Tag: WRC

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Force India intends to lodge name change application for 2019

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Force India intends to lodge name change application for 2019

Force India intends to lodge an application to change its name for the 2019 Formula 1 season, according to team boss Otmar Szafnauer. The Silverstone-based operation has been known as Force India since 2008, shortly after Vijay Mallya acquired it, having previously run under the Jordan, Midland and Spyker moniker. Force India previously evaluated changing…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: Fernando Alonso: Full-time ’19 IndyCar drive ‘never in my plans’

Formula 1 – Formula 1: Fernando Alonso: Full-time ’19 IndyCar drive ‘never in my plans’

Fernando Alonso says a full-time switch to IndyCar was “never in my plans” for 2019, following confirmation that McLaren will not join the series. McLaren had been evaluating entering the championship, having returned for a one-off appearance at last year’s Indianapolis 500, fielding a car for Alonso, in association with Andretti and Honda. Alonso announced…

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WRC – Peugeot is leaving the world rally championship WRX

WRC – Peugeot is leaving the world rally championship WRX

Peugeot aims to produce electric cars/ Motor1 The French company Peugeot will leave the world championship of rally cross (WRX) and will develop a new electrified line of sports cars. The first car of the new family will appear on the market in 2020. Development of sports cars will be conducted in cooperation with the…

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WRC – The world rally championship on Canal+ from 2019

WRC – The world rally championship on Canal+ from 2019

Canal+ has acquired for several seasons, from 2019, the rights to broadcast the world rally Championship (WRC), released so far by the chain The Team, announced the group Friday. This return occurs at a strategic time, as Sebastien Ogier, five-time world champion, returns to the bosom of the team Citroen. He will find there, several…

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WRC – Neuville hoping to recoup lost ground in Spain as championship battle heats up

WRC – Neuville hoping to recoup lost ground in Spain as championship battle heats up

FIA World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville heads in to the final two rallies of the season hoping to finish strong and fend off the pressure of the chasing Sébastien Ogier, who is just 7 points behind going in to the 2018 Rally de España. Three out of the last four rallies have seen Ogier take…

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Formula E – Formula E: Antonio Felix da Costa tops morning session of final day of Formula E pre-season testing

Formula E – Formula E: Antonio Felix da Costa tops morning session of final day of Formula E pre-season testing

Antonio Felix da Costa rekindled his form from the second day of pre-season testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit to top the timesheets in the penultimate session of the week for BMW i Andretti Motorsport. Setting a 1m 28.870s lap in wet conditions, da Costa led the session from DS Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne who was…

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WRC – Peugeot World RX exit not down to results, says CEO

WRC – Peugeot World RX exit not down to results, says CEO

The French marque revealed on Thursday that it will withdraw from World RX after the season finale in South Africa next month.  Jean-Philippe Imparato also confirmed that nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb, the only driver other than Johan Kristoffersson to have won a round of World RX so far this season, will remain a…

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WRC – Toyota Yaris WRC Set for a Crucial Test on Both Gravel and Asphalt, Business News

WRC – Toyota Yaris WRC Set for a Crucial Test on Both Gravel and Asphalt, Business News

Yaris WRC Car 8 Rally de Espana: Preview TOKYO, Oct 19, 2018 – (JCN Newswire) – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will defend its leadership of the FIA World Rally Championship manufacturers’ standings on the penultimate round of the season in Spain (October 25-28). As the only truly mixed-surface event on the calendar, it…

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WRC – End of road for Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle’s 10-year link

WRC – End of road for Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle’s 10-year link

The line up for next year’s Word Rally Championship is taking shape following two major announcements this week. The highest profile announcement came from Toyota Gazoo Racing with Irish driver Kris Meeke joining Ott Tanak and Jari-Matti Latvala in factory Yaris World Rally Cars. However, after more than 10 years together Meeke has split from…

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WRC – The rally that made WRC’s calendar a battleground

WRC – The rally that made WRC’s calendar a battleground

Germany’s out. Corsica’s in. No, no, no. Corsica’s out, Germany’s in. What about Chile? Definitely in. Japan? Nailed on. So Corsica, out then, crikey… Thursday last week; Corsica in. Germany out? No. Japan. Japan not so nailed on. The current shenanigans in the selection of next year’s World Rally Championship calendar have crystallised what’s becoming…

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WRC – Ken Block Wants a World Rally Championship Race Near Los Angeles

WRC – Ken Block Wants a World Rally Championship Race Near Los Angeles

The World Rally Championship races were last held in the U.S. in 1988, when the Olympus Rally in Washington was on the calendar. Now, viral video star, lifestyle brand owner, and racing driver Ken Block wants to bring the WRC back to the United States, near one of its biggest population centers: Los Angeles. “I…

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WRC – World Rally Championship: Kris Meeke part of three-man Toyota team for 2019

WRC – World Rally Championship: Kris Meeke part of three-man Toyota team for 2019

Kris Meeke will be part of a three-man Toyota team in 2019 Kris Meeke has been confirmed as part of a three-man factory Toyota team for the 2019 World Rally Championship. The Northern Ireland driver replaces Citroen-bound Esapekka Lappi and will be joined in the team by Estonian Ott Tanak and Finn Jari-Matti Latvala. Meeke…

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WRC – FIA World Rally Championship Brings Fresh Dynamism to its Live Coverage with LiveU HEVC

WRC – FIA World Rally Championship Brings Fresh Dynamism to its Live Coverage with LiveU HEVC

The World Rally Championship (WRC), recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), has a long and celebrated history, with 13 rallies around the world forming the 2018 series. WRC Promoter handles all the TV production, including all the broadcast formats, as well as the marketing of the series and sponsorship rights. It also works to increase…

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WRC – There’s a Lot More to the World Rally Championship Than You Think

WRC – There’s a Lot More to the World Rally Championship Than You Think

Oct 16, 2018 The World Rally Championship is the best it’s been since the Group B era. The cars are beautiful, fast, and, crucially, evenly matched. That means no race has a foregone conclusion. New events–like a return to Turkey or next year’s rallies in Chile and Japan–bring picturesque locations to the calendar and the…

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Formula E – Formula E: Lucas di Grassi first in simulated Formula E Gen2 race

Formula E – Formula E: Lucas di Grassi first in simulated Formula E Gen2 race

Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi finished in first place in a simulation race during the second day of Formula E pre-season testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. Di Grassi, who is a former champion of the all-electric single seater series, emerged as the ‘victor’ after 45 minutes and one lap of…

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Formula E – Formula E: Sebastien Buemi tops shortened afternoon Day 2 Formula E pre-season testing session

Formula E – Formula E: Sebastien Buemi tops shortened afternoon Day 2 Formula E pre-season testing session

Season Two Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi topped a shortened afternoon session on the second day of pre-season testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain, for Nissan e.dams. In the session that only lasted for 30 minutes because of a planned race simulation, Buemi emerged as the fastest of 10 runners, setting a…

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WRC – World Rally: Meeke returns to WRC with Toyota | News

WRC – World Rally: Meeke returns to WRC with Toyota | News

Kris Meeke will make his World Rally Championship comeback with Toyota Gazoo Racing in 2019 joining alongside the retained duo of Ott Tanak and Jari-Matti Latvala. The Northern Irish driver was sacked by Citroen earlier this season following a series of crashes but will return to WRC from next year with the Japanese manufacturer. With…

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