Filters 2008

Sort by:

News:

Posted in:

Article types:

Clear all filters

Most viewed WRC news articles:

Sun 03 Feb 2008
Colin McRae reported dead in helicopter crashHeadline

Colin McRae reported dead in helicopter crash

Colin McRae (39) and his son Johnny (5) have been reported dead in a helicopter crash near the McRae home in Lanarkshire, Scotland, shortly after 4 PM local time. The helicopter burst into flames on contact, though, making identification ...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrillHeadline

Rossi, Loeb: Seekers in the thrall of the F1 thrill

The funny thing is, Valentino Rossi was never particularly a Ferrari fan. As he wrote in his 2005 autobiography, "What If I Had Never Tried It," the Italian motorcycle racer who has won world championships at 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and five times in...

Sat 19 Jan 2008
Monte Carlo: Rally route
WRC

Monte Carlo: Rally route

The rally retains many of last year's innovations while adding several more for 2008. The opening three days are based in Valence, but then the event heads south to Monaco for a fourth day of action high above the Principality in the mountains of...

Mon 16 Jun 2008
Toyota mourns the death of Ove Andersson

Toyota mourns the death of Ove Andersson

Toyota Motorsport GmbH expresses its profound sadness at the untimely death of Ove Andersson, aged 70. He was involved in an accident whilst competing in the Milligan Vintage Trial, when the classic car he was driving suffered a frontal ...

Fri 15 Feb 2008
WRC drivers benefit from side impact protection

WRC drivers benefit from side impact protection

ARPRO helps World Rally Championship cars meet FIA mandate for side impact protection JSP, the leading supplier of ARPRO expanded polypropylene (EPP), is supplying a number of leading WRC teams with side-impact protection measures in line with...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
EU3: CIK: World Motor Sport Council notes
DTM

EU3: CIK: World Motor Sport Council notes

The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on 12 December 2008. The following decisions were taken: FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP The following measures to reduce costs in Formula One have been agreed by the World Motor Sport Council. These...

Tue 14 Oct 2008
General Manager appointed for Rally Australia

General Manager appointed for Rally Australia

Former Rally New Zealand General Manager Gary Upson has been appointed as the new General Manager of Australia's round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the Repco Rally Australia, which will be conducted in Northern NSW on September 3-6...

Wed 24 Dec 2008
The future is green — or is it?Headline

The future is green — or is it?

In motorsports, the winter months are often a time for reflection and preparation for the upcoming season. Anticipation builds as team announcements provide a fix for racing junkies during the dog days of winter. But this year, it's a completely...

Tue 16 Dec 2008
Loeb wins Race of Champions at WembleyHeadline

Loeb wins Race of Champions at Wembley

Sebastian Loeb took the overall victory to be crowned Champion of Champions at the Race of Champions in Wembley Stadium in London. Podium: Race of Champions winner Sébastien Loeb lifts the winner's trophy. Photo by xpb.cc. "It was a...

Wed 19 Nov 2008
Loeb tests Red Bull F1 at Catalunya
F1

Loeb tests Red Bull F1 at Catalunya

Driver: Sebastien Loeb Car: RB4 05 Time: 1:22.503, Laps: 82 Fastest Lap: T. Sato 1:20.763 Circuit length: 4.655 km TOO FAST FOR THE FORESTS! The first test of the winter got underway today in Spain and, at the wheel of ...

Tue 09 Dec 2008
Wales Rally GB: Neville Jones weekend summary
WRC

Wales Rally GB: Neville Jones weekend summary

Jones proud to finish on World Rally debut. Stone based Neville Jones and co driver Ian Capewell both felt very proud to finish one of the toughest Wales Rally GB's in recent years when the pair brought their Vulcan Fasteners backed Subaru ...

Tue 30 Dec 2008
Citroen to run second team in 2009
WRC

Citroen to run second team in 2009

Citroen introduces the Citroen Junior Team Citroen Sport is delighted to announce the launch of the Citroen Junior Team which will run as a 'Manufacturers 2' team in the 2009 FIA World Rally Championship. The programme will be handled by Citroen...

