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Van Gisbergen considering rally start
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Van Gisbergen considering rally start

Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen is contemplating a start in the Australian Rally Championship.

Tribunal begins investigation into rally deaths
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Tribunal begins investigation into rally deaths

The special investigatory tribunal formed in response to the three deaths at this year's Targa Tasmania met for the first time on Monday.

Governing body will investigate Australian rally deaths

Motorsport Australia will establish an investigatory tribunal to look in to the three fatalities during last week's Targa Tasmania.

Two more competitors killed at Targa Tasmania

A double fatality on Saturday has further rocked the Targa Tasmania tarmac rally in Australia.

Driver killed in Australian rally crash

A driver has been tragically killed in a crash during the Targa Tasmania rally in Australia.

Coffs Harbour to host Asia Pacific Rally finale

Former WRC venue Coffs Harbour will host the final round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship this season.

Paddon to compete in ARC opener

Hayden Paddon has entered the opening round of the 2021 Australian Rally Championship.

Famous co-driver Taylor joins Motorsport Australia board

Renowned Australian rally co-driver Coral Taylor has been appointed to the board of Motorsport Australia.

Class overhaul for Australian rallying

The Australian Rally Championship will undergo an overhaul of its class structure ahead of its 2021 season.

Ex-WRC driver Mikkelsen gets first 2020 rally outing in ERC

Former Volkswagen and Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Andreas Mikkelsen is set to make his first rally appearance of 2020 on next month’s Rally Hungary.

Molly Taylor cast in reality TV show

Rallying ace Molly Taylor will feature in a new fitness-based reality TV show called SAS Australia.

Australian Rally Championship locks in return

The Australian Rally Championship has released a revised 2020 schedule, with the season now set to start in September.

Bottas finishes ninth on Arctic Lapland Rally

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas finished ninth on this weekend's Arctic Lapland Rally in Finland, which was won by new Toyota WRC recruit Kalle Rovanpera.

Subaru shuts down Australian rally programme

Subaru won't field a factory team in next year's Australian Rally Championship.

Bottas wins Paul Ricard-based rally

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas claimed his first win in rallying in the Paul Ricard-based Rallycircuit Cote d'Azur.

Blomqvist makes rallying debut after invite from Gelael

BMW GT racer Tom Blomqvist followed in the footsteps of his World Rally Championship-winning father by contesting his first rally last weekend.

Americas Rallycross series cancelled after two seasons

The Americas Rallycross Championship won’t continue next year, it has been revealed by the series’ promoter.

Paddon unveils world-first electric rally car project

Hayden Paddon’s team is developing a world-leading all-electric Hyundai Kona EV rally car.

Scott Speed breaks his back in rallycross landing

Former Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Scott Speed has broken his back following a heavy jump landing in a standalone rallycross event in America.

Dunlop confirmed for S100, misses Pikes Peak after rally injury

Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop will return to the Isle of Man’s Southern 100 races in a fortnight's time, despite suffering a “serious” injury in a Rally Donegal crash that will mean he misses this weekend’s Pikes Peak Hillclimb in the USA.

Rally ace reflects on "baptism of fire" circuit debut

Australian Rally champion Molly Taylor has labelled her TCR Australia debut a "baptism of fire" and says she is "relearning everything" as part of her circuit racing transition.

Dreyer & Reinbold to run Karam in four ARX2 rounds

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will enter its regular Indy 500 driver Sage Karam in four ARX2 Rallycross rounds this year starting at Mid-Ohio in June.

Kovalainen to dovetail Super GT with Japan rally events

Formula 1 driver-turned Super GT racer Heikki Kovalainen will contest a part-campaign in the All-Japan Rally Championship this year.

Australian Rally launches new branding for 2019

The Australian Rally Championship has launched new branding ahead of its 2019 season.

Team switch for Subaru's factory Australian rally campaign

Molly Taylor will drive for a new team during the 2019 Australian Rally Championship, as part of a shake-up of Subaru's factory programme.

Rossi sweeps Monza Rally Show for seventh win

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has claimed his seventh victory in the Monza Rally Show, sweeping all nine stages of the event's 2018 edition.

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Can a name change save UK motorsport?

The governing body of UK motorsport has had a rebrand, a refresh and a refocus. Can its quest to promote the sport and stimulate the grassroots help change the course of its potentially troubled future?

Toyota confirms Australian Rally Championship return

Toyota has confirmed its return as a full-blown manufacturer in the Australian Rally Championship.

Toyota Gazoo to launch Australian rally programme

Toyota is set to make a full-blown return to the Australian Rally Championship, with Harry Bates to drive a Toyota Gazoo Racing entry from Rally Australia onwards.

Scott Speed signs Subaru deal for Americas Rallycross

Former Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Scott Speed has signed for Subaru’s works team to defend his Americas Rallycross title next season. 

Secrets of Speed: An all-American rallycross maverick

The path from Formula 1 to rallycrossing a Volkswagen Beetle, via NASCAR’s Cup series and Formula E, is trodden by very few. Well, one person, to be precise.

Pastrana to compete in Americas Rallycross at COTA

Travis Pastrana, 17-time X Games medalist, will make his Americas Rallycross debut at Circuit of The Americas on July 14 in a Subaru WRX STI.

Electric rally car with female crew to compete in Australia

An electric rally car piloted by an all-female crew will tackle the Finke Desert Race in Australia next month.

