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Criticism of the Llandudno Wales Rally GB service park could be answered if the World Rally Championship follows the lead of Formula 1, according to M-Sport team boss Richard Millener. Britain’s round of the WRC was criticised by some teams due to the Llandudno town centre service park which was disjointed and unable to bring
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With competition out on the stages, and controversy in the service park, Wales Rally GB threw up another exciting World Rally Championship event Llandudno. The moving of the service park to seaside town Llandudno is the chief topic of conversation for the latest episode of the Gravel Notes podcast with David Evans, as Autosport’s rallies
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Kris Meeke is edging ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala in the race to stay at Toyota for the 2020 World Rally Championship due to his greater consistency. With Toyota thought likely to keep WRC leader Ott Tanak and to have already signed 19-year-old WRC 2 Pro champion Kalle Rovapera, Tanak’s current team-mates Meeke and Latvala are
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Ott Tanak strengthened his World Rally Championship title bid with victory on Rally GB, scoring a maximum 30 points by topping the Brenig powerstage. Toyota team-mate Kris Meeke had led early on Friday morning, with Tanak starting on the back foot after a mistake on the rally-opening Oulton Park superspecial. A storming drive on the
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Ott Tanak added another 0.9 seconds to his Rally GB lead by winning the Colwyn Bay spectator stage, further increasing the Toyota driver’s advantage over his World Rally Championship rivals. Based around the promenade of Colwyn Bay, only a few miles away from rally HQ in Llandudno, the short 1.5-mile stage was the only night
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Thierry Neuville scored two Rally GB stage wins to take second place from World Rally Championship title rival Sebastien Ogier on Saturday afternoon, though Toyota’s Ott Tanak still leads. Tanak suffered a scare early on the Sweet Lamb stage when a compression ripped the rear bumper off his Toyota Yaris WRC, which caused additional noise
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A row over alleged deviation from the prescribed route of a Rally GB chicane could have a significant impact on the result of this weekend’s World Rally Championship round. Sebastien Ogier, Thierry Neuville and Andreas Mikkelsen are all understood to have deviated from the route at a chicane following the finish of the short Slate
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Ott Tanak stormed into the Rally GB lead on Friday night’s stages, leaping from fourth to first while erstwhile leader and Toyota World Rally Championship team-mate Kris Meeke fell back. Tanak benefited from running first on the road for Dyfnant, winning the stage by 5.7 seconds from Hyundai’s Andreas Mikkelsen in near-daylight conditions as drivers
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Autosport previews this weekend’s Rally GB with a special podcast episode recorded live from the World Rally Championship service park, in association with the new Gravel Notes podcast. Autosport Rallies Editor David Evans is joined in Llandudno by drivers including 2003 World Rally champion Petter Solberg and 2017 Rally GB winner Elfyn Evans as they
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The Wales Rally GB organiser says there is “nothing forecast that would concern us in the special stages” for this weekend’s World Rally Championship event, despite uncertainty over Hurricane Lorenzo. The hurricane is approaching the UK from the south-east, and a weekend of heavy rain and flood warnings remain in place on Tuesday, causing uncertainty
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Citroen is conducting a crucial pre-Rally GB test in Wales this week to decide whether it deploys suspension updates for the next World Rally Championship round. The team will not make a call on whether the new parts it has available for next month’s rally will be used in competition until the three-day test is
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