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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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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 »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates ensured his impressive debut season in the FIA World Rally Championship continues, with a top ten WRC2 position at last weekend’s Rally Sweden (14th – 17th February).

Yates and returning co-driver James Morgan set a string of blistering stage times throughout the weekend despite Yates making his snow rally debut. He guided his Brettex Skoda Fabia R5 to tenth place in the WRC2 category which means he heads to round three in sixth place, just five points shy of a top three position. Read More »

Brettex Skoda Fabia R5 driver Rhys Yates will be looking to build on his impressive Rallye Monte Carlo result this week as he heads to round two of the FIA World Rally Championship, Rally Sweden (14th – 17th February).

Yates secured the best result of his career in France last month, clinching fourth place at the opening round of the WRC2 series, overcoming some of the most difficult conditions to enjoy a trouble-free run to finish just shy of the podium on his debut. Read More »

British rally driver Rhys Yates drove “one of the best events of his life” to finish fourth in the WRC2 category at the momentous Rallye Monte Carlo last week, kick-starting his 2019 World Rally Championship campaign (24th – 27th January).

Known as one of the most difficult events in the World Rally Championship calendar, “Monte’s” reputation is etched in the history books for claiming some of the best drivers in the sport. Read More »

Chesterfield rally driver Rhys Yates will embark on the biggest season of his career in 2019 as he steps up to the FIA World Rally Championship to tackle nine rounds of the WRC2 category in his Brettex supported Skoda Fabia R5.

After tackling three seasons of the British Rally Championship with sporadic outings in Europe, Yates will now start a campaign at the pinnacle of the sport, starting with the legendary Rallye Monte Carlo at the end of January (24th – 27 th January 2019 ). Read More »

– Volkswagen will take part in the legendary Ice Race in Zell am See
– Rally: Two historic Golf and the Polo GTI R5 in action
– Champions: Romain Dumas and Jochi Kleint to attend iconic event

Family get-together for three generations: Volkswagen will take the past, present and future of motorsport to Zell am See for the return of the awe-inspiring Ice Race. Read More »

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 »

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 »