WRC News

Loeb: No plans at the moment for 2022 WRC return
Ogier plans to help Toyota as much as possible with 2022 WRC car
Sordo welcomes third WRC co-driver of 2021 after latest split
BT Sport secures new WRC broadcast deal until 2024
Breen hopes Estonia performance sent a message to WRC teams

Sebastien Loeb says he doesn’t have any plans for a World Rally Championship return next year but admits a drive in the new hybrid machinery would be difficult to refuse. 

Sebastien Ogier plans to help Toyota as much as possible with the development of its 2022 World Rally Championship car regardless of his motorsport plans for next year.

Dani Sordo has elected to switch his co-driver for the second time in a matter of months for the remaining rounds of the World Rally Championship season.

BT Sport has struck a new deal to broadcast the World Rally Championship to British rally fans until 2024.

Craig Breen hopes his Rally Estonia performance sent a message to World Rally Championship teams as the Hyundai third driver bids to secure a full-time seat next season.

Loeb: No plans at the moment for 2022 WRC return

Sebastien Loeb says he doesn’t have any plans for a World Rally Championship return next year but admits a drive in the new hybrid machinery would be difficult to refuse. 

Ogier plans to help Toyota as much as possible with 2022 WRC car

Sebastien Ogier plans to help Toyota as much as possible with the development of its 2022 World Rally Championship car regardless of his motorsport plans for next year.

Sordo welcomes third WRC co-driver of 2021 after latest split

Dani Sordo has elected to switch his co-driver for the second time in a matter of months for the remaining rounds of the World Rally Championship season.

BT Sport secures new WRC broadcast deal until 2024

BT Sport has struck a new deal to broadcast the World Rally Championship to British rally fans until 2024.

Breen hopes Estonia performance sent a message to WRC teams

Craig Breen hopes his Rally Estonia performance sent a message to World Rally Championship teams as the Hyundai third driver bids to secure a full-time seat next season.

WRC Estonia: The Good, The Bad and a Record-breaker

The World Rally Championship headed deep into Ott Tanak country as Rally Estonia’s fast gravel and jump-laden roads offered crews a maximum attack challenge. Autosport reviews the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls and heartbreak that made round seven.

Harri Rovanpera 'unsure how heart is working' after son's maiden WRC win

Harri Rovanpera said he's unsure how his “heart is still working” after watching his son Kalle become the youngest ever winner in World Rally Championship history last Sunday in Estonia.

How Finland’s newest rally hero made WRC history in Estonia

Kalle Rovanpera broke a decade-old record in becoming the World Rally Championship's youngest-ever winner in a truly dominant performance on Estonia's fast gravel roads. Staving off the challenge of Hyundai's Craig Breen, his committed drive showed a maturity beyond his 20 years that gives Toyota's post-Ogier era a far brighter complexion

Neuville handed suspended event ban, fine for WRC Estonia speeding

Thierry Neuville has been issued a suspended one event World Rally Championship ban and a fine for “driving at excessive speed” on a road section at Rally Estonia.

WRC Estonia: Rovanpera becomes youngest ever WRC winner

Kalle Rovanpera has become the youngest winner in World Rally Championship history after scoring a breakthrough victory at Rally Estonia.

WRC Estonia: Rovanpera extends lead to close in on victory

Kalle Rovanpera further extended his Rally Estonia lead as the Toyota star edged closer to a record-breaking maiden World Rally Championship victory.

Latvala: Rovanpera “could not have been better” on WRC Rally Estonia

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala believes Kalle Rovanpera “could not have been better” on Saturday at Rally Estonia, as he verges on a history-making maiden WRC win.

WRC Estonia: Rovanpera pulls clear as recovering Tanak impresses

Kalle Rovanpera took another step closer to a record-breaking maiden World Rally Championship victory after extending his Rally Estonia lead over Hyundai’s Craig Breen.

WRC Estonia: Evans missing 100% confidence to “compete”

Elfyn Evans has explained his deficit to the Rally Estonia podium positions is down to a lack of confidence admitting he is not “feeling 100%” comfortable.

WRC Estonia: Rapid Rovanpera surges into comfortable lead

Kalle Rovanpera stamped his authority on Rally Estonia with a series of stunning morning loop stage times to open up a comfortable lead over Hyundai’s Craig Breen.

