The 2012 World Rally Championship Begins


The 2012 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season kicks off this evening with the start of the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening round of the series.

Making a welcome return to the WRC, this famous rally has attracted an entry of 85 crews, including the registered FIA Super 2000 and Production Car World Rally Championship contenders, and looks set to provide spectacular action over the coming five days. more...

Regulation Changes for WRC 2012


The FIA has introduced a number of regulation changes for the 2012 World Rally Championship season with the aim of helping to reduce costs while raising the sporting challenge and increasing media coverage. The following is a summary of the changes enacted: more...

FIA Terminates WRC Contract With North One Sport


Last Friday, the FIA served notice to terminate its contract with North One Sport, the Promoter of the FIA World Rally Championship.

The FIA sought urgent unequivocal assurances from NOS that it could fulfill its contractual obligations and deliver the promotion of the upcoming Rally Monte Carlo and the Championship for 2012 and for the future. more...

Ford Confirms WRC 2012 Program


Ford of Europe announced today it is extending its participation in the FIA World Rally Championship into 2012 and 2013.

Long-term partner M-Sport, the British-based preparation company, which has successfully operated Ford’s WRC activities since 1997, will continue to operate the programme from its state-of-the-art facilities at Dovenby Hall in north-west England. more...

African Success for Nicolas Klinger


Nicolas Klinger, who co-drove Nicolas Vouilloz to Intercontinental Rally Challenge title glory in 2008 before joining forces with Thierry Neuville for the Belgian’s debut season in the IRC in 2010, has had plenty of reason to celebrate this season after winning two prestigious championships.

Klinger, from France, navigated Zimbabwean Conrad Rautenbach to the African and South African titles in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000. Their success in South Africa came on the back of victories on three out of seven rounds.   more...

Kick Energy Team Ready for KCB Mtaani Rally


The Kick Energy Rally Team is all set and raring to go as the Kenyan National Rally Championship heads to Mombasa for the final event of the eight round series. With both team members, Peter and Alex Horsey, being born and based in Mombasa, this is very much their local event. more...

Sébastien Ogier Crowned Champion of Champions at ROC


Sébastien Ogier delivered a thrilling performance to eclipse 15 fellow superstars of motorsport and win the Race Of Champions on a packed afternoon of competition at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena.

Ogier, who took five wins in this year’s World Rally Championship, overcame Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen in the best-of-three Grand Final on the ROC parallel track to earn the title of Champion of Champions at his very first attempt. more...

Parmander Overcomes Tough Safari Test


Staffan Parmander, who co-drove Patrik Sandell in this season’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge, recently completed the gruelling East African Safari Classic in fifth position.

The experienced Swede navigated British driver Steve Perez in a Datsun 260Z over the demanding mud and rock-coated tracks in Kenya and Tanzania that were used to create a 4165-kilometre loop around Mombasa. more...

Bjorn Waldegård Wins the Safari Classic


On the last day of the Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic rally the priority of all crews was to drive their cars over the finishers’ ramp at Mombasa, come hell or high water. And there have been plenty of both on this incredible adventure of a rally. more...

Fine Fifth for Perez on Tough Safari


After nine tortuous days of action, Kick Energy driver Steve Perez has completed the 2011 East African Classic Safari Rally in a very creditable fifth position which is particularly impressive given this year's world famous marathon has been considered as one of the toughest in recent years. more...


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