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Four-time winner of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) blue riband event, Jamaica’s Jeff Panton today (April 12) confirmed his participation in Sol Rally Barbados 2018, after a successful return to island competition last weekend. The Club’s 2017 Champion Driver is looking forward to “another amazing Rally Barbados” and taking on whatever the opposition can offer, following his hat-trick of victories since 2015.

Sol RB18 will run from Friday to Sunday, June 1-3, with The Rally Show and Flow King of the Hill (KotH) the previous weekend, May 26/27. With the entry closing date just two weeks away, more than 70 crews are now shown in the on-line entry list on the official web site, rallybarbados.net. Rally Trinidad 2018 winner Ryan Pinheiro is also confirmed today, along with UK newcomer Geoff Phelps, boosting the 4wd entry to 22. Read More »

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– Two enhanced rallycross racers with 419 kW (570 PS) for Petter Solberg’s team
– World champion Johan Kristoffersson takes on challengers, “powered by Volkswagen”
– Volkswagen provides technical support for the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden partner team

It is a welcome fate that befalls every world champion: in 2018, Volkswagen and the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team have to take on the challenge of defending their FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) title. Read More »

– Second generation Audi S1 EKS RX quattro celebrates premiere
– Mattias Ekström targets third successive Barcelona victory

Moment of truth for Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström and his team in Spain: the fifth World Rallycross Championship season commences at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on April 14–15. And the new Audi S1 EKS RX quattro makes its competitive race debut. To start the World RX season, the EKS Audi Sport squad must assert itself against the teams from Volkswagen, Peugeot and Co. The event also marks the first race as Audi driver for Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud. Read More »

The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT crews performed entirely in keeping with the ambitious goals set for them, but they were unable to turn their clear speed into results on some of the most demanding roads in the World Championship.

A true tarmac specialist, Sébastien Loeb had already produced exceptional results in Corsica, similar to 2005 when he topped the timesheets on every stage throughout the weekend. Read More »

Former New Zealand Junior Rally Champion Craig Marshall, his brother Nick and their cousin David Proud spearhead the three-car Window Factory Marshall Motorsport team heading for Sol Rally Barbados 2018. With their two familiar Peugeots and a new-build Group B Ford Fiesta, the trio represent the strongest entry yet to make the 28,000-kilometre round trip from the other side of the world.

Sol RB18 will run from Friday to Sunday, June 1-3, with The Rally Show and Flow King of the Hill (KotH) the previous weekend, May 26/27. With the entry closing date (April 27) just three weeks away, crews on both sides of the Atlantic are finalising their plans. Including island competitors, nearly 70 are now listed in the on-line entry on the official web site, rallybarbados.net, including 19 four-wheel-drive cars. Read More »

They’re used to competing at the highest levels of motorsport, but that didn’t stop three of Britain’s brightest young racing talents being left almost speechless after experiencing the sheer power of a Supercar as raced in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at Silverstone last week. Their exploits will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1 during this weekend’s coverage of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has officially landed in the United States as the much-anticipated World RX of USA held its official launch with the grand unveiling of the brand new rallycross track at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, today, Wednesday.

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IMG has agreed a multi-year partnership with FloSports to broadcast the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy to audiences in the United States on FloRacing.com.

The deal provides FloRacing with exclusive rights in the USA to broadcast each World RX race in the series, with coverage kicking off on April 14-15 at the World RX of Catalunya-Barcelona and continuing through to the season-ending World RX of South Africa in Cape Town on November 24-25. Read More »

After two winter rallies and one on gravel, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT is back on tarmac for its home round of the World Rally Championship. Kris Meeke – Paul Nagle and Sébastien Loeb – Daniel Elena, the latter crew making the second of their three scheduled appearances in the WRC this year, are determined to be among the frontrunners at one of the most iconic events on the calendar.

A TRIED AND TESTED DUO

With Kris Meeke – Paul Nagle, who led for long periods in last year’s rally, and Sébastien Loeb – Daniel Elena, who have claimed four (2005 to 2008) of the brand’s six wins at the event during its inclusion in the WRC, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT is particularly well equipped to challenge at this, the 61st edition of the classic island race. The team has genuine hopes of winning in Corsica. Read More »

– WRX: Kristoffersson, Solberg and the Polo R Supercar in the spotlight at Silverstone
– Season-opener in Asia – Volkswagen celebrates two TCR series wins in Sepang
– Golf GTI TCR with two historic triumphs at series debut in Great Britain Read More »