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Nine-time champion Sebastien Loeb holds the overnight lead as the FIA World Rally Championship resumes in Turkey for the fifth round of its coronavirus-hit season. The veteran Frenchman, who is driving a limited schedule for Hyundai in 2020, made full use of his advantageous road position to head the field at the opening rest halt.
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Craig Breen says he is “confident” of getting another shot with Hyundai for the Ypres Rally, having impressed with second place on the World Rally Championship’s return in Estonia. The Irishman, who is without a full-time seat in the sport’s top flight for 2020, impressed on the Estonian gravel by finishing just 22.2s behind team-mate
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World Rally Championship team bosses believe Rally Estonia deserves to be a regular fixture on the calendar following its debut last weekend. M-Sport’s Richard Millener and Hyundai’s Andrea Adamo told Autosport it was a successful debut for the Tartu-based competition, which was drafted in to bolster a calendar badly depleted by the coronavirus pandemic. Estonia
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Rally Estonia winner Ott Tanak says the first World Rally Championship event in his home country was “one that I had to win”. The reigning WRC champion duly took victory on home soil last weekend, which was also his first win for the Hyundai team since joining at the start of 2020. His first win
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Sebastien Loeb will make his second outing of the 2020 World Rally Championship season with Hyundai in next month’s Rally Turkey. The nine-time champion will join Hyundai’s full-season drivers Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak for the Marmaris-based event at the wheel of a third i20 Coupe WRC. It will mark Loeb’s first top-level outing since
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The World Rally Championship’s new managing director says the flexibility of Rally Turkey organisers in changing dates should help allow at least one extra round to join this season’s calendar. Originally due to run from 25-27 September, the Marmaris-based event has been brought forward by a week by the Turkish Automobile Sports Federation (TOSFED), paving
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Sebastien Ogier is poised to stay in the World Rally Championship in 2021, with a new deal with current employer Toyota close to being signed. Six-time WRC champion Ogier stated in August last year that he would retire from the sport at the end of the 2020 season, although at that point he hadn’t left
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The World Rally Championship has revealed a revised calendar for the coronavirus-halted 2020 season, with the campaign now set to resume in Estonia in September. The 2020 season was put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic after just three rounds and several ensuing rallies have since been cancelled, including Finland, New Zealand and Rally GB,
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Updated FIA guidelines designed to allow future rounds of the World Rally Championship to be held safely in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have been welcomed by team bosses. The list of measures set out in the 81-page ‘Return To Motor Sport’ paper are “sensible” according to M-Sport’s Richard Millener, while his counterpart at
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