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Group B’s uncrowned champion Markku Alen has fond memories of the World Rally Championship’s most revered era, despite being stripped of its final title. First shared with Autosport in 2016, it has been reproduced online to celebrate the latest in a series of free episodes from Motorsport.tv’s Duke Classic archive reliving the twists and turns
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The boss of M-Sport’s World Rally Championship programme says work on a new 2022 car is currently progressing “very well” despite most of his workforce being furloughed. With the WRC on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Richard Millener confirmed the free time is being used to fast-track elements of the project, although it has
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Motorsport Heroes, the feature-length documentary available to watch on Motorsport.tv, follows the incredible racing careers of five icons of the sport. In this preview clip of the film, WRC hero Michele Mouton remembers a career-defining call. From the director behind the award-winning Senna, Manish Pandy’s 111-minute documentary Motorsport Heroes is a must-see for all fans
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Dakar Rally director David Castera says the world-famous rally raid will take place in January 2021, but may abandon plans to involve extra countries in next year’s route. The coronavirus pandemic, which has already recorded almost three million confirmed infections and more than 200,000 deaths worldwide, has also severely affected sporting events. Among them, motorsport
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Despite every hackneyed cliché, natural talent doesn’t exist. Sadly, there is no gene for the perfect Scandinavian flick or negotiating Eau Rouge flat out. These are skills that take countless hours to develop and are possessed by the rarest of breeds. Yet, relentless hard work alone isn’t enough to succeed, either. Raising a champion requires
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In Motorsport Heroes, the full-length feature film by Manish Pandey now available on Motorsport.tv, four legends of our sport share their successes, failures, personal struggles and life-threatening accidents. One of those heroes is Michele Mouton, who talks about how her WRC career ended amid the tragedy of the 1986 Tour de Corse. Mouton, who is
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Motorsport Heroes, the feature-length documentary available to watch on Motorsport.tv, follows the incredible racing careers of five icons of the sport. One of those heroes is four-time World Rally Championship event winner and 1982 title runner-up Michele Mouton, who recalls her pioneering rally career. From the director behind the award-winning Senna, Manish Pandy’s 111-minute documentary
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World Rally Championship winner Petter Solberg says he is in discussions with two car manufacturers to return to the WRC with his own team. The 2003 world champion with Subaru, Solberg won 13 WRC events in a decorated career that included a three-year stint as an independent following Subaru’s withdrawal in 2008. He officially retired
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The FIA has confirmed the appointment of Compact Dynamics as the exclusive supplier of hybrid systems to the World Rally Championship from the 2022 season. The FIA launched an invitation to tender last year for the 2022‐2024 seasons when the next generation of Rally1 vehicles are introduced. FIA rally director Yves Matton has previously told
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M-Sport World Rally Championship driver Esapekka Lappi admits he was “surprised” that six-time champion Sebastien Ogier elected to continue after losing the 2019 title to Ott Tanak. Ogier had rejoined the Citroen team last season after two years driving M-Sport’s Ford Fiesta WRC car, but Tanak’s breakthrough title ended Ogier’s streak of six titles in
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Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville believes that the proposed World Rally Championship’s technical regulations for 2022 will make it “less interesting” and water down the driving appeal of the series. When they are presented to the FIA’s World Motorsport Council in June this year, the proposals will see increasing reliance on off-the-shelf components and a reduction
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Toyota World Rally Championship driver Sebastien Ogier leads M-Sport’s Teemu Suninen by 12 seconds after Friday’s Rally Mexico stages. Having assumed the lead on the second stage of the morning loop, Ogier quietly got on with the job of building a cushion while rest of the front-runners struggled. The Frenchman’s Toyota team-mate, championship leader Elfyn
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The World Rally Championship has announced that next month’s Rally Argentina has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Deferring the date of the rally, originally scheduled to take place on 23-26 April, comes at the direction of the Cordoba provincial government in accordance with new measures implemented by the government of the Argentine Republic
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Rally Mexico organisers say the third World Rally Championship round of 2020 will go ahead as planned despite coronavirus fears, as the event is “fully aligned with national guidelines”. To date, Mexico has been fortunate enough to see just a dozen reported cases of COVID-19 among its population of almost 129 million – none of
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Elfyn Evans will be allowed to push for the World Rally Championship title in 2020 following his first win for Toyota in Sweden. After beating reigning champion Ott Tanak to victory last weekend having led after every stage, Evans is now equal top of the championship standings with Tanak’s Hyundai team-mate Thierry Neuville, albeit Evans
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Toyota’s Elfyn Evans claimed his second career World Rally Championship victory after coming through the final stage of a shortened Rally Sweden. Evans dominated the event from the opening stage on Friday morning, winning five of the nine stages, and beat defending world champion, Hyundai’s Ott Tanak, by 12.7 seconds. Kalle Rovanpera took a sensational
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