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Ogier wants to stay with Toyota after full-time WRC career ends
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Ogier wants to stay with Toyota after full-time WRC career ends

Sebastien Ogier says it is “my wish to stay” with Toyota long-term after his full-time WRC career ends, with the reigning World Rally champion eyeing up other motorsport challenges.

Toyota completes first full test of 2022 Rally1 WRC car

Toyota Gazoo Racing has completed the first full test of its 2022-specification World Rally Championship car in Portugal.

WRC reveals new format for 70th anniversary Rally Finland

A new three-day format has been adopted for October’s “milestone” 70th anniversary Rally Finland.

Testing of M-Sport's 2022 WRC car continues in Spain
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Testing of M-Sport's 2022 WRC car continues in Spain

Testing of M-Sport Ford’s Rally1 car for 2022 will reconvene in Spain this week, according to team boss Malcolm Wilson.

Ogier: Evans wasn't beatable even with "perfect performance"

Sebastien Ogier says not even a “perfect performance” in Portugal would have been enough to deny Elfyn Evans a first victory of the 2021 season.

Evans: Portugal win important after “painful” Croatia miss Rally Portugal
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Evans: Portugal win important after “painful” Croatia miss

Elfyn Evans has said his Rally Portugal victory came as an ideal reaction to ‘painfully’ missing out on victory in Croatia to Toyota Gazoo Racing team-mate Sebastien Ogier.

Neuville blames Portugal WRC crash on "too optimistic" pace note Rally Portugal
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Neuville blames Portugal WRC crash on "too optimistic" pace note

Hyundai Motorsport’s Thierry Neuville has blamed his accident and eventual retirement from the opening day of Rally Portugal on “too optimistic” a pace note.

WRC's hybrid systems can't be used for performance advantage

Energy created by hybrid systems on next season’s Rally1 cars cannot be manipulated by crews to gain an advantage over their World Rally Championship rivals.

M-Sport confident of landing world title contender for 2022 Rally Portugal
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M-Sport confident of landing world title contender for 2022

Malcolm Wilson remains confident of landing a driver at M-Sport that is capable of winning the WRC title next season.

Toyota: Keeping Evans for next season "main target"
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Toyota: Keeping Evans for next season "main target"

Toyota Team Principal Jari-Matti Latvala says keeping Elfyn Evans for next season is his “main target”.

Ogier: WRC should have been "more innovative" with new rules

Sebastien Ogier has questioned the impact and relevance of the WRC’s impending new regulations.

Loeb announces new Dakar co-driver for 2022

Sebastien Loeb has announced Fabian Lurquin as his new co-driver for the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

Villas-Boas to make WRC debut, plans Dakar return

Former Premier League manager and Europa League winner Andre Villas-Boas says his maiden appearance in the World Rally Championship in next week’s Rally Portugal will also be his last.

WRC becomes first FIA championship to use 100% sustainable fuel Rally Portugal
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WRC becomes first FIA championship to use 100% sustainable fuel

The World Rally Championship will be the first FIA series to use 100% sustainable fuel from next season

Hyundai signs Neuville, Tanak to new multi-year WRC deals
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Hyundai signs Neuville, Tanak to new multi-year WRC deals

Hyundai drivers Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak have both been handed new multi-year deals that will keep them with the team beyond the end of this World Rally Championship season.

Hyundai secures M-Sport WRC technical veteran Loriaux

Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed the appointment of 19-year M-Sport veteran Christian Loriaux to its technical line-up in the World Rally Championship.

Oliver Solberg to make top flight WRC return in Italy

Oliver Solberg will make a return to the World Rally Championship top flight after securing another outing at next month's Rally Italy.

M-Sport yet to decide on name for Rally1 WRC car

A decision has still to be reached on the nameplate that will underpin M-Sport’s hybrid-equipped Rally1 WRC car from 2022, as discussions on the subject continue with Ford.

Fourmaux retains M-Sport WRC drive for Rally Portugal

Adrien Fourmaux holds on to his World Rally Car drive with M-Sport for next month’s Rally Portugal after impressing on his top-flight debut at Rally Croatia.

Croatia "deserves" WRC calendar slot - Hyundai

Croatia Rally organisers have shown they “deserve” their place in the World Rally Championship according to Hyundai Motorsport boss Andrea Adamo, who was full of praise for it.

