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Mikkelsen gives R5 feedback

Hyundai Motorsport’s newest WRC signing, Andreas Mikkelsen, has been filling time before his first competitive outing by helping the manufacturer develop its i20 R5 rally car. Early this month, Hyundai announced that the Norwegian had joined its squad for the final three rounds of the season, starting with RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España [5 – 8 October]. But before ...

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Gala to celebrate thrilling year

WRC stars will be honoured at a glamorous gala awards evening in Australia following the most exciting FIA World Rally Championship title fight in recent history. Drivers, co-drivers and team bosses will celebrate the 2017 season on Sydney waterfront, immediately after Kennards Hire Rally Australia brings down the curtain on a captivating campaign. Fans will vote for their favourites in ...

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Østberg makes his circuit debut

Mads Østberg took to the race track last weekend in a bid to polish his asphalt driving skills before next month’s mixed surface RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España (5 – 8 October). The Norwegian made his track-racing debut at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3, as a guest driver in the final double-header round of the Scandinavian Porsche ...

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VIDEO: McRae flat out

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Colin McRae’s death. We continue our tribute to the 1995 World Champion with a collection of must-see clips from his career. From footage of early home rally appearances, to high-flying jumps in his iconic Subaru Impreza, championship-winning celebrations and outings for Ford and Citroën, we’ve compiled a selection of memorable moments charting the Scot’s ...

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Video: New WRC 7 trailer revealed

A new trailer for WRC 7, the official game of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship, has been released to coincide with the first day of sales for the new game. WRC 7 will be released across Europe from 15 September on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC before a full roll-out that will enable players around the world to take ...

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Hyundai reveals its shortlist

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed the eight young drivers that have made it through to the second round of its WRC development programme. Announced in July, the scheme offers the winner a number of WRC 2 events next year in an i20 R5 car. In August, a shortlist of 15 drivers was slimmed to eight, all under the age of 25, ...

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McRae's Magic Moments: We remember the 1995 WRC champion

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the death of 1995 World Rally Champion Colin McRae, a true legend of the sport, who enjoyed huge success on the WRC stages, and whose determination and charisma made him a household name around the globe. The proud Scot made his name at the Prodrive-run Subaru team in the 1990s, before stints with ...

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VIDEO: Six from ten

Ten rounds done, three to go and six different winners so far. They’re the headline stats of this remarkable and unpredictable WRC season, and the subject of our latest video here on wrc.com. So, if you want a quick refresh of who won what before we head to RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España next month, just take a look ...

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Development driver update: Manufacturer-backed quartet in action

A quartet of up-and-coming rally drivers backed by WRC manufacturers were in action last weekend, taking further steps towards a possible future in the world championship. Japanese Toyota Gazoo Rally Challenge drivers Takamoto Katsuta and Hiroki Arai, along with navigator Sayaka Adachi tackled the penultimate round of the Finnish Rally Championship: the Oili Jalonen Ralli. Adachi co-drove Jarkko Nikara to ...

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Local hero Lefebvre wins at home

Stéphane Lefebvre gave his home fans plenty to celebrate at the weekend when he scored an emphatic victory at the Rallye Le Béthunois in northern France. Fresh from testing Citroën’s C3 R5 last week, Lefebvre made a special guest appearance at the 40th edition of the national-level rally, which is based in Bethune, ten kilometres from his hometown of Nœux-les-Mines. ...

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