Filters:

Championship Driver Team Event Location Prime Article type Date
4,483 articles
Championship
Loading...
Driver
Loading...
Team
Loading...
Event
Loading...
Location
Loading...
Prime
All
Prime
Article type
Loading...
Date

Rally News

Grid
List
Hyundai releases first images of 2022 Rally1 WRC car
Video Inside

Hyundai releases first images of 2022 Rally1 WRC car

Hyundai Motorsport has released the first official pictures of its 2022-specification Rally1 car in action.

Dakar changes rules after complaints over Audi entry

A number of changes have been made to the Dakar Rally's T1 regulations following complaints from Toyota and Prodrive regarding Audi’s ‘electric' entry next year.

Dakar chief responds to Loeb, Sainz after heavy criticism

Dakar Rally director David Castera has promised a more balanced 2022 event after this year’s rally-raid was heavily criticised by heavyweights Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb.

World RX's Norway opener cancelled, new Portugal finale added
Video Inside

World RX's Norway opener cancelled, new Portugal finale added

The opening round of the World Rallycross Championship in Norway has been cancelled, while the Montalegre circuit in Portugal has returned to the schedule to become the season finale. 

Dakar reveals first details of 2022 Saudi Arabia event
Video Inside

Dakar reveals first details of 2022 Saudi Arabia event

The Dakar Rally will be held entirely in Saudi Arabia for a third year in succession in 2022, but organiser ASO has promised a “80-85%” new route and a return to the Empty Quarter desert.

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.

Honda bolsters Dakar 2022 line-up with Quintanilla
Video Inside

Honda bolsters Dakar 2022 line-up with Quintanilla

Honda has reinforced its rider line-up for the 2022 Dakar Rally with the signing of Pablo Quintanilla.

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

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
Video Inside

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.

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

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.

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

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
Video Inside

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.

WRC Rally Croatia: Ogier claims narrow 0.6s win over Evans Rally Croatia
Video Inside

WRC Rally Croatia: Ogier claims narrow 0.6s win over Evans

The debut of Rally Croatia as a points-scoring round of the World Rally Championship concluded with a nail-biting battle between the Toyotas of Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans and the Hyundai of Thierry Neuville, ending in favour of Ogier by just 0.6 seconds after three days of action.

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

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
Video Inside

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.

WRC Rally Croatia: Ogier takes lead as Hyundais struggle Rally Croatia
Video Inside

WRC Rally Croatia: Ogier takes lead as Hyundais struggle

A morning loop implosion from Hyundai on day two of the World Rally Championship's maiden Croatian event handed the lead to Toyota's defending series champion Sebastien Ogier.

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

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
Video Inside

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 Rally Croatia: Neuville holds slender lead from Ogier Rally Croatia
Video Inside

WRC Rally Croatia: Neuville holds slender lead from Ogier

The first day of Rally Croatia’s debut on the World Rally Championship calendar brought a marathon eight stages, early drama and a three-way battle for the lead, with the Hyundai of Thierry Neuville holding a slender overnight advantage.

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

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
Video Inside

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.

Reigning Dakar champion Benavides leaves Honda to join KTM

Newly-crowned Dakar Rally champion Kevin Benavides has left Honda to join KTM Factory Racing with immediate effect.

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.

Audi explains decision to quit Formula E in favour of Dakar

Audi says a greater freedom to develop new technologies in the Dakar Rally was one of the key reasons why it quit Formula E to field an electric car in the rally-raid.

Audi reveals details of electric Dakar powertrain

Audi Sport has offered insights into the powertrain it will employ in its electric Dakar Rally challenger that will make its debut next year.

Why WRC's hybrid path could leave it at a crossroads Prime

Why WRC's hybrid path could leave it at a crossroads

With all three major manufacturers committing to the World Rally Championship’s hybrid era from 2022, the future of the series is assured for now, but it could lead to trickier twists and turns further down the road

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

Hyundai, Toyota and M-Sport commit to WRC hybrid rules

World Rally Championship manufacturers Hyundai, Toyota and M-Sport have committed to the hybrid future of the series in a deal announced by the FIA.

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
Video Inside

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.

World Rallycross releases revised 2021 schedule

The World Rallycross Championship, now under the leadership of WRC Promoter, has announced a revised European-based 2021 calendar.

"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 "turned calendar upside down" for safe start in COVID measures

World Rally Championship director Peter Thul has explained how restarting the 2020 season and drawing up the 2021 campaign has meant the calendar “was turned upside down” amid COVID-19 protocols.

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.

EKS launches Audi A1 Quattro Rally2 car

An Audi A1 Quattro Rally2 car has been launched by World Rallycross Championship winner EKS JC.

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.

How Tanak froze out the competition at the Arctic Rally

Ott Tanak made up for a disastrous Monte Carlo Rally by leading all the way on the snow-kissed stages of the Arctic Rally Finland and in the process hit back at an event Toyota had been expected to dominate…

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
Video Inside

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
Video Inside

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.

Arctic WRC: Tanak beats record-breaker Rovanpera Arctic Rally
Video Inside

Arctic WRC: Tanak beats record-breaker Rovanpera

Hyundai’s Ott Tanak claimed an assured victory on the Arctic Rally to kickstart his 2021 World Rally Championship campaign, beating the Toyota of 20-year-old Kalle Rovanpera – who becomes the youngest-ever leader of the WRC drivers’ championship.