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WRC reveals revised 2020 calendar, adds Estonia

The 2020 season was put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic after just three rounds and several ensuing rallies have since been cancelled, including Finland, New Zealand and Rally GB, delaying the resumption of the championship.However, on Thursday the FIA and WRC Promoter revealed plans to host at least five more rounds this year, with five events scheduled...

Preview: World RX Esports series visits iconic Holjes circuit

The New Zealander won round one at Abu Dhabi in dominant form last month, but it was endurance racer Tom Blomqvist who claimed a shock victory in round two at Hell in Norway last Sunday, also driving a Peugeot 208.With series leader Van Gisbergen absent, British driver Blomqvist, son of former World Rally Champion and European rallycross competitor...

Rally New Zealand fears being "cast into the wilderness"

Last Friday, the World Motor Sport Council named the nine locations that have contracts to stage a round of the series in 2021, including Monte Carlo, Italy, Kenya, Finland, Spain and Japan.Australia was also welcomed back to the fold after the Coffs Harbour-based event stepped aside in 2020.A number of high-profile names were absent, however, including...

World RX resumes 2020 campaign with three double-headers

The first three events of the rescheduled campaign, that was confirmed by the World Motor Sport Council on Friday, in Sweden, Finland and Latvia will all double-up to host individual points-scoring rounds on both Saturday and Sunday, instead of the traditional single event run over two days format.World RX promoter IMG had already announced plans to...

Rules change would allow Subaru to enter WRX

The Vermont Sports Car-operated Subaru Motorsports USA team has contested American-based rallycross from the inaugural European-style rounds in New Jersey in 2010, then the Global Rallycross Championship and the Americas Rallycross Championship and Nitro World Games subsequently, but it has done so for the most part under technical regulations that...

Prodrive wants to be seen as "potential" Dakar winner

Prodrive announced in February that it will enter the prestigious rally raid from 2021 in a joint venture with Bahrain’s sovereign wealth Mumtalakat, and it has since been revealed that it will field four-wheel drive vehicles in the top T1 class.The British engineering firm has a strong track record in different disciplines of motorsport, including...

World RX Esports: Blomqvist upsets van Gisbergen in Norway

The five-driver final was originally set to be a showdown between the two semi-final winners, reigning World RX champion Timmy Hansen and van Gisbergen, who had dominated the opening round of the season - which is run in partnership with Motorsport Games.Supercars ESeries champion Van Gisbergen took his joker lap at the start of the race while Hansen...

World RX Esports series heads to Norway as Paddon joins field

Only beaten once on track in round one, Van Gisbergen holds a nine-point advantage over 2019 World RX title-contender brothers Timmy and Kevin Hansen, tied in second.The leading trio continue to race Peugeot 208s in Norway, but campaigning an Audi S1 will be a driver new to World RX’s Esports field for the Hell event, former World Rally Championship...

Motorsport UK "optimistic" Rally GB will stay in WRC in 2021

Motorsport.com understands that two teams want a slimmed down calendar in 2021 comprising just 10 rounds, while WRC Promoter is pushing for 12, leaving 11 as a possible compromise.The desire to reduce the size of the calendar comes amid the coronavirus pandemic and how car sales have plummeted globally as a result, while budgets to develop the new-for-2022...

WRC unveils draft calendar for 2021 season

Although the WRC is still working on a revised 2020 calendar amid a flurry of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has provided a first look at how the next year’s schedule would look like.A total of nine rallies have been confirmed by the WRC, although more events are expected to be added later to the schedule. No dates were however revealed.Among...

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