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Sebastien Loeb will replace beleaguered Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Andreas Mikkelsen on next week’s Rally Portugal. Hyundai announced its decision to bench the Norwegian in favour of nine-time WRC champion Loeb for the second time in four rallies on Tuesday. Mikkelsen, who was previous dropped for April’s Corsica round, is due to return to
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Wales Rally GB should make a short-term move to Northern Ireland for 2020 and then rotate around Britain to safeguard its World Rally Championship future, says the WRC Promoter. The 2020 calendar will be discussed at Friday’s meeting of the WRC Commission in Geneva. Corsica and Germany are expected to drop off the calendar to
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Citroen’s Sebastien Ogier pulled off a stunning World Rally Championship stage win on Rally Chile to defend second place from Sebastien Loeb, as Ott Tanak heads for victory. Looking for his first WRC podium finish since joining Hyundai this season, nine-time champion Loeb had been on a charge and went 13 seconds faster than anyone
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Photo credit: @World World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville has explained the accident that wrecked his Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC and ruled him out of Rally Chile. Neuville injured his left leg in the Saturday morning crash and arrived back in the service park on crutches, having been told to keep pressure off his left
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Toyota’s Ott Tanak edged further ahead of reigning World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier on Rally Chile’s Saturday morning stages, while Thierry Neuville escaped unhurt from his massive crash. Though Tanak only won one stage from three on Saturday morning, the loop-ending Pelun test, he gained more than 10 seconds over Ogier in all, extending his
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Toyota’s Ott Tanak has taken command of the World Rally Championship’s inaugural Rally Chile, extending his lead over Citroen rival Sebastien Ogier by dominating Friday afternoon’s two long stages. Tanak ended the opening day 22.4 seconds clear of second-placed Ogier, as well as 29.5 clear of points leader Thierry Neuville of Hyundai, extending his advantage
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Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Andreas Mikkelsen continued his promising form from Argentina into Thursday’s shakedown for Rally Chile, posting the fastest time in his i20 Coupe WRC. The Norwegian was a second per mile faster than anybody through the four-mile stage south of the new rally’s host city of Concepcion. Benched for the Tour
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The route for the inaugural Rally Chile has drawn universal praise from the drivers in the World Rally Championship. The crews completed their pre-event recce on Wednesday and said that the organisers had done a good job in finding the right roads. Championship leader Thierry Neuville said: “We have discovered some interesting stages which are
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Dissatisfied defending World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier is pushing his Citroen team for what he sees as overdue changes to the C3 WRC. Ogier scraped onto the bottom step of the podium after an inspired five-point powerstage win at last week’s Rally Argentina – but stressed that improvements are required. Ogier’s efforts ensured he contained
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World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville is ‘making the difference’ for Hyundai while its car awaits upgrades, says team boss Andrea Adamo. Hyundai now leads the WRC manufacturers’ championship by 37 points over Toyota after its one-two in Argentina last weekend, where Neuville and co-driver Nicholas Gilsoul followed up their Corsica win with a second
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World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville is ‘making the difference’ for Hyundai while its car awaits upgrades, says team boss Andrea Adamo. Hyundai now leads the WRC manufacturers’ championship by 37 points over Toyota after its one-two in Argentina last weekend, where Neuville and co-driver Nicholas Gilsoul followed up their Corsica win with a second
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