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...
Team DMACK has officially confirmed that in the season of WRC in 2017 it will be represented by Elfyn Evans.
Recall that before the campaign in 2016 Elfin lost a place in M-Sport and competed in BRC and WRC2.
“I never doubted that I wanted to compete in the WRC, said Evans in an interview AUTOSPORT.com. – When I was left without a seat in the factory team for 2016, it really upset me. But I gritted my teeth and endured this period.
We can say that the past year has strengthened my character and taught me a lot. It’s a lifetime experience which is always valuable.
I knew that in...
The British team M-Sport announced the signing of Teemu Suninen. Finn will be a couple of Erica Camille in the WRC 2 championship and will travel several stages in the Ford Fiesta WRC 2017.
Interestingly, in the past Finn and the Frenchman worked as a test pilot two different factory teams of Toyota. Eric worked with the first prototype Yaris WRC car built by Toyota Team Europe, and Teemu was invited to the tests in Toyota GAZOO Racing, where he pioneered the creation of team Tommy Makinana.
Now Suninen and Camille have to fight for the title in the “Junior” world championship...
Vice-champion of European rally 2016 Alexey lukyanuk will participate in the second stage of the world rally championship, which will be held in early February in Sweden.
The crew from St. Petersburg is making its debut in the WRC driving a Ford Fiesta R5 – the same car that Alexey lukyanuk and Alexey Arnautov in last year used in the European championship.
Fastest Russian rally drivers have applied in the WRC2 standings, however in their plans is that only the Swedish stage.
“At the last moment, barely had time to apply website of the FIA he is still the quest says on its website...
Mads Ostberg will spend most of the stages in the season-2017 driving a private car M-Sport Ford Fiesta, according to AUTOSPORT.
The Norwegian, who lost his place in the first team Malcolm Wilson, will be playing in the same team along with Martin Prokop.
Due to the lack of car Ostberg will have to miss the first race of the season, which will be held in Monte-Carlo from 18-22 January, but the next stage in Sweden he will perform at Ford Fiesta new specifications.
“We look forward to the upcoming season – said the father of the Norwegian rider Morten. – In Sweden, Mads sit behind...
The organizers of the Rally Monte Carlo has published the final version of the bidding sheet of the race in 2017, which will be held from 18 to 22 January.
The main feature was the inclusion in the list of participants Alfina Evans. The Briton, last season competing in the WRC2, sit behind the wheel of the third car Ford Fiesta WRC, becoming the partner of Sebastien Ogier and Ott Tanaka.
Ogier, as befits a champion, will perform at number 1. Thus, for the first time in the history of the M-Sport will start the season with a championship one in his car, according to AUTOSPORT.
The longest special stage of the entire world rally championship 80 kilometres of Guanajuato will be removed from the route of the Mexican stage in 2017.
The organizers pretty much changed the whole route of Rally Mexico, however, one of the most difficult special stages El Chocolate will remain in the program.
Last year Sebastien Ogier was the fastest this 80-kilometer stretch, but what stage was the final morning of the rally, meant that the results were unlikely to affect the final disposition.
Director of Rally Mexico Patrick Suberville said AUTOSPORT.com that the appearance of the stage...