Elfyn Evans
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Elfyn Evans

1988-12-28 (age 32)
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Evans: "Anything can happen” in Monza WRC title decider

Elfyn Evans says “anything can happen” yet in the World Rally Championship title fight but admits it will take something “radical” to deny Sebastien Ogier at next month’s Monza decider.

Ogier expecting “big fight” for WRC title from maximum attack Evans

Sebastien Ogier is expecting a “big fight” for the World Rally Championship title in Spain with rival and Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans set to be on maximum attack.

Evans rates performance to win Rally Finland his best yet in WRC

Elfyn Evans believes his overall performance to win Rally Finland ranks as “probably the highest” of his World Rally Championship career to date.

Finland WRC: Evans boosts title hopes with famous victory Rally Finland
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Finland WRC: Evans boosts title hopes with famous victory

Elfyn Evans boosted his World Rally Championship title hopes by claiming a famous victory in the 70th anniversary edition of Rally Finland after a pressure-filled head-to-head with Ott Tanak.

Finland WRC: Evans extends lead over Tanak in thrilling head-to-head Rally Finland
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Finland WRC: Evans extends lead over Tanak in thrilling head-to-head

Elfyn Evans moved a step closer to a famous Rally Finland victory by further extending his lead over Hyundai’s Ott Tanak in a thrilling head-to-head battle on the final day.

Finland WRC: Evans fends off charging Tanak; Neuville retires

Toyota driver Elfyn Evans fended off Hyundai’s charging Ott Tanak on Saturday afternoon to take a slender lead into the final day of Rally Finland.

Finland WRC: Evans storms into the lead as Rovanpera crashes

Toyota’s Elfyn Evans has stormed into the lead at Rally Finland after dominating an eventful Saturday morning loop highlighted by a crash for World Rally Championship home hero Kalle Rovanpera.

WRC title hopes have gone from "bad to worse" - Evans Rally Greece
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WRC title hopes have gone from "bad to worse" - Evans

Elfyn Evans admits his World Rally Championship title chances have dropped from “bad to worse” after a gearbox drama effectively ended any podium hopes at the Acropolis Rally.

Toyota WRC pair expecting high puncture risk in Belgium Rally Belgium
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Toyota WRC pair expecting high puncture risk in Belgium

Toyota duo Elfyn Evans and Sebastien Ogier believe Belgium’s peculiar tarmac roads will present a high risk of punctures as several World Rally Championship crews venture into the unknown at the Ypres Rally.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Evans: “Clear we won’t catch” WRC Sardinia leader Ogier Rally Italy
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Evans: “Clear we won’t catch” WRC Sardinia leader Ogier

Elfyn Evans believes the target is to consolidate second spot after admitting it is “quite clear” he won’t catch team-mate and WRC Rally Sardinia leader Sebastien Ogier.

Evans yet to focus on WRC future amid interest from M-Sport

Elfyn Evans is yet to set a timeframe on securing his World Rally Championship future but is happy at Toyota and will begin to look at his 2022 plans soon.

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.

Portugal WRC: Evans boosts title push with victory Rally Portugal
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Portugal WRC: Evans boosts title push with victory

Toyota's Elfyn Evans claimed his first victory of the 2021 World Rally Championship season with an imperious display in Rally Portugal.

Portugal WRC: Toyota's Evans takes lead after Tanak retires Rally Portugal
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Portugal WRC: Toyota's Evans takes lead after Tanak retires

Toyota's Elfyn Evans has taken the lead of Rally Portugal on a climactic penultimate day of the World Rally Championship’s first gravel event this season after leader Ott Tanak was forced to retire.

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”.

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.

Monte Carlo WRC: Evans takes lead as Ogier suffers puncture

Britain’s Elfyn Evans holds the overnight lead in Monte Carlo as Toyota seized the initiative on the opening round of this year’s World Rally Championship.

Evans: Safety-first approach won't win WRC title

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Elfyn Evans says a safety-first approach is not how he plans to win the 2021 WRC title, despite it almost netting him glory in 2020.

