Ex-Formula 1 racer Heikki Kovalainen is pressing ahead with preparations for a one-off WRC outing in Japan in November as he stands on the cusp of domestic title success.
An unlikely victory in Finland has left Hyundai Motorsport cautiously optimistic it has turned a corner after a difficult start to the World Rally Championship's new hybrid era.
Four-time World Rally Championship title winner Juha Kankkunen will drive a hydrogen-powered Toyota GR Yaris in stages at next week’s WRC Ypres Rally.
Rally legend Marcus Gronholm is hopeful his young protege Jari Huttunen will receive another shot in the World Rally Championship’s top tier after scoring points on debut in Finland.
Finland may have a small population, but it has long enjoyed rallying success. Now that the nation has a new star to cheer in the form of Kalle Rovanpera, interest in the discipline is surging once again.
The World Rally Championship returned to rallying’s spiritual home in Finland where hoards of rally mad fans gathered to support their new home hero Kalle Rovanpera. While Rovanpera threw everything at trying to claim a home win, it was Hyundai’s Ott Tanak that delivered a stunning surprise win. Motorsport.com reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from Rally Finland.
Ott Tanak's Rally Finland victory served a reminder that Toyota must continue to work on improving its World Rally Championship challenger, according to team boss Jari-Matti Latvala.
Kalle Rovanpera and Toyota went into Rally Finland as overwhelming favourites but came away as runners-up to a resurgent Ott Tanak and Hyundai. While it may have dampened the homecoming party, it still moved the Finn closer to the ultimate World Rally Championship prize
Kalle Rovanpera was expecting a stronger showing from Hyundai in Finland, but was happy to extend his World Rally Championship lead despite missing out on a home win.
Esapekka Lappi described his WRC Rally Finland podium as one of the strangest ever after a roll required an emergency trip to a lake to repair his damaged Toyota.
Ott Tanak labelled victory at Rally Finland as the most satisfying of his World Rally Championship career.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak held off runaway World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera to claim a stunning victory at Rally Finland.
Toyota World Rally Championship driver Esapekka Lappi says he was frightened at times by a “crazy” lack of visibility over Rally Finland’s jumps and crests caused by a damaged windscreen.
Kalle Rovanpera says it won’t be easy to overhaul Ott Tanak for a memorable home victory at Rally Finland, and isn't sure he will attempt a full attack on Sunday.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak resisted intense pressure from a charging Kalle Rovanpera to cling onto the Rally Finland lead heading into the final day of the World Rally Championship event.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak extended his Rally Finland lead over Toyota’s Esapekka Lappi as rain helped World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera join the victory fight on Saturday morning.
Craig Breen has retired from Rally Finland following an impact after a jump which ended hopes of a third World Rally Championship podium finish of the season.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak managed to hang on to his Rally Finland lead despite a Friday afternoon charge from Toyota’s Esapekka Lappi.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak leads Rally Finland from Toyota’s Esapekka Lappi after a hotly contested Friday morning at the World Rally Championship gravel classic.
Hyundai Motorsport has withdrawn Oliver Solberg’s WRC entry from Rally Finland after an FIA inspection revealed roll cage damage to the i20 N following a heavy crash on Friday morning.
Hyundai is one of the World Rally Championship's big three, and has a brand-new travelling facility befitting of that status. The team invited Motorsport.com for a behind-the-scenes look at its state-of-the-art HQ, which comes complete with all the bells and whistles you'd expect of a top Formula 1 outfit.
After trailing Toyota teammate Elfyn Evans for much of Rally Estonia's opening day, WRC points leader Kalle Rovanpera took advantage of a change in the weather and never looked back afterwards. Winning for a fifth time this year at the scene of his 2021 breakthrough, and with a breathtaking powerstage bonus for good measure, his advantage is already looking difficult to topple.
Whether it’s the mountains of Monte Carlo, the snow of Sweden or the Kenya Savannah, the World Rally Championship is able to beam some of motorsport’s most spectacular footage to television screens while operating in the harshest of environments. Motorsport.com went behind the scenes to unearth the secrets that make this logistical challenge possible
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