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BRC Challenge 2011 Ready for the Green Light On Bulldog Rally

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With the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship already underway, Bulldog International Rally North Wales plays host to its support series, the BRC Challenge, as the Bulldog Challenge Rally kicks off in a week’s time.

The event, based at the Welshpool Livestock Centre on the outskirts of the town, takes place on Saturday 2nd April in the infamous forests of North and Mid Wales. more...

FIA WRC Academy 2011 Launched on Rally Portugal

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The FIA WRC Academy was officially launched yesterday afternoon ahead of the opening Super Special Stage in Lisbon at the inaugural round of the brand new WRC feeder series. A panel of WRC Academy Principal, Marc de Jong, former WRC runner up and newly appointed FIA WRC Manager Michèle Mouton, Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Manager Malcolm Wilson and Pirelli’s Matteo Braga gave the audience an insight into the inspiration behind the WRC Academy. more...

Q&A with Tanner Foust Ahead of Global Rallycross 'The Revolution'

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Tanner Foust has dominated Rallycross in North America in his Rockstar/Etnies Ford Fiesta by taking two outright wins and two podium finishes on the 2010 RallyCar U.S. Rallycross series last fall in addition to nabbing up two Gold medals in X Games rally events. Touted as one of the most dynamic drivers in the world, Foust will be focusing his 2011 season mainly on Rallycross starting with his attack on the inaugural Global Rallycross Championship event at Irwindale Speedway. Here's what Foust said: more...

WRC Makes Huge Impact with Lisbon Street Stage

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The FIA World Rally Championship underlined its huge public appeal when it brought the streets of the Portuguese capital Lisbon to a standstill for the opening stage of Vodafone Rally de Portugal this afternoon (Thursday).

An estimated 40,000 fans flocked to Belem, the riverside area of Lisbon south west of the city centre, where a temporary 3.27-kilometre course had been constructed around the Belem cultural area, which includes the historic Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. more...

Tanner Foust Starts His 2011 Season With Global Rallycross Opener at Irwindale Speedway


Los Angeles, CA, USA -- Racing driver and TV host Tanner Foust will vie for the win in his Rockstar Energy Drink Ford Fiesta at the Global RallyCross Championship season-opener, "The Revolution," March 25-26 at Irwindale Speedway, outside of Los Angeles.

Foust, who earned a pair of gold medals at the 2010 X Games competitions and finished on the podium at all three US rallycross competitions late last year, is one of the favorites to win the event. more...

Ken Block Crashes Out of WRC Portugal Before the Rally Start

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On the Monday before WRC Portugal, Monster World Rally Team driver Ken Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino had a very encouraging test session near Tavari, Portugal. The pair logged 100 test kilometers over stages that highlighted both the twisty nature of Portugal’s terrain as well as the flat-out speed that some contain. By Wednesday, they were ready to rock at the start of the shakedown session. more...

Stobart's Wilson Thrills Porto FC Manager in Fiesta RS WRC

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M-Sport Stobart Ford’s Matthew Wilson took Porto FC Manager André Villas-Boas for a thrilling ride at Vodafone Rally de Portugal’s Shakedown this afternoon.

Britain’s Wilson and co-driver Scott Martin did three laps of a 3 km test loop at Loule before Villas-Boas replaced Martin in their Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car.

A host of local media and TV crews were there to interview Villas-Boas where he was accompanied by FIA Vice President and President of the Portuguese Automobile Club, Carlos Barbosa. more...

Dennis Kuipers on Familiar Ground in Portugal

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The FERM Power Tools World Rally Team returns to Europe for the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship this week, the Vodafone Rally de Portugal. Dennis Kuipers and Frédéric Miclotte hope to benefit from their previous experiences on the gravel roads in the Algarve.

The race is challenging, the unpaved roads are narrow and winding. The hills, trees and boulders along the road provide the Rally de Portugal with extra character. more...

The Citroën DS3 WRCs Top the Bill in Portugal

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After its victory in Rally Mexico, the Citroën DS3 WRC could be considered as a benchmark on gravel in the World Rally Championship. On its return to Europe, the Citroën Total World Rally Team has but a single aim – continue its winning streak. The two crews entered by the French squad, Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia, will both be gunning for victory in view of the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ World Championships. more...

Van Merksteijn Joins Solberg and Räikkönen for WRC Portugal

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For the first time, five Citroën DS3 WRCs will compete in a round of the World Rally Championship. Petter Solberg, Kimi Räikkönen and Peter van Merksteijn Jr are racing under their own colours in Rally Portugal in cars that are identical to those run by the Citroën Total World Rally Team. These have been put at their disposal by Citroën Racing Technologies. more...


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