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Category Archives: World Rallying

The strength of all great teams is the ability to stick together and produce results, even when the going gets tough. With the 17 points scored by Kris Meeke in the drivers’ championship, the 18 points added to the team’s tally in the manufacturers’ championship and the Power Stage win, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT proved its strength of character in Monaco, after a frustrating start to the rally.

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– Cold test passed: Solberg, Grönholm and Tidemand test the Polo GTI R5 in Sweden
– Unbeatable: Engstler and Thoma win in Dubai with the Golf GTI
– Race of Champions: Volkswagen drivers Kristoffersson and Solberg in action

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World rally champions test the Polo GTI R5 in Sweden

Ice test passed: The new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 has been successfully put through its paces in Sweden – by three world rally champions, no less. Read More »

Former Trinidad & Tobago kart and circuit racing Champion David Coelho is the first regional entry to be confirmed for Sol Rally Barbados 2018. His Subway/Zanzibar/Kaizan Sushi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX brings to eight the number of four-wheel-drive cars so far listed, with more than 20 expected to appear on the final entry for the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International.

The 29th edition of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event, 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. Since entries opened on the official web site – http://www.rallybarbados.net – on October 1, approaching 60 have been posted, with record interest from overseas. Read More »

– European brand’s Snowtrac 5 is the tyre of choice for participating Scottish businessmen
– Rally drivers are raising money for the Jim Clark Museum
– Vredestein tyres are fitted to Vredestein-liveried 1971 Porsche 914/6
– Porsche expert and UK journalist Johnny Tipler, reporting on the event, is also running Vredesteins on his Porsche Boxster Read More »

– 15 models of the new rally Polo GTI planned for 2018
– From Belgium to Paraguay: Interest from teams around the world
– Each Polo GTI R5 assembled by hand in Hanover

The anticipation is half the fun: shortly before the start of the 2018 rally season, Volkswagen has now provided the first 15 customers with information on the delivery of their new Polo GTI R5. Read More »

Renault Sport Formula One Team driver Carlos Sainz will follow in the footsteps of his double World Rally Championship-winning father when he takes on the final stage of the 2018 Rallye Monte Carlo. The 23-year-old Spaniard will make his Monte Carlo debut when he drives the 13.58km La Cabanette-Col de Braus stage on 28 January in the New Renault Mégane R.S. Read More »

– DAKAR 2018 | A THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN FOR PEUGEOT
– After 8793 kilometres of dunes, mountain passes, rocky tracks and assorted hazards through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, the crew of Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz have given the PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi a magnificent victory on the 40th Dakar Rally.
– This third consecutive success for Team Peugeot Total on the most demanding rally in the world mirrors the commercial success of the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, which was voted ‘Car of the Year’ in 2017. Read More »

Fans hope weather holds off for UK weekend fixtures

Three of the island’s most accomplished drivers, Roger Hill, Andrew Jones and Neil Corbin, head the list of early local entries confirmed for Sol Rally Barbados 2018. Each will be seeking to add to his previous tally of class wins, while Hill is also homing in on his 20th top 10 finish in the 29-year history of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) blue riband event. Read More »

Welsh rally driver Sara Williams has underlined her first successful foray into the French Renault Clio R3T Trophy that saw her competing – literally – at a high level throughout France. Driving in rallies that took her and co-driver Mark Glennester into the Cols of Mont Blanc, Midi Pyrenees and the Mountains that form the backdrop to the Cote D’Azur were just a few of the challenges she faced in 2017. Those distinctions were added to at the NEC Exhibition Centre in Birmingham Autosport Show in Birmingham last weekend, as Sara collected the prestigious GoldStar Elite Award presented by the British Womens Racing Drivers Club – an award that she first won two years ago. Read More »

– 2018 FIA World Rally Championship kicks off with Alpine classic
– Welsh hero targets further success after maiden WRC victory in Wales
– Television coverage on Channel 5, BT Sport, S4C and Red Bull TV
– WRC arrives in UK for Dayinsure Wales Rally GB in early October

Elfyn Evans’ bid to add further success to his history-making win on last year’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB blasts off with next week’s Rallye Monte-Carlo (25-28 January). Read More »