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“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”
“WRC: ‘It’s almost at the point where we say ‘bin the season’’ – Colin Clark”
One of the WRC’s leading commentator’s, Colin Clark, believes that it may be time for the FIA to cancel the rest of the season in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
“Thoughts on WRC All Live”
The début of WRC All Live at last week’s 86th Rally de Monte Carlo showcased a championship willing to take risks with its coverage. It may have been shaky at times, but it worked and is a step in the right direction.
“Meanwhile at the Weekend: Ogier dominates in Mexico”
Meanwhile at the Weekend: Ogier dominates in Mexico
“Meanwhile at the Weekend: Ogier wins in Sweden; Cassidy claims TRS title”
Meanwhile at the Weekend: Ogier wins in Sweden; Cassidy claims TRS title.
“Meanwhile, at the weekend: Loeb wins again at Monte, Auer takes TRS lead”
“Meanwhile, at the weekend: Loeb wins again, Auer takes lead in New Zealand”
“Thoughts on Caterham F1 and cars”
Caterham F1 have promoted CEO Cyril Abiteboul to the role of Team Principal with immediate effect.
“Cook to sell trophies to keep PWRC dream alive”
It is a dreadful state of affairs when a competitor finds oneself in a position where they need to sell their possessions in order to enter an event.
Remembering a Legend
As the climax of the 2011 World Rally Championship hits Wales this weekend, many in motorsport are keen to remember a rallying legend. Six years ago this month, the world sadly lost 2001 World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, to a brain tumour at the age of only 34.
Many who follow this blog may be keenly aware of my appreciation of the history of motorsport, as well as more modern endeavours. It is through the channels of history that one can build a sense the direction for the future – of course that only works if one is clever enough to learn from one’s errors.
Catching Up with the Speed of Life
What an incredible weekend for motorsport. A great deal of which was snuggled up in front of the television, while trying to rid myself of a cold and a bad back.
Youth in Development
A practice that is becoming more and more common in motorsports is one of team driven young development programmes.
Picture of the Day #004
During the recent WRC Rally Mexico, Sébastien Ogier suffered a final day accident that took the 27-year-old Frenchman out of the rally lead.
Are Firestone Jumping Off the IndyCar Ship?
Rumblings emerged this evening about the status of Firestone as the sole tyre supplier for the IZOD IndyCar Series beyond the end of this year.
Q&A Session: Justin Wilson (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, IZOD IndyCar Series)
With 2010 slowly grinding to a halt as Christmas approaches, I got in contact with Justin to see how he was getting on.
Finesse Behind the Wheel
When it comes to behind the wheel skill, I resolutely believe that the drivers of the World Rally Championship are the absolute best drivers in competition on the planet. Contesting a championship that runs on snow, ice, gravel, asphalt, cliff-side, mud, through thick forests, villages and towns and a number of other hazards (such as … Continue reading Finesse Behind the Wheel
Congratulations to Sebastien Loeb
*I was actually meant to post this on Monday, but things have been busy, busy, busy... It has a number of years since I last followed the World Rally Championship properly - it is around the turn of the decade that I lost touch with the series. This had nothing to do with not liking … Continue reading Congratulations to Sebastien Loeb