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Prodrive reveals updated Dakar car
The tech behind Audi's Dakar machine
Loeb not planning 2022 WRC return
Ogier on Toyota 2022 WRC development
Kevin Hansen beats brother in Spain

Prodrive has taken the covers off its re-designed Bahrain Raid Xtreme Hunter T1+ which will tackle the Dakar Rally next year.

Audi's ‘electric’ prototype for the 2022 Dakar Rally is one of the most complex cars ever to compete in the world’s most prestigious rally raid. We delve deep into its tech secrets.

Loeb: No plans at the moment for 2022 WRC return
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Sebastien Loeb says he doesn’t have any plans for a World Rally Championship return next year but admits a drive in the new hybrid machinery would be difficult to refuse. 

Ogier plans to help Toyota as much as possible with 2022 WRC car
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Sebastien Ogier plans to help Toyota as much as possible with the development of its 2022 World Rally Championship car regardless of his motorsport plans for next year.

Spain WRX: Kevin Hansen beats brother Timmy in Barcelona Barcelona
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Sweden's Kevin Hansen claimed his maiden on-track World Rallycross Championship victory in the opening round of the 2021 season in Spain.

Spain WRX: Kristoffersson stripped of Day 1 lead Barcelona
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Spain WRX: Kristoffersson stripped of Day 1 lead

Three-time World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson has lost his overnight lead at the opening round of the 2021 series in Spain due to being disqualified from the first qualifying session.

Spain WRX: Kristoffersson leads way on Audi debut

On his maiden appearance driving the EKS JC Audi S1 in the opening day of the World Rallycross Championship in Spain, triple drivers’ title winner Johan Kristoffersson twice set the fastest time and to top the overnight order.

Sordo welcomes third WRC co-driver of 2021 after latest split Rally Estonia
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Sordo welcomes third WRC co-driver of 2021 after latest split

Dani Sordo has elected to switch his co-driver for the second time in a matter of months for the remaining rounds of the World Rally Championship season.

Audi reveals new electric-powered Dakar challenger

Audi Sport has officially revealed the RS Q e-tron challenger in its full guise ahead of the marque's debut in the Dakar Rally next year.

World RX postpones maiden Nurburgring round due to flooding Nurburgring
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World RX postpones maiden Nurburgring round due to flooding

The World Rallycross Championship’s maiden visit to the Nurburgring, set to take place next week as the second and third rounds of the 2021 series, has been postponed.

Australian Rally Championship expands 2022 calendar
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Australian Rally Championship expands 2022 calendar

The Australian Rally Championship has unveiled an expanded seven-round 2022 schedule.

Breen hopes Estonia performance sent a message to WRC teams

Craig Breen hopes his Rally Estonia performance sent a message to World Rally Championship teams as the Hyundai third driver bids to secure a full-time seat next season.

WRC Estonia: The Good, The Bad and a Record-breaker

The World Rally Championship headed deep into Ott Tanak country as Rally Estonia’s fast gravel and jump-laden roads offered crews a maximum attack challenge. We review the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls and heartbreak that made round seven.

How Finland's newest rally hero made WRC history in Estonia

Kalle Rovanpera broke a decade-old record in becoming the World Rally Championship's youngest-ever winner in a truly dominant performance on Estonia's fast gravel roads. Staving off the challenge of Hyundai's Craig Breen, his committed drive showed a maturity beyond his 20 years that gives Toyota's post-Ogier era a far brighter complexion

Harri Rovanpera "unsure how heart is working" after son's WRC win

A nervous but emotional Harri Rovanpera is unsure how his “heart is still working” after watching his son Kalle Rovanpera become the youngest ever winner in World Rally Championship history.

Investigatory Tribunal for Targa deaths calls for submission

The Motorsport Australia Tribunal investigating the death of three competitors at this year's Targa Tasmania is calling for submissions.

Neuville handed suspended event ban, fine for WRC Estonia speeding Rally Estonia
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Neuville handed suspended event ban, fine for WRC Estonia speeding

Thierry Neuville has been issued a suspended one event World Rally Championship ban and a fine for “driving at excessive speed” on a road section at Rally Estonia.

Estonia WRC: Rovanpera becomes youngest-ever rally winner Rally Estonia
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Estonia WRC: Rovanpera becomes youngest-ever rally winner

Kalle Rovanpera has become the youngest winner in World Rally Championship history after scoring a breakthrough victory at Rally Estonia.

Estonia WRC: Rovanpera extends lead to close in on victory Rally Estonia
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Estonia WRC: Rovanpera extends lead to close in on victory

Kalle Rovanpera further extended his Rally Estonia lead over as Toyota star edged closer to a record-breaking maiden World Rally Championship victory.

Rovanpera “could not have been better” on WRC Rally Estonia Rally Estonia
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Rovanpera “could not have been better” on WRC Rally Estonia

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala believes Kalle Rovanpera “could not have been better” on Saturday at Rally Estonia, as he verges on a history-making maiden WRC win.

WRC Estonia: Rovanpera pulls clear as recovering Tanak impresses Rally Estonia
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WRC Estonia: Rovanpera pulls clear as recovering Tanak impresses

Kalle Rovanpera took another step closer to a record-breaking maiden World Rally Championship victory after extending his Rally Estonia lead over Hyundai’s Craig Breen.

WRC Estonia: Evans missing 100% confidence to "compete" Rally Estonia
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WRC Estonia: Evans missing 100% confidence to "compete"

Elfyn Evans has explained his deficit to the Rally Estonia podium positions is down to a lack of confidence admitting he is not "feeling 100%" comfortable.

How WRC's new Safari adventure ended with a familiar tale

The World Rally Championship’s delayed return to the Safari Rally was always set throw up some surprises, but aside from a spirited showing by Thierry Neuville it became another painful event for Hyundai in 2021. Once again it was Sebastien Ogier who took full advantage as he completed a stunning comeback drive

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Remembering Colin McRae’s final WRC win

The Safari Rally returns to the World Rally Championship this weekend for the first time since 2002 - when crowd favourite Colin McRae set aside the maximum attack style for which he was renowned to deliver a textbook third win.

How Hyundai's broken record gave Toyota a special Sardinia 1-2

For the second WRC gravel rally in a row, a promising Friday for Hyundai turned into desolation as Toyota gratefully picked up the pieces. This time it was championship leader Sebastien Ogier who took full advantage after Ott Tanak and Dani Sordo retired to score a memorable victory, having swept the road on the first two days