wrc News and Analysis
Current generation World Rally Cars will be permitted to compete in next year’s World Rally Championship with a reduced power output.
Sebastien Ogier declared a fourth at Rally Spain as another positive step in landing an eighth World Rally Championship title despite falling short of his targets last weekend.
Elfyn Evans says “anything can happen” yet in the World Rally Championship title fight but admits it will take something “radical” to deny Sebastien Ogier at next month’s Monza decider.
Thierry Neuville has praised a group of marshals for helping revive his Hyundai after a “heart attack” moment almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at Rally Spain.
Thierry Neuville produced one of the drives of the season to claim a dominant Rally Spain win over Elfyn Evans, who kept his Word Rally Championship title hopes alive.
Thierry Neuville moved a step closer to a dominant World Rally Championship victory at Rally Spain after extending his lead over Toyota’s Elfyn Evans on Sunday morning.
Sebastien Ogier says he’s “never changed so much on a car during a rally” to overcome set-up issues that have plagued his World Rally Championship victory hopes in Spain.
World Rally Championship cars will be fitted with a newly developed FIA Artificial Intelligence Safety Camera designed to scan stages for potential hazards.
Thierry Neuville has emerged as the firm favourite to win the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship following a dominant Saturday at Rally Spain.
Thierry Neuville completed a clean sweep of World Rally Championship stage wins on Saturday morning to further extend his Rally Spain lead over Toyota’s Elfyn Evans.
Ott Tanak will sit out the remaining stages of Rally Spain after Hyundai Motorsport confirmed it was unable to repair the 2019 World Rally champion’s damaged car.
Thierry Neuville claimed the Rally Spain lead after an inspired afternoon run while World Rally Championship title contender and early leader Elfyn Evans survived a wild moment.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak has crashed out of Rally Spain on stage four, the first test of Friday’s afternoon loop of the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship.
Elfyn Evans made a perfect start to Rally Spain by stunning World Rally Championship title rival Sebastien Ogier with blistering speed on the opening morning loop of stages.
Toyota’s Takamoto Katsuta has retired from the opening day of the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship in Spain following a crash on the first stage.
Two decades after Petter Solberg emerged as a World Rally Championship winner, his son Oliver is ready to take the WRC by storm. Having secured a part-time WRC factory drive for Hyundai in 2022, he's raring to repay the marque's faith in him and follow in his 2003 champion father's footsteps
Thierry Neuville expects the World Rally Championship's new 2022 Rally1 hybrid cars will require a different driving style, labelling the experience as "Formula E driving on a rally road".
M-Sport team principal Richard Millener says progress is being made to fill its remaining two World Rally Championship seats for 2022 but is not anticipating any "shock" appointments.
Sebastien Ogier is expecting a “big fight” for the World Rally Championship title in Spain with rival and Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans set to be on maximum attack.
Kalle Rovanpera says he’s not feeling 100% following his accident at Rally Finland but has no fitness concerns ahead of this weekend's penultimate World Rally Championship round in Spain.
The World Rally Championship will step into a new hybrid era in 2022, but the car changes haven't been the only excitement that has built within the paddock. WRC's 'silly season' kicked off in a big way and all the key driver moves for 2022 - of which there are many - look set to shake things up.
Rally Monza organisers have announced a revised route that will see an equal split of closed road and circuit stages for next month’s World Rally Championship finale.
Spanish rally champion Nil Solans will make his World Rally Championship debut at Rally Spain as a replacement for 2C Competition’s Pierre-Louis Loubet.
Sebastien Ogier has paid tribute to long serving co-driver Julien Ingrassia following the announcement that the navigator will retire from the World Rally Championship at the end of the year.
Toyota has confirmed its 2022 World Rally Championship driver line-up which will see Esapekka Lappi rejoin the squad to share a third car with Sebastien Ogier.
Hyundai has confirmed Oliver Solberg and Dani Sordo will share its third car for the 2022 World Rally Championship.
Craig Breen will spearhead M-Sport’s World Rally Championship attack next season after signing a two-year deal with the British squad.
