Showing posts in the category of WRC

Hyundai Tests Improved i20 WRC for 2015 Season in Monte Carlo and Sweden


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Just three weeks after the 2014 World Rally Championship finale in the Wales Rally, Hyundai Motorsport is already testing its i20 racer in preparation for its second season in the WRC.

Hyundai Rumored to Launch i20 N and New i20 WRC on December 10


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We know that Hyundai is preparing to launch a performance version of the i20 that will carry the N moniker, and according to recent reports that could happen as early as tomorrow.

That Was Close: Valentino Rossi’s Incredible Overtake at the Monza Rally Show


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You might have heard of him: a young Italian motorcycle racer who already has six MotoGP World Championships under his belt and ranks as the most successful rider in the 500cc/MotoGP class, with 82 victories.

Sebastien Loeb to Race Citroen DS3 WRC at Monte-Carlo Supporting Launch of DS Brand


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Citroen announced that the most successful driver in the history of the World Rally Championship is making a comeback to the 2015 calendar’s season opener to help launch its DS brand.

Skoda Reveals Fabia R5 Rally Car in Germany


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Skoda chose the Essen motor show, in Germany, to unveil the concept for its Fabia R5 rally car. The Czech automaker is trying to put an emphasis on stirring up emotions among drivers, and the R5 is an integral part of that strategy.

This Made-Up Ford WRC Rally Car is Awsome


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The current Ford WRC car is a Fiesta; that’s pretty cool, but this made up mid-engined idea is even better. It’s the work of designer Ken Nagasaka who thought the Blue Oval could go further with its rally implication and create a bespoke model along these lines.

Find Out What it’s Like to Drive Citroën’s DS3 World Rally Car


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Not many people outside WRC drivers have the chance of getting behind the wheel of a 300hp World Rally Car. Autocar’s Steven Sutcliffe had this opportunity and obviously took advantage of it.

Pilot and Co-Driver Changing a Tire is what Makes Rallying so Beautiful


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There are few disciplines in which two people have to work together as closely as a rally driver and a co-driver. During a rally stage, the latter acts as the former’s eyes, but the collaboration between them goes way beyond stage recognitions and reading pace notes.

All-New Skoda Fabia R5 Training Hard for Rally Duty


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With the third-generation Skoda Fabia already unveiled, the Czech carmaker is teasing the all-wheel drive Fabia R5 rally car in a new video.

Hyundai Shows All-New i20 Racer Ready for WRC Duty


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This is the first photo of the all-new Hyundai i20 in WRC form, taken last month during the car’s first shakedown.

Toyota Yaris is No Scary Car, but WRC Variant Perception-Changing


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There really is nothing wrong with taking what is (let’s face it) one of the most boring superminis on the market, the Toyota Yaris, and turning it into a crazy WRC-ready rally machine. In fact, it’s a welcome image change for a car otherwise associated exclusively with going to the shop and almost always bought by women.

Man Mimics Engine Sounds, Impresses VW's WRC Rally Drivers


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The man you’ll see and especially hear in the following video is probably the world’s best engine sound impressionist.

Toyota Debuts GT86 CS-R3 Customer Rally Car at ADAC Rallye Deutschland


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Toyota’s new GT-86 CS-R3 rally car will enter its first event in August at the ninth round of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship, the ADAC Rallye Deutschland.

This is The First Purpose-Built Porsche 911 Rally Car


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With a motorsport history that arguably shames any other car manufacturer on the planet when it comes to the number of overall race wins, Porsche has been present over the years in just about any type of racing there is, including some fields which normally wouldn't be exactly appropriate for a sports car manufacturer.

Citroen Rally Car Hits a Wall Full of Spectators in Poland


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Whoever said that being a spectator at a rally is a risk-free pastime, clearly hasn't attended a race in person or even watched one on television or the web.

You Can Almost Feel Their Pain: Violent Renault Clio Rally Crash


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Even on the tarmac, at the speeds competition cars are flying by, any mishap can be life threatening, so thank the racing gods for roll cages, molded bucket seats with multi-point harnesses and safety helmets.

WRC Driver Finds Special Way to Thank Spectators for Getting Him out of a Ditch…


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Czech privateer rally driver Martin Prokop had a tricky moment during the first day of the 2014 Rally Sweden (February 5-8) when he lost control of his Ford Fiesta and got stuck in a ditch.

Citroen Celebrates…Previous WRC Titles with DS3 Racing Mat Gold Special in Japan


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There's nothing like a WRC manufacturer's or driver's title to add some mojo to a car brand's lineup and marketing efforts, and Citroen has plenty of them – eight and nine titles respectively. However, in 2013, it was VW and French driver Sébastien Ogier who nabbed the title, so what gives with Citroen's special edition DS3 Racing for Japan?

Take a Photo Walk Through the Madrid Motor Days Show


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Just because you may have not heard about the Madrid Motor Days show in Spain's capital city, doesn't mean you shouldn't consider visiting it one day. In fact, if you're a gearhead like us, you may actually find its automobile contents a lot more interesting than many other car gatherings.

Chilling Junior WRC Fiesta Crash will Bring NSFW Words Out of You


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This video footage from a crash that occurred during the Sigdalsrally in Norway this past weekend is a testament to the safety provided by modern day racing cars. Nonetheless, it has the ingredients to scare the bejesus out of the most professional of drivers…