Jason Craig

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Ogier wants to stay in Toyota fold after full-time WRC career ends

Sebastien Ogier says it is “my wish to stay” with Toyota long-term after his full-time WRC career ends, with the reigning World Rally champion eyeing up other motorsport challenges.

Tanak has "feeling of anticipation" for remainder of WRC season

Hyundai driver Ott Tanak says he has a “feeling of anticipation” for the remainder of this season’s World Rally Championship after making a set-up breakthrough on last week’s Rally Portugal.

Toyota completes first full test of 2022 Rally1 WRC car

Toyota Gazoo Racing has completed the first full test of its 2022-specification World Rally Championship car in Portugal.

WRC reveals new format for 70th anniversary Rally Finland

A new three-day format has been adopted for October’s milestone 70th anniversary Rally Finland.

Testing of M-Sport's 2022 WRC car continues in Spain

Testing of M-Sport Ford’s Rally1 car for 2022 will reconvene in Spain this week, team boss Malcolm Wilson has confirmed.

Hyundai needs to "reinflate" itself after WRC Portugal disappointment

Hyundai Motorsport must try and “reinflate” itself for Rally Italia Sardegna after a below-par display on Rally de Portugal, its World Rally Championship team boss Andrea Adamo says.

Ogier: "Perfect performance" wouldn't have been enough to beat Evans

Sebastien Ogier says not even a “perfect performance” in Portugal would have been enough to deny Elfyn Evans a first victory of the 2021 season.

Evans: Rally Portugal win important after “painful” Croatia miss

Elfyn Evans has said his Rally Portugal victory came as an ideal reaction to ‘painfully’ missing out on victory in Croatia to Toyota Gazoo Racing team-mate Sebastien Ogier.

Ogier: Penultimate leg of Portugal WRC “biggest of the weekend”

Toyota driver Sebastien Ogier says the penultimate leg of Rally Portugal is “the biggest of the weekend” in his pursuit of victory.

Neuville blames Portugal WRC crash on "too optimistic" pace note

Hyundai Motorsport’s Thierry Neuville has blamed his accident and eventual retirement from the opening day of Rally Portugal on “too optimistic” a pace note.

WRC's hybrid systems can't be used for performance advantage

The energy created by the plug-in hybrid system on next season’s Rally1 cars cannot be manipulated by crews trying to gain an advantage over their World Rally Championship rivals.

M-Sport confident of landing a driver capable of winning for 2022 WRC

Malcolm Wilson remains confident of landing a driver at M-Sport that is capable of winning the WRC title next season.

Toyota: Keeping Evans for next season "main target"

Toyota Team Principal Jari-Matti Latvala says keeping Elfyn Evans for next season is his “main target”.

Ogier questions impact and relevance of incoming WRC rules

Sebastien Ogier has questioned the impact – and relevance – of the WRC’s impending new regulations.

Loeb announces new Dakar co-driver for 2022

Sebastien Loeb has announced Fabian Lurquin as his new co-driver for the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

Mikkelsen "very hurt mentally" to miss WRC Portugal with COVID

Andreas Mikkelsen says the fact he will miss this week's World Rally Championship round in Portugal after testing positive for COVID-19 has left him “very hurt mentally”.

Hyundai releases first images of 2022 Rally1 WRC car

Hyundai Motorsport has released the first official pictures of its 2022-specification Rally1 car in action.

Rally raid return more likely than WRC for revived Ralliart brand

A return to rally raid is the “most likely and plausible” case for Mitsubishi Motors Corporation resurrecting the famed Ralliart name, rather than making a World Rally Championship comeback.

Why the success of AVB's WRC debut won't be defined on the stages

Three years after a Dakar Rally crash resulted in him being airlifted to hospital, Andre Villas-Boas is preparing to make his debut on his home round of the World Rally Championship later this month. His goals for the event are modest, but the same cannot be said for the charities he plans to promote where his true impact could be felt

WRC debut for Villas-Boas likely to be a one-off, Dakar return planned

Former Premier League manager and Europa League winner Andre Villas-Boas says his maiden appearance in the World Rally Championship in next week’s Rally Portugal will also be his last.

