WRC News

Katsuta gets new WRC co-driver
Loeb not planning 2022 WRC return
Ogier on Toyota 2022 WRC development
Sordo welcomes third 2021 co-driver
Breen hopes he sent message to teams

Takamoto Katsuta will be paired with a new co-driver for the World Rally Championship’s visit to Belgium this month as regular Daniel Barritt has been ruled out of the event through injury.

Loeb: No plans at the moment for 2022 WRC return
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Sebastien Loeb says he doesn’t have any plans for a World Rally Championship return next year but admits a drive in the new hybrid machinery would be difficult to refuse. 

Ogier plans to help Toyota as much as possible with 2022 WRC car
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Sebastien Ogier plans to help Toyota as much as possible with the development of its 2022 World Rally Championship car regardless of his motorsport plans for next year.

Sordo welcomes third WRC co-driver of 2021 after latest split Rally Estonia
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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.

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.

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

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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.

How Hyundai's broken record gave Toyota a special Sardinia 1-2

For the second WRC gravel rally in a row, a promising Friday for Hyundai turned into desolation as Toyota gratefully picked up the pieces. This time it was championship leader Sebastien Ogier who took full advantage after Ott Tanak and Dani Sordo retired to score a memorable victory, having swept the road on the first two days