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Junior British Rally Championship front-runner Ruairi Bell proved he is ‘one to watch’ for the future, by winning the hotly contested RC4 class and first two-wheel-drive on his debut in the FIA World Rally Championship at Vodafone Rally de Portugal last week (31st May – 2nd June). Read More »

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Progressive rally co-driver Phil Hall guided Brit Tom Williams to seventh overall in the Junior World Rally Championship category at round three of the series in Portugal, despite suffering a mid-event roll, fire and numerous punctures in their Ford Fiesta R2T. Read More »

Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT had a strong start to Rally Portugal, by winning three out of Friday’s six proper stages. The team looked once again like it would make a serious challenge for overall victory, but then paid a heavy price for three unfortunate punctures. This ruined the hopes of a podium finish on the first full day of rallying, leaving the crews to act as road-sweepers for the rest of the weekend. Read More »

– Elfyn Evans impresses with strong second place in Portugal
– Best result since historic 2017 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB victory
– “A sign of more positive things to come,” promises the M-Sport Ford ace
– Book advance tickets now for significant discounts to see Elfyn Evans in action at October’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

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The season’s opening gravel round in Europe, Rally de Portugal sees Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT enter three C3 WRCs for Kris Meeke / Paul Nagle, Craig Breen / Scott Martin and Mads Østberg / Torstein Eriksen respectively. This three-pronged attack should increase the team’s chances of securing a strong result, with each driver pairing offering a broad range of skills and qualities.

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One of the World Championship’s iconic events, Portugal is a rally that all drivers dream of winning one day. Its immense popularity with fans is unrivalled anywhere else and its beautiful stages are clearly appreciated by all who tackle them. Read More »

Craig Breen and Scott Martin finished Rally de Portugal fifth overall, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT’s highest-placed crew. All four of the team’s Citroën C3 WRCs made it to the end of the season’s sixth round.
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For the sixth round of the World Rally Championship, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team has entered four C3 WRCs for Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle, Craig Breen/Scott Martin, Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Khalid Al Qassimi/Chris Patterson. Read More »

– Two-time World Champion joins the crack Red Bull TV team
– Thrilling, new-look WRC battle is rejoined for Iberian classic
– Kris Meeke won in 2016 – will he do it again this weekend?
– Can Sébastien Ogier cling onto his championship lead?
– Catch all the action for free on Red Bull TV

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– Latvala beats Ogier and Mikkelsen – Rally Portugal exciting down to the wire
– Third one-two-three win overall for Polo R WRC in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)
– First time a manufacturer has ever secured the maximum points in all three WRC standings

As good as it gets: Volkswagen got a triumphant one-two-three win in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), seeing them celebrate the most successful rally in the history of the Polo R WRC. In Portugal, at the fifth event of the season, Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) won ahead of their team-mates Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N), and with the triple success on the power stage, also secured the maximum number of points in all three WRC standings for the works team from Wolfsburg. Read More »

The DS 3 WRCs will feature a host of changes on their return to action in Europe, with a fresh new livery and modified aerodynamics. Rally de Portugal also boasts a new format this year, as it moves to the north of the country. The base is now located in Matosinhos, just next to Porto. Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson, Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle and Khalid Al Qassimi/Chris Patterson will be driving the three DS 3 WRCs. A DS 3 R5 has also been entered for Stéphane Lefebvre and Stéphane Prévot.

After two successful rounds in Mexico and Argentina, collecting a win and two second places, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team returns to Europe for round five of the World Rally Championship. Read More »