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Gravel Notes Podcast: Petter Solberg’s Acropolis Rally review
Lappi in “strongest position” as Toyota 2022 WRC driver decision looms
Sordo teases 2022 plans with WRC future yet to be resolved
M-Sport reveals Fourmaux's new co-driver for Finland
Hyundai WRC boss frustrated by recurring problems in Greece

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera confirmed his status as the World Rally Championship’s brightest young talent after completing a dominant win at the Acropolis Rally.

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala expects to make a decision regarding the 2022 driver line-up for the squad's third entry by the end of October.

Out of contract Hyundai WRC driver Dani Sordo says people won’t be surprised by his plans for 2022 as the Spaniard's World Rally Championship future remains up in the air.

M-Sport has announced that Adrien Fourmaux will be partnered with Alexandre Coria for the World Rally Championship’s visit to Rally Finland next month.

Hyundai WRC boss Andrea Adamo conceded Toyota was “stronger” at the Acropolis Rally but was frustrated recurring problems were again present in Greece. 

Gravel Notes Podcast: Petter Solberg’s Acropolis Rally review

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera confirmed his status as the World Rally Championship’s brightest young talent after completing a dominant win at the Acropolis Rally.

Lappi in “strongest position” as Toyota 2022 WRC driver decision looms

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala expects to make a decision regarding the 2022 driver line-up for the squad's third entry by the end of October.

Sordo teases 2022 plans with WRC future yet to be resolved

Out of contract Hyundai WRC driver Dani Sordo says people won’t be surprised by his plans for 2022 as the Spaniard's World Rally Championship future remains up in the air.

M-Sport reveals Fourmaux's new co-driver for Finland

M-Sport has announced that Adrien Fourmaux will be partnered with Alexandre Coria for the World Rally Championship’s visit to Rally Finland next month.

Hyundai WRC boss frustrated by recurring problems in Greece

Hyundai WRC boss Andrea Adamo conceded Toyota was “stronger” at the Acropolis Rally but was frustrated recurring problems were again present in Greece. 

Does Neuville have a point with his Rally1 rant? Plus

Does Neuville have a point with his Rally1 rant?

OPINION: Thierry Neuville's diatribe against the upcoming Rally1-spec machines that will usher in the World Rally Championship's new hybrid era was remarkable in an era where drivers are usually reticent to air their views in public. But are the Belgian's concerns about speed, safety and cost entirely valid?

Prodrive completes shakedown with new Dakar Rally contender

The Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme Team shook down its new and wider BRX Hunter T1 contender for the first time this month in the UK.

Fourmaux becomes latest WRC competitor to split with co-driver

Rising World Rally Championship star Adrien Fourmaux has split with his long-time co-driver Renaud Jamoul following the Acropolis Rally.

WRC Greece: The Good, The Bad and a Flying Finn

It may not have been the car breaking endurance of the past but the iconic Acropolis Rally successfully returned to the World Rally Championship for the first time since 2013. Autosport reviews the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls and heartbreak that made round nine of the 2021 season.

How the WRC's new flying Finn reached new heights in the Greek mountains

After Kalle Rovanpera’s historic feat at Rally Estonia, the Finn scaled new heights at the Rally of the Gods with a commanding victory. And this time Toyota’s young star demonstrated why the future is bright with his devastating speed and consistency at the Acropolis Rally

M-Sport refugee Suninen secures Hyundai WRC drive

Teemu Suninen will join Hyundai Motorsport to drive one of the squad’s WRC2 entries at next month’s World Rally Championship round in Spain.

Ogier put ego aside in Greece to focus on WRC title race

Sebastien Ogier says he put “his ego aside” to produce a “clever” drive at the Acropolis Rally to focus on his quest for an eighth World Rally Championship title.

Oliver Solberg secures Hyundai WRC return in Spain

Oliver Solberg will make his third appearance in a Hyundai WRC car this season after securing a drive at the World Rally Championship's visit to Spain next month.

Latvala: Matured Rovanpera is a ‘complete' WRC driver

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala believes Kalle Rovanpera is a complete rally driver and has matured “five years” this season.

WRC Greece: Rovanpera claims Acropolis Rally victory in style

Kalle Rovanpera chalked up a second career World Rally Championship win in style with victory at the Acropolis Rally on its return to the calendar after an eight-year hiatus.

