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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 14:27
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 18:09
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 has been a mainstay of the WRC, hosting a round since its inaugural season in 1973 but has dropped off the calendar, with 2019 the last edition of the famous event. The Covid-19...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 13:09
WRC Sweden podium exceeded Evans’ expectations

The Toyota driver downplayed his Sweden chances given the disadvantage of starting second on the road. However, Evans 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 13 points for...

Mon Feb 19, 2024 17:16
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 20:31
Lappi thought drought-ending Sweden WRC win would never come

The Hyundai driver beat Toyota’s Elfyn Evans by 29.6 seconds across Sweden’s 18 snow stages to clinch a first win since his breakthrough 2017 Rally Finland victory.The success ended a 2,394 day wait to stand on the top step of a WRC top tier podium, following his Finland win, 60 rallies ago when driving for Toyota.The Finn, competing in the first round...

Sun Feb 18, 2024 18:32

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