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The past lessons Toyota must heed in the WRC title race
Tommi Makinen has a potentially awkward dilemma on his hands as the 2020 WRC reaches its business end, with Toyota's team leader playing catch-up to its number two and pressure from Hyundai in the manufacturers' complicating matters further.
In every discipline of motorsport, a successful team needs a star performer around whom everyone flits like pilot fish accompanying a great white shark - and that includes their teammates.
Sporting purity is a lofty ambition, but drivers who take points off each other are bad for business. Michael Schumacher needed an Eddie Irvine or Rubens Barrichello alongside him in Ferrari's F1 pomp, just as Sebastien Loeb's WRC dominance for Citroen owed much to the work of Dani Sordo.
With all three major manufacturers committing to the World Rally Championship’s hybrid era from 2022, the future of the series is assured for now, but it could lead to trickier twists and turns further down the road
Ott Tanak made up for a disastrous Monte Carlo Rally by leading all the way on the snow-kissed stages of the Arctic Rally Finland and in the process hit back at an event Toyota had been expected to dominate…
With Rally GB dropping off the World Rally Championship calendar for the second year in a row, one of Britain's best-attended sporting events faces an uncertain future. It's an unfortunate situation that points to troubling times ahead
The 2020 World Rally Championship bestrode all 12 months of the Gregorian calendar, and in terms of the competition it was a cracker. Moreover, it was an inspiration in dark days for the world and our industry.
A series of close calls in his formative years threatened to leave rallying's top echelon tantalisingly out of reach for the man who would go on to claim nine WRC titles. In an exclusive interview, Sebastien Loeb recalls the key steps on his road to dominance.
Breen to contest inaugural Belgian WRC event for Hyundai
Ogier: I’m not giving up on seventh WRC title despite deficit