Category Archives: RALLY

Solberg’s RX team adds third Polo for German round

Petter Solberg’s Volkswagen-backed World Rallycross team will field a third Polo GTi Supercar in the penultimate round of the series at the Estering in October, for Volkswagen test driver Dieter Depping. The 51-year old German, who has won the German Rally Championship three times and

Lappi won’t be ready for 2018 title bid, says Latvala

Esapekka Lappi will not be ready to fight for the 2018 WRC title despite his Rally Finland win, says his Toyota teammate Jari-Matti Latvala. Lappi’s shock Finland victory came in just his fourth WRC start, but Latvala believes the 26-year-old WRC2 champion’s inexperience will still be a stumbling

Rallying’s rising star Rovanpera closing on 2018 M-Sport deal

Teenage rally star Kalle Rovanpera is closing on a deal with M-Sport that could encompass 2018 BRC and WRC programmes in an R5 Ford Fiesta. The 16-year-old, who has already earned Red Bull backing, drove the Fiesta at M-Sport’s Greystoke forest test facility last week.

Citroen wants Loeb for gravel test after comeback outing

Citroen WRC team boss Yves Matton says he wants Sebastien Loeb to test the French firm’s C3 WRC on gravel following a successful outing on tarmac this week. Nine-time champion Loeb and long-time co-driver Daniel Elena had their first run in a 2017-spec World Rally Car

Audi DTM driver Muller to make World Rallycross debut

Mattias Ekstrom’s EKS World Rallycross squad will field a fourth Audi S1 Supercar at the next round of the series in France for Audi DTM driver Nico Muller. The 25-year old first drove one of EKS’s Audi S1 Supercars in Barcelona last year, and has

Turkey, Croatia set to join 2018 WRC calendar

Rally Turkey looks to be closing on a return to the WRC calendar next year, with Croatia also tipped for a spot on the 2018 schedule. Though New Zealand had initially been thought the most likely addition to the 2018 WRC schedule, understands its

Kristoffersson scores third straight win

World Rallycross form man Johan Kristoffersson executed a perfect joker lap strategy to claim his third successive victory of the season in Canada and extend his lead in the series to 35 points. Having convincingly won their respective semi-finals, Kristoffersson and PSRX Volkswagen Sweden teammate

Kristoffersson leads Heikkinen after Q2

World Rallycross Championship points leader Johan Kristoffersson concluded the opening day of the series’ Canadian round on top. The Swede delivered an impeccable performance in the first two qualifying races of the Trois-Rivieres event to be second in Q1 and fastest in Q2 to claim