The FIA President Jean Todt, commenting on the tragic incident that occurred at the Rally Monte Carlo, said that the fans have to know the rules of conduct during a visit to the WRC stages.
Passing the first stage, the Hyundai driver Hayden Paddon lost control on a slippery part of the track and hit a fan standing on the sidelines. The victim was taken to the hospital, but doctors were powerless.
“I’m sorry. This could have been avoided, – quotes the Todt AUTOSPORT. – I condole with the family of the victim and apologize from the whole rally community.
I hope this will make...
Andreas Mikkelsen still hopes to perform at a private Volkswagen Polo in the WRC in 2017.
After the departure of Volkswagen from WRC at the end of 2016 Mikkelsen failed to find a place in a factory team to campaign in 2017, so is now in WRC2 with the Skoda.
“My goal is to go back to the original machine and fight for the title next season – said Mikkelsen in an interview AUTOSPORT.com. – This year we planned to spend three rally driving Polo 2017.
We wanted to be on the Polo in Sweden, however, homologation of the car simply did not have enough time. We are working hard to make...
After a second place on the Rally Monte Carlo in a Toyota are confident that we can claim victory this year.
“After this, I’m sure we can win this year, said team boss Tommi mäkinen in an interview AUTOSPORT.com. — The result is simply incredible. I’m happy for each team member.
We had a great experience and every rally will be stronger, because the amount of data to analyze grows.
We have done a tremendous job, starting from scratch. We had nothing else to compare the car. Had trodden road.”
For the entire test program of the Toyota Yaris traveled 12 thousand...
After the withdrawal of the factory team of Volkswagen Motorsport world championship rally broke up and the Duo of the crews of the German team. However, the Finnish racer there is no reason for sadness – quite the contrary.
Who took second place during last weekend’s Rally Monte Carlo the ex-pilot of Volkswagen and now Toyota racing driver Jari-Matti Latvala open up in the morning Finnish television channel mtv.
“Never said that, but I will say here and now – in the Volkswagen with Ogier it was impossible to work, – admitted the Finn. After tests, we never exchanged...
Four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier successfully began the defense of his title, winning his first rally as part of M-Sport.
After Volkswagen has announced his retirement from the WRC, the Frenchman moved to M-Sport, but tested Ford Fiesta is only for several days, until the end and did not understand the operation of the vehicle.
However, this did not prevent him from winning Rallye Monte-Carlo.
Rally Monte Carlo: the First victory of sébastien Ogier in the composition of the M-Sport
“It was one of the most difficult stages for our generation of riders – said Ogier, alluding...
Sebastien Ogier scored a maiden win as part of M-Sport, winning the first race of the season-2017, namely, the Rally Monte Carlo.
In the opening competitions of the four-time world champion made a mistake, which was in seventh place, but managed to catch up, climbed to the second position.
Sebastien Ogier: I made a stupid mistake
And yesterday, the setback suffered by the ex-leader of the rally Thierry Neuville: Hyundai Belgian broke the suspension, which allowed Ogier to head competition Protocol, and its partner Ott Tanuku to reach the second position.
But this morning on the Ford Fiesta...
Following the morning Sunday special stages of Rally Monte Carlo, Sebastien Ogier has strengthened his advantage, whereas his partner Ott Tanaka problems.
After yesterday’s problems Thierry Neuville, Ogier took the lead, but the Belgian is due to a broken suspension behind more than half an hour. However, not only the driver of the Hyundai was having problems. Tanaka have started to refuse the engine on the 14th of SU, after which he fell back to third place, thereby increasing the advantage to Ogier.
Jari-Matti Latvala driving a Toyota Yaris in the end managed to beat the Estonian in...
Following the final Sabbath speechesthe at the Rally Monte Carlo sébastien Ogier grabbed the lead from Thierry Neuville damaged the suspension of his Hyundai on the last SS.
Neville from the very beginning, controlled the rallies and eventually broke away from Ogier at the moment. Before the last dopom advantage of the Belgian in 51 seconds allowed him to choose a conservative approach, however, the error still occurred. After passing half of the 13th DOPA Neuville wrong out of the turn, damaging the suspension, and was forced to Park his Hyundai.
Thus, Ogier moved into first place, and now...
Sebastien Ogier managed to close the gap to Thierry Neuville on the results of the repetition of the morning special stages of Rally Monte Carlo, but the Belgian is still ahead of the Frenchman at 51 seconds.
On the 12th SU Ogier had to slow down due to understeer. However, this did not prevent him to show the second result in the special. 11th of DOP remained at all for Ogier.
Neuville admitted that he was trying to tread carefully because of the impressive benefits in a minute.
Partner Ogier Ott Tanak at one point complained that his car began to behave very badly — not worked fine no...
After the first two Saturday stages of the Rally Monte-Carlo, Thierry Neuville managed to break away from Sebastien Ogier in a minute.
Neville immediately began to set the pace, winning the first special stage. Ogier, however, slowed down a little, because frozen sections were trying to be overly cautious.
On a plot of La Batie Montsaleon – Faye reigning world champion was only sixth, with the result that the gap between Neuville amounted to 1.00,07. While the Frenchman still managed no problem to get around his teammate Ott Tanaka and turn a 0.3-second gap in the advantage to 17...