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Spain WRX: Kevin Hansen beats brother Timmy in Barcelona Barcelona
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Spain WRX: Kevin Hansen beats brother Timmy in Barcelona

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.

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.

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.

Estonia WRC: Rapid Rovanpera surges into comfortable lead

Kalle Rovanpera stamped his authority on Rally Estonia with a series of stunning morning loop stage times to open up a comfortable lead over Hyundai’s Craig Breen.

Estonia WRC: Rovanpera edges Breen to end Friday on top Rally Estonia
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Estonia WRC: Rovanpera edges Breen to end Friday on top

Kalle Rovanpera ended Friday with a narrow Rally Estonia lead over Hyundai’s Craig Breen as the pair continued an enthralling battle across the afternoon loop of stages.

Estonia WRC: Katsuta withdraws as doctors advise co-driver to rest Rally Estonia
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Estonia WRC: Katsuta withdraws as doctors advise co-driver to rest

Takamoto Katsuta has withdrawn from Rally Estonia after doctors advised co-driver Daniel Barritt to rest after being taken to hospital for neck and back pain.

Toyota confirms Ogier WEC outing discussions

Toyota has confirmed discussions are underway for seven-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier to test its FIA World Endurance Championship Hypercar ahead of a possible outing in the series next year.

Estonia WRC: Rovanpera leads Friday morning loop, Tanak drops out

Kalle Rovanpera emerged from an incident-packed morning loop of stages with the Rally Estonia lead after pre-event favourite Ott Tanak retired from his home World Rally Championship round.

Estonia WRC: Rally favourite Tanak suffers shock early retirement Rally Estonia
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Estonia WRC: Rally favourite Tanak suffers shock early retirement

Rally Estonia favourite Ott Tanak has retired from the day’s action after the early leader suffered a puncture followed by a wild moment on the fourth stage of the event.

WRC Estonia: Rovanpera wins Super Special to put Toyota on top Rally Estonia
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WRC Estonia: Rovanpera wins Super Special to put Toyota on top

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera kicked off the World Rally Championship’s visit to Estonia in the best possible way by winning a technical Super Special opening stage.

Evans closing in on new Toyota WRC deal after "positive negotiations"

Jari-Matti Latvala has offered the clearest indication yet that Elfyn Evans is close to securing a new deal to remain at Toyota for next year's World Rally Championship.

Neuville can’t afford to drive saving the car in Estonia WRC Rally Estonia
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Neuville can’t afford to drive saving the car in Estonia WRC

Thierry Neuville says he cannot afford to drive protecting his Hyundai at this weekend’s Rally Estonia, admitting he is “not really concerned” over the recent suspension reliability issues.

Ford steps up WRC support through Puma development

Ford has stepped up its support of M-Sport’s World Rally Championship programme through the development of the all-new 2022 hybrid Puma, according to Ford Performance boss Mark Rushbrook.

Toyota won't "completely stop development" of 2021 WRC car
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Toyota won't "completely stop development" of 2021 WRC car

Toyota boss Jari-Matti Latvala says his World Rally Championship team won't completely stop development of its current car and switch all of its focus to its all-new 2022 machine.

WRC confirms partial 2022 calendar including nine events
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WRC confirms partial 2022 calendar including nine events

Nine events have been confirmed on a partial 2022 World Rally Championship calendar released following today’s FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting. 

Breen to join Hyundai WRC line-up for Rally Ypres

Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed Craig Breen will join its World Rally Championship line-up for Belgium’s Ypres Rally next month.

M-Sport reveals new Ford Puma 2022 WRC car

M-Sport has revealed its all-new Ford Puma hybrid that will contest the 2022 World Rally Championship.

Australia targeting WRC return in 2023
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Australia targeting WRC return in 2023

Motorsport Australia is hoping it can win a spot back on the World Rally Championship schedule for the 2023 season.

Results won’t change Ogier’s mind on WRC future

Sebastien Ogier says “no sporting results” achieved this season will change his decision to step back from competing full-time in the World Rally Championship next year.

Toyota president left “shaking” after breakthrough Katsuta podium

Toyota president Akiyo Toyoda has revealed he was left shaking with excitement after witnessing Japanese driver Takamoto Katsuta score a maiden World Rally Championship podium in Kenya.

Vatanen to be reunited with WRC title-winning Ford after 40 years
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Vatanen to be reunited with WRC title-winning Ford after 40 years

Rally legend Ari Vatanen will drive his 1981 World Rally Championship-winning Ford Escort RS1800 MkII for the first time since winning the title at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Safari Rally on WRC calendar until at least 2023 Rally Kenya
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Safari Rally on WRC calendar until at least 2023

The Safari Rally will remain on the World Championship calendar until 2023 at least and possibly beyond following its successful return to rallying’s top tier after a 19-year hiatus.

Safari WRC: The Good, The Bad and a Dazzle of zebras

The iconic Safari Rally returned to the World Rally Championship after 19 years with a bang. A blend of brutal roads, unpredictable wildlife, wild weather on harsh but beautiful terrain made this a true adventure the WRC perhaps has been lacking. Motorsport.com reviews the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls and heartbreak that made round six.

Ogier: Relief to reach finish of “crazy” Safari Rally

Sebastien Ogier admitted it was a relief just to reach the finish of a punishing Safari Rally after extending his World Rally Championship lead with victory in Kenya.

