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Why there's no easy fix for Hyundai's operational Achilles Heel

Hyundai Motorsport boss Andrea Adamo was vocal in his criticism of his team's tyre choices on Rally Croatia and declared that he "had better move my ass and solve it". Doing so will be vital to getting Hyundai's 2021 WRC title hopes back on track, but finding the root of the problem won't be the work of a moment

How Ogier held on after a shock bump in the road to triumph in Croatia

Sebastien Ogier was already in an incredibly tight fight at Rally Croatia before a surprise collision with public road traffic at the start of the final day. But the defending champion held his nerve to take a narrow victory and create further World Rally Championship history

WRC Rally Croatia: Ogier recovers to beat Evans to victory by 0.6s
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WRC Rally Croatia: Ogier recovers to beat Evans to victory by 0.6s

Sebastien Ogier pipped Toyota World Rally Championship team-mate Elfyn Evans and Hyundai's Thierry Neuville to secure victory at Rally Croatia by 0.6 seconds after a nail-biting finale.

WRC Rally Croatia: Ogier takes lead as Hyundais struggle on day two

A morning loop implosion from Hyundai on day two of the World Rally Championship's maiden Croatian event handed the lead to Toyota's defending series champion Sebastien Ogier.

WRC Rally Croatia: Neuville leads from Ogier after Rovanpera crashes

Thierry Neuville holds a slender overnight lead from Sebastien Ogier after the first day of Rally Croatia’s debut on the World Rally Championship calendar which covered a marathon eight stages

The returning rally champion promoting mental health on the world stage

From the job centre to the World Rally Championship’s WRC2 division, Chris Ingram has had a rollercoaster year. Having not competed since clinching the 2019 European Rally Championship, he's determined to make up for lost time

Why the casualty of rallying's evolution should still be cherished Plus

Why the casualty of rallying's evolution should still be cherished

The WRC's support categories are in a process of streamlining that will spell the end of a formalised 2WD world championship-level category. While its relevance to the top level has been questioned for some time, that doesn't mean it should be swept quietly under the carpet

Why WRC's hybrid path could leave it at a crossroads Plus

Why WRC's hybrid path could leave it at a crossroads

With all three major manufacturers committing to the World Rally Championship’s hybrid era from 2022, the future of the series is assured for now, but it could lead to trickier twists and turns further down the road

How Tanak froze out the competition at the Arctic Rally Plus

How Tanak froze out the competition at the Arctic Rally

Ott Tanak made up for a disastrous Monte Carlo Rally by leading all the way on the snow-kissed stages of the Arctic Rally Finland and in the process hit back at an event Toyota had been expected to dominate

WRC Arctic Rally: Tanak seals victory, Rovanpera takes championship lead

Hyundai's Ott Tanak claimed victory on the Arctic Rally to kickstart his 2021 World Rally Championship campaign, beating Kalle Rovanpera who becomes the youngest-ever leader of the drivers' championship

WRC Arctic Rally: Tanak holds 24s lead over Rovanpera after day 2

Hyundai's Ott Tanak was serene at the front of the field after the second day of the World Rally Championship's Arctic Rally, winning three of the six Saturday stages

WRC Arctic Rally: Tanak extends lead with two morning stage wins

Ott Tanak has extended his lead in the Arctic Rally, round 2 of the World Rally Championship, after claiming two wins out of the three stages on the morning loop

WRC Arctic Rally: Tanak holds overnight lead for Hyundai

Hyundai's Ott Tanak holds the overnight lead after the first day's action on the Arctic Rally, the second round of the 2021 World Rally Championship

Neuville cautious over Hyundai's WRC Arctic Rally prospects

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville has tempered his team's hopes of victory in this weekend's Arctic Rally, ahead of the second round of the 2021 World Rally Championship

How Ogier achieved a fitting Monte Carlo farewell Plus

How Ogier achieved a fitting Monte Carlo farewell

Against pandemic-shaped odds, the World Rally Championship season opener went ahead in Monte Carlo last weekend as a familiar face again took top spot. But for an emotional Sebastien Ogier, his record-breaking eighth win meant more than most

WRC Monte Carlo: Ogier seals record eighth event win

Toyota's Sebastien Ogier has begun his final World Rally Championship campaign by sealing a record eighth Monte Carlo victory and the 50th WRC win of his career

WRC Monte Carlo: Ogier takes command on third day from Evans

Sebastien Ogier has grabbed the lead from Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans in the Monte Carlo Rally on the third day of this year's World Rally Championship opener

WRC Monte Carlo: Evans takes lead on second day as Ogier shines

Brit Elfyn Evans holds the overnight lead in the Monte Carlo Rally after Toyota seized the initiative on the second day of this year's World Rally Championship opener

1966 Monte Carlo Rally: In defence of rallying's most disputed result

The BMC Mini rally team of the 1960s revelled in the dark arts of finding every advantage available, but not everybody approved. NICK GARTON reflects on the disputed 1966 Monte Carlo Rally and argues that its vigorous scrutineering was merely fighting fire with fire