New Toyota Rally1 car "on schedule" despite hybrid recall

Toyota team principal Jari-Matti Latvala says development of its new World Rally Championship Rally1 machine is "still on schedule", despite a recent recall of its spec hybrid components.

Ogier thought his 'rally was over' after traffic collision Rally Croatia
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Ogier thought his 'rally was over' after traffic collision

Rally Croatia winner Sebastien Ogier believed that “his rally was over” after the seven-time World Rally champion was involved in a road traffic accident on the final morning.

Tanak "out of my comfort zone" throughout WRC Rally Croatia

Ott Tanak has revealed that he felt out of his comfort zone in his Hyundai World Rally Championship car for the duration of the Croatia Rally.

Toyota praises Ogier for "professional" drive after Croatia crash Rally Croatia
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Toyota praises Ogier for "professional" drive after Croatia crash

Toyota boss Jari-Matti Latvala has praised Sebastien Ogier for the “professional and fantastic job” he performed after he was involved in an accident ahead of this morning’s opening Croatia Rally stage

Hyundai: "Not impossible" for Neuville to win in Croatia Rally Croatia
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Hyundai: "Not impossible" for Neuville to win in Croatia

Thierry Neuville snatching a win on the final day of the Croatia Rally is far from impossible, according to his Hyundai boss.

Tanak: “Surprises” causing early Rally Croatia struggles Rally Croatia
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Tanak: “Surprises” causing early Rally Croatia struggles

Ott Tanak has attributed his lack of speed on day one of Rally Croatia to “surprises” with his Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.

Ogier “learning to appreciate” stage wins after reaching 600 Rally Croatia
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Ogier “learning to appreciate” stage wins after reaching 600

Sebastien Ogier says he is “learning to appreciate” the value of stage wins more as a World Rally Championship driver after reaching 600 on the opening day at Rally Croatia.

WRC points leader Rovanpera crashes out of Rally Croatia Rally Croatia
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WRC points leader Rovanpera crashes out of Rally Croatia

WRC championship leader Kalle Rovanpera has said he is “super annoyed” to have exited the Rally Croatia on the very first stage.

M-Sport would exit WRC if new hybrid rules are delayed

M-Sport Ford would cut its ties with the World Rally Championship next season if the new hybrid rules are pushed back a year due to issues with kit.

Hyundai needs “vital” consistency in WRC title fight

Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo has urged his team to find consistency and says it is “vital” in order to beat M-Sport Ford and Toyota to the WRC manufacturers’ title.

Ogier: Pirelli asphalt WRC tyres will be leveller in Croatia Rally Croatia
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Ogier: Pirelli asphalt WRC tyres will be leveller in Croatia

Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier believes Pirelli’s new dry asphalt rubber will prove a leveller at Rally Croatia.

"No certainty" WRC Rally Finland will be open to fans

Rally Finland organisers admit there is "no certainty" fans will be allowed to attend this year's World Rally Championship round despite moving the event to a new autumn date.

Russia, India among countries WRC teams "requesting" to visit

India and Russia are two of the countries World Rally Championship teams are "requesting" to visit in the near future, according to FIA rally director Yves Matton.

Rally Sweden moves north for 2022 WRC round

Rally Sweden will relocate almost 500 miles north east from Varmland for its 2022 World Rally Championship round to a more "snow-safe" part of the country.

Tanak: Hyundai will show potential in Croatia

Ott Tanak believes the “full potential” of Hyundai Motorsport’s i20 World Rally Car will be on show at Rally Croatia later this month.

WRC hybrid rules make it "credible platform" - Hyundai

Hyundai Motorsport’s Andrea Adamo says the World Rally Championship’s new hybrid rules cycle is a “credible platform” that allows car manufacturers to demonstrate cutting-edge technologies.

WRC hybrid move safeguards M-Sport's immediate future

M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson says the World Rally Championship’s commitment to plug-in hybrid technology has helped “safeguard its immediate future” in the series with Ford

Loeb: "Loss of mutual trust" behind split with Elena

Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb says "a loss of mutual trust" between him and long-time co-driver Daniel Elena was behind their decision to split after 23 years together.

Acropolis Rally returns to WRC for first time since 2013
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Acropolis Rally returns to WRC for first time since 2013

World Rally Championship has penned a “multi-year agreement” with the organisers of the Acropolis Rally, which returns to the series this year for the first time since 2013.

