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Meeke wins Finland warm-up

Kris Meeke topped the leaderboard in a tight shakedown at Neste Rally Finland on Thursday morning. The Briton, returning to the Citroën Abu Dhabi Total line-up after being dropped for the previous round in Poland, produced the perfect start at a rally in which he gained a landmark victory 12 months ago. Meeke pipped Thierry Neuville by a tenth of ...

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Matton: No plans for Loeb rally return

Citroën Racing boss Yves Matton says there are no plans for Sebastien Loeb to make a competitive return to the WRC after he tests the squad’s C3 World Rally Car next month. It was announced yesterday that nine-time world champion Loeb would test the car for one day on asphalt as part of a co-operation between PSA Group brands Peugeot ...

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Live TV feast in Finland

WRC fans can enjoy a feast of spectacular live TV coverage from this week’s Neste Rally Finland (27 – 30 July) with five speed tests screened worldwide. The highlight of the coverage from the ninth round of the FIA World Rally Championship is Saturday afternoon’s second pass through the classic Ouninpohja special stage, regarded as the sport’s biggest test of ...

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Loeb’s Citroën WRC return

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb will rejoin Citroën Racing in the coming weeks to test the squad’s C3 World Rally Car. The 43-year-old Frenchman, who claimed 78 wins in his record-breaking WRC career, will drive the car for one day on asphalt next month.  The announcement was made on Wednesday afternoon by PSA Motorsport, the group in charge of ...

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New winner guaranteed in WRC 2

The WRC 2 battle at Neste Rally Finland is set to be the most open of the season so far, with 13 drivers registered and a new winner guaranteed. This year’s eight WRC 2 rally wins have been shared between championship leader Pontus Tidemand, Andreas Mikkelsen, Ole Christian Veiby and Jan Kopecky, none of whom are on the entry list ...

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Finland countdown: Title fight intensifies

The closest FIA World Rally Championship fight since 2009 increases in intensity this week on Finland’s super-fast roller coaster roads. With five rounds remaining, just 11 points separate four-time champion Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville, who has recovered from a disastrous start which left him 38 points adrift after three events. Jari-Matti Latvala and Ott Tänak are the outsiders in ...

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Rally Poland – Day 2 Leaderboard SS19 (Top 15)

The top 15 results for the 2017 Rally Poland, the eighth round of the 2017 World Rally Championship. 2017 Rally Poland leaderboard after SS19 (Top 15): 1. Thierry Neuville BEL Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2hr 10m 26.3s M 2. Ott Tanak EST M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC 17 +3.1s M 3. Hayden Paddon NZL Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC +25.5s M 4. Sebastien Ogier FRA ...

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Rally Poland – Results (Top 15)

The top 15 results for the 2017 Rally Poland, the eighth round of the 2017 World Rally Championship. 2017 Rally Poland results (Top 15): 1. Thierry Neuville BEL Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2hr 40m 46.1s M 2. Hayden Paddon NZL Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC +1m 23.9s M 3. Sebastien Ogier FRA M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC 17 +2m 20.8s M 4. Dani Sordo ...

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Latvala chases Mäkinen's home record

Jari-Matti Latvala has the chance to match his Toyota Gazoo team boss Tommi Mäkinen’s record of four WRC home round wins at this week’s Neste Rally Finland [27 – 30 July]. Four-time world champion Mäkinen won his country’s WRC counter four times between 1994 and 1998, first in a Ford Escort RS Cosworth, and then three times at the wheel ...

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Flying Finns: Next generation

While Jari-Matti Latvala starts Neste Rally Finland (27 – 30 July) as many people’s favourite to score a fourth win at his home event, a new generation of Finnish chargers is snapping at his heels. Esapekka Lappi and Teemu Suninen have just four World Rally Car starts between them, but both are being talked about as the next big names ...

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