“WRC: Four or Five Events Possible – Matton”

The FIA’s Rally Director, Yves Matton, believes four-to-five more events will be necessary to validate the World Rally Championship this season. Yet as the year reaches its halfway point, the task of finding replacement rallies is becoming a trying task, as he tells World in Motorsport. “It’s not like in racing. We are not able … Continue reading “WRC: Four or Five Events Possible – Matton”

“WRC: Rallying Needs to Act, Not React If It Wants to Survive – Adamo”

For Hyundai’s WRC team boss Andrea Adamo, the pandemic is yet another sign that a new way of thinking is needed if motorsport is to survive. “If we don’t react now, or if we don’t act now, we will find a problem.” Andrea Adamo is not a man known for pulling punches. The Italian has … Continue reading “WRC: Rallying Needs to Act, Not React If It Wants to Survive – Adamo”

“WRC: Safari Rally return pushed back to 2021”

The retuning Safari Rally has been pushed back to 2021, it was confirmed today, as the Coronavirus pandemic claimed another victim. Scheduled for mid-July, this was due to be the event’s first appearance on the WRC calendar since 2002, where the late-Colin McRae took his final win. However, as countries were forced into lockdown and … Continue reading “WRC: Safari Rally return pushed back to 2021”

“Some Small Thoughts on Rally Sweden”

Following last week’s Rally Sweden, there has been plenty of criticism both during and following the running of the event from drivers and teams as to the conditions of several stages, particularly through Friday and Saturday’s second loops. Complaints mostly seem to centre around the running of the Historic class between the first and second … Continue reading “Some Small Thoughts on Rally Sweden”

“WRC’s Shifting Sands”

There was a point during last year’s World Rally Championship when it appeared as if Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul were finally going to break Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia’s run of titles. It came to a spectacular head come the final stage of Rally Sardinia, when Neuville overcame Ogier during the final stage to … Continue reading “WRC’s Shifting Sands”

“Maria de Villota, X-Games, motorsport safety and Hendrik Vieth”

News regarding injuries suffered by F1 reserve driver Maria de Villota, filtered through yesterday afternoon and sadly, it is not good. De Villota's accident follows on from serious incidents with Toomas Heikkinen and Marcus Gronholm. Also condolences to the family of Hendrik Vieth who died in a motorbike accident yesterday.