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Sebastien Ogier secured Rally Mexico victory with fastest time on the Las Minas powerstage, though second placed Ott Tanak remains the World Rally Championship leader. It was Ogier and Citroen’s second win of the season after a tense finale against Thierry Neuville’s Hyundai on the Monte Carlo Rally, though the reigning WRC champion faced less
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Sebastien Ogier increased his Rally Mexico lead further on Saturday afternoon, with second-placed Elfyn Evans coming under intense pressure from a charging Ott Tanak behind. Citroen’s sole remaining driver Ogier pulled further ahead of M-Sport’s Evans through the loop of three gravel stages and three superspecials, pushing his lead advantage up to 27 seconds going
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Esapekka Lappi currently holds a 0.1-second lead over his World Rally Championship rivals on Rally Mexico, but the opening Guanajuato superspecial was curtailed early due to a damaged jump. An aggressively angled artificial jump was placed by organisers just before the flying finish of the 0.7 mile city sprint, but several drivers had violent nose-heavy
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The FIA has implemented its biggest step yet in safeguarding rallying’s future with the publication of its Rally Safety Guidelines – and warned reckless fans their days are numbered. Following the delivery of the guidelines, the FIA’s rally director Yves Matton described spectator safety as the key to a sustainable future for the sport. The
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Get unlimited access for free You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Hyundai team principal Andrea Adamo says his decision to bench Andreas Mikkelsen was based solely on fielding the strongest World Rally Championship squad possible for the Tour of Corsica. Mikkelsen was originally scheduled to contest the complete WRC season with Hyundai
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Get unlimited access for free You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Rally Sweden’s defiance at FIA recommendations not to run historic cars in the middle of its World Rally Championship round could jeopardise the event’s future in the series. In an effort to balance its books, the second round of the WRC
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