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– Doubly tough test: Polo GTI R5 to make its debut at the Rally Spain
– Homologation on 01 October: Longer tests to ensure fully-developed customer car

The ideal rally at which to make a debut: Volkswagen will make its first competitive outing with the Polo GTI R5 at the Rally Spain (25 to 28 October 2018). The 200-kW (272-PS) car for customers competing in rallies around the world – such as those in the WRC 2 category, the European Rally Championship and national championships – will be given a baptism of fire at the most diverse rally in the FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

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Chesterfield’s Rhys Yates completed his first overseas World Rally Championship event last week, with a superb performance at the Rally RACC, Rally Spain. Yates, along with co-driver Alex Lee, overcame steering failure to finish the notorious three-day event 34th overall and first Englishman home at the Costa Daurada based event (5-8 October). Read More »

With Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle’s win and the sixth place secured by Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT enjoyed its best weekend since the start of the year. On the season’s only mixed-surface rally, the team led by Yves Matton was able to demonstrate the potential of the C3 WRC on all surfaces and prove the value of all the hard work undertaken in recent months.

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– Kris Meeke wins in Spain to reignite Citroën’s season
– Sébastien Ogier extends his points lead in second place
– Trouble for Thierry Neuville and Hyundai
– Catch all the dramatic action for free on Red Bull TV

Rally of Spain lived up to its reputation for being unpredictable until the end. Citroën’s Kris Meeke took a stunning victory while M-Sport’s championship leader Sébastien Ogier extended his advantage at the top of the standings with a second place. This took the Frenchman closer to a fifth consecutive title with just two rounds remaining, as his key Hyundai rival Thierry Neuville fell by the wayside. Read More »

Hyundai Sep14– Hyundai Shell World Rally Team will field three Hyundai i20 WRCs in Rallye de France Alsace and Rally de España, rounds 11 and 12 of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)
– Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo will be behind the wheel of the #7 and #8 cars respectively in both events, with Sordo competing on home soil in Spain
– Bryan Bouffier will join the team in France, driving the #20 car, with Hayden Paddon returning to duty in Spain. Read More »

– Juho Hänninen/Mikko Markkula are new World Champions after winning the season’s final Super 2000 World Rally Championship event in Spain
– The Red Bull ŠKODA team wraps up the title at the RACC Rally de España Read More »

Volkswagen Motorsport has continued with preparations ahead of the Polo R WRC making its debut in 2013, completing a successful test at this weekend’s Rally de Espana. The factory team again fielded two Fabia S2000 cars of the Group’s Škoda brand in order to gather valuable experience in the top category of rally racing. Read More »

Evgeny Novikov and Denis Giraudet finished seventh in their first outing at the wheel of a Citroën DS3 WRC in a round of the World Rally Championship. Despite being delayed by a puncture, Peter Van Merksteijn and Erwin Monbaerts showed how much they have improved on tarmac, and also set the seventh-quickest time in the longest stage of the season. Read More »

Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove a perfect race on the Catalonian gravel and killed two birds with one stone thanks to the sixty-seventh victory of their career. First, they gave the Citroën Total World Rally Team their seventh world title with one round still to go before the end of the season. And secondly, their win has put them back in the overall lead in the Drivers’ World Championship chase. The outcome of the battle for the title will be decided in Wales in just under three weeks’ time.

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In the WRC Rally Catalunya, Peter van Merksteijn jr. and co-driver Erwin Mombaerts finished in 17th position. In this difficult rally, the Dutch driver scored 4 championship points in his Citroën DS3 WRC for Van Merksteijn Motorsport in the classification for WRC team in the World Rally Championship. Read More »