The championship leader Thierry Neuville assured that it will not interfere with Sebastien Ogier at the forthcoming Rally Germany.
After eight stages on account of the two main contenders for the title at 160 points, but because of the greater number of victories – three against two – the first line is the Belgian who will open the track. Given the recent rains in the region, asphalt can be very dirty. Being the first, Neville will have a significant advantage, while Ogier will have harder, especially if the driver of the Hyundai will try to specifically put the dirt on the...
Riders did not change the configuration of the route, the Rally Germany, which they called the rally is boring.
The event was moved to Saarbrucken from Trier. Rally Germany is carried out on three different types of roads in the vineyards, and the route included the military road Baumeler and rustic trails in the Saarland.
The latter just caused a negative reaction.
“They changed the nature of the rally – said one of the leading racers of the WRC. The stage suddenly became boring, it was one of the best.
All the time go in a straight line, and then gets a barely noticeable bend....
Ward Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville showed the best time on the results of the shakedown of Rally Germany.
Neville was the long section 4.09 miles in 2.25,8. The second time showed Andreas Mikkelsen behind the wheel of a Citroen. The Norwegian lost 0.9 seconds leader.
In third place was Sebastien Ogier with a delay of 0.3 seconds from Mikkelsen, partner Citroen Kris Meeke and Craig Breen rounded out the top 5.
The best representative of Toyota was Jari-Matti Latvala in sixth place, ahead of teammate Juho Hanninen, and the first ten unelectable Dani Sordo, Ott Tanak and Elfyn...
Sebastien Loeb to test last week the car Citroen C3 WRC, admitted that he would love to do this for the team.
Sebastien Loeb has tested a Citroen C3 on asphalt
Loeb tested C3 in the French region of Alsace on wet and then dries the asphalt and drove the 321 kilometer in combat mode.
“Go for miles on tests is not so fun, but I liked the open features of the car, at the wheel which sat 15 years – said Loeb in an interview with L’equipe. I’m going to do tests all year round, but why don’t I do them from time to time?”
Video: Sebastien Loeb tests the Citroen C3...
Mads Ostberg will miss the Rally Germany, to be held next weekend, according to AUTOSPORT.
Norwegian had planned to speak in the class WRC2 driving a Ford Fiesta R5, but after the incident at the stage of the ERC in Poland in early August refused to participate. Then at high speed the car Ostberg failed steering.
“It was very scary because it happened at the entrance to the high-speed rotation. The speed at the time was 180 km/h, but I managed to keep control of the car, told Mads. – Our car is two generations older than the version of the R5 in WRC2. We can in a short line to update...
Toyota pilot Jari-Matti Latvala believes his teammate Esapekka Lappi won the Rally Finland will not be able to fight for the title in the season of WRC 2018.
“In order to become a champion, he needs more experience – quotes Jari-Matti AUTOSPORT.com. For example, he has never played in Mexico. But if you want to win a championship, you need to be familiar with all of the rally”.
Lappi agree with his more experienced teammate.
“Jari-Matti told the truth, – said Esapekka. – I have experience in Finland – the route I traveled for the sixth time. But next week in...
The press service of the Citroen Racing has presented a video about the tests of Sebastien Loeb driving a Citroen C3 WRC.
Nine-time world champion was drafted to help his former team to collect data about the truck on the pavement before the upcoming Rally Germany. Tests were conducted in the French region of Moselle..
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Tuesday, August 8, nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb back behind the wheel of a WRC machine. The Frenchman, along with his faithful co-driver Daniel Elena tested the car Citroen C3 in asphalt roads in the Mosel region and helped the original team to collect important data in dry and wet conditions.
As expected, the contribution of Leba on the tests will help Citroen to gain the remaining four stages after a disastrous two-thirds of the season.
“In the morning sébastien has provided interesting feedback that will be useful to us if the Rally Germany it will rain. His...
There is a high probability that in the season of 2018 will appear WRC Rally Turkey and Rally Croatia.
The original plan was joining the new Zealand championship stage, but sources AUTOSPORT.com the FIA and WRC promoter confirmed that Turkey is ready to accept a new gravel rally. Most likely, the Turkish competition will be held in September 2018. The last time the rally of Turkey was held in the WRC in 2010.
If to speak about competitions in Croatia, their fate depends on future Rally Poland, the organizers of which there are often problems with providing security for the audience.
Team leader Toyota Tommy Makinen impressed by the pilot M-Sport Alpine Evans on Rally Finland at the end of which the Briton was second, losing only Esapekka Lappi.
“It was a great performance in his performance, he Makinana AUTOSPORT.com. – I wonder what his plans for next season.
When young pilots demonstrated such results, they inevitably will be of interest.
But the lineup for next season has not yet been determined. We need to talk to the Japanese about who they want to see in the team next year.”
However, the boss of M-Sport Malcolm Wilson doesn’t want to let go of...