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Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates overcame a time zapping trip into the scenery, to finish 13th in the WRC2 category of last weekend’s FIA World Rally Championship qualifier, Rally de Espana (25th – 28th October).

Yates lost over well over 15 minutes during his off on stage eleven of the rally but recovered to take a top thirty finish in the gruelling event behind the wheel of his Brettex backed Skoda Fabia R5. Read More »

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Volkswagen celebrated a strong rally debut with the Polo GTI R5: At the Rally Spain, the new customer sport car made a good impression with best times on both gravel and tarmac – and in doing so proved its competitiveness at the highest level from the word go in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Petter Solberg/Veronica Engan (N/N) celebrated a podium finish in third place, Eric Camilli/Benjamin Veillas (F/F) led for much of the rally. At the only works appearance, Volkswagen achieved their self-defined objective of demonstrating the performance of the latest customer sport car. After its sporting debut, the next phase gets underway for the 200 kW (272 PS) Polo GTI R5: In the coming weeks, the first cars will be delivered to international customers – in South America and throughout Europe. Read More »

After Britain’s round of the WRC at the beginning of the month, Yates would then head directly to Latvia to contest the FIA European Rally Championship event, Rally Liepāja (12-14th October), using a Roman Kresta Racing Skoda Fabia R5. Read More »

– 15 cars sold to privateer teams in Europe and South America
– Production-based rally car has a performance of 200 kW (272 PS) and four-wheel drive
– Competitive debut with two Polo GTI R5 at WRC event in Spain

After the Polo R WRC comes the Polo GTI R5. With the World Rally Car version of the Polo, the Volkswagen works team won four FIA World Rally Championship titles between 2013 and 2016. Read More »

– ŠKODA FABIA R5 is the most successful motorsport car in the history of ŠKODA AUTO
– Car number 200 delivered to ŠKODA customer team SRT from Latvia
– 89 private ŠKODA teams of 30 countries achieved 414 victories and won 14 national titles in 2017 alone with the ŠKODA FABIA R5
– During the 2018 season ŠKODA factory crews already won four out of five rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2) Read More »

– 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 »

skoda-australia16a– ŠKODA works duo Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm clinch the drivers’ and co-drivers’ title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2) with victory at the Rally Australia
– One of ŠKODA Motorsport’s greatest successes in its 115-year history – victory in the team standings as well
– ŠKODA FABIA R5 is the outstanding rally car in its class in 2016: 10 wins in 13 races in WRC 2
– Michal Hrabánek: “A day of celebration for the ŠKODA brand” Read More »

After the icy tarmac and frozen, snow-covered gravel of the first two rounds of the season, the World Rally Championship makes a dramatic change of scene in Mexico. At close to 2,800 metres above sea level, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team will tackle the gravel stages in hot conditions. Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson and Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle will be driving the two DS 3 WRCs. A DS 3 R5 has been entered for Stéphane Lefebvre and Stéphane Prévot in the WRC2 category.

The European winter is already long forgotten for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, as they cross the Atlantic to take part in a long series of six consecutive gravel rallies, lasting until August. Read More »

Wales Rally GB14 Results 1– World Champion Sébastien Ogier concludes campaign with victory number eight
– Mikko Hirvonen signs off illustrious WRC career with popular second place
– Kris Meeke denied podium on home soil by brace of late punctures
– Brits shine across the board with support class trophies

Two-time FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier clinched the final victory of the season on Wales Rally GB on Sunday (16 November), as British drivers grabbed the headlines with a podium challenge from Kris Meeke and standout performances throughout the field. Read More »

Rendina Nov14aItalian pairing Max Rendina and Mario Pizzuti are delighted to have mathematically won the 2014 FIA WRC 2 Championship Group N Cup in their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X.

2014 marked the first season that Rendina was competing outside Italy. Now he finishes the yea with five Group N Cup wins to his name (Monte Carlo, Mexico, Portugal, Poland, Australia) and experience competing on four continents. Read More »