M-Sport has made "good progress" with 2022 Rally1 WRC car

M-Sport Ford engineers made “good progress” with the development of their hybrid-powered 2022 World Rally Champion car during a recent exercise outside the UK, team owner Malcolm Wilson has said.

WRC to become first FIA championship to use 100 percent sustainable fuel

The World Rally Championship will be the first FIA series to use 100% sustainable fuel from next season.

Hyundai signs Neuville, Tanak to new multi-year WRC deals

Hyundai drivers Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak have both been handed new multi-year deals that will keep them with the team beyond the end of this World Rally Championship season.

Hyundai secures M-Sport WRC technical veteran Loriaux

Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed the appointment of 19-year M-Sport veteran Christian Loriaux to its technical line-up in the World Rally Championship.

Oliver Solberg to make top flight WRC return in Italy

Oliver Solberg will make a return to the World Rally Championship top flight after securing another outing at next month's Rally Italy.

M-Sport yet to decide on name for Rally1 WRC car

A decision has still to be reached on the nameplate that will underpin M-Sport’s hybrid-equipped Rally1 WRC car from 2022, as discussions on the subject continue with Ford.

Fourmaux retains M-Sport WRC drive for Rally Portugal

Adrien Fourmaux holds on to his World Rally Championship drive with M-Sport for next month’s Rally Portugal after impressing on his top-flight debut at Rally Croatia.

Croatia "deserves" WRC calendar slot - Hyundai

Croatia Rally organisers have shown they “deserve” their place in the World Rally Championship according to Hyundai Motorsport boss Andrea Adamo, who was full of praise for it.

M-Sport: Fourmaux has “resemblance to Ogier” after Rally Croatia performance

M-Sport Ford team principal Richard Millener has likened Adrien Fourmaux’s premier class debut in the World Rally Championship to Sebastien Ogier following his performance at Rally Croatia.

Ogier thought WRC Rally Croatia was over after traffic collision

Rally Croatia winner Sebastien Ogier believed that “his rally was over” after the seven-time World Rally champion was involved in a road traffic accident on the final morning.

Tanak "out of my comfort zone" throughout WRC Rally Croatia

Ott Tanak has revealed that he felt out of his comfort zone in his Hyundai World Rally Championship car for the duration of the Croatia Rally.

Toyota praises Ogier for "professional" drive after Croatia accident

Toyota boss Jari-Matti Latvala has praised Sebastien Ogier for the “professional and fantastic job” he performed after he was involved in an accident ahead of this morning’s opening Croatia Rally stage

Neuville hindered in Croatia WRC fightback by jack problem

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville believes that he could have recouped even more time against Croatia rally leader Sebastien Ogier on this afternoon’s World Rally Championship stages, had his jack worked.

Hyundai: "Not impossible" for Neuville to still win Croatia Rally

Thierry Neuville snatching a win on the final day of the Croatia Rally is far from impossible despite a 10.4s deficit to Sebastien Ogier, according to Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo.

Latvala: New Toyota Rally1 car "on schedule" despite hybrid recall

Toyota team principal Jari-Matti Latvala says development of its new World Rally Championship Rally1 machine is "still on schedule", despite a recent recall of its spec hybrid components.

Tanak: “Surprises” causing early Rally Croatia struggles

Ott Tanak has attributed his lack of speed on day one of Rally Croatia to “surprises” with his Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.

Ogier “learning to appreciate” stage wins after reaching 600 at Rally Croatia

Sebastien Ogier says he is “learning to appreciate” the value of stage wins more as a World Rally Championship driver after reaching 600 on the opening day at Rally Croatia.

WRC points leader Rovanpera "super annoyed" after Rally Croatia crash

WRC championship leader Kalle Rovanpera says he's “super annoyed” to have exited Rally Croatia on the very first stage.

Toyota doesn't feel disadvantaged relying on private WRC tests

Toyota boss Jari-Matti Latvala does not believe his three drivers are being unfairly disadvantaged by solely relying on private test sessions to prepare for rounds of the World Rally Championship.

