the disappearance of Chris Mika

0:01, 21 April 2017

The Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville took the lead in the Rally of Corsica after gathering leader Chris Mika, the car which caused problems with the engine, according to AUTOSPORT. The Belgian started the morning the section Saturday with a lag of 25 seconds from Mick, but after two consecutive wins have reduced the gap to the minimum and in the fight for second place ahead of defending champion Sebastien Ogier. Well, after a dramatic descent of the British at the end СУ6 he headed the General classification. On the third place stood the mate Neuville in the team Dani Sordo. During the...

Andreas Mikkelsen could be back in the WRC of Hyundai

Andreas Mikkelsen could be back in the WRC of Hyundai

2:30, 19 April 2017

Andreas Mikkelsen this Friday will test the Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe so maybe in the next month to join the team for Rally Portugal. Team Mikkelsen talks with Toyota, Hyundai and Citroen, with the aim to conclude a contract with the current WRC. It is expected that all details will be agreed upon already during the week. At the end of last week, many speculated that Mikkelsen will go to Toyota. AUTOSPORT sources have reported that Mikkelsen was considered for the place Juho Hanninen, who was having problems after returning to WRC, but Hyundai gave the Norwegian a chance to test the car this...

Toyota will put the third car on Rally Portugal

Toyota will put the third car on Rally Portugal

18:30, 18 April 2017

Toyota decided to put on the Rally Portugal next month for the third car, behind the wheel which will sit Esapekka Lappi. The reigning WRC2 champion Lappi was forced to sit early in the season, while Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hanninen defended the colors of the Japanese manufacturer, presented its first factory team in the WRC since 1999. “Esapekka – young and hungry to win racer, but he has no time to prepare before his first rally – admitted the team leader Tommi Makinen in an interview with AUTOSPORT. – I have no doubt that he will give this everything. The goal put the same...

The FIA will not restrict the average speed of the WRC cars

The FIA will not restrict the average speed of the WRC cars

21:10, 14 April 2017

The international automobile Federation announced that it intends to limit the average speed of new WRC cars, despite fears after the cancellation of the second stage of the Rally Sweden. After a meeting between the FIA and teams in Mexico, many talked about the possibility of limiting the maximum average speed of 130 km/h. FIA rally Director Jarmo Mahonen in an interview with AUTOSPORT strongly denied all the rumors about this: “the Limit of the average speed to 130 km/h was regarded as more informal. That is, when the average speed increases to 130 km/h, we should closely follow him,...

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