Sat 01 Nov 2008
Rally Japan: Subaru leg two summary
WRC

Rally Japan: Subaru leg two summary

SWRT forced to take the rough with the smooth Just as was demonstrated yesterday, this afternoon proved a severe sting in the tail for the Subaru World Rally Team after another tough day of rallying in Japan. Chris Atkinson and Stephane...

Mon 10 Nov 2008
Mohammed Ben Sulayem elected VP on FIA council

Mohammed Ben Sulayem elected VP on FIA council

ATCUE President becomes first Arab to win a place on motor sport's most powerful body Dubai, UAE: Mohammed Ben Sulayem has become the first Arab to earn a place on the most powerful body in world motor sport. Sulayem, President of the ...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Wales Rally GB: URT preview
WRC

Wales Rally GB: URT preview

Flodin to drive for URT in Great Britain Swedish driver Patrik Flodin will drive an URT-built Subaru Impreza WRX STi N14 on Wales Rally GB that will be held on 4-7 of December and will form the showdown of the FIA World Rally ...

Tue 01 Jan 2008
Race with the Stars for the Michael Park Fund

Race with the Stars for the Michael Park Fund

RACE WITH THE STARS FOR THE MICHAEL PARK FUND Fancy driving alongside your favourite motorsport heroes to raise cash for the Michael Park Fund? Well, now you have the chance of a lifetime to join some of the most famous names in racing while...

Fri 27 Jun 2008
CIK: FIA to scrutinize F1, bring back F2
F1

CIK: FIA to scrutinize F1, bring back F2

The FIA will review Formula One governance per a decision taken by the motorsport governing body's World Motor Sport Council and will reintroduce a Formula Two championship starting next year. Meeting Tuesday in Paris, the council determined to...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Valentino Rossi Wales Rally GB summary

Valentino Rossi Wales Rally GB summary

Rossi rewarded for perfect partnership with Stobart Wales Rally GB has seen a relationship blossom this weekend between MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi and the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford rally team. When the two-wheeled champion made the decision...

Wales Rally GB: Suzuki final leg summary
WRC

Wales Rally GB: Suzuki final leg summary

Suzuki finishes the 2008 season on a high The Suzuki World Rally Team has finished its debut World Rally Championship season with the SX4 WRC on a high note, equalling the team's best-ever result. Up-and-coming Swede P-G Andersson was fifth at...

Thu 06 Nov 2008
Valentino Rossi will contest this year's Wales Rally GB

Valentino Rossi will contest this year's Wales Rally GB

Call the Doctor... Valentino Rossi, six times MotoGP world champion and one of the world's best-loved sportsmen, will contest this year's Wales Rally GB -- the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship - in a car bearing support for the...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Fiesta SportingTrophy Intl 2008 season summary
WRC

Fiesta SportingTrophy Intl 2008 season summary

Emre emerges Champion after fantastic Fiesta finale The 2008 Ford Fiesta SportingTrophy International series has been won by Emre Yurdakul at this weekend's Wales Rally GB. Yurdakul (25) from Turkey and his co-driver Can Erkal (24) started ...

Thu 27 Mar 2008
Citroen picks up Red Bull sponsorship
WRC

Citroen picks up Red Bull sponsorship

CITROEN SPORT AND RED BULL JOIN FORCES Citroen Sport is pleased to announce the arrival of Red Bull as a new partner of its programme with the Citroen C4 WRC and its crews Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/Marc Marti in the FIA World ...

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Subaru to withdraw from WRC
WRC

Subaru to withdraw from WRC

Subaru has announced its decision to withdraw from the 2009 World Rally Championship. This sudden decision was in response to the widespread economic downturn that is affecting the entire automotive industry, and follows Suzuki's withdrawal ...

