Cold Start To Rally World Cup For Mini

Baja Russia (Northern Forest) saw a cautious beginning for MINI’s assault on the 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup. The fourth place achieved by the MINI John Cooper Works crew of Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and co-driver Tom Colsoul (BEL) was a very good result considering this was the first time Przygonski and a…

Dani Pedrosa On Top

On the final day of the Thailand testing the Repsol Honda Team concluded another very productive session of testing that saw Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa continue working on the general development of their RC213V, carrying out tests on the latest engine configuration, chassis, aerodynamics, and Michelin tyres. Over the three days, Marc completed a…

Neuville Tops WRC Championship Table

Thierry Neuville completed the final three stages of Rally Sweden to secure his first victory of the 2018 WRC season, and take the championship lead. In SS17, the first stage of the day, Neuville gave up eight seconds of the 22.7s lead he had started with as a result of careful driving, but was second-fastest…

Listen To Your Father

Renault Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz said his father warned him “about 100 times” to be careful ahead of driving the final two stages of the Monte Carlo Rally last Sunday. Carlos Jr drove a Renault Megane R.S. course car on the Col de Turini and Col de Braus stages of the 2018 World Rally…

Sainz Dakar Win Beats The Bad Taste

Carlos Sainz admits his cross-country rally stint with Peugeot would’ve left a “bad taste” if he failed to score a Dakar win for himself. Sainz, who won his first Dakar in 2010 with Volkswagen, joined Peugeot ahead of the marque’s return to the event in 2015. Peugeot needed only two attempts to conquer the Dakar…

Rally Dakar 2018 – Roundup And Final Results

THE Dakar Rally crowned both an old and a new champion at the end of the 2018 edition. Matthias Walkner completed a trouble-free final stage to claim his maiden Dakar victory in the motorcycle class, completing an all-Austrian triumph for KTM and sponsors Red Bull, while Toby Price secured his third podium finish on the…

Al Attiyah Wins Stage 12 Battle

Dakar 2018’s twelfth and longest day turned out to be a car and truck stage only as the bike stage was canned due to adverse conditions on their route on Thursday. The car race between Chilecito to San Juan, Argentina however proved to be an intriguing one as the top ten continually changed position through…

Dakar Stage 10 – All the news and results

TOBY Price’s hopes of winning the Dakar Rally have taken a severe blow after a disastrous and dramatic Stage 10. All but one of the top six riders in the overall classification lost large amounts of time late in the stage after getting lost in a river bed, while a crash just three kilometres from…

Sainz Penalty Starts Dakar Controversy

DAKAR Rally car category leader Carlos Sainz has been penalised 10 minutes for allegedly making contact with a quad bike competitor. Dutch rider Kees Koolen accused the leading Peugeot of hitting him and knocking him off his machine at around the 184km mark of Stage 7, the first half of the marathon stage from La…

Al-Attiytah And Sunderland Star On Dakar Day 3

Following a first long stage that enabled initial gaps to be opened on Sunday, the competitors had to tackle the dunes of the Ica Desert for one last time, allowing them to showcase their navigation and dune-crossing talents. There was much time on offer to be made up for the unfortunate participants of the previous…