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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 »


• Novice scores famous home victory in Finland
• Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville joint WRC leaders
• Six different winners from nine rounds
• Inside line from Red Bull TV guest report Marcus Grönholm
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• Much-awaited ninth round of the 2017 World Rally Championship
• Two-time World Champion Marcus Gronholm is guest reporter for Red Bull TV
• Kris Meeke returns to the scene of his record-breaking victory
• Can Sébastien Ogier cling onto his championship lead?
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Mini Sweden13a‘Hi everyone, We arrived in Sweden Saturday night, spent Sunday setting up the service area in Hagfors then set-off Monday for out test with Michał Kościuszko and Marcus Grönholm. We were all very excited to be working with Marcus. Michał said it was like a fast track course in learning how to tackle driving in the snow. Read More »

Mini Monte13c‘Ciao a tutti, Bruno here. I’m very excited to be writing to you ahead of Rally Sweden. Monday is our pre-event test in Likenas, around 40km north of the Hagfors service park, and double World Champion Marcus Grönholm is joining us to tutor Michał on the snow. Read More »

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prodrive-port09aFollowing Gronholm and the Prodrive Impreza’s strong run during the first day of Rally Portugal, Prodrive is aiming to do further WRC rounds in 2009.

Despite only having little time behind the wheel of the Prodrive Impreza WRC2008 and not having competed for nearly 18 months, Gronholm comfortably held second place during day one of Rally Portugal.  Having got to grips with his pace notes and becoming increasingly comfortable with the car, Gronholm was aiming to pick up the pace on day two with a target of a podium finish.  Unfortunately, he ran wide on a corner early in the first stage of the day, clipping a tree and rolling the car.  The resultant damage to the engine forced him to retire. Read More »

Marcus Gronholm is looking forward to his WRC comeback at Rally Portugal, following a successful pre-event test in his new Prodrive Impreza World Rally Car.

“I have the same feeling I had when I last drove competitively nearly 18 months ago,” said Gronholm.  “The test was good, the car ran well and we made some improvements to the set up of the car.   All I have to do now is to remember how to make my pace notes!” Read More »

prodrive-gronholm-pre-port09The Prodrive Impreza WRC2008, which Marcus Gronholm will drive at the Rally of Portugal, has successfully completed its first shakedown.

Gronholm will drive the test car in Wales this week, before undertaking a full two day pre-event test in Spain next week.  This means the two-time World Rally Champion will have three days to familiarise himself with the new car before starting his first World Rally Championship event in nearly 16 months. Read More »

Spectators at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium for the final stage of the second leg of Wales Rally GB in December will be treated to a world-first spectacle – the driving debut of Ford’s fastest-ever European production car, the new Focus RS.

Behind the wheel of the Performance Blue machine will be a man well qualified to appreciate the Focus RS’s awe-inspiring capabilities – ‘Flying Finn’ Marcus Grönholm, former double World Rally Champion and ex-Ford WRC driver. But this time he won’t be in competition. Read More »