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London based Ruairi Bell continued his sensational season behind the wheel by becoming the first British driver and youngest ever winner of a Peugeot Iberica Cup round at last weekend’s FIA World Rally Championship, RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada (24-27 October).

Bell stormed into the lead of the ultra-competitive single-make championship on the penultimate counting stage of the Cup to take victory and in the process, became the first winner of a round of the popular series that hasn’t hailed from either Portugal or Spain. Read More »

• Traditional end-of-season date now confirmed
• Building on the spectacular successes of innovative 2019 event
• Record spectator numbers marvelled at World Championship showdown
• Widespread acclaim for new Llandudno, Liverpool, Oulton Park and Colwyn Bay additions Read More »

Junior British Rally Championship ace Ruairi Bell picked up where he left off this season, by setting a string of impressive stage times on his debut at Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB (3-6 October).

Bell, 19 from London had already won the BRC Fiesta Trophy in 2019, handing him a sizeable €60,000 towards an FIA Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) campaign thanks to M-Sport and Pirelli, but would head to Llandudno in a bid to gain more experience for the future. Read More »

A wet and wild Wales Rally GB saw Ott Tänak & Martin Järveoja (Yaris WRC) consolidate their championship lead with a fine victory on the muddy tracks. Tänak set 7 fastest stage times but with Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul (i20 Coupe WRC) consistently on the pace the winning margin was only 10.9s. Reigning champions Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (C3 WRC) had been the ones pushing Tänak through the early parts of the rally but they slipped back to third and finished a further 12.9s back. With just over a minute covering the top 6 overall it really was a close event. Read More »

a.. Full 2019 competitive route revealed for world championship event
b.. Ceremonial Start moves to Liverpool city centre
c.. Oulton Park to host opening Thursday evening speed test
d.. Friday concludes with welcome return of spectacular rallying in darkness
e.. Early bird tickets on sale offering savings for those buying now

This autumn’s Wales Rally GB (3-6 October) will be more accessible, more challenging and more exciting than ever before with major innovations adding yet more to one of the UK’s premier sporting events, round 12 of the prestigious 14-round 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). 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 »

– Service Park moves to seaside resort town
– Conwy County Borough Council continues its enthusiastic support
– World Championship brings greater economic benefits to the region

This year’s Wales Rally GB (3-6 October) will have a vibrant new home right in the heart of Llandudno on the coast of north Wales. 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 »

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia produced an incredibly calm and collected performance on Sunday’s final leg to claim their second win from three events in 2019. The C3 WRC has now finished on the podium at every round since the start of the season in Monte-Carlo. The win also means Citroën Racing has extended its record for the most wins at Rally Mexico to eight.

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