Rally Monza to replace Japan as 2021 WRC finale

Rally Monza will replace the recently-cancelled Rally Japan as the final round of the 2021 World Rally Championship on 19-21 November.

WRC Greece: Rovanpera destroys opposition as rain hits final day

Kalle Rovanpera delivered a devastating display of speed to further extend his Acropolis Rally lead as rain threw World Rally Championship crews a final day curveball.

Ogier: Acropolis podium will be "big step" to eighth WRC title

Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier believes a podium finish at this weekend’s Acropolis Rally will be another “big step” towards an eighth World Rally Championship title.

WRC Greece: Rovanpera in control as Tanak issues mini fightback

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera remains favourite to win the World Rally Championship’s return to the Acropolis Rally despite a mini fightback from Hyundai’s Ott Tanak on Saturday afternoon.

WRC winner Markko Martin opens up on Tanak role and career

Former World Rally Championship star Markko Martin has opened up about helping Ott Tanak and has reflected on the anniversary of his maiden WRC win at the Acropolis Rally.

Does Neuville have a point with his Rally1 rant? Plus

Does Neuville have a point with his Rally1 rant?

OPINION: Thierry Neuville's diatribe against the upcoming Rally1-spec machines that will usher in the World Rally Championship's new hybrid era was remarkable in an era where drivers are usually reticent to air their views in public. But are the Belgian's concerns about speed, safety and cost entirely valid?

WRC
Sep 16, 2021
How the WRC's new flying Finn reached new heights in the Greek mountains Plus

How the WRC's new flying Finn reached new heights in the Greek mountains

After Kalle Rovanpera’s historic feat at Rally Estonia, the Finn scaled new heights at the Rally of the Gods with a commanding victory. And this time Toyota’s young star demonstrated why the future is bright with his devastating speed and consistency at the Acropolis Rally

WRC
Sep 13, 2021
The WRC drivers that came of age at the Acropolis Rally Plus

The WRC drivers that came of age at the Acropolis Rally

Five drivers have won first time out at the Rally Acropolis, transcending the tough dirt and gravel Greek roads to cement a place in rallying folklore. Here are three of the first-time winners' tales

WRC
Sep 9, 2021
Understanding Suninen’s sudden WRC exit gamble Plus

Understanding Suninen’s sudden WRC exit gamble

From being considered a likely contender to drive the next-generation M-Sport Ford Puma in 2022, Teemu Suninen's abrupt exit has created plenty of questions. The Finn's bid to become his country's next World Rally Championship winner won't be furthered by being sidelined, but there may be reason behind the decision

WRC
Sep 2, 2021
Could Spa’s cameo offer the WRC a new avenue to exploit? Plus

Could Spa’s cameo offer the WRC a new avenue to exploit?

OPINION: The Ypres Rally featured a cameo from the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in its final stage, giving WRC teams the chance to experience its iconic corners in rallying machinery. It proved to be an engaging addition to the rally, and could perhaps serve as an example for other events to visit famous circuits

WRC
Aug 24, 2021
How Hyundai's home hero delivered overdue WRC success in Belgium Plus

How Hyundai's home hero delivered overdue WRC success in Belgium

With limited recent fortune and pressure starting to mount, Hyundai needed a big result at the Ypres Rally. All the key components came together in Belgium to see home hero Thierry Neuville lead a manufacturer 1-2 and kickstart its World Rally Championship challenge

WRC
Aug 16, 2021
The new car that can resurrect Ford's WRC winning pedigree Plus

The new car that can resurrect Ford's WRC winning pedigree

M-Sport has become the first to unveil its new-for-2022 hybrid World Rally Championship challenger, the Puma Rally1. Ford has upped its support in a bid for glory, but can the new machine roll back the years and return the Blue Oval to the top of the WRC tree?

WRC
Aug 12, 2021
The rookie WRC driver aiming to continue Loeb and Ogier's legacies Plus

The rookie WRC driver aiming to continue Loeb and Ogier's legacies

French drivers have dominated the World Rally Championship across the past two decades; Sebastiens Loeb and Ogier have racked up the titles in commanding fashion. With Ogier calling it a day on full-time WRC competition from next year, France will pin its long-term hopes on rookie Adrien Fourmaux, who looks to have a bright future.

WRC
Aug 7, 2021