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Rally Croatia (2022)

21 Apr - 24 Apr
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Latvala: Evans has “shaken monster from shoulder” after WRC Croatia points haul

Elfyn Evans’ first solid points haul of the 2022 World Rally Championship has “shaken a monster” off his shoulder, according to Toyota boss Jari-Matti Latvala.

Fourmaux keeps M-Sport WRC drive for Rally Portugal

Adrien Fourmaux will contest Rally Portugal, ending suggestions that the Frenchman could be benched by M-Sport for the next World Rally Championship round amid a poor run of form.

Gravel Notes Podcast: WRC Rally Croatia review

Kalle Rovanpera won the WRC Rally Croatia in thrilling style, overturning a late charge from Ott Tanak to secure his second consecutive victory.

Hyundai drops appeal process over Neuville WRC Croatia penalties

Hyundai has confirmed it will not appeal the fine and penalty handed to Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe for a “severe speeding” infringement at Rally Croatia.

WRC Croatia: The Good, The Bad and a "Miracle Kid"

The World Rally Championship burst back into life after an eight-week break in Croatia, which served up a contender to join the WRC’s all-time great grandstand finishes. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from a tarmac classic won by Kalle Rovanpera

Neuville: WRC Croatia podium never in doubt despite spectacular final stage crash

Thierry Neuville felt a Rally Croatia podium finish was never in doubt despite almost flipping his Hyundai in a wild crash on the final stage of the World Rally Championship event.

How Rovanpera's Croatia turnaround sent a message to his WRC rivals

After a dominating Rally Croatia, a wrong tyre choice on the final day looked to have undone all Kalle Rovanpera's hard work and left him with a mountain to climb heading into the power stage. That he emerged the winner all the same has surely quelled any lingering doubts that the Finn is the man to beat in the 2022 WRC

Tanak: Rally Croatia performance was the "best we could do"

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak says his Rally Croatia display was the “best we could do” after his narrowly defeat to Kalle Rovanpera in a final stage thriller.

Toyota stunned by “miracle kid” Rovanpera after WRC Croatia success

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala has hailed Kalle Rovanpera a “miracle kid” following a stunning final stage fightback to win Rally Croatia.

WRC Croatia: Rovanpera snatches win from Tanak in thrilling showdown Rally Croatia
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WRC Croatia: Rovanpera snatches win from Tanak in thrilling showdown

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera pulled off a final stage fightback to snatch the Rally Croatia victory from Hyundai’s Ott Tanak following a thrilling climax to the World Rally Championship event.

WRC Croatia: Tanak overhauls Rovanpera for lead as sudden downpour strikes

Ott Tanak has overhauled Kalle Rovanpera to take a 1.4s lead into the final stage at Rally Croatia after a sudden downpour turned the rally on its head.

WRC Croatia: Rovanpera extends lead as Tanak tyre gamble backfires

World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera is on course to claim victory at Rally Croatia after extending his lead over Hyundai’s Ott Tanak on Sunday morning.

Tanak: Not giving up on WRC Croatia win despite Rovanpera "statement"

Ott Tanak isn't giving up on World Rally Championship victory at Rally Croatia but believes Kalle Rovanpera’s “statement” on Saturday’s final stage shows the Toyota driver has pace in his pocket.

M-Sport calls for stronger WRC wet tyre after Croatia punctures

M-Sport has called for Pirelli to strengthen its World Rally Championship wet weather tyre following a spate of punctures at Rally Croatia.

WRC Croatia: Rovanpera responds to Tanak’s Saturday charge Rally Croatia
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WRC Croatia: Rovanpera responds to Tanak’s Saturday charge

Kalle Rovanpera will head into Rally Croatia’s final day equipped with a healthy lead after responding to Ott Tanak’s charge on Saturday afternoon.

WRC Croatia: Tanak closes in as puncture cuts Rovanpera’s lead Rally Croatia
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WRC Croatia: Tanak closes in as puncture cuts Rovanpera’s lead

Kalle Rovanpera’s Rally Croatia lead has been slashed after the Toyota driver picked up a puncture during an incident-packed start to the second day of the World Rally Championship event.

WRC Croatia: Stage 9 cancelled after fiery Solberg crash

Rally Croatia organisers have cancelled Stage 9 of the World Rally Championship event following an incident involving Hyundai driver Oliver Solberg.

Neuville penalised for “severe” Rally Croatia speeding infringements

Thierry Neuville has been fined, handed a one-minute penalty and will have to complete two days of public service after “multiple severe speeding infringements” at Rally Croatia.

Latvala: Rovanpera’s Croatia Friday performance his best yet in WRC

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala has labelled Kalle Rovanpera’s drive on Friday at Rally Croatia as the young Finn’s best in a WRC car to date.

Chassis damage rules Fourmaux out of WRC Rally Croatia after garden crash

M-Sport has revealed Adrien Fourmaux will be unable to rejoin Rally Croatia after his Ford Puma sustained chassis damage in a bizarre crash at the World Rally Championship event.

WRC Croatia: Rovanpera pulls clear after dominant Friday Rally Croatia
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WRC Croatia: Rovanpera pulls clear after dominant Friday

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera has moved into a commanding lead after dominating the World Rally Championship's opening day at Rally Croatia.

WRC Croatia: Neuville receives time penalty denting podium hopes

Thierry Neuville has dropped out of the Rally Croatia podium places after a suspected alternator issue resulted in the Hyundai driver checking into service late.

WRC Croatia: Rovanpera stars as rain wreaks havoc on Friday morning

World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera starred in tricky wet conditions to lead Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville after an eventful morning at Rally Croatia. 

WRC's AI safety camera plan delayed as development continues

Plans to fit artificial intelligence safety cameras to World Rally Championship cars to help improve spectator safety have been delayed as work continues on perfecting the technology.

WRC Croatia: Lappi retires as Evans suffers puncture in eventful first stage

Toyota’s Esapekka Lappi has retired from the World Rally Championship's Rally Croatia after an eventful opening stage that also saw Elfyn Evans lose valuable time to a puncture.

Understanding WRC hybrid failures top of FIA priority list

Understanding the causes of World Rally Championship hybrid unit failures is at the top of the FIA’s technical team’s priority list, according to new rally director Andrew Wheatley.

Gravel Notes Podcast: Inside the world of a WRC mechanic

Mechanics are an integral part of motorsport regardless of discipline and those that work in the World Rally Championship mechanics are regarded among the elite.

