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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Toyota’s Ott Tanak completed a hat-trick of World Rally Championship event wins on Rally Turkey, capitalising on the retirement of title rivals Sebastien Ogier of M-Sport and Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville. Many of the top World Rally Championship cars retired in one of the
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Ott Tanak took the Rally Turkey lead and neared a World Rally Championship win hat-trick on Saturday afternoon, boosting his title hopes as Sebastien Ogier joined Thierry Neuville in retirement. Tanak referred to his Toyota as “undriveable” on the afternoon’s opening Yesilbelde stage,
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Sebastien Ogier has crashed out of Rally Turkey leg two, losing a perfect chance to capitalise on World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville’s earlier retirement. Ogier had started the Yesilbelde stage fourth and 46.1 seconds off the lead he had lost when a
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Rally Turkey organisers have listened to the complaints of the World Rally Championship manufacturers and agreed to run four-minute gaps between the lead drivers on Friday afternoon’s stages. The leading drivers all complained bitterly about the dust problem on the Cetibeli stage on
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Andreas Mikkelsen overcame Craig Breen to lead Rally Turkey at the end of the opening morning of the first all-new World Rally Championship event in eight years. Citroen driver Breen had burst to the front on Friday’s long first stage Cetibeli, on which
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville has signed to stay with Hyundai Motorsport for the next three years. The 30-year-old Belgian’s deal is the first of numerous announcements that will shape the WRC driver market in the coming weeks. Neuville gave Hyundai its
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Former Citroen World Rally Championship driver Kris Meeke will return to rallying for next month’s RallyLegend event in San Marino. Meeke has stayed away from the rallying scene since he was dropped by Citroen following his accident on this year’s Rally of Portugal.
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Get unlimited access You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. The FIA is considering significant changes to the structure of the World Rally Championship to increase privateer participation and help young drivers. The introduction of a separate manufacturers’ award in the second-tier WRC2 category is under consideration for 2020, along with a new
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Toyota World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak says he is still not fully comfortable with his Yaris despite taking convincing wins on the two most-recent rallies. Back-to-back wins in Finland and Germany have brought the Estonian back into contention for the 2018 title, alongside Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville and M-Sport Ford driver Sebastien Ogier. Tanak is
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