"Unique" Rally Croatia to feature six asphalt surfaces

World Rally Championship crews will encounter as many as six surface changes on their first visit to Rally Croatia next month.

UK "definitely has its place" on future WRC schedules

The UK “definitely has its place” in the World Rally Championship's future, according to FIA rally director Yves Matton, despite Rally GB losing its slot in the schedule for 2021.

One more manufacturer could sign up to WRC's new rules

One more manufacturer could sign up to the World Rally Championship’s new hybrid era during the initial three-year rules cycle, according to FIA rally director Yves Matton.

Solberg focused on WRC2 title despite impressive WRC debut

Oliver Solberg says he remains focused on winning the World Rally Championship’s WRC2 support series in 2021, despite his impressive World Rally Car debut on Arctic Rally Finland.

Breen crash "hasn't affected" Hyundai's Rally Croatia plans

Craig Breen’s crash on last week’s Rally il Ciocco “hasn’t affected” his chance of driving in the World Rally Championship's Rally Croatia, according to Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo.

Loeb splits with co-driver Elena after 23-year partnership

Sebastien Loeb and long-term co-driver Daniel Elena have parted company after 23 years together.

WRC director confident of holding full 2021 campaign

FIA rally director Yves Matton fully expects the World Rally Championship to be held in its entirety in 2021.

Paddon admits WRC return chances bleaker than ever

Former Hyundai driver Hayden Paddon says the prospect of him negotiating a works drive in the World Rally Championship is bleaker than ever.

Toyota aiming to test new hybrid WRC car in the summer

Toyota’s World Rally Team is aiming to have its hybrid-powered Rally1 car ready to run by the summer.

Adamo happy with Hyundai fightback in WRC Finland

Hyundai WRC boss Andrea Adamo is pleased with the way his team bounced back from their round one disappointment to win last weekend's Arctic Rally Finland.

Neuville confident co-driver language issues can be solved Arctic Rally
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Neuville confident co-driver language issues can be solved

Thierry Neuville says he is sure the language barrier that surfaced between him and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe at Arctic Rally Finland can be resolved before the next round of the World Rally Championship in Croatia.

Tanak "pushing" Hyundai for improvements in Arctic Rally win Arctic Rally
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Tanak "pushing" Hyundai for improvements in Arctic Rally win

Ott Tanak has revealed he had to push his engineers to deliver a winning car for the Arctic Rally in Finland.

Tanak told to take no “stupid” risks by Hyundai team boss Arctic Rally
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Tanak told to take no “stupid” risks by Hyundai team boss

Ott Tanak would be “stupid” to take any unnecessary risks on the final day of the Arctic Rally and put victory in jeopardy, says Hyundai principal Andrea Adamo.

Hyundai wants "nothing less than victory" in Arctic Rally

Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo admits nothing less than a win will do for the World Rally Championship team on this weekend’s Arctic Rally Finland.

Ogier tips Rovanpera to make WRC history on Arctic Rally Finland Arctic Rally
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Ogier tips Rovanpera to make WRC history on Arctic Rally Finland

Sebastien Ogier says Toyota Gazoo Racing teammate Kalle Rovanpera can make World Rally Championship history and become the series' youngest-ever winner in this week's Arctic Rally Finland.

Fourmaux set for WRC top division outing in Croatia

Rising French talent Adrien Fourmaux will step up to the World Rally Championship's top division at April's Rally Croatia with M-Sport.

Hyundai awaiting board approval to develop 2022 WRC car

Hyundai is still awaiting "the green light" to develop its 2022 World Rally Championship challenger, with the Korean marque's board yet to confirm whether it will compete next year.

Lappi open to test role to earn 2022 WRC return

Esapekka Lappi says that he would be happy to perform test and development duties for a World Rally Championship manufacturer team as a means to earn a seat for 2022.

Solberg: Hyundai WRC car "easier to drive" than I thought

Oliver Solberg has said making the switch to a World Rally Car was "easier" than he expected, following his first test ahead of his Arctic Rally debut in the class.

Oliver Solberg to make WRC car debut in Finland

Oliver Solberg will step up to the premier class in the World Rally Championship with Hyundai at Arctic Finland Rally.

Evans struggled to "connect" with new WRC tyres in Monte Carlo

Elfyn Evans believes the gap to Toyota counterpart Sebastien Ogier on last weekend's Monte Carlo Rally would have been smaller had he been able to "connect" with the new Pirelli tyres.