WRC Monte Carlo: Tanak tops opening day, Suninen crashes out

Hyundai's Ott Tanak has thrown down the first marker at the start of the 2021 World Rally Championship season in Monte Carlo with victory in both of Thursday's stages

What to look out for in the 2021 WRC Plus

What to look out for in the 2021 WRC

As the 2021 World Rally Championship prepares to launch amid tight COVID-19 restrictions in Monte Carlo, here are the eight things unrelated to the pandemic that you should keep an eye on this year

Evans on the talking points of WRC 2021 Plus

Evans on the talking points of WRC 2021

He came close to the title last year, and now Toyota's Elfyn Evans gives his verdict on what to expect from 2021 as the World Rally Championship prepares to reconvene for the Monte Carlo season opener

Why Britain's continued WRC absence is a wake-up call Plus

Why Britain's continued WRC absence is a wake-up call

OPINION: With Rally GB dropping off the World Rally Championship calendar for the second year in a row, one of Britain's best-attended sporting events faces an uncertain future. It's an unfortunate situation that points to troubling times ahead

The top 10 WRC drivers of 2020 Plus

The top 10 WRC drivers of 2020

A drastically-shortened 2020 season gave the World Rally Championship protagonists precious little stage mileage to strut their stuff, but as ever the cream rose to the top across the seven events. Autosport ranks the year's best performers

The twists and turns of a turbulent 2020 WRC season Plus

The twists and turns of a turbulent 2020 WRC season

The World Rally Championship was hit hard by the pandemic, but the organisers and teams pulled together to deliver an enthralling campaign that produced five winners and a shock twist in the tail

The early setbacks that shaped the WRC's greatest driver Plus

The early setbacks that shaped the WRC's greatest driver

A series of close calls in his formative years threatened to leave rallying's top echelon tantalisingly out of reach for the man who would go on to claim nine WRC titles. In an exclusive interview, Sebastien Loeb recalls the key steps on his road to dominance

Why the WRC's unorthodox ending was a necessary one Plus

Why the WRC's unorthodox ending was a necessary one

The Monza Rally was an unusual way to end an unusual WRC season, and while far from ideal, without it the series could have faced serious ramifications. To persuade stakeholders to commit to an uncertain future, Monza was an important showcase

How Monza's lottery winner matched a 27-year-old record Plus

How Monza's lottery winner matched a 27-year-old record

Fourth place was all that Elfyn Evans needed to become Britain's first WRC champion since 2001, but his hopes were dashed in the freak weather at Rally Monza which opened the door for his Toyota team-mate Sebastien Ogier to take the spoils

WRC Rally Monza: Ogier clinches seventh WRC title with victory

Toyota's Sebastien Ogier secured his seventh World Rally Championship title with victory on Rally Monza as Hyundai successfully defended its manufacturers crown

Ogier on cusp of 2020 WRC title with Rally Monza lead as Evans crashes out

Sebastien Ogier closed the final full day of Rally Monza on the cusp of his seventh World Rally Championship title after Elfyn Evans crashed out

Evans crashes out of Rally Monza, Ogier in line for seventh title

World Rally Championship leader Elfyn Evans has crashed out on the 11th stage of Rally Monza, putting his title hopes in serious jeopardy with main rival Sebastien Ogier currently leading

WRC Rally Monza: Ogier leads but Evans still on course for title

Sebastien Ogier has taken the lead of Rally Monza after Saturday morning's opening stages, as Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans remains on course for the World Rally Championship title

WRC Rally Monza: Sordo holds slender lead over Lappi, Neuville drops out

Dani Sordo holds the overnight lead after the first full day of Rally Monza, with both Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans in title contention in the World Rally Championship decider

WRC Rally Monza: Toyota's Ogier heads Neuville after first stage

Sebastien Ogier opened the World Rally Championship's Rally Monza on top of the leaderboard, with the Toyota driver closing out the first stage half a second ahead of Thierry Neuville

How Evans can make history - from Britain's first WRC champion

In a few short days, Elfyn Evans could become Britain's first World Rally champion in almost two decades and join elite company that includes Richard Burns, Colin McRae and Louise Aitken-Walker. She tells NICK GARTON what he needs to do at Monza

How the contenders stack up for WRC 2020's Monza Endgame

A unique World Rally Championship title decider awaits this weekend at Rally Monza, where the unexpected favourite will attempt to fend off a hungry pack anxious for him to stumble on unfamiliar territory. NICK GARTON outlines the contenders to watch

The Group B pioneer that transformed rallying forever Plus

The Group B pioneer that transformed rallying forever

From Hannu Mikkola and Michele Mouton to Stig Blomqvist and Walter Rohrl, this is the story of a secret four-wheel-drive project from Bavaria that would transform the world of rallying and epitomise the bombast excess of its greatest era

How the WRC's bit-part player reignited Hyundai's challenge Plus

How the WRC's bit-part player reignited Hyundai's challenge

He had to wait eight years for his first WRC win, and six years for his second. But at the same venue as his unexpected 2019 triumph, Hyundai's Dani Sordo took a popular win, as team-mate Thierry Neuville thrust himself back into title contention in second

