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Todt happy with "flexibility" shown by WRC

FIA president Jean Todt has said he is happy with the "flexibility" World Rally Championship stakeholders have shown during COVID-19.

Adamo "optimistic" Hyundai will stay in WRC beyond 2021

Andrea Adamo says that he remains “optimistic” that Hyundai Motorsport will extend its involvement with the World Rally Championship beyond 2021.

New Toyota Rally1 WRC car to commence testing by summer

Toyota's World Rally Championship outfit is aiming to have its hybrid-powered Rally1 car ready to run by the summer

EKS launches Audi A1 Quattro Rally2 car

An Audi A1 Quattro Rally2 car has been launched by World Rallycross Championship winner EKS JC.

Adamo impressed by Hyundai's WRC Arctic Rally fightback

Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo has congratulated the manner in which his team bounced back from its round one World Rally Championship disappointment to win last weekend's Arctic Rally

Neuville sure co-driver language barrier can be solved for WRC Croatia

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville says he is sure the language barrier that surfaced with co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe at Arctic Rally Finland can be resolved before the Croatian World Rally Championship round

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

Rovanpera: Toyota need to be "clever" with WRC preparations

Kalle Rovanpera believes Toyota need to be "clever" in the build-up to the next WRC round after losing out due to numerous issues at Arctic Rally Finland

Tanak "pushing" Hyundai for improvements in Arctic Rally win

Ott Tanak has revealed he had to push his engineers to deliver a winning car for the Arctic Rally in Finland

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

Hyundai: Tanak "would be stupid" to risk Arctic Rally WRC victory

Ott Tanak would be "stupid" to take unnecessary risks on the final day of the World Rally Championship's Arctic Rally and put victory in jeopardy, says Hyundai principal Andrea Adamo

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

Neuville struggling with Arctic Rally WRC intercom and co-driver accent

Thierry Neuville has struggled with his Hyundai's intercom system during the World Rally Championship stages at Arctic Rally Finland, also citing communication issues with his co-driver

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

Hannu Mikkola obituary: 1983 WRC champion dies aged 78

1983 World Rally champion Hannu Mikkola, the Finnish rallying legend best known for scoring multiple wins for Ford and Audi, passed away on Friday night at the age of 78

Ogier laments his road position for Friday's WRC Arctic Rally stages

Sebastien Ogier admits it was "hard to make a difference" in the first stages of the World Rally Championship's Arctic Rally due to his starting position

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

Hyundai: Nothing but Arctic Rally Finland WRC win will do

Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo admits nothing less than a win will do for the World Rally Championship team on this weekend's Arctic Rally Finland

What to expect from the WRC's venture to the Arctic Plus

What to expect from the WRC's venture to the Arctic

This week's Arctic Rally Finland will bring the World Rally Championship into new territory. And, almost without exception, the service park can't wait for the subzero challenge to commence

M-Sport Ford targeting 2022 WRC rules shake-up chance

The man tasked with overseeing work on M-Sport's new Rally1 car believes it will be an immediate title contender in the 2022 World Rally Championship

Ogier tips Rovanpera to make WRC history on Arctic Rally Finland

Sebastien Ogier says Toyota Gazoo Racing team-mate Kalle Rovanpera can make World Rally Championship history and become the series' youngest-ever winner in this week's Arctic Rally Finland

Fourmaux to graduate to top WRC division in Croatia with M-Sport and Red Bull

Rising French talent Adrien Fourmaux will step up to the World Rally Championship's top division at April's Rally Croatia with M-Sport

Mikkelsen: Uncertainty over Hyundai's WRC future could hurt comeback plans

Andreas Mikkelsen has admitted the uncertainty over Hyundai's World Rally Championship future could hinder his comeback plans for 2022

Hyundai still awaiting "green light" to develop 2022 WRC car

Hyundai is still awaiting "the green light" to develop its 2022 World Rally Championship challenger, with the Korean marque's board yet to confirm whether it will compete next year

Tanak has "big job" ahead to beat Toyota in WRC's Arctic Rally Finland

Ott Tanak says there is "a big job" to be completed before he is in a position to win the World Rally Championship's Arctic Rally Finland in a fortnight's time

Tanak leads Hyundai 1-2 in warmup event for Arctic Rally Finland

Ott Tanak threw down the gauntlet to his World Rally Championship rivals by cruising to a 33.4 second victory on today's Otepaa Winter Rally, a warmup for Arctic Rally Finland

Lappi open to WRC test role for manufacturer to earn 2022 return

Esapekka Lappi says that he would be happy to perform test and development duties for a World Rally Championship manufacturer team as a means to earn a seat for 2022

Rallycross and DTM title winner Ekstrom to contest WRC Arctic Rally Finland

Former World Rallycross champion and double DTM title-winner Mattias Ekstrom will return to the World Rally Championship for the Arctic Rally Finland later this month, driving a Skoda Fabia R5