Fri 18 Apr 2008
MERC Cyprus Rally 2008 preview

MERC Cyprus Rally 2008 preview

SUNSHINE ISLAND PREPARES A NEW AND EXCITING CYPRUS RALLY 2008 Event bids for a return to WRC status. Preparations are under way for Cyprus Rally 2008, one of the most exciting events of the FIA motorsport calendar, which will take place on ...

Sun 02 Mar 2008
Rally Mexico SS10 results
WRC

Rally Mexico SS10 results

@>SS10 (Duarte 1) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- --------- ...

Tue 04 Mar 2008
Rally Mexico SS19 results
WRC

Rally Mexico SS19 results

@>SS19 (Comanjilla) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty --- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- --------- ...

Fri 03 Oct 2008
Citroen presents C4 WRC HY motion 4 at Paris
WRC

Citroen presents C4 WRC HY motion 4 at Paris

C4 WRC HYmotion4 Citroen Sport's ecological competition concept car The 2008 Paris Motor Show sees Citroen take the wraps off its C4 WRC HYmotion4 concept car, the first WRC car to be equipped with a hybrid energy recovery system which ...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Wales Rally GB: Citroen final leg and Manufacturers' title summary
WRC

Wales Rally GB: Citroen final leg and Manufacturers' title summary

Citroen: the 2008 Manufacturers' World Rally Champions* The final round of the 2008 World Rally Championship in Wales ended with Citroen claiming the 2008 Manufacturers' world title*. This year's crown comes after those previously notched up by...

Rally of Great Britain SS18 results
WRC

Rally of Great Britain SS18 results

@>SS18 (Rheola 2) results Pos No. Class Driver Nat Car Time Gap To 1st Penalty ---- --- ----- -------------------- ----- ------------------------------ ---------- --------- --------- ...

Tue 04 Nov 2008
Rally champ Sebastien Loeb to test Red Bull F1
F1

Rally champ Sebastien Loeb to test Red Bull F1

SEBASTIEN LOEB TO TEST A RED BULL F1 CAR Fresh from getting out of his Citroen C4 WRC at the end of Rally Japan, newly-crowned five-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb was handed a fantastic prize for his title by Red Bull, Citroen Sport's...

Wed 29 Oct 2008
Rally Japan: Rally Route
WRC

Rally Japan: Rally Route

After a ceremonial start in Sapporo Dome on Thursday evening, the rally heads east for stages near the cities of Yubari and Mikasa on the opening day. The long second leg heads south for tests near the coast at Tomakomai and close to Lake ...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Ford restructures performance vehicles projects

Ford restructures performance vehicles projects

Ford announces senior management changes to strengthen global PERFORMANCE VEHICLES STRATEGY DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 4 - Ford Motor Company is strengthening its commitment to performance vehicles by appointing Jost Capito to the newly- created ...

Fri 28 Mar 2008
Rally Argentina: Suzuki ceremonial start notes
WRC

Rally Argentina: Suzuki ceremonial start notes

Suzuki SX4 WRC gets underway in Argentina The Suzuki World Rally Team of Toni Gardemeister and P-G Andersson has begun the Rally Argentina with a ceremonial start in the capital of the province, Cordoba, on Thursday. Both SX4 WRCs drove over the...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Wales Rally GB newsletter 2008-11-29
WRC

Wales Rally GB newsletter 2008-11-29

Battle of the Legends: "The Doctor" v "Scratch" Valentino Rossi and Sebastien Loeb - two of the biggest and most successful names in motorcycle racing and rallying - will go head to head next week on Wales Rally GB. Rossi, the showman of...

Fri 26 Sep 2008
Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally preview

Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally preview

Ford's all-star rally line-up pays tribute to colin mcrae BRENTWOOD, Essex - Seventy iconic Ford performance cars will be among the 140 entrants lining up to compete in the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally in Scotland this weekend. With a...

Wed 25 Jun 2008
Richard Burns Foundation made charity of Goodwood Festival

Richard Burns Foundation made charity of Goodwood Festival

The Richard Burns Foundation (RBF) has again, this year, been appointed as the official charity for the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 11-13 July. After the amazing support shown last year RBF are sending out the call for volunteers young and old...