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Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates proved his pace in the World Rally Championship this season has been no fluke, by securing an impressive fifth overall in the WRC2 category at a challenging Tour de Corse (28-31 March).

Driving his Brettex Skoda Fabia R5, Yates and co-driver James Morgan battled against some of the quickest young drivers in the feeder series to the WRC, setting a string of inspiring stage times on their way to yet another top result. Added to a career-best fourth at Rallye Monte Carlo and tenth at Rally Sweden, Yates is sixth in the WRC2 championship and just five points away from second spot. Read More »

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Tour de Corse lived up to its reputation as one of the toughest co-driver challenges of the World Rally Championship last weekend (28-31 March), as Phil Hall guided fellow Brit Tom Williams to a confidence-boosting fifth place in the Junior WRC category of the event. Read More »

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia’s strict determination helped them to secure their third podium of the season in Corsica and Citroën Total World Rally Team’s fourth podium finish in as many races this year. Their hard-earned second place takes them to within two points of the top of the drivers’ World Championship. Meanwhile, Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm finished seventh overall, helping to consolidate Citroën’s second place in the manufacturers’ standings and racking up important miles in the C3 WRC at an all-asphalt event.

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– Late puncture robs Welshman of famous World Championship victory
– Podium consolation for Dolgellau speedster
– Kris Meeke wins Power Stage finale to take maximum bonus points
– Excitement builds for the autumn’s Wales Rally GB

Welsh star Elfyn Evans was cruelly robbed of a second win in the FIA World Rally Championship in a dramatic and heart-breaking finale to the weekend’s Tour de Corse (28-31 March), the campaign’s first round staged on pure asphalt. Read More »

Rhys Yates will head to the Mediterranean island of Corsica this week for the fourth round of the World Rally Championship as he aims to continue his impressive run of form in the WRC2 category at the Tour de Course (28-31 March).

The Chesterfield driver has enjoyed an almost perfect start to his debut season in the World Championship, securing fourth place at the legendary Rallye Monte Carlo in January, with a top ten result on his snow rally debut at Rally Sweden last month. Read More »

The home event of the Citroën Total World Rally Team, and round four of the 2019 WRC season in Corsica, is the first rally to be contested on clean tarmac this year. Hopes are therefore high for the French team, with major changes made to the route, expected to suit the crews of Sébastien Ogier – Julien Ingrassia and Esapekka Lappi – Janne Ferm. Read More »

Phil Hall will take on two of the toughest challenges of his career in the next fortnight, as the Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) co-driver takes on the legendary Tour de Corse (28-31 March), before climbing up to the Mount Everest base camp at a lung-bursting 18,000ft, just a week later. Read More »

The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT crews performed entirely in keeping with the ambitious goals set for them, but they were unable to turn their clear speed into results on some of the most demanding roads in the World Championship.

A true tarmac specialist, Sébastien Loeb had already produced exceptional results in Corsica, similar to 2005 when he topped the timesheets on every stage throughout the weekend. Read More »

After two winter rallies and one on gravel, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT is back on tarmac for its home round of the World Rally Championship. Kris Meeke – Paul Nagle and Sébastien Loeb – Daniel Elena, the latter crew making the second of their three scheduled appearances in the WRC this year, are determined to be among the frontrunners at one of the most iconic events on the calendar.

A TRIED AND TESTED DUO

With Kris Meeke – Paul Nagle, who led for long periods in last year’s rally, and Sébastien Loeb – Daniel Elena, who have claimed four (2005 to 2008) of the brand’s six wins at the event during its inclusion in the WRC, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT is particularly well equipped to challenge at this, the 61st edition of the classic island race. The team has genuine hopes of winning in Corsica. Read More »

MSA Academy team member Phil Hall made a successful return to the FIA World Rally Championship last week, guiding fellow Brit David White to an impressive 45th overall at the Tour de Corse.

Making his first WRC appearance since Rally Australia last November with Aussie Rhys Pinter, Hall was recruited by White thanks to his previous experience in the series and would guide the Barnsley driver around his inaugural World Championship outing in a Ford Fiesta R2.

Having contested events in America, Canada, Finland and the UK, 29 year old from Nottingham had also never contested the Corsican event before but was looking forward to the challenge of the Island, famed for its tricky mountain roads and cavernous drops. Read More »