WRC | RD11 RALLY RACC CATALUNYA DE ESPANA NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD11 RALLY RACC CATALUNYA DE ESPANA 2021

After a two year, COVID enforced absence from the FIA World Rally Championship; The RACC Rally Catalunya De Espana made a welcomed return for round 11 of the 2021 season. For an event that first joined the WRC in 1991 and relocated to Salou in 2002, after many years of being a mixed surface event; the penultimate round of the seasons saw a return to an entirely Asphalt event for the first time since 2009. Photos: Hyundai Motorsport WRT With 17 fast, flowing, super-smooth tarmac stages that covered 280km, the…

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WRC | RD10 - RALLY FINLAND 2021 | LEG 3 NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD10 – RALLY FINLAND 2021 | LEG 3

Toyotas Elfyn Evans arrived at the final day of Rally Finland 2021 with a 9.1 second lead over Hyundais Ott Tänak. After a dominant performance on Saturday morning, Welshman Evans then came under pressure in the afternoon from the surging Estonian but held on to his lead heading into the final morning of the rally. All Evans had to do is keep his nerve and make it through the final 45km and 4 stages of the rally. Photo: Hyundai Motorsport WRT Tänak would open the day by winning the first…

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WRC | RD RALLY FINLAND 2021 | LEG 2 NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD10 – RALLY FINLAND 2021 | LEG 2

The second day of Rally Finland consisted of 9 stages covering 152km of competitive action. Overnight rally leader Craig Breen began the day with a 2.8 second lead over his Hyundai teammate Ott Tänak. However, over the course of the morning, there was a swing in the balance of performance, with Toyotas Elfyn Evans seemingly finding an immense amount of both speed and confidence overnight. Photo: Hyundai Motorsport WRT The Welshman began his day with the opening stage win on the 18km SS7 Kakaristo – Hassi test, beating Breen by a…

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WRC | RD10 RALLY FINLAND 2021 NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD10 RALLY FINLAND 2021 | LEG 1

The FIA World Rally Championships arrived in Jyväskylä, Finland for Round 10 of the 2021 season. Affectionately known by rally fans worldwide as “The Grand Prix On Gravel”, Rally Finland is a high-speed blast through the Finnish countryside and always delivers what the fans and drivers want.  Normally run in summer and the rally that typical restarts the Championship after its mid-season break, this year’s event has relocated to a later autumn date, which in itself brings different conditions to the norm, but that same intense, flat out, full throttle,…

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WRC | RD8 YPRES RALLY BELGIUM 2021

Unbelievably making its first ever appearance into the FIA World Rally Championship, the Ypres Rally, Belgium hosted round 8 of the 2021 Championship.  Becoming the 35th Nation to hold the highest level of international rallying, Belgium and indeed Ypres is no stranger to rallying. For many years the roads of Belgium have been a playing field for European rallying and the Historic Ypres has been a battlefield not just through two great wars but for motorsport also.  Photo: Hyundai Motorsport WRT First, held in 1965, the Ypres rally has played…

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WRC | RD7 RALLY ESTONIA 2021

The FIA World Rally Championships returned to Estonia for Round 7 of the 2021 season. Estonias second edition of hosting a World Rally not only brought with it the familiar fast gravel roads with extreme jumps that were experienced last year, but this time around a few technical sections were also thrown in for good measure to. Photo: Hyundai Motorsport WRT A total of 314km spread over 24 special stages awaited the competitors in front of a mass of Estonian Rally fans who had flocked to the stages in the…

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WRC | PREVIEW | RD6 SAFARI RALLY KENYA 2021

After 19 years, the long-awaited legendary Safari Rally in Kenya returns to the FIA World Rally Championships for round 6 of the 2021 Championships. This iconic rally has been absent since 2002 and although it was hoped to return last year, the global pandemic prevented it; but this weekend the Safari Adventure IS happening and the entire World of rallying is incredibly excited.  Photos: WRC.com First, run way back in 1953 as the East African Safari Rally of Kenya, the Safari Rally of past times is no more, but the…

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WRC | RD5 RALLY ITALIA SARDINIA 2021

Round 5 of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship emerged from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia as an unexpected result for some but a total disaster in contrast for others. The rally produced a number of turning points, with Leg 2 on the Saturday becoming the most eventful. From Heroes to Zeroes The Hyundai World Rally Team started off the day (Saturday) in a strong position, Estonian Ott Tänak in the rally lead with his teammate Dani Sordo behind in second. The signs were that the Korean automobile brand was…

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WRC | RD5 RALLY ITALIA SARDINIA 2021 | LEG 2

Saturday morning in Sardinia offered a fresh day for some, but a continued battle for others, overnight rain had dampened the stages and the sky was overcast. With just under 130km over a further 8 stages, some well-known stages were to feature on the route and with reversed road orders, Saturday in Sardinia would deliver carnage out on the stages. Photo: Red Bull Content Pool Overnight rally leader Ott Tänak had a 19.4 second lead heading into the second day and would kick-start the morning off with the first stage…

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WRC | RD5 RALLY ITALIA SARDINIA 2021 | LEG 1

Round 5 of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship returned to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, for Rally Italia Sardegna, a rally where Hyundai has been strong in recent years. Their driver Thierry Neuville posted the fastest time in his i20 Coupe WRC on the new 2.9km shakedown test, Loiri Porto San Paolo on Thursday morning, but the Belgian was unable to carry that speed into the opening leg of the rally of Friday morning. Photo: Red Bull Content Pool 127km over 8 stages awaited the crews on Friday morning…

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