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The battle igniting Ogier's career
Sordo/Solberg schedule revealed
Loeb unsure what to expect on return
Sordo gets new Hyundai chassis
Lappi to take over Ogier Toyota

World Rally Championship legends Sebastien Ogier and Sebastien Loeb will again do battle on this weekend's Rally Portugal, 12 years after young pretender Ogier won out and secured his first career win. As the WRC prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary season in Portugal, Ogier reflects on the significance of that breakthrough

Hyundai has further outlined plans for its third World Rally Championship entry shared by Dani Sordo and Oliver Solberg.

World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb is unsure what to expect from his first gravel rally in hybrid machinery at Rally Portugal this weekend.

Dani Sordo will pilot a brand new Hyundai at Rally Portugal due to the damage sustained to the team’s third World Rally Championship car in Croatia last month.

Esapekka Lappi will take over Toyota's third World Rally Championship entry at Sardinia from Sebastien Ogier as the eight-time world champion continues to evaluate his part-time plans.

Champions to assemble in Rally Portugal to mark WRC's 50th season

The largest group of World Rally Championship champions and a host of historic cars will assemble at Rally Portugal this month to celebrate the WRC's 50th season.

Latvala: Evans has 'shaken monster from shoulder' after WRC Croatia

Elfyn Evans’ first solid points haul of the 2022 World Rally Championship has “shaken a monster” off his shoulder, according to Toyota boss Jari-Matti Latvala.

Ogier: Don't expect me and Loeb to dominate WRC Rally Portugal

Sebastien Ogier is hoping to renew his rivalry with Sebastien Loeb at Rally Portugal this month but is not expecting the World Rally Championship legends to dominate the event.

Fourmaux keeps M-Sport WRC drive for Rally Portugal

Adrien Fourmaux will contest Rally Portugal, ending suggestions that the Frenchman could be benched by M-Sport for the next World Rally Championship round amid a poor run of form.

The former WRC star playing the unsung hero role for Rovanpera Prime

The former WRC star playing the unsung hero role for Rovanpera

Kalle Rovanpera’s 2022 World Rally Championship displays have been spectacular, with the Toyota driver benefitting from a secret weapon in his crew to win two of the opening three rallies. But while the former challenger to Sebastien Loeb won’t take credit for his fellow Finn's performances, a key bond has been formed which could prove key to Rovanpera’s title charge

WRC's AI safety camera plan delayed as development continues

Plans to fit artificial intelligence safety cameras to World Rally Championship cars to help improve spectator safety have been delayed as work continues on perfecting the technology.

Latvala admits Toyota's five-car WRC expansion a possibility

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala has hinted his team could expand to five cars later this season, but a final decision will be down to the Japanese manufacturer.

Hyundai drops appeal process over Neuville Croatia WRC penalties

Hyundai has announced it will not appeal the fine and penalty handed to Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe for a “severe speeding” infringement at Rally Croatia.

Neuville: WRC Croatia podium never in doubt despite crash

Thierry Neuville felt a Rally Croatia podium finish was never in doubt despite almost flipping his Hyundai in a wild crash on the final stage of the World Rally Championship event.

How Rovanpera's Croatia turnaround sent a message to his WRC rivals

After a dominating Rally Croatia, a wrong tyre choice on the final day looked to have undone all Kalle Rovanpera's hard work and left him with a mountain to climb heading into the power stage. That he emerged the winner all the same has surely quelled any lingering doubts that the Finn is the man to beat in the 2022 WRC

Ogier to make WRC return at Rally Portugal in third Toyota

Sebastien Ogier will make the second World Rally Championship outing of his planned part-time 2022 campaign at Rally Portugal next month.

Tanak: Rally Croatia performance was the "best we could do"

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak says his Rally Croatia display was the “best we could do” after his narrowly defeat to Kalle Rovanpera in a final stage thriller.

WRC Croatia: Rovanpera snatches win from Tanak in thrilling showdown Rally Croatia
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WRC Croatia: Rovanpera snatches win from Tanak in thrilling showdown

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera issued a final stage fightback to snatch the Rally Croatia victory from Hyundai’s Ott Tanak following a thrilling climax to the World Rally Championship event.

WRC Croatia: Tanak overhauls Rovanpera for lead after sudden downpour

Ott Tanak has overhauled Kalle Rovanpera to take a 1.4s lead into the final stage at Rally Croatia after a sudden downpour turned the rally on its head.

WRC Croatia: Rovanpera extends lead as Tanak tyre gamble backfires

World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera is on course to claim victory at Rally Croatia after extending his lead over Hyundai’s Ott Tanak on Sunday morning.

Tanak not giving up on Croatia win despite Rovanpera "statement" Rally Croatia
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Tanak not giving up on Croatia win despite Rovanpera "statement"

Ott Tanak isn't giving up on World Rally Championship victory at Rally Croatia but believes Kalle Rovanpera’s “statement” on Saturday’s final stage shows the Toyota driver has pace in his pocket.

M-Sport calls for stronger WRC wet tyre after Croatia punctures

M-Sport has called for Pirelli to strengthen its World Rally Championship wet weather tyre following a spate of punctures at Rally Croatia.

WRC Croatia: Rovanpera responds to Tanak’s Saturday charge

Kalle Rovanpera will head into Rally Croatia’s final day equipped with a healthy lead after responding to Ott Tanak’s charge on Saturday afternoon.

How M-Sport's faith in Loubet led to a WRC reprieve after a dismal 2021 Prime

How M-Sport's faith in Loubet led to a WRC reprieve after a dismal 2021

It's fair to say 2021 was a year to forget for Pierre-Louis Loubet. A maiden full World Rally Championship season offered hope but soon turned into a nightmare that ended in hospital, after being hit by a car in a road traffic accident. Now handed a lifeline by M-Sport, the Frenchman is desperate to rebuild his career

Why WRC mechanics deserve more respect Prime
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Why WRC mechanics deserve more respect

The drivers get the glare of attention, but it’s the mechanics who are key to the operation of any World Rally Championship car. Motorsport.com donned a set of overalls and joined M-Sport on a Belgian national rally event to get an inside look into the life of a rally mechanic.

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