WRC News and Analysis
Andreas Mikkelsen and Esapekka Lappi are tied for second place on Rally Sweden with three stages remaining, as Ott Tanak continues to lead the way.
Ott Tanak has extended his Rally Sweden lead to nearly a minute, while a three-way fight for second place has emerged between Andreas Mikkelsen, Esapekka Lappi and Thierry Neuville.
Sebastien Ogier will rejoin Rally Sweden on Saturday, but has admitted he has nothing to play for as he starts the weekend in 46th position after getting stuck in a snowbank.
Teemu Suninen leads a World Rally Championship event for the first time on Rally Sweden, as nearest rival Jari-Matti Latvala became stuck in a snowbank on Friday’s final stage.
Thierry Neuville posted the fastest time through Rally Sweden’s opening superspecial, the Hyundai driver edging out World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Ogier by 0.8sec.
FIA president Jean Todt has put forward more cross-border events as a potential way of easing World Rally Championship calendar congestion.
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World Rally Championship outfit M-Sport says it was impressed by Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas's technique on his rallying debut in Finland.
Citroen World Rally Championship driver Sebastien Ogier says his "relief was incredible" after he overcame a throttle-pedal issue to win the Monte Carlo Rally.
Sebastien Ogier defeated Thierry Neuville in a breathtaking end to the 2019 World Rally Championship season-opening Monte Carlo Rally.
Sebastien Ogier kept a chasing Thierry Neuville at bay during Saturday afternoon’s loop of Monte Carlo Rally stages, as Sebastien Loeb moved up into third place.
World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier continues to hold Thierry Neuville at bay for the lead of the Monte Carlo Rally, edging out a 5.3s gap after Saturday’s first two stages.
Sebastien Ogier leads Thierry Neuville at the head of the Monte Carlo Rally order, but Ott Tanak dropped out of the fight on Friday afternoon after picking up a puncture.
Toyota World Rally Championship team principal Tommi Makinen has threatened to withhold his drivers from Monte Carlo Rally media activities after his call to cancel Friday morning's stages was denied.