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It marks the end of the season every year, and is one of the craziest events on the calendar for Baggsy. Monza Rally Show once again took over the Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit, for a three days packed of rally action.

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– Super sporty variant of the new Polo GTI¹ for global rallying
– 200 kW/272 hp turbo engine, four-wheel drive and safety package
– FIA homologation in late summer, race debut planned for autumn 2018

The stage is set for the rally GTI: The Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 enjoyed a successful world premiere. Read More »

With a top 10 finish on his debut in Sol Rally Barbados 2017 under his belt, British lawyer Graham Coffey has confirmed that he will return next year for what he describes as a “full-on, amazing, great rally”. His Impreza WRC S12B is one of three Subarus confirmed today (December 4) for the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international, alongside those of fellow Brits Rob Swann (S12B) and Simon Wallis (N10), who will each be competing for the 11th time.

Organised by the Barbados Rally Club (BRC), which celebrated its 60th Anniversary this year, Sol RB18 will run from Friday to Sunday, June 1-3, with The Rally Show and Flow King of the Hill on May 26/27. In the two months since entries for the 29th running of the Club’s premier event opened on the official web site – http://www.rallybarbados.net – more than 50 have been posted, with record interest from overseas. Read More »

MSA Academy co-driver Phil Hall rounded off his year with a FIA World Rally Championship class win in Australia, taking the RC4 honours at the Kennards Hire Rally Australia (16-19 November 2017) alongside Ford Fiesta R2 pilot, Rhys Pinter. Read More »

– M-Sport promotes Welshman to its main attack
– Dayinsure Wales Rally GB winner targets more success in New Year
– Defending champion Sébastien Ogier sets sights on sixth title
– Tickets for 2018 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB on sale in Spring

Fresh from his history-making victory on last month’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, comes confirmation that Welsh rally star Elfyn Evans will be promoted within the title winning M-Sport team for the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

With the final round of the 2017 208 Rally Cup – the Rallye du Var – taking place this weekend in the south of France, where the battle to win an FIA European Rally Championship programme with the PEUGEOT Rally Academy will be settled, PEUGEOT SPORT is pleased to reveal the calendar of its one-make series for 2018. The R2-based series promises to be as fiercely competitive as ever, with an attractive prize fund and a distinctly international flavour.

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Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird endured mixed fortunes on his visit to the Caribbean for the Paul Bird Barbados Winter Rally Festival this week where he combined a victory with a retirement on the two events.

Along with co-driver Stuart Loudon in the Dom Buckley Motorsport/IRS-prepared Ford Focus WRC08, with backing from Frank Bird Poultry, Be Wiser Insurance, Hager, WIX Filters, Silkolene and Loco Energy Drink, the Langwathby near Penrith driver took a convincing win in last weekend’s Rally Sprint to set himself up for the BRC Winter Rally which took place over two days this weekend. Read More »

British Rally Championship front-runner Rhys Yates will round off his season in style as he heads to the invite-only Monza Rally Show in Italy next week, joining a host of stars from the World Rally Championship and Moto GP including Valentino Rossi (1-3 December).

Not only will the Chesterfield driver be competing against some of the biggest motorsports heroes in the world, but Yates will be joined in the Brettex Ford Fiesta R5 by 1990’s World Rally Championship icon and five-time WRC event winning co-driver, Denis Giraudet. Read More »

Two different drive concepts will be used for the first time: all-wheel drive on the MINI John Cooper Works Rally and rear-wheel drive on the MINI John Cooper Works Buggy. Edition 40 of the world’s most demanding long-distance rally begins on 6 January 2018 in Lima/Peru.

MINI and the X-raid Team have launched into the final preparation phase for the Dakar Rally 2018 with the presentation of their current racing cars. For the first time MINI and X-raid will face the challenges of the most demanding long-distance rally in the world using two different types of drive. Read More »

The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT had a frustrating final leg of the season with two of its crews – Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Craig Breen/Scott Martin – retiring after going off within a few minutes of each other. Having re-joined under Rally2 rules, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle ended Rally Australia in seventh position.

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