M-Sport Ford would exit WRC if new hybrid rules are delayed

M-Sport Ford would cut its ties with the World Rally Championship next season if the new hybrid rules are pushed back a year due to issues with kit.

Adamo: Hyundai needs “vital” consistency in WRC title fight

Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo has urged his team to find consistency and says it is “vital” in order to beat M-Sport Ford and Toyota to the WRC manufacturers’ title.

Ogier: New asphalt WRC tyres will be a leveller at Rally Croatia

Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier believes Pirelli’s new dry asphalt rubber will prove a leveller at Rally Croatia.

"No certainty" WRC Rally Finland will be open to fans

Rally Finland organisers admit there is “no certainty” fans will be allowed to attend this year's World Rally Championship round despite moving the event to a new autumn date.

Greensmith hopeful of WRC results boost with new co-driver, engine

M-Sport Ford driver Gus Greensmith believes a new co-pilot – and an engine upgrade – can help him secure the results he needs to safeguard his World Rally Championship place in 2022.

Russia, India among countries WRC teams "requesting" to visit

India and Russia are two of the countries World Rally Championship teams are “requesting” to visit in the near future, according to FIA rally director Yves Matton.

Rally Sweden moves north for 2022 WRC round

Rally Sweden will relocate almost 500 miles north east from Varmland for its 2022 World Rally Championship round to a more “snowsafe” part of the country.

European rally champion Ingram secures WRC chance

Chris Ingram says the chance to compete in the second tier of the World Rally Championship “means the world” to him, with the Mancunian vowing he will “give it everything”.

Tanak: Hyundai's full WRC potential will be on show at Rally Croatia

Ott Tanak believes the “full potential” of Hyundai Motorsport’s i20 World Rally Car will be on show at Rally Croatia later this month.

WRC hybrid rules make it "credible platform" - Hyundai

Hyundai Motorsport’s Andrea Adamo says the World Rally Championship’s new hybrid rules cycle is a “credible platform” that allows car manufacturers to demonstrate cutting-edge technologies.

WRC hybrid rules safeguards M-Sport's future

M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson says the World Rally Championship’s commitment to plug-in hybrid technology has helped “safeguard its immediate future” in the series with Ford.

Loeb explains "loss of mutual trust" behind split with co-driver

Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb says "a loss of mutual trust" between him and long-time co-driver Daniel Elena was behind their decision to split after 23 years together.

Acropolis Rally returns to WRC for the first time since 2013

World Rally Championship bosses have penned a “multi-year agreement” with the organisers of the Acropolis Rally, which returns to the series this year for the first time since 2013.

WRC to tackle six asphalt surfaces at "unique" Rally Croatia

World Rally Championship crews will encounter as many as six surface changes on their first visit to Rally Croatia next month.

"No clear position" over how WRC cars should be powered beyond 2024

The World Rally Championship has “no clear position” on how its cars should be powered beyond 2024, according to FIA rally director Yves Matton.

UK "definitely has its place" on future WRC schedules - Matton

The UK “definitely has its place” in the World Rally Championship's future, according to FIA rally director Yves Matton, despite Rally GB losing its slot in the schedule for 2021.

Matton: One more manufacturer could sign up to WRC's new rules

One more manufacturer could sign up to the World Rally Championship’s new hybrid era during the initial three-year rules cycle, according to FIA rally director Yves Matton.

Solberg focused on WRC2 title despite impressive WRC debut

Oliver Solberg says he remains focused on winning the World Rally Championship’s WRC2 support series in 2021, despite his impressive World Rally Car debut on Arctic Rally Finland.

Breen crash "hasn't affected" WRC Rally Croatia plans for Hyundai

Craig Breen’s crash on last week’s Rally il Ciocco “hasn’t affected” his chance of driving in the World Rally Championship's Rally Croatia, according to Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo

Loeb splits with co-driver Elena after 23-year partnership

Sebastien Loeb and long-term co-driver Daniel Elena have parted company after 23 years together.

WRC rally director confident of full 2021 campaign

FIA rally director Yves Matton fully expects the World Rally Championship to be held in its entirety in 2021.