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WRC | MONTE CARLO RALLY 2021 | LEG 1

It has been some 46 days from when we saw Sebastian Ogier take he’s 7th World Rally Drivers title at The Rally Monza in December last year; which brought a close to a torrid 2020 World Rally season. Since then, in the passing weeks, The FIA World Rally Championships has already faced similar challenges before a competitive wheel had even been turned. But finally, the hills (or should we say the Alpes?) are alive to the sound of horsepower once again as the Rallye Monte Carlo got underway from its…

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ERC | Season Opener Fafe uncertain.

The opening round of the FIA European Rally Championships could be postponed or even cancelled. The Portuguese Rally Serras de Fafe e Felgueiras which is due to open up the 2021 ERC on 12th-14th March now looks to be of concern for ERC promoters Eurosport Events. Cases of the COVID-19 virus have been rising throughout January in Portugal and the Portuguese government in its constant fight against the global pandemic have recently increased their restrictions which is leading to an uncertain landscape for the rally. Currently, It is believed that…

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PREVIEW | WRX | RD5 – WORLD RX OF NORWAY 2019

As we reach the mid-point of the season, the next stop on the FIA World Rallycross calendar is surely one of, if not THE highlight of the year. Hell, Norway is most certainly the place to be as large crowds of motorsport fans flock to this iconic RX circuit for a taste of the World’s best RX action, surely it should be named Heaven? Currently, it’s a Scandinavian lockout at the top of the standings heading into Round 5, with the Hansen brothers from the Neighbouring Sweden leading local hero…

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ARX | RD1 | MID-OHIO 2019

The first ARX event of the year held at the Mid-Ohio circuit saw Tanner Foust top the tables after the four qualifying sessions following a close fight with former teammate Scott Speed. Going into the final round of qualifying the two drivers were separated by just one point. The final race of qualifying was led by Foust after breaking early to tuck up the inside of turn one to take the lead at the start and recording the fastest time of the weekend. Last year’s champion had to recover from…

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PREVIEW | ARX 2019

Americas Rallycross (ARX) 2019 is all set to get underway with a bang this weekend at the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio, where the wide-open fight to become the next champion will commence Much has changed amongst the ARX teams over the off-season, and it’s anyone’s guess as to who will shine in the first round this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Course’s brand-new rallycross facility. Reigning ARX Supercar Champion Scott Speed made a major move over the off-season from the Andretti Rallycross team to Subaru Motorsports USA and will…

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BTRDA | RD4 | PLAINS RALLY 2019

With a revised format this year, the Plains Rally organised by the Knutsford & District Motor Club returned to the forests of Mid Wales for Round 4 of the 2019 Jordon Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Championships. Opting to give the Dyfi Forest Complex a rest this year, the forestry allocation for the event featured five gravel stages totalling some 42 competitive stage miles. With double use stages in Dyfnant & Aberhirnant and a single stage in Llangower to round the day off with for the crews to contend with. After…

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WRC | RD7 | RALLY DE PORTUGAL 2019

One of the oldest and most supported rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship, Rally De Portugal signified the start of a string of European events. First held in 1967, this classic rally was one of the founding WRC events in 1973 and has been awarded “Best Rally in the World” on no less than five occasions and always delivers an atmosphere out on the stages. After the recent addition of Rally Chile to the calendar, Portugal moved to a couple of weeks later this year. This means temperatures were…

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WRX | RD4 | DAYINSURE WORLD RX OF GREAT BRITAIN 2019 | DAY 2

Opening up the second day of the Daysinsure World RX of Great Britain with a win in the first race of Q3 was Timmy Hansen. There was a tiny bit of contact with brother Kevin at Turn 1, but not enough to cause any upset. Timmy led the race from start to finish, but the time was some 3 seconds slower than Q2 of yesterday afternoon. The second race of the morning was a little bit more eventful, Monster Energy RX Cartel’s Andreas Bakkerud was clean away in the Audi…

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WRX | RD4 | DAYINSURE WORLD RX OF GREAT BRITAIN 2019 – DAY1

Returning to Silverstone, The Home of British Motor Racing; the FIA World Rallycross Championship arrived in the UK for the fourth round. As part of the SpeedMachine festival, the rallycross forms the main highlight of this action-packed, high performance, adrenaline-filled weekend, which is tailored for the petrol heads and motorsport fans alike. Joining the World RX regulars, was current British Rallycross Champ, Mark Higgins in the Albatec Racing Peugeot 208. Although Higgins has not raced this season, he at least has previous here at Silverstone; which is where he won…

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WRC | RD6 | COPEC RALLY CHILE 2019

With no prior knowledge, data, reference points, previous pace notes or onboard videos that could be studied in advance; The Copec Rally Chile with its 17 gravel stages totalling 325km, offered up a fresh exciting new challenge for Round 6 of the FIA World Rally Championship, becoming the 32nd host country in the history of the WRC. The stages in parts looked very similar to that of Wales, Hyundai’s Andreas Mikkelsen who spent a decent part of his early career in the forest of Wales topped the shakedown timings on…

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