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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ford’s new challenger for the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship, the all-new Fiesta RS World Rally Car, made its first global public appearance at the Paris Motor Show today.

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After two fantastic years with Peugeot UK competing in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), Peugeot will bid a fond farewell to the 2009 IRC drivers’ champion Kris Meeke at the end of the year, as today he announces his decision to take up a new challenge in the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2011. Kris will, however, continue to drive for Peugeot UK until the end of the 2010 IRC season. Read More »

Visitors to the 2010 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris (FR) can look forward to a special treat: The new MINI WRC, which will contest the FIA World Rally Championship from 2011, will receive its world premiere at this international motor show. In addition, Kris Meeke (GB) has been confirmed as one of the drivers who will contest the championship with this brand new rally car.

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Citroën is unleashing an all-new contender for the 2011 World Rally Championship – the Citroën DS3 WRC. The hotly anticipated replacement for the multi-championship winning C4 WRC will make its global public debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

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The four support rallies for this year’s Roger Albert Clark Rally offer some of the best value for money rallying of the year as they run alongside the headline 26-29 November event.

Each of the four events offers something different and they allow competitors to sample the atmosphere of the main event at a modest outlay. But the value for money can be even better for three of the support events following the announcement of very special discounts for teams of three cars from one motor club. Read More »

Andrew Siddall and Colin ‘Captain’ Thompson will fly half way around the world to contest the 2010 Roger Albert Clark Rally in their Ford Escort Mk1. Read More »

The seventh round of the Dunlop/ MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Historic Tour of Flanders, will first be screened on Motors TV at 10.20pm on Saturday 9 October.

As well as the initial prime-time slot on Motors TV, each programme will have several repeats in the week after the initial transmission. Importantly, coverage of the rally is being broadcast within three weeks of the event. Read More »

For 2010, Wales Rally GB is not only taking the lead when it comes to offering fantastic value ticket prices for world championship events, but VIP hospitality packages, too. The final round of the FIA World Rally Championship, which runs from 11-14 November, has hospitality packages from as little as £99*, which can include anything from exclusive grandstand seats, to private bars and catering.

Traditionally, sports hospitality is reserved for large corporate organisations, or those with high disposable incomes, but Wales Rally GB has worked hard to ensure that its packages are in reach of all fans who want even more enjoyment from the event. Read More »

As expected, the 52nd Rally Sanremo was fast and furious. The 114 competing crews did battle on tricky and narrow roads under changeable weather conditions. The two DS3 R3s that were entered proved to be competitive on territory that was completely different from the previous rallies they had known. Read More »

Citroën is playing for high stakes in Rally France, the eleventh round of the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship. This event, which is being held for the first time in Alsace, will be a particularly emotional one for Sébastien Loeb, who will be racing in front of a crowd that will be rooting for him alone. A 60th world championship victory will give Loeb/Elena their seventh World Championship title on the trot. The Citroën Total World Rally Team, which has also entered the Spanish crew, Dani Sordo / Diego Vallejo, is also well placed to win its sixth Manufacturers’ World Title. Read More »