Evans on the talking points of WRC 2021 Prime

Evans on the talking points of WRC 2021

He came close to the title last year, and now Toyota's Elfyn Evans gives his verdict on what to expect from 2021 as the World Rally Championship prepares to reconvene for the Monte Carlo season opener.

Evans' WRC title hopes in jeopardy after crash in Monza Rally Rally Monza
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Evans' WRC title hopes in jeopardy after crash in Monza Rally

World Rally Championship leader Elfyn Evans has crashed out on the 11th timed stage of the Monza Rally, putting his hopes of the title in serious jeopardy.

Evans: Pre-Monza test "crucial" to WRC title hopes

Toyota's WRC points leader Elfyn Evans has described this week’s pre-Rally Monza test as "crucial" to his hopes of going to lift the title next month.

WRC leader Evans upbeat despite Rally Italy struggles

World Rally Championship leader Elfyn Evans says a top-five performance on last weekend’s Rally Italia Sardinia was what he expected to come away with due to his tricky road-opening duties on the gravel event.

Turkey WRC: Evans takes dramatic win, points lead

Toyota driver Elfyn Evans won Rally Turkey and soared back to the top of the WRC drivers’ standings after a day of high drama.

Evans "laid foundation" for Toyota success at M-Sport

WRC points leader Elfyn Evans says becoming more assertive with set-up changes at M-Sport last year helped lay a "foundation" for his current success at Toyota.

Sweden WRC: Evans seals first win with Toyota Rally Sweden
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Sweden WRC: Evans seals first win with Toyota

Elfyn Evans has sealed his first victory as a Toyota WRC driver on Rally Sweden, and the second of his top-line career.

Sweden WRC: Evans ends Saturday on cusp of win

Toyota's Elfyn Evans is closing in on his second WRC win as he leads Rally Sweden by 17.2 seconds to Ott Tanak.

Sweden WRC: Evans in control with two stages left Rally Sweden
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Sweden WRC: Evans in control with two stages left

Toyota’s Elfyn Evans has extended his Rally Sweden lead to 16.9 seconds after winning all three of Saturday morning’s stages.

Sweden WRC: Evans leads Tanak after Friday stages

Toyota’s Elfyn Evans remains in control of Rally Sweden at the end of the opening day after coming through the rescheduled Torsby Sprint stage.

Sweden WRC: Evans takes early lead as Rovanpera shines

Elfyn Evans has built up a lead of almost eight seconds over his Toyota World Rally Championship teammate Kalle Rovanpera following the opening loop of stages on Rally Sweden.

Monte Carlo WRC: Neuville wins season opener for Hyundai

Thierry Neuville has taken victory ahead of Sebastien Ogier in a thrilling end to the 2020 WRC season-opening Monte Carlo Rally.

Monte Carlo WRC: Neuville leapfrogs Toyota duo

Thierry Neuville has taken the lead of the Monte Carlo Rally, after the Hyundai World Rally Championship driver won both of Sunday morning’s stages to go ahead of Elfyn Evans.

Monte Carlo WRC: Evans stays in front, Neuville closes in

Toyota WRC driver Elfyn Evans has maintained his Monte Carlo Rally lead, while Thierry Neuville had a dominant afternoon in his Hyundai i20.

Monte Carlo WRC: Evans retakes lead from Ogier

Elfyn Evans has snatched the lead of the Monte Carlo rally from his Toyota WRC teammate Sebastien Ogier after a strong Saturday morning loop.

Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier grabs lead from Evans

Sebastien Ogier has edged ahead of Toyota World Rally Championship teammate Elfyn Evans to claim the Monte Carlo Rally lead after a strong Friday afternoon loop.

Monte Carlo WRC: Evans leads on Toyota debut

Toyota debutant Elfyn Evans seized the Monte Carlo Rally lead from Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville after dominating Friday morning’s loop of stages, while reigning World Rally champion Ott Tanak crashed out.