Solberg says WRC Hyundai car switch "easier" than expected

Oliver Solberg has said making the switch to a World Rally Car was "easier" than he expected, following his first test ahead of his Arctic Rally debut in the class

Rovanpera targeting WRC Arctic Rally Finland victory bid

Toyota young gun Kalle Rovanpera believes this month's Arctic Finland Rally presents his best chance yet to fight for a maiden World Rally Championship victory

Oliver Solberg to make top class WRC debut at Arctic Rally Finland

Oliver Solberg will step up to the premier class in the World Rally Championship with Hyundai at Arctic Rally Finland

Evans: Motorsport UK has real fight to get WRC Rally GB back

Elfyn Evans believes Motorsport UK has a real fight on its hands if it is to bring the World Rally Championship back to Britain.

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

Evans struggled to "connect" with new WRC tyres in Monte Carlo

Elfyn Evans believes the gap to Toyota counterpart Sebastien Ogier on last weekend's Monte Carlo Rally would have been smaller had he been able to "connect" with the new Pirelli tyres

Ogier "proud" to be Monaco great like Senna after record WRC win

Sebastien Ogier is "proud" to be a record-breaker like his boyhood idol, Ayrton Senna after becoming the most successful driver in Monte Carlo Rally history.

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

Hyundai "cannot be proud" of WRC Rally Monte Carlo efforts

Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo believes his World Rally Championship team "cannot be proud" of its Rally Monte Carlo showing so far

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

Tanak blames recce error for WRC Rally Monte Carlo retirement

Hyundai's Ott Tanak has said an error during his recce for this week's Rally Monte Carlo is what led to his retirement in the 2021 World Rally Championship opener

Remembering WRC Monte Carlo Rally 1991: Delecour's delight and despair

Francois Delecour truly introduced himself to the top flight of the World Rally Championship at the 1991 Monte Carlo Rally with a stunning but ultimately agonising victory fight. TOM HOWARD revisits how the Frenchman came so near yet so far

Ogier willing to "take more risks" to win WRC Rally Monte Carlo

Sebastien Ogier will "take more risks" to win WRC's Rally Monte-Carlo for the eighth time after his time on Friday's final stage moved him back into contention

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

Ocon praises "balls of steel" WRC drivers after course car run

Alpine Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon says that rally drivers have "balls of steel" after gaining his first experience of the discipline on Thursday at the Monte Carlo Rally

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 won't rely on safety-first approach to win 2021 WRC

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Elfyn Evans says a safety-first approach is not how he plans to win the 2021 WRC title, despite it almost netting him glory in 2020

Tanak: Second WRC season with Hyundai will be better than 2020

Ott Tanak says he is confident of giving a better account of himself in his second World Rally Championship season at Hyundai, after a disappointing title defence in 2020

Ogier: Decent number of WRC events in 2021 "most important thing"

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Sebastien Ogier says "the most important thing" in his swansong campaign is that the series can stage a more representative season amid continued COVID-19 restrictions

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

Ogier expects his final WRC season to be the most open yet

Sebastien Ogier believes his final World Rally Championship season could be the most open yet, with the defending champion tipping Toyota team-mate Kalle Rovanpera to be a dark horse

Al-Attiyah not interested in Dakar return if rules don’t change

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah says he is "not interested" in returning to the Dakar Rally if the rules are not changed to make the fight fair between buggies and 4x4s

Neuville to make long-term WRC co-driver call after Monte Carlo

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville has said he will make a decision on remaining with co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe for the remainder of the 2021 World Rally Championship after next week's Rally Monte-Carlo

Peterhansel: Al-Attiyah lost Dakar 2021 due to "ego"

Stephane Peterhansel has responded to the comments made by Nasser Al-Attiyah and believes the Toyota driver lost the 2021 Dakar Rally because he was too egoistic to win the Prologue

Neuville splits with long-term co-driver Gilsoul ahead of 2021 WRC campaign

Thierry Neuville has split from long-term co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul one week before the start of the 2021 World Rally Championship season

Peterhansel wins 2021 Dakar Rally title, Sainz wins final stage

Stephane Peterhansel has secured a record-extending 14th Dakar Rally title after winning the 2021 edition of the event in Saudi Arabia, as Carlos Sainz won the final stage

Dakar Rally motorcycle rider Pierre Cherpin dies after crash

Dakar organisers have confirmed Pierre Cherpin has passed away following his crash on Sunday's seventh stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally

Al-Attiyah beats Peterhansel to Dakar Stage 11 win, Sainz third

Nasser Al-Attiyah secured a fifth stage win of the 2021 Dakar Rally on Thursday, but was unable to make a major dent in Stephane Peterhansel's lead ahead of Friday's showdown

WRC adds Arctic Rally Finland to 2021 calendar as Sweden replacement

The World Rally Championship will pay its first ever visit to the Arctic Circle at the end of next month after striking a deal with Finnish motorsport's governing body