WRC Rally Italy: Sordo holds off Neuville, Ogier for victory

Hyundai's Dani Sordo claimed his third World Rally Championship victory and his second in a row on Rally Italy, finishing just 5.1 seconds ahead of team-mate Thierry Neuville

WRC Rally Italy: Sordo retains Sardinia lead over Ogier

Dani Sordo has maintained his lead over Sebastien Ogier on a dramatic second day of Rally Italy, with World Rally Championship standings leader Elfyn Evans up to fourth place

WRC Rally Italy: Hyundai's Sordo holds Sardinia lead on opening day

Hyundai 'super-sub' Dani Sordo holds the overnight lead after Day 1 of the World Rally Championship's Rally Italy, as standings leader Elfyn Evans ended the day fifth

The past lessons Toyota must heed in the WRC title race Plus

The past lessons Toyota must heed in the WRC title race

Tommi Makinen has a potentially awkward dilemma on his hands as the 2020 WRC reaches its business end, with Toyota's team leader playing catch-up to its number two and pressure from Hyundai in the manufacturers' complicating matters further

Evans takes care to deliver Turkish delight Plus

Evans takes care to deliver Turkish delight

Elfyn Evans favoured pragmatism over speed at Rally Turkey to take charge of the 2020 World Rally championship title tussle when major rivals Sebastien Ogier and Ott Tanak faltered

WRC Rally Turkey: Evans claims cautious victory in attritional final day

Britain's Elfyn Evans won Rally Turkey and soared back to the top of the World Rally Championship drivers' standings after a day of high drama in the hillsides around Marmaris

WRC Rally Turkey: Neuville leads as Tanak drops out on day two

Thierry Neuville leads for Hyundai at the end of day two at Rally Turkey, delivering searing stage times as he bids to stay in the World Rally Championship title fight

WRC Rally Turkey: Loeb leads early stages from Neuville

Nine-time champion Sebastien Loeb holds the overnight lead as the FIA World Rally Championship resumes in Turkey for the fifth round of its coronavirus-hit season

Home hero Tanak elates Estonia to reawaken WRC from its slumber Plus

Home hero Tanak elates Estonia to reawaken WRC from its slumber

Estonia had never held a World Rally Championship round before. Its hero Ott Tanak came up with the goods for his first Hyundai victory

WRC Rally Estonia: Tanak takes home win and leads Hyundai 1-2

Ott Tanak took a relatively untroubled home victory on Rally Estonia to record his first World Rally Championship win for Hyundai since joining this season - ahead of team-mate Craig Breen

WRC Rally Estonia: Dominant Tanak leads as Neuville retires

Hyundai's Ott Tanak took the fourth round of the 2020 World Rally Championship in Estonia by the scruff of the neck and leads after Saturday's 10 stages

WRC Rally Estonia: M-Sport's Lappi draws first blood in opening stage

M-Sport Ford's Esapekka Lappi drew first blood in the restart of the 2020 World Rally Championship, claiming top spot on the first stage of Rally Estonia

Rally Estonia WRC: Tanak leads home event after shakedown as WRC returns

Ott Tanak has topped the shakedown for Rally Estonia as the World Rally Championship finally returns to action following the COVID-19 hiatus

Obituary: Rally co-driver and journalist Martin Holmes dies aged 80

When the rally world reconvenes after the Covid-19 hiatus it will be without one of its most ardent supporters and knowledgeable chroniclers, Martin Holmes, who died late last week after a long battle with cancer

How new tech is helping the WRC solve one of its oldest issues Plus

How new tech is helping the WRC solve one of its oldest issues

The scale of spectator misbehaviour has diminished since the crazy days of Group B, but it's still an issue - so broadcasting technology is being employed to help keep the stages safe

How the WRC's main man ignited the title race Plus

How the WRC's main man ignited the title race

Rally Mexico was the only international event that proceeded amid the coronavirus pandemic, and could prove a pivotal one in the WRC title race, as Sebastien Ogier put his unease to one side thrust himself into the championship lead with his first Toyota win

Neuville doesn't see point of "s***" 2022 proposed WRC rules

Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville believes that the proposed World Rally Championship's technical regulations for 2022 will make it "less interesting" and water down the driving appeal of the series

WRC Rally Mexico: Ogier takes maiden Toyota win in truncated rally

Six-time champion Sebastien Ogier took his first win in the World Rally Championship as a Toyota driver on this weekend's truncated Rally Mexico

WRC Rally Mexico: Ogier extends advantage after Saturday morning loop

Saturday morning's World Rally Championship loop on Rally Mexico had the three different drivers winning stages, with overnight leader Sebastien Ogier continuing to hold a secure lead

WRC Rally Mexico: Ogier holds lead from Suninen

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Sebastien Ogier leads M-Sport's Teemu Suninen by 12 seconds after Friday's Rally Mexico stages

WRC Rally Mexico: Ogier takes command after first loop of stages

Six-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier put his stamp on this week's Rally Mexico with an assured first loop of stages in the mountains outside Guanajuato

Coronavirus forces WRC Rally Argentina to be postponed

The World Rally Championship has announced that next month's Rally Argentina has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak