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Neuville and Wydaeghe released from hospital after WRC test crash
Neuville co-driver Wydaeghe injured in Hyundai 2022 WRC test crash
Extreme weather curtails Hyundai 2022 WRC car test
MotoGP winner Petrucci says Dakar switch is “another world”
Hyundai's new look 2022 WRC car breaks cover

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed that its World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe have been released from hospital following a serious testing crash in France.

Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe have been transferred to hospital after suffering a crash during testing of Hyundai’s new 2022 Rally1 World Rally Championship challenger.

Hyundai has elected to curtail the first test of its all-new 2022 World Rally Championship challenger due to extreme weather conditions.

Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci says his switch from road racing to rallying ahead of his Dakar debut in 2022 has been “completely another world”. 

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed what is expected to be the final iteration of its 2022 Rally1 World Rally Championship challenger ahead of next year’s Monte Carlo season opener.

Neuville and Wydaeghe released from hospital after WRC test crash

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed that its World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe have been released from hospital following a serious testing crash in France.

Neuville co-driver Wydaeghe injured in Hyundai 2022 WRC test crash

Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe have been transferred to hospital after suffering a crash during testing of Hyundai’s new 2022 Rally1 World Rally Championship challenger.

Extreme weather curtails Hyundai 2022 WRC car test

Hyundai has elected to curtail the first test of its all-new 2022 World Rally Championship challenger due to extreme weather conditions.

MotoGP winner Petrucci says Dakar switch is “another world”

Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci says his switch from road racing to rallying ahead of his Dakar debut in 2022 has been “completely another world”. 

Hyundai's new look 2022 WRC car breaks cover

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed what is expected to be the final iteration of its 2022 Rally1 World Rally Championship challenger ahead of next year’s Monte Carlo season opener.

Prodrive to field three 2022 Dakar Rally entries

Prodrive has confirmed it will field three entries into next year’s Dakar Rally with Orlando Terranova joining its Bahrain Raid Xtreme programme.

Dakar reveals details of 2022 Saudi Arabia route

The ASO has revealed the complete route for the 44th Dakar Rally that will take place in Saudi Arabia from 1-14 January.

FIA introduces new Global Rally Ranking system

The FIA will introduce a new Global Rally Ranking system next year that will rank drivers and co-drivers competing at an International and national level on their performances.

How WRC legend Ogier will be remembered by his peers

After winning his eighth WRC title, Sebastien Ogier has drawn the curtain on his full-time rallying career. To understand Ogier's legacy, many of his former rivals, team-mates and colleagues have shared their thoughts on a vastly successful career

Podcast: Remembering WRC great Richard Burns, with Petter Solberg

Richard Burns will be remembered as a World Rally Championship great who took on the world’s best in a career that burned brightly before being tragically cut short.

Latvala “never dreamed” of “perfect" first year as Toyota WRC boss

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala says his first year at the helm has been “perfect” after scooping up a drivers’ and manufacturers’ title double.

Ranking lost WRC legend Richard Burns' 10 best rallies

Richard Burns was a determined driver who took on the best rally drivers in the world during a boom period in the early 2000s, and beat them. On the 20th anniversary of his crowning glory in winning the 2001 WRC title, and 16 years on from his death on the same date, Autosport picks out his 10 greatest drives

The internal focus that made Burns a legendary world rally champion Plus

The internal focus that made Burns a legendary world rally champion

At the turn of the millennium, WRC was full to the brim with rallying's great and good - and 20 years ago on this day, Richard Burns became England's first world rally champion. Although Burns' natural talent drove him to the top, his steely determination and mental strength was the key attribute behind his title-winning form

Toyota abandons plan for Ogier’s maiden Rally1 test

Sebastien Ogier’s maiden test of Toyota’s Rally1 2022 World Rally Championship challenger has been rescheduled following a crash in testing.

Hyundai’s 2022 WRC challenger will look “a lot” different to prototype

Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo says the final draft of its 2022 World Rally Championship hybrid challenger will look “a lot” different to its prototype mule as testing begins this week.

Solberg didn’t want Rally Monza to stop after career best WRC finish

Oliver Solberg admitted he didn’t want Rally Monza to stop after netting a top five World Rally Championship finish in only his fourth top flight event.

WRC Monza: The Good, The Bad and an eight-time world champion

Sebastien Ogier versus Elfyn Evans for the World Rally Championship title at Rally Monza produced a fabulous head-to-head battle, with Ogier coming out on top to secure an emotional eighth title. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak that made the final round of the 2021 season.

How Ogier emerged out of Loeb's shadow to form his own WRC legend

OPINION: Adding an eighth WRC title to his name, Sebastien Ogier has bowed out from full-time rallying in style. Having been compared throughout his career with nine-time champion Sebastien Loeb, Ogier has convincingly demonstrated that he can stand on his own as one of the greatest rally drivers in history

Extreme E leader Molly Taylor to make Dakar Rally debut in 2022

Extreme E points leader Molly Taylor will make her Dakar Rally debut next January.

Evans “couldn’t have given an awful lot more” in WRC title fight

Elfyn Evans feels he couldn’t have given "an awful lot more” after falling short in denying Toyota teammate Sebastien Ogier an eighth World Rally Championship title.

How WRC legend Ogier will be remembered by his peers Plus

How WRC legend Ogier will be remembered by his peers

After winning his eighth WRC title, Sebastien Ogier has drawn the curtain on his full-time rallying career. To understand Ogier's legacy, many of his former rivals, team-mates and colleagues have shared their thoughts on a vastly successful career

WRC
Nov 26, 2021
Ranking lost WRC legend Richard Burns' 10 best rallies Plus

Ranking lost WRC legend Richard Burns' 10 best rallies

Richard Burns was a determined driver who took on the best rally drivers in the world during a boom period in the early 2000s, and beat them. On the 20th anniversary of his crowning glory in winning the 2001 WRC title, and 16 years on from his death on the same date, Autosport picks out his 10 greatest drives

WRC
Nov 25, 2021
The internal focus that made Burns a legendary world rally champion Plus

The internal focus that made Burns a legendary world rally champion

At the turn of the millennium, WRC was full to the brim with rallying's great and good - and 20 years ago on this day, Richard Burns became England's first world rally champion. Although Burns' natural talent drove him to the top, his steely determination and mental strength was the key attribute behind his title-winning form

WRC
Nov 25, 2021
How Ogier emerged out of Loeb's shadow to form his own WRC legend Plus

How Ogier emerged out of Loeb's shadow to form his own WRC legend

OPINION: Adding an eighth WRC title to his name, Sebastien Ogier has bowed out from full-time rallying in style. Having been compared throughout his career with nine-time champion Sebastien Loeb, Ogier has convincingly demonstrated that he can stand on his own as one of the greatest rally drivers in history

WRC
Nov 22, 2021
How confronting self-doubt drove Ogier to become a WRC legend Plus

How confronting self-doubt drove Ogier to become a WRC legend

This weekend's Rally Monza marks the end of an era in the World Rally Championship, as Sebastien Ogier prepares to bring down the curtain on his full-time career with an eighth title. For all his enduring success, the Toyota driver reveals in an exclusive interview that lingering insecurities have compelled his quest for perfection

WRC
Nov 18, 2021
The third generation McRae on his way to the WRC Plus

The third generation McRae on his way to the WRC

The McRae family name is steeped in rallying history, with eight British titles between Jimmy, Colin and Alister - plus the small matter of the 1995 WRC title too. Next on the conveyor of talent is Alister's 17-year-old Max McRae, who’s setting out in Australia to conquer the world of rallying and return the famous name to the WRC...

WRC
Nov 12, 2021
Inside Hyundai’s radical approach to prepare for the WRC hybrid era Plus

Inside Hyundai’s radical approach to prepare for the WRC hybrid era

As the World Rally Championship undergoes its biggest shift in regulations for a generation, teams are taking radical measures to prepare for its new era. Hyundai's unique approach involved conducting a private 1500km rally in Italy and Autosport went to see how the team is preparing for 2022

WRC
Nov 4, 2021
How Neuville stole the show from Ogier vs Evans slugfest in Spain Plus

How Neuville stole the show from Ogier vs Evans slugfest in Spain

While all pre-event chat focused on the two World Rally Championship title fighters, their closest challenger charged into the spotlight on Rally Spain. Thierry Neuville's star turn and another strong drive from Elfyn Evans in his fight with Sebastien Ogier made for an intriguing event as the 2021 campaign nears its crunch point

WRC
Oct 18, 2021