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...

Arai Keen on Future WTCC Outings


Toshi Arai would not rule out taking part in more World Touring Car Championship events in the future following his debut in the series at Suzuka in his native Japan last month.

Arai, the winner of the inaugural IRC Production Cup in a Subaru Impreza R4 STI, drove a factory Chevrolet Cruz to 13th in race one and 15th in the second race of the weekend. Yokohama, the tyre supplier to the WTCC and Arai’s Subaru team, arranged his participation. more...

New Date for International Rally of Whangarei 2012


The International Rally of Whangarei will open both the national and Asia Pacific rally seasons in 2012 with the event scheduled to run from 30 March to 1 April.
The March-April dates are three months earlier in the year than recent years when the highly-regarded international motorsport event has typically taken place in June or July on roads around the Northland and Kaipara regions. Therefore both the 2012 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and the 2012 New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) will feature The International Rally of Whangarei as the first round.

Exclusive Interviews With David Higgins, Kevin Abbring, and Alister McRae


Tech House & Speed this week assembles an hour of championship conversations with rally and rallycross greats across the globe. They include:

2011 French 2WD Rally Champion Kevin Abbring who talks about his drive this weekend with VW at Rally GB. Here’s the full conversation:

2011 American Rally champion David Higgins spells out what it will take for American 2WD champion Chris Duplessis to do well in the R2 Fiesta competition at Rally GB this weekend. He says Duplessis has the skills to surprise many this weekend! more...

Australian Rally Championship Expands to Six Rounds for 2012


The Bosch Australian Rally Championship has announced its calendar for 2012 with six events scheduled, starting with the revolutionary new Rally Calder in March and finishing in Victoria in November.

The 2012 Bosch ARC will usher in a new era with the introduction of an SUV series alongside separate championships for both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive cars.

The 2012 series will mark the last year four wheel drive turbo rally cars will be able to score points, with the 2013 Championship to be open only to two wheel drive machines. more...

Strong IRC Competition Impresses Arai


Toshi Arai has praised the level of competition in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge after becoming the first driver to win the IRC Production Cup with category victory on the season-closing Cyprus Rally on Saturday.

Driving a Subaru Impreza R4 STI alongside Australian co-driver Dale Moscatt, Arai beat Swiss privateer Florian Gonon to the crown. The mixed-surface event wasn’t part of Gonon’s schedule of events in 2011. more...

PROTON on Track for Two Titles in China


This weekend’s China Rally will see Proton drivers Alister McRae and Chris Atkinson fighting it out for the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) driver’s title. McRae currently leads the championship with 116 points, a mere seven points ahead of Atkinson. more...

Arai Aims to Capitalise on Japan Experience


Toshi Arai plans to make the most of the experience he has gained competing in his native Japan as he bids for IRC Production Cup title glory on the Cyprus Rally.

The Subaru Impreza R4 STI driver, who heads the Production category by 4.9s following tonight’s LTV Super Special Stage in Pafos, says he has considerable knowledge of loose-surface events through rallying in his homeland. more...

PROTON Team Set for Success in China


While the majority of the leading Intercontinental Rally Challenge teams will be in Cyprus this week for the season finale, PROTON Motorsports will be on the other side of the road contesting the China Rally Longyou, the last event of the Asia Pacific championship season.

Malaysian manufacturer PROTON has combined a programme in the FIA regional series with its IRC assault. It starts the event in China in the knowledge that the race for the drivers’ title is between its star performers Chris Atkinson and Alister McRae, who have made sporadic IRC appearances this season. more...

Ken Block Launches HOONIGAN at SEMA


Doesnʼt matter if you are a rally racer, a drag racer, a road racer, a hot rodder, a drifter, or a NYC cabby, if you like to slay tires, get sideways or dabble with automotive aeronautics, you are a Hoonigan. more...


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