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Oliver Solberg says an M-Sport Rally1 drive is still an option for 2023, but has confirmed preparations for a Rally2 programme are in full swing as a back up plan.
With only cameo roles played by legendary Sebastiens Ogier and Loeb, Kalle Rovanpera ushered in the new hybrid era for the World Rally Championship by becoming its youngest champion. Here's how Toyota's Flying Finn crushed the competition, led by Hyundai's departing star Ott Tanak
The World Rally Championship has confirmed its all-new 24/7 television subscription channel will launch midway through next year.
At the tender age of 22, Kalle Rovanpera is redefining what’s possible to achieve in rallying and inspiring a new legion of fans as a result. The newly-crowned World Rally Championship title-winner and his peers reflect on his ability and the start of his success in the top tier
The World Rally Championship is working hard to deliver a desert rally event in the Middle East in 2024, after plans for next year failed to come to fruition.
The World Rally Championship has revealed a 13-round 2023 calendar that features the return of Mexico and Chile alongside an all-new European tarmac rally.
M-Sport team boss Richard Millener is keen to secure Sebastien Loeb for selected World Rally Championship events next year but says “a lot has to fall in the right place”.
Toyota boss Jari-Matti Latvala says his team will consider renting out a fourth GR Yaris at selected 2023 World Rally Championship events.
Toyota has announced that Takamoto Katsuta will be promoted to its factory team’s third car on selected World Rally Championship events next year.
Elfyn Evans believes he has a clearer direction on how to make the Toyota GR Yaris suit his driving style better next year after a disappointing 2022 World Rally Championship campaign.
Formula 1 race winner Heikki Kovalainen says he is keen to experience a European rally after scoring a point on his World Rally Championship debut at Rally Japan last weekend.
M-Sport has confirmed it plans to continue producing Fiesta-based rally cars following the news that Ford will cease production of the popular hatchback next year.
After 12 years in the waiting Japan return to the World Rally Championship will an all-new event that provided one of the sternest asphalt tests the WRC has ever seen. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from a dramatic season finale.
Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala has suggested Takamoto Katsuta could be an option to move into the full factory team next season.
Thierry Neuville signed off the 2022 World Rally Championship season with his second win of the season in Japan after Toyota rival Elfyn Evans suffered a late puncture. With Sebastien Ogier and Kalle Rovanpera also delayed by punctures and incidents, it opened the door for Neuville and Ott Tanak to record Hyundai's second 1-2 of the season in Toyota's own backyard
Winning in Toyota’s backyard was an extra motivation for Hyundai according to deputy team director Julien Moncet after witnessing a history making 1-2 at Rally Japan.
Takamoto Katsuta says it was a special feeling to score a World Rally Championship podium finish on home soil at Rally Japan.
Thierry Neuville headed a Hyundai 1-2 at Rally Japan as the South Korean marque scored its fifth victory of the World Rally Championship season.
Thierry Neuville is on course to head a Hyundai 1-2 at Rally Japan after Toyota’s Elfyn Evans suffered a puncture that effectively ended his World Rally Championship victory hopes.
The FIA is satisfied that the World Rally Championship's Rally Japan can continue safely, following a breach of protocols that resulted in a civilian car appearing on a live stage.
Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville will take a slender Rally Japan lead into the final day of the World Rally Championship finale after overhauling Toyota’s Elfyn Evans on Saturday afternoon.
Elfyn Evans extended his Rally Japan lead over Thierry Neuville, while the fight for the final podium place took a twist after Kalle Rovanpera made a rare mistake.
The FIA is investigating a serious breach of safety protocol after a civilian car appeared on a live stage at the World Rally Championship season finale in Japan.
Hyundai World Rally Championship boss Julien Moncet says it is unlikely the team will unearth the cause of a spectacular fire that ended Dani Sordo’s Rally Japan prematurely.
Elfyn Evans has moved into a slender outright lead at Rally Japan after World Rally Championship organisers were forced to significantly shorten Friday’s itinerary.
Toyota’s Elfyn Evans and Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville share the lead of Rally Japan following a drama-filled Friday morning loop at the asphalt World Rally Championship event.
World Rally Championship officials have been forced to red flag the opening Friday stage of Rally Japan after Dani Sordo’s Hyundai burst into flames.
Hyundai Motorsport is aiming to announce its World Rally Championship driver line-up for 2023 next week with Esapekka Lappi expected to feature as Ott Tanak’s replacement.
Ott Tanak says he is yet to secure a World Rally Championship drive for next season after electing to curtail his contract with Hyundai a year early.
Sebastien Ogier pipped M-Sport Ford’s Craig Breen to put Toyota on top after the opening stage of the World Rally Championship finale in Japan.
Sebastien Ogier believes the new look Rally Japan will prove to be a “quite a demanding” event to end the 2022 World Rally Championship season.
Ott Tanak says he hopes to end his three-year association with Hyundai Motorsport on a high at this week’s World Rally Championship season finale in Japan.
Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier will team up with a new co-driver in Vincent Landais for the World Rally Championship season finale in Japan next month.
The World Rally Championship 2023 silly season has been sent into overdrive following Ott Tanak’s bombshell that he will be leaving Hyundai Motorsport at the end of the year. But what is the background to Tanak's departure and what exactly will it mean for the 2023 WRC field?
Sebastien Ogier might be the outgoing World Rally champion, but it didn’t stop him reminding everyone of the skills that made him an eight-time world champion. As victory at Rally Spain led Toyota’s charge to a titles clean sweep, it did pose a question to newly-crowned champion Kalle Rovanpera which he could not answer
Ott Tanak will leave Hyundai Motorsport following the conclusion of the 2022 World Rally Championship, after electing to conclude his contract prematurely.
Sebastien Ogier has been handed a fine for performing celebratory donuts following his World Rally Championship victory at Rally Spain.
Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala has hailed his team’s collective desire for success after witnessing the marque claim its sixth WRC manufacturers’ title.
Sebastien Ogier clinched a first World Rally Championship win of the season as he helped Toyota secure the 2022 manufacturers’ title at Rally Spain.
Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier remains on course for a first World Rally Championship win of the season, but has witnessed his Rally Spain advantage over Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville decrease.
Kalle Rovanpera says a technical issue caused a “big mess” during Stage 14 which cost the new world rally champion valuable time in his fight for victory at Rally Spain.
Sebastien Ogier has pulled clear of his World Rally Championship rivals to strengthen a bid for a first win of the season at Rally Spain.
Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier almost doubled his Rally Spain advantage over team-mate Kalle Rovanpera during a Saturday morning loop that ended prematurely due to a crash for Gus Greensmith.
Hyundai Motorsport has been left perplexed by hybrid issues that afflicted two different units in Ott Tanak’s World Rally Championship challenger during Friday’s stages at Rally Spain.
Sebastien Ogier will head into the Saturday of the WRC's Rally Spain with a narrow lead over Toyota team-mate and newly crowned world champion Kalle Rovanpera.
Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville ended the opening morning of Rally Spain with a slender 0.5 second lead over Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier after a hotly-contested quartet of asphalt stages.
Elfyn Evans says he doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel regarding his approach to World Rally Championship events after a difficult 2022 campaign to date.
Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala says several drivers have been in contact regarding 2023 drives, but is hopeful the team’s line-up will be revealed next month.