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 | RD9 ACROPOLIS RALLY GREEC NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD 9 ACROPLOIS RALLY GREECE | LEG 3

On the final day of the Acropolis Rally Greece 2021, the Greek Gods sent rain. The long-awaited return of this iconic rally had certainly delivered unexpected conditions, couple this with significant improvements to the roads used on the event; made for an entirely different rally to what it has been synonymous with in the past. Therefore I don’t think one should compare today’s event to the rough, tough and dusty rally, that the drivers of the past had to endure, but it was certainly a welcome return to the World…

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WRC | RD9 ACROPOLIS RALLY GREECE NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD9 ACROPOLIS RALLY GREECE – LEG 2

The second full day of the Acropolis rally began with just 3.8 seconds separating the top 3, Toyota’s Kalle Rovanperä was leading Ott Tänak with Sébastien Ogier close behind in third. The opening test of the day, SS7 Pavliani was 24km long but the early morning conditions made for a moist surface and some likened the stage to perhaps more like Rally Chile rather than Greece. Rovanperä opened up the morning by beating Tänak by 5.6 seconds to take his first stage win of the day. Photo: WRC.com In the…

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WRC | RD9 ACROPOLIS RALLY GREECE 2021 | LEG 1

The first full day of action at the Acropolis Rally Greece featured just five stages over approx 90km; but there was no service halt. The conditions since Thursdays Shakedown had improved overnight and were more typical of what is to be expected on this legendary rally, in that, it was now hot and dry. Photo: Hyundai WRT The opening Aghil test was 17.5km in length and was the only stage on the days’ route with double usage. Hyundai’s Ott Tänak took that first stage win beating current Championship leader and…

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WRC ACROPOLIS RALLY GREECE NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | PREVIEW | RD9 – ACROPOLIS RALLY GREECE

After an 8 year absence, the Acropolis Rally Greece also known as “The Rally Of The Gods” has returned to the FIA World Rally Championships for the 9th round of the 2021 season. First held in 1953, The Acropolis was one of the original founding members of the WRC back in 1973. This iconic rally last ran as part of the World Series back in 2013, where current Toyota Gazoo Racing Team Boss Jari-Matti Latvala won in the VW Polo.  It is typically known as a rough, tough, hot and…

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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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