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

Hyundai vows to find answers for “unacceptable” WRC reliability Rally Kenya
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Hyundai vows to find answers for “unacceptable” WRC reliability

Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo has vowed to find a solution for his team’s “unacceptable” reliability after suspension failure robbed the squad of victory for the third consecutive World Rally Championship event.

Safari WRC: Ogier survives to complete incredible comeback win Rally Kenya
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Safari WRC: Ogier survives to complete incredible comeback win

Sebastien Ogier survived Kenya’s brutal roads to incredibly come from behind to win the iconic Safari Rally on its return to to the World Rally Championship after a 19-year hiatus.

Safari WRC: Luckless Neuville suffers cruel retirement

Long-time Safari Rally leader Thierry Neuville has retired from the World Rally Championship event after suffering a damper failure, handing Toyota’s Takamoto Katsuta a surprise lead with three stages remaining. 

Safari WRC: Neuville relieved with rally lead after wet weather gamble

Thierry Neuville is relieved to escape a chaotic rain hit end to Saturday’s stages with his Safari Rally lead intact after throwing caution to the wind in treacherous conditions.

Safari WRC: Neuville survives rain storm to lead as Tanak suffers Rally Kenya
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Safari WRC: Neuville survives rain storm to lead as Tanak suffers

Thierry Neuville further extended his World Rally Championship Safari Rally lead after surviving a rain storm that wreaked havoc on the day’s final stage, denting Ott Tanak’s podium hopes.

Safari WRC: Neuville extends Kenya lead after brush with wildlife Rally Kenya
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Safari WRC: Neuville extends Kenya lead after brush with wildlife

Thierry Neuville extended his Safari Rally lead over Takamoto Katsuta despite World Rally Championship crews having to avoid several brushes with zebras on the morning stages.

Safari WRC: Evans rues clumsy error in “painful” retirement Rally Kenya
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Safari WRC: Evans rues clumsy error in “painful” retirement

Elfyn Evans says retiring from the Safari Rally after a clumsy error is a “little bit painful” as his World Rally Championship bid suffered a blow in Kenya.

Hyundai set for WRC restructure as team manager departs next month

Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed its long-time team manager Alain Penasse will leave the title winning World Rally Championship squad after next month’s Rally Estonia.

Safari WRC: Neuville leads Katsuta as drama strikes Rovanpera Rally Kenya
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Safari WRC: Neuville leads Katsuta as drama strikes Rovanpera

Thierry Neuville incredibly leads the World Rally Championship Safari Rally despite suffering a puncture on the day’s chaotic final stage that left rival Kalle Rovanpera stranded. 

Safari WRC: Chassis damage ends Solberg's event early

Oliver Solberg’s first top flight World Rally Championship outing on gravel has ended prematurely as chassis damage has forced the Hyundai driver out of the event after four stages.

Safari WRC: Neuville leads as Evans and Sordo crash out Rally Kenya
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Safari WRC: Neuville leads as Evans and Sordo crash out

Thierry Neuville leads the Safari Rally after an eventful start to the World Rally Championship event with Elfyn Evans, Dani Sordo and Sebastien Ogier all hitting trouble.

Safari WRC: Toyota's Evans out early after hitting a rock Rally Kenya
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Safari WRC: Toyota's Evans out early after hitting a rock

Elfyn Evans has been forced to retire from the Safari Rally's opening day after hitting a rock in a brutal third stage of the World Rally Championship event.

Kenya's level playing field a "best chance" for M-Sport Rally Kenya
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Kenya's level playing field a "best chance" for M-Sport

The level playing field offered by this weekend's brand new Safari Rally will present M-Sport its best opportunity for success, according to team boss Richard Millener.

Safari WRC: Ogier edges Rovanpera in Kenya Super Special Rally Kenya
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Safari WRC: Ogier edges Rovanpera in Kenya Super Special

Sebastian Ogier edged Toyota team-mate Kalle Rovanpera to win the opening super special stage as the Safari Rally officially made its return to the World Rally Championship.

Safari Rally organisers outline measures to avoid wildlife interruptions Rally Kenya
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Safari Rally organisers outline measures to avoid wildlife interruptions

The FIA and Safari Rally organisers have outlined the extra measures being undertaken to prevent wildlife interrupting the event’s return to the World Rally Championship.

Ogier: Safari winner will have to drive with head not right foot Rally Kenya
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Ogier: Safari winner will have to drive with head not right foot

Sebastien Ogier says drivers will have to drive with their head and not their right foot to conquer the Safari Rally’s unique blend of extreme road conditions and wildlife hazards.

Remembering Colin McRae’s final WRC win Prime

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.

Latvala: Small possibility Ogier will do full 2022 WRC season
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Latvala: Small possibility Ogier will do full 2022 WRC season

Toyota boss Jari-Matti Latvala is not ruling out the possibility of Sebastien Ogier committing to a full World Rally Championship season in 2022 but admits a half season deal is most likely.

Triple World RX champion Kristoffersson to switch to Audi
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Triple World RX champion Kristoffersson to switch to Audi

Triple World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson will switch to an Audi S1 and the EKS JC team in his bid to win a fourth crown this year.

Ninety-one-year-old becomes oldest ever WRC competitor

Three-time European rally champion Sobieslaw Zasada will become the oldest ever competitor in World Rally Championship history when he enters this weekend's Safari Rally aged 91.

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.