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Petrucci targeting Dakar if he loses KTM MotoGP seat

Danilo Petrucci has revealed he’s targeting a switch to rallying and wants to compete in the Dakar on two wheels should he lose his Tech 3 KTM MotoGP seat for 2022.

FIA, ASO launch new Cross-Country World Championship around Dakar

The FIA and ASO have announced a new Cross-Country World Championship for 2022, which will have the Dakar Rally as its main event.

COVID restrictions force M-Sport to skeleton staff for Safari Rally Rally Kenya
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COVID restrictions force M-Sport to skeleton staff for Safari Rally

M-Sport will be without its team principal for next week's Safari Rally as challenging COVID-19 travel restrictions have forced the World Rally Championship squad to sending a skeleton staff for the event.

WRC working on plan for 2022 USA event

The World Rally Championship is working on a plan to host a non-championship event in North America next year as it bids to secure a future WRC rally in the region.

WRC not expecting new manufacturer until 2024 at the earliest

Manufacturers are continuing to investigate the World Rally Championship’s new hybrid regulations, but FIA Rally Director Yves Matton is not expecting a new marque to join until 2024 at the earliest.

Price takes historic Finke victory

Toby Price has made history by becoming the first person to win the Finke Desert Race on both two wheels and four wheels.

Solberg secures Hyundai WRC return in Safari Rally Rally Kenya
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Solberg secures Hyundai WRC return in Safari Rally

Oliver Solberg will join the top World Rally Championship class again having secured an outing with Hyundai Motorsport at the Safari Rally later this month.

WRC teams to be offered strategies for hybrid use in 2022

Hybrid systems are expected to be utilised on every stage of World Rally Championship events next year with several strategies on offer to teams, as more details of WRC's hybrid future emerge.

Ostberg issues apology for Italy WRC swearing tirade

WRC rally winner Mads Ostberg has issued an apology following his expletive-laden tirade on live television at Rally Sardiegna last weekend that landed him a fine and a suspended penalty.

Italy WRC: The Good, the Bad and the Angry Rally Italy
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Italy WRC: The Good, the Bad and the Angry

The World Rally Championship’s visit to Sardegna was a punishing test of man and machine with only four crews reaching the finish. Motorsport.com reviews the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls, moments of anger and heartbreak that made round four.

Abbring to contest World RX campaign with Renault Megane
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Abbring to contest World RX campaign with Renault Megane

Former works Hyundai World rally driver Kevin Abbring will race full-time in the World Rallycross Championship this year in a Renault Megane.

Two-time Dakar winner Price signs new KTM contract
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Two-time Dakar winner Price signs new KTM contract

Two-time Dakar Rally winner Toby Price has signed a new contract that will see him remain with the KTM factory team until the end of the 2023 season.

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

Neuville defends Hyundai WRC reliability

Thierry Neuville has defended the reliability of the Hyundai i20 Coupe following Ott Tanak’s Rally Sardinia retirement, but admits lessons can be learned for the team’s new 2022 Rally1 car.

Unlikely Sardinia WRC victory "special" for Ogier Rally Italy
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Unlikely Sardinia WRC victory "special" for Ogier

Sebastien Ogier has labelled his unexpected Rally Sardinia victory as “special” and one that ranks “pretty high” in his glittering World Rally Championship career.

Evans final stage panic "almost a heart attack" moment for Latvala

Elfyn Evans had a bit of "a panic" on the finish of the final stage at Rally Sardinia after a stall almost gave Toyota boss Jari Matti Latvala a "heart attack" moment.

Solberg receives new Hyundai WRC challenge

Oliver Solberg will drive a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC car at the Rally di Alba event in Italy after being forced to withdraw from WRC Rally Sardinia.

How Prodrive plans to use trial by Dakar to spur it to victory Prime

How Prodrive plans to use trial by Dakar to spur it to victory

Having tasted plenty of success in the World Rally Championship in the past, Prodrive took its off-road excursions to a new level with its first Dakar Rally entry this year. Now well-versed in the challenges that the famous rally-raid event possesses, Prodrive can learn from those lessons for next year's tilt at Dakar honours.

Why there's no easy fix for Hyundai's operational Achilles Heel

Hyundai Motorsport boss Andrea Adamo was vocal in his criticism of his team's tyre choices on Rally Croatia and declared that he "had better move my ass and solve it". Doing so will be vital to getting Hyundai's 2021 WRC title hopes back on track, but finding the root of the problem won't be the work of a moment

How Ogier survived road crash drama to triumph in Croatia

Sebastien Ogier was already in an incredibly tight fight at Rally Croatia before a surprise collision with public road traffic at the start of the final day. But the defending champion held his nerve to take a narrow victory and create further World Rally Championship history

Petrucci targeting Dakar in 2022
New cross-country world championship
Skeleton staff for M-Sport in Kenya
WRC working on plan for USA event
WRC not expecting new manufacturer

Danilo Petrucci has revealed he’s targeting a switch to rallying and wants to compete in the Dakar on two wheels should he lose his Tech 3 KTM MotoGP seat for 2022.

The FIA and ASO have announced a new Cross-Country World Championship for 2022, which will have the Dakar Rally as its main event.

COVID restrictions force M-Sport to skeleton staff for Safari Rally Rally Kenya
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M-Sport will be without its team principal for next week's Safari Rally as challenging COVID-19 travel restrictions have forced the World Rally Championship squad to sending a skeleton staff for the event.

The World Rally Championship is working on a plan to host a non-championship event in North America next year as it bids to secure a future WRC rally in the region.

Manufacturers are continuing to investigate the World Rally Championship’s new hybrid regulations, but FIA Rally Director Yves Matton is not expecting a new marque to join until 2024 at the earliest.