Toyota unveils Ogier as part of all-new WRC line-up

Toyota has revealed an all-new driver line-up for next year's World Rally Championship, with Sebastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanpera signed to drive its factory Yaris WRCs next season.

Ogier in frame to join Evans in revamped Toyota line-up

Elfyn Evans will be announced as a Toyota World Rally Championship driver as early as the end of next week, and could be joined by Sebastien Ogier in the marque's 2020 line-up.

Evans tipped to replace Tanak at Toyota in 2020

Elfyn Evans has been tipped as Ott Tanak's Toyota World Rally Championship replacement after he visited the team's Finnish headquarters squad last week.

M-Sport would be "crazy" to release Evans or Suninen

M-Sport Ford World Rally Championship team boss Malcolm Wilson feels it would be "crazy" to let Elfyn Evans or Teemu Suninen go, despite his pursuit of Ott Tanak for 2020.

Evans forced to skip Rally Turkey with injury

M-Sport Ford's Elfyn Evans will miss a third round of the World Rally Championship due to his back injury, and not return until his home event in Britain in October.

Evans to miss Rally Germany due to back injury

Elfyn Evans will miss Rally Germany later this month while he still recovers from the back injury he sustained at Rally Estonia.

Injured Evans ruled out of Rally Finland

Elfyn Evans will miss next month’s Rally Finland after injuring his back at last week’s Rally Estonia.

Neuville: Evans "maybe more deserving" of Corsica win

Tour de Corse winner Thierry Neuville admits rival Elfyn Evans was "maybe more deserving" of victory, after a last-stage puncture swung their battle in Neuville's favour.

Corsica WRC: Evans heartbreak hands victory to Neuville

Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville took a dramatic WRC win on the Tour of Corsica as Elfyn Evans' M-Sport Fiesta suffered a puncture on the final stage.

Corsica WRC: Evans retakes lead from Neuville

M-Sport WRC driver Elfyn Evans has grabbed the lead from Hyundai's Thierry Neuville as the Tour of Corsica lead changed again on Sunday morning.

Corsica WRC: Neuville snatches lead after Tanak puncture

Thierry Neuville will take a lead of 4.5 seconds over Elfyn Evans into Sunday as the Tour of Corsica turned on its head.

WRC stewards restore Evans' Corsica lead

Tour of Corsica stewards have returned Elfyn Evans to the lead of the rally after he lost time catching Kris Meeke in the final Friday stage.

Corsica WRC: Meeke run-in costs Evans lead

World Rally Championship points leader Ott Tanak kept first place in Tour of Corsica after a dramatic final Friday stage saw rival Elfyn Evans get stuck behind Kris Meeke.

Mexico WRC: Meeke thwarted by puncture after taking lead

Sebastien Ogier survived a chaotic Saturday morning to remain in the lead of Rally Mexico, the Citroen man retaking first place after briefly falling behind Kris Meeke.

M-Sport believes it can maintain level without Ogier

M-Sport World Rally Championship team principal Richard Millener has said that there is “no reason” the team cannot continue to operate at the same level as in 2018.

Catalunya WRC: Loeb fends off Ogier to win rally

Sebastien Loeb claimed an incredible first World Rally Championship win since 2013 on an unpredictable Rally Spain, as Sebastien Ogier moved into the lead of the title race.

Catalunya WRC: Tanak stretches lead as Ogier, Neuville struggle

Toyota’s Ott Tanak continued to be the dominant force on Rally Catalyuna during the Friday afternoon stages, as he chases his fourth World Rally Championship victory in five events.

Wales WRC: Title contender Tanak storms into lead

Ott Tanak boosted his 2018 World Rally Championship title hopes by leading Wales Rally GB after Friday morning's stages in pursuit of his fourth win in a row.

Ex-Solberg co-driver Mills called up by M-Sport

M-Sport has announced that Phil Mills will return to WRC action as co-driver to Elfyn Evans at next weekend’s Tour de Corse.