Castroneves: “Everything is the opposite” in ice racing

Team Penske’s three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves says he’s “already having so much fun” testing the Olsbergs MSE rallycross car in Norway, just a week after teammate Josef Newgarden’s debut in the RallyX on Ice series.

Double-death tragedy stuns UK historic rallying scene

The deaths of Shawn Rayner and Steve Dear on the Loco 2 Stages Rally on December 29 have rocked the world of UK historic rallying.

Rossi takes record-breaking sixth Monza Rally win

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi scored a record-breaking sixth victory in the Monza Rally Show, overcoming a late 10-second penalty for having an underweight car.

Loeb puts on a show in Peugeot 306 Maxi

Despite an engine failure two stages from the end, Sebastien Loeb fulfilled his goals with the Peugeot 306 Maxi: putting on a show and fighting for the win.

India APRC: Gill clinches third crown

India’s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot) retained the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship title, his third since 2013.

India APRC: Gill holds sway in Chikmagalur

Team MRF’s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot) led the Coffee Day India Rally after Saturday’s action.

India APRC: Gill sounds out warning to rivals

Team MRF’s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot) gave an indication of things to come by winning the 2.1Km Super Special Stage of the Coffee Day India Rally 2017 on Friday.

Loeb's first test in the rebuilt Peugeot 306 Maxi

Ahead of this weekend's Rallye du Var, Sebastien Loeb and his team took to the roads in the Vosges region to test with the iconic Peugeot 306 Maxi they had dismantled and then thoroughly upgrated.

Neuville, Mikkelsen to share Hyundai in Monza Rally

Hyundai Motorsport will field one car and two drivers when Thierry Neuville and Andreas Mikkelsen share an i20 WRC at the Monza Rally next month.

Peugeot 306 Maxi campaign sets up Loeb/Elena rally return

Sebastien Loeb's long-time co-driver Daniel Elena will partner the nine-time WRC champion again in Rallye du Var, in which they will campaign the Peugeot 306 Maxi rebuilt by Sebastien Loeb Racing.

Why Loeb Racing is rebuilding an iconic Peugeot

Sebastien Loeb Racing co-founder Dominique Heintz has spoken to about the early stages of the Peugeot 306 Maxi project ahead of the Rallye du Var.

Sherco TVS rider Pedrero wins PanAfrica Rally, Santosh, Aravind 9th, 12th

Sherco TVS Rally Factory team’s Joan Pedrero (Spain) and Adrien Metge (France) bagged the top two places respectively in the PanAfrica Rally 2017 in Morocco.

Japan APRC: Gill clinches win in Hokkaido

Gaurav Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot) won the Rally Hokkaido, the fourth round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship on Sunday.

Australian rally star eyeing European move

Australian Rally Championship front-runner Harry Bates says he’s looking to get a part-time European programme in place as soon as possible, as he looks to expand his career beyond local shores.

Malaysia APRC: Veiby takes easy win, Gill finishes second

There was not much to stop Team MRF’s Ole Christian Veiby (co-driver Stig Rune Skjarmoen) from winning the International Rally of Johor (Malaysia) on Sunday.

Solberg's son becomes youngest rallycross Supercar winner

Oliver Solberg, son of former WRC champion Petter, has become the youngest ever rallycross Supercar winner by claiming victory in the second round of the RallyX Nordic Championship at Arvika.

Australia APRC: Gill finishes runner-up to Veiby

India’s Gaurav Gill finished runner-up to MRF teammate Christian Veiby in the APRC National Capital Rally in Australia.

New Zealand APRC: Gill overturns Leg 1 deficit to win opener

India’s Gaurav Gill overturned a 33.2s deficit in Sunday’s final leg to win the opening round of Asia-Pacific Rally Championship in New Zealand.

A woman and her Porsche 356 on La Carrera Panamericana

Renée Brinkerhoff brings her ‘56 Porsche to Road Atlanta to prepare for one of the “world’s most dangerous road races.”

Toyota coy on return of Australian rally programme

There is ‘discussion’ regarding the return of a Toyota factory rally programme in Australia, according to marketing executive director Tony Cramb.

Rally shunt leads to promoter clash

A tarmac rally crash in Australia has led to a bunfight between the two major motorsport governing bodies in Australia.

Factory PRC-spec Subaru begins testing in Australia

Factory-backed squad Subaru do Motorsport has began testing its new PRC-spec WRX ahead of Molly Taylor’s Australian Rally Championship title defence.

Andros Trophy to involve electric cars in the championship

The winter-based Andros Trophy ice racing series is expected to become the first category in the world to allow electric and conventionally-powered cars to compete in the same races next winter.

Canberra handed Australia’s APRC round

Canberra will replace Queensland as the host of Australia’s Asia-Pacific Rally Championship round this year.

Subaru re-commits to Australian rallying programme

Subaru will continue its factory involvement in the Australian Rally Championship, with reigning champion Molly Taylor signed on for another season.

New electric rallycross series launched in North America

A new series for electric rallycross cars called E/RACING is set to get underway later this year in North America, it has been announced.

India APRC: Gill clean sweeps season with win in final race

In-form Gaurav Gill clinched victory in the Wurth Asia-Pacific Rally Championship's India Rally, thereby completing a clean sweep in the intercontinental series in 2016.