Latvala Wants To be The Main Man

Jari-Matti Latvala says he has nothing to fear from the arrival of Ott Tanak at the Toyota WRC team next season, but is determined to keep the Japanese squad centred around him. Latvala arrived at Toyota late in 2016, affecting the immediate and significant change to turn the Yaris WRC into a challenger this season….

Ogier Makes 2018 WRC Team Decision

Sebastien Ogier will defend his World Rally Championship title with M-Sport next season. The British team announced Ogier and Elfyn Evans as its frontline drivers on Tuesday evening. Ogier told Motorsport.com he had known for some time that he wanted to remain with M-Sport and identified the strength of his relationship with team principal Malcolm…

Mikkelsen Sets Sights On back-To-back WRC Wins

Andreas Mikkelsen could hold the aces in the pack as he defends his Rally Australia title in the finale to the most exciting and unpredictable WRC season in years. The Norwegian has endured a roller-coaster ride since winning the New South Wales encounter 12 months ago. But conditions could play into his hands this weekend…

Mikkelsen signs for Hyundai

Andreas Mikkelsen joins Hyundai to drive I20 WRC car for final three rounds of 2017. He will partner Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo at next month’s RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España (5 – 8 October), with Hayden Paddon dropped for the mixed surface encounter. Hyundai said its line-up for Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (26…

Neuville Has Not Given Up Titles Hopes

Thierry Neuville has not given up on his dream of securing this year’s WRC drivers’ title, despite the crushing set-back of a no-score at ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Neuville began last week’s rally leading the championship, but left it trailing four time champ Sébastien Ogier by 17 points after he lost a wheel and retired on…

Hyundai Refocus WRC Campaign

Hyundai Motorsport heads into the six-week break with clear intentions to refocus on its championship campaign after a tough weekend in Rallye Deutschland, the tenth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Despite being a home rally for the Alzenau-based squad, and a happy hunting ground for results in the past three seasons,…

Tanak Wins – Ogier Rebuilds Championship Lead

Ott Tanak clinched victory in Germany as his M-Sport Ford team-mate Sebastien Ogier rebuilt a 17-point World Rally Championship lead over Thierry Neuville. In the lead fight from the outset, Tanak hit the front for good amid Friday afternoon’s torrential rain – when he was one of a handful of drivers to give the WRC’s…

Neuville Heads WRC Championship

Hyundai Motorsport has completed Rally Finland, the ninth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) which was concluded on Sunday in Jyväskylä, with Thierry Neuville finishing highest of the team’s three crews in sixth position in his Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC. Taking eight points for his overall sixth place, Neuville added three more…

Hyundai Lands a WRC 1-2

Hyundai Motorsport has registered its third victory of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in Mikolajki, Poland, with Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon securing the team’s first 1-2 result in WRC since the 2014 Rallye Deutschland. Dani Sordo completed Rally Poland in fourth place overall, making it the most successful combined result for Hyundai…

No Promises From Andreas Mikkelsen

The Norwegian remains low-key ahead of WRC return at Rally Italia Sardegna. WRC returnee Andreas Mikkelsen has imposed no targets on himself for his championship comeback in Italy this weekend. He returns to frontline action at Rally Italia Sardegna (8 – 11 June) in a Citroën C3. It is his first competitive outing in a…