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Ireland WRC bid hinges on funding after event concept approval

Ireland is vying to secure a three-year contract to host the WRC, beginning from 2025, which aims to bring the championship back to the country for the first time since 2009.Motorsport Ireland announced in January that it plans to rotate the rally through three locations; Waterford, Kerry and Limerick, across the three-year deal, should it secure the...

Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:48
Tanak not worried about 2024 WRC title bid after difficult start

Hyundai’s new signing has admitted his season to date has “not been great” after costly mistakes in both the Monte Carlo season opener and last weekend’s visit to Sweden.The 2019 world champion, touted among the favourites to challenge for this year’s title, is fifth in the championship standings, 27 points behind team-mate and championship leader Neuville,...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 18:14
Gravel Notes Podcast: WRC Sweden review

Lappi managed to successfully navigate the challenging 18 stages that caught out world champions Kalle Rovanpera and Ott Tanak to claim a well-received second career WRC victory.Toyota’s Elfyn Evans trailed Lappi by 29.6s to finish second but left the weekend as the top points scorer with 24 points compared to Lappi’s 19 virtue of the WRC’s radical...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 19:56
WRC meets with Motorsport UK to discuss Rally GB revival in Scotland

Motorsport UK CEO Hugh Chambers and chairman David Richards met with the WRC Promoter at last weekend’s Rally Sweden, with Rally GB among the topics discussed.Great Britain was a mainstay of the WRC from its inaugural season in 1973 until 2019, the last edition of the famous event held before it dropped off the calendar.The Covid-19 pandemic, coupled...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:51
WRC Sweden podium exceeded Evans’ expectations

Before the event, Toyota driver Evans downplayed his Sweden chances given the disadvantage of starting second on the road.However he finished the rally in second, 29.6s behind winner Hyundai’s Esapekka Lappi.While not a fan of the 2024 points system, the Welshman benefitted from the new rules.Evans survived a wild 360-degree spin on Friday to claim...

Mon Feb 19, 2024 16:33
Fourmaux: Maiden WRC podium is proof to “never give up” on dreams

Fourmaux delivered the best result of his WRC career to date to finish a milestone third, 47.9 seconds behind eventual Rally Sweden winner Esapekka Lappi of Hyundai.The M-Sport Ford driver successfully navigated incredibly challenging conditions that caught out world champions Kalle Rovanpera and Ott Tanak to end Saturday in second position, behind...

Sun Feb 18, 2024 20:12

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