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WRC | RD13 – RALLY RACC CATALUNYA 2019

First, run in 1957, Rally De Espania joined the World Rally Championship in 1991 as a pure Asphalt rally but relocated to Salou in 2002 where this unique rally became the only mixed surface event of the Championship. The 55th edition of Rally RACC Catalunya was Round 12, and the penultimate round, of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship. Last time out in the Forest of Wales, Estonian Ott Tanak moved even closer to the drivers’ title by winning Rally GB for the first time in his career. For this…

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WRC | RD12 – WALES RALLY GB 2019

Rally GB has a long-standing history which dates back to the 1930’s where competitors of the Royal Automobile Club would take part in a series of autotests and navigational challenges which formed part of a very different event to that of what we see today. In the 1960’s forest roads were introduced, this would transform the event into one of the toughest off-road automotive challenges which the world’s best drivers experience today. This year was the 75th running of the event which formed Round 12 of the 2019 FIA World…

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WRC | RD11 – RALLY TURKEY 2019

First held in 2000, Rally Turkey joined the FIA World Rally Championships just three years later, but the event has dipped in and out of the World Series over the past 12 years or so. Last year the event re-appeared on the calendar with a new event based in Marmaris and was a bit of a car breaker. This year, having experienced last year, the teams were much better prepared for the conditions. Needless to say, it was still a demanding challenge on the tough roads in the mountains of…

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WRX | RD 8 – WORLD RX OF FRANCE 2019

Team Hansen MJP’s Timmy Hansen took an emphatic victory in round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, the World RX of France on a weekend in which the championship battle took a new twist. Timmy led home GC Kompeition’s Anton Marklund with younger brother Kevin Hansen third in the second of the team’s Peugeot 208s The overall results from the weekend meant Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud rose to the top of the drivers’ standings despite a fifth-place finish in the final. The Monster Energy RX Cartel…

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WRC | RD 10 – ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND 2019

The FIA World Rally Championship arrived in South-West Germany, returning to the tarmac in the picturesque Saarland region for round 10. The rally, which was first held in 1982, joined the WRC in 2002 and four of the current crop of drivers competing this season have won the event in recent years. Championship leader heading into the rally, Ott Tank, who had won the past two in 2017 & 2018, would be looking to make it a hat trick of German wins this year. 19 Stages featured on the route…

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WRX | RD7 – CANADA 2019

The 7th round of the 2019 season took place in Trois-Rivieres. ES Motorsport couldn’t find a driver after Kevin Abbring was unable to attend leaving the field with 16 cars. It was an RX Cartel 1-2 in Q1 with Andreas Bakkerud leading Liam Doran. Bakkerud led his race from the start but Doran had to find a way past Guerlain Chicherit after losing out down to turn 1. The British Bomb made the worst start but powered round the outside and tried to cut across the Frenchman. The pair made…

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PREVIEW | WRX | RD6 – HOLJES – SWEDEN 2019

The 6th round of the World Rallycross Championship takes place this weekend. The 600 horsepower beasts are set to tackle one of the most popular circuits on the calendar. ‘The Magic Weekend’ sees tens of thousands of Scandinavian supporters flock to the Höljes circuit and is one of the last remaining classic rallycross tracks. With its large amount of elevation change including a banked tarmac corner, Velodrome leading onto the back straight. Calling it just a weekend does not do the fans justice as many will arrive before Thursday and…

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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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WRC | RD5 | RALLY ARGENTINA 2019

Rally Argentina has always been a bit of a lottery when it comes to the weather and its conditions, this year was no different. With 18 challenging stages through some dramatic scenery, the route of some 347km provided conditions which fell somewhere between the Safari Rally of the past and Wales Rally GB. Heavy rain in the days leading up to the event completely altered the stages between recce and Shakedown on Thursday Morning, where we first got an indication of how this event would pan out. Toyota’s Ott Tanak…

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