Rally Belgium (2022)

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Accident damage rules Fourmaux out of WRC Acropolis Rally

M-Sport has confirmed it won’t be able to field an entry for Adrien Fourmaux at the Acropolis Rally round of the World Rally Championship next month.

Solberg offers rally car outing to McLaren F1 star Norris

World Rally Championship driver Oliver Solberg has offered Formula 1 driver Lando Norris an outing in a rally car after the McLaren driver revealed a desire to try the discipline.

WRC Belgium: The Good, The Bad and a resilient Tanak

After five consecutive rounds on gravel, the World Rally Championship returned to asphalt for what proved to be an attritional Ypres Rally Belgium. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from an event finally conquered by Hyundai’s Ott Tanak

Jos Verstappen keen to test WRC Rally1 car after Ypres outing

Ex-Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen says he would like to test a top tier Rally1 car in the future following his World Rally Championship debut at Ypres Rally Belgium.

Solberg relieved and proud of career best WRC result

Oliver Solberg was both proud and relieved to secure a career best World Rally Championship result in Belgium following an emotional early exit in Finland.

Autosport Podcast: WRC Ypres Rally Belgium review

Ypres Rally Belgium provided one of the most drama-filled rounds of the World Rally Championship season as Hyundai’s Ott Tanak claimed a surprise victory.

Rovanpera: Important to bounce back immediately from Ypres WRC crash

World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera says it was important to bounce back from a violent Ypres Rally Belgium crash by winning the powerstage.

How Tanak triumphed amid a series of Belgium WRC blunders

After runaway World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera made his first major mistake of the season, the chance to take advantage was wide open for the chasing pack. Several of his rivals faltered to grasp the opportunity, but Ott Tanak made no such mistake and demonstrated his class with a third win of the campaign

Tanak: Hyundai can do a lot more with 2022 WRC car

Ott Tanak believes his Hyundai team can do a lot more to improve its 2022 World Rally Championship challenger despite scoring a surprise third win of the season in Belgium.

M-Sport to hold internal investigation after latest WRC disappointment in Belgium

M-Sport is set for a thorough debrief next week to understand if changes are required to arrest its poor World Rally Championship form after a disastrous Ypres Rally Belgium.

WRC Belgium: Tanak edges Evans to claim Ypres victory Rally Belgium
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WRC Belgium: Tanak edges Evans to claim Ypres victory

Hyundai’s Ott Tanak held his nerve to fend off Toyota’s Elfyn Evans to claim his third World Rally Championship win of the season at Ypres Rally Belgium.

WRC Belgium: Evans closes in on leader Tanak

Hyundai’s Ott Tanak witnessed his Ypres Rally Belgium lead reduce following a charge from Toyota’s Elfyn Evans on Sunday morning.

Fourmaux frustrated by WRC penalty after being stopped by Ypres police

World Rally Championship driver Adrien Fourmaux was left frustrated to receive a time penalty after being stopped by police which delayed his arrival to Stage 15 at Ypres Rally Belgium.

Evans: Tanak can be caught in Ypres Rally victory battle

Elfyn Evans believes it’s possible to overhaul Ypres Rally Belgium leader Ott Tanak for a first World Rally Championship win of 2022, but admits it won’t be an easy task.

Neuville explains rally-ending WRC Ypres shunt from lead

Thierry Neuville says he simply was caught out by a dusty corner and should have attempted to spin his Hyundai to avoid crashing out of the Ypres Rally Belgium lead.

WRC Belgium: Tanak leads into final day after Neuville crashes out

Hyundai’s Ott Tanak has inherited the Ypres Rally Belgium lead from Toyota’s Elfyn Evans following Thierry Neuville’s retirement from his home World Rally Championship round.

WRC Belgium: Neuville crashes out to hand Tanak the rally lead

Local hero Thierry Neuville has crashed out of the Ypres Rally Belgium, handing the lead to his Hyundai team-mate Ott Tanak on the penultimate stage of Saturday.

WRC Belgium: Neuville extends lead after Tanak's transmission issue

Thierry Neuville extended his Ypres Rally Belgium lead over Hyundai team-mate Ott Tanak after a dramatic Saturday morning, headlined by a retirement for M-Sport’s Craig Breen.

WRC Belgium: Officials red flag stage after Breen roll

Craig Breen has crashed out of Ypres Rally Belgium after suffering a frightening roll on Saturday morning, which forced officials to red flag Stage 10.

Evans explains unfortunate error that triggered Ypres Rally penalty

Elfyn Evans says an unfortunate co-driver error triggered a penalty which compounded a challenging afternoon that saw the Toyota driver lose the Ypres Rally Belgium lead.

WRC Belgium: Neuville heads Hyundai 1-2 as penalty costs Evans

Thierry Neuville surged into the lead of Ypres Rally Belgium after overhauling Elfyn Evans and Ott Tanak following a dominant Friday afternoon at his home World Rally Championship event.

Optimistic pace note caused Rovanpera's Ypres Rally retirement

Kalle Rovanpera says an optimistic pace note caused his violent Ypres Rally Belgium crash, with the Toyota driver confirming he wasn't distracted by a timing "mess" before the accident.

WRC Belgium: Evans leads Tanak after Rovanpera’s shock exit

Toyota’s Elfyn Evans opened up a slender lead over Hyundai’s Ott Tanak following an eventful Friday morning at Ypres Rally Belgium that included a shock exit for Kalle Rovanpera.

WRC Belgium: Rovanpera crashes out after violent roll

World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera has crashed out of Ypres Rally Belgium after suffering a violent roll during the Friday morning’s second stage.

Jos Verstappen on WRC Ypres debut: "Max thinks I'm crazy"

Ex-Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen says son Max Verstappen thinks he is “crazy” for taking up rallying, but is supportive of his father’s World Rally Championship debut this weekend.

Drivers braced for toughest wet tarmac WRC event

Rain is set to transform Ypres Rally Belgium into the World Rally Championship's toughest asphalt rally, according to M-Sport's Adrien Fourmaux.

Inside Toyota’s new WRC dream factory where rally conquerers come to life

Toyota locked out the top four places in the World Rally Championship's recent Safari Rally Kenya in a clear indication of its GR Yaris Rally1 hybrid's pace and durability. Autosport was recently given a tour of the new factory where its cars are designed, tested and built, and it reveals much about the commitment of the Japanese marque to continued WRC success

Breen: Result in Ypres “important” after WRC form struggles

Craig Breen says he isn’t thinking about the pressure to arrest his World Rally Championship form, but admits a result at Ypres Rally Belgium this weekend will be important.

Neuville: Everything must be “on point” for Ypres WRC victory repeat

Rally Belgium favourite Thierry Neuville admits everything will need to be “on point” to be competitive when the World Rally Championship heads to his home event in Ypres this weekend. 

WRC Rally Belgium: Everything you need to know

The World Rally Championship heads to the asphalt roads of Ypres Rally Belgium this weekend, with Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera facing a slim prospect of wrapping up the title.