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Daily Archives: June 18th, 2012

On a day when only 44 out of 66 experienced “senior” crews could finish the whole course at the Summer Stages Rally at Crail Raceway on 16th June, 14 Junior 1000 crews started and 14 Junior 1000 crews finished. What a magnificent reflection on how quickly the youngsters aged between 14 and 17 are learning their craft and developing  the skill to drive in the conditions that prevailed when so many experienced people fell by the wayside. Plus the critical role played by the experienced co-drivers who have to tame all that energy and enthusiasm. Conditions during the day varied from bad to worse. Standing water was the headache on the first 2 of 6 stages and then persistent rain made the track more like a skating rink than a high speed rally stage. Read More »

– Neuville and Gilsoul will take the place of Nasser Al-Attiyah for the Brother Rally New Zealand
– Taking part in Rally New Zealand is a dream come true for Neuville
– Neuville has shown strong form in recent rounds, with multiple points finishes

Having produced a series of promising performances since the start of the season, Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul’s programme now features an additional rally this month. The Belgian crew will line up for the Brother Rally New Zealand, the seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship, in a Citroën DS3 WRC sporting Qatar World Rally Team decals. An exceptional opportunity for Thierry and Nicolas, who are determined to make the most of it! Read More »

– Rally New Zealand alternates with Rally Australia
– Whatever the outcome, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena will leave New Zealand as championship leaders
– Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen lie second in the standings, keen to maintain position

The 2012 FIA World Rally Championship season will reach its halfway point on the other side of the world at the Brother Rally New Zealand. Although certain to come away from Oceania still leading the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ World Championships, the Citroën Total World Rally Team and the Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena crew will be aiming to make this long-distance trip a positive experience. Second in the overall standings, Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen will also be keen to defend their position! Read More »

Masinga Dam, 80km from Thika, will this weekend play host to the third round of the 2012 Kenyan National Rally Raid Championship. Over 50 competitors on a variety of machinery, including raid cars, bikes, buggies and quads are expected to tackle this challenging two day event which starts on Saturday 23rd June and ends the following afternoon. Read More »

The Prodrive WRC Team returns to the World Rally Championship next week at the Brother Rally New Zealand two months following its last outing at Rally Portugal.   After proving his pace by taking six fastest stage times in the newly upgrade MINI John Cooper Works WRC in Portugal the team believes that Dani Sordo can challenge for the podium on the gravel stages of New Zealand. Read More »