Rally

Volkswagen Motorsport team principal Sven Smeets believes the manufacturer’s Pikes Peak success has showed the World Rally Championship “what’s possible” with electric rally cars. Romain Dumas won last Sunday’s hillclimb in the manufacturer’s electric I.D. R car and set a new record of 7m57.148s in the process, beating Sebastien Loeb’s previous best – from 2013,
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Thierry Neuville called his final-stage defeat of World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Ogier on Rally Italy a “precious” result and admitted it was hard to believe. A weekend-long battle between reigning champion Ogier and current points leader Neuville was only settled on the concluding powerstage in Sardinia, where Neuville’s fastest time gave him overall victory
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World Rally Championship title contender Sebastien Ogier‘s second place on Rally Italy is under investigation. The Frenchman left the end of the penultimate stage without the timecard, the vital paperwork which keeps a running record of the progress of the Ford Fiesta WRC through the controls, aboard his car. Autosport understands Ogier‘s co-driver Julien Ingrassia
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M-Sport’s Sebastien Ogier mastered muddy conditions to vault from fifth to first place on Rally Italy, eclipsing his main World Rally Championship rival Thierry Neuville in second. Reigning world champion Ogier made light work of his opponents through stage six, their first test following midday service. Amid slippery conditions with standing water throughout, Ogier went
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