WRC Estonia: Rovanpera edges Breen to end Friday on top

Kalle Rovanpera ended Friday with a narrow Rally Estonia lead over Hyundai’s Craig Breen as the pair continued an enthralling battle across the afternoon loop of World Rally Championship stages.

WRC Estonia: Katsuta withdraws as doctors advise co-driver to rest

Takamoto Katsuta has withdrawn from Rally Estonia after doctors advised co-driver Daniel Barritt to rest after being taken to hospital for neck and back pain.

Toyota confirms Ogier WEC outing discussions

Toyota has confirmed discussions are underway for seven-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier to test its World Endurance Championship Hypercar ahead of a possible outing in the series next year.

WRC Estonia: Rovanpera leads Friday morning loop as Tanak drops out

Kalle Rovanpera emerged from an incident-packed morning loop of stages with the Rally Estonia lead after pre-event favourite Ott Tanak retired from his home World Rally Championship round.

WRC Estonia: Rally favourite Tanak suffers shock early retirement

Rally Estonia favourite Ott Tanak has retired from the day’s action after the early leader suffered a puncture followed by a wild moment on the fourth stage of the event.

How Finland’s newest rally hero made WRC history in Estonia Plus

How Finland’s newest rally hero made WRC history in Estonia

Kalle Rovanpera broke a decade-old record in becoming the World Rally Championship's youngest-ever winner in a truly dominant performance on Estonia's fast gravel roads. Staving off the challenge of Hyundai's Craig Breen, his committed drive showed a maturity beyond his 20 years that gives Toyota's post-Ogier era a far brighter complexion

WRC
Jul 19, 2021
How WRC's new Safari adventure ended with a familiar tale Plus

How WRC's new Safari adventure ended with a familiar tale

The World Rally Championship’s delayed return to the Safari Rally was always set throw up some surprises, but aside from a spirited showing by Thierry Neuville it became another painful event for Hyundai in 2021. Once again it was Sebastien Ogier who took full advantage as he completed a stunning comeback drive

WRC
Jun 28, 2021
Remembering Colin McRae’s final WRC win Plus

Remembering Colin McRae’s final WRC win

The Safari Rally returns to the World Rally Championship this weekend for the first time since 2002 - when crowd favourite Colin McRae set aside the maximum attack style for which he was renowned to deliver a textbook third win

WRC
Jun 23, 2021
How Hyundai's broken record gave Toyota a special Sardinia 1-2 Plus

How Hyundai's broken record gave Toyota a special Sardinia 1-2

For the second WRC gravel rally in a row, a promising Friday for Hyundai turned into desolation as Toyota gratefully picked up the pieces. This time it was championship leader Sebastien Ogier who took full advantage after Ott Tanak and Dani Sordo retired to score a memorable victory, having swept the road on the first two days

WRC
Jun 7, 2021
How Hyundai's latest self-destruction handed Evans Portugal victory Plus

How Hyundai's latest self-destruction handed Evans Portugal victory

At one point Hyundai held the top three positions in Portugal, but when trouble struck the Korean marque's two leading chargers, a grateful Elfyn Evans was on hand to see off Hyundai third man Dani Sordo and become the third different winner in four rallies

WRC
May 24, 2021
Why the success of AVB's WRC debut won't be defined on the stages Plus

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
May 13, 2021
Why there's no easy fix for Hyundai's operational Achilles Heel Plus

Why there's no easy fix for Hyundai's operational Achilles Heel

Hyundai Motorsport boss Andrea Adamo was vocal in his criticism of his team's tyre choices on Rally Croatia and declared that he "had better move my ass and solve it". Doing so will be vital to getting Hyundai's 2021 WRC title hopes back on track, but finding the root of the problem won't be the work of a moment

WRC
Apr 28, 2021
How Ogier held on after a shock bump in the road to triumph in Croatia Plus

How Ogier held on after a shock bump in the road to triumph in Croatia

Sebastien Ogier was already in an incredibly tight fight at Rally Croatia before a surprise collision with public road traffic at the start of the final day. But the defending champion held his nerve to take a narrow victory and create further World Rally Championship history

WRC
Apr 26, 2021