Rally Finland never fails to disappoint and the 70th edition of the iconic World Rally Championship certainly proved to be a modern classic. We review the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls and heartbreak that made round 10 of the 2021 season.
Pierre-Louis Loubet will sit out the remaining rounds of the World Rally Championship after being hit by a car.
By his own admission, the fifth World Rally Championship victory of Elfyn Evans' career in Finland last weekend was the drive of his life. Winning five stages in a row and soaking up huge pressure from the Hyundais on the fastest gravel stages around, the Welshman put in a faultless showing that proved what he is truly made of
Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala has revealed the reasons why Kalle Rovanpera was withdrawn from Rally Finland before the final stage.
Elfyn Evans believes his overall performance to win Rally Finland ranks as “probably the highest” of his World Rally Championship career to date.
Elfyn Evans boosted his World Rally Championship title hopes by claiming a famous victory in the 70th anniversary edition of Rally Finland after a pressure-filled head-to-head with Ott Tanak.
Elfyn Evans moved a step closer to a famous Rally Finland victory by further extending his lead over Hyundai’s Ott Tanak in a thrilling head-to-head battle on the final day.
World Rally Championship leader Sebastien Ogier has been issued a one-minute penalty and an €800 fine for breach of crash helmet regulations at Rally Finland.
A water leak, triggered by a compression in the road, forced Thierry Neuville to retire from Rally Finland ending his slim World Rally Championship title hopes.
Toyota driver Elfyn Evans fended off Hyundai’s charging Ott Tanak on Saturday afternoon to take a slender lead into the final day of Rally Finland.
Toyota’s Elfyn Evans has stormed into the lead at Rally Finland after dominating an eventful Saturday morning loop highlighted by a crash for World Rally Championship home hero Kalle Rovanpera.
Hyundai’s Craig Breen leapfrogged teammate Ott Tanak to lead Rally Finland at the end of Friday after a dramatic night stage shuffled the World Rally Championship pack.
Ott Tanak emerged as the man to beat on the opening loop of stages at Rally Finland as Hyundai surprised favourites Toyota.
Mitsubishi promised Tommi Makinen the 1996 World Rally Championship, and he delivered with two rounds to spare by winning Rally Australia. To mark the 25th anniversary of the four-time WRC champion's breakthrough year, we revisit the Finn's explanation of how that promise was kept from the 26 September 1996 issue.
World Rally Championship drivers are expecting the new night stages at this weekend’s Rally Finland to bring a whole new challenge that will offer no room for mistakes.
Oliver Solberg has emerged unscathed from a recce accident in preparation for this weekend’s return of Rally Finland to the World Rally Championship.
Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala is confident his young charger Kalle Rovanpera won’t buckle under the pressure and expectation to deliver a home victory at Rally Finland.
Hyundai's Ott Tanak says he will have to "throw everything" at Rally Finland to defeat favourites Toyota on home soil and score a third consecutive World Rally Championship win at the event.
Toyota World Rally Championship driver Takamoto Katsuta will team up with Oliver Solberg’s former co-driver Aaron Johnston for next week’s Rally Finland.
Out of contract Hyundai WRC driver Dani Sordo says people won’t be surprised by his plans for 2022 as the Spaniard's World Rally Championship future remains up in the air.
Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala expects to make a decision regarding the 2022 driver line-up for the squad's third entry by the end of October.
M-Sport has announced that Adrien Fourmaux will be partnered with Alexandre Coria for the World Rally Championship’s visit to Rally Finland next month.
OPINION: Thierry Neuville's diatribe against the upcoming Rally1-spec machines that will usher in the World Rally Championship's new hybrid era was remarkable in an era where drivers are usually reticent to air their views in public. But are the Belgian's concerns about speed, safety and cost entirely valid?
Hyundai WRC boss Andrea Adamo conceded Toyota was “stronger” at the Acropolis Rally but was frustrated recurring problems were again present in Greece.
Rising World Rally Championship star Adrien Fourmaux has split with his long-time co-driver Renaud Jamoul following the Acropolis Rally.
It may not have been the car breaking endurance of the past but the iconic Acropolis Rally successfully returned to the World Rally Championship for the first time since 2013. We review the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls and heartbreak that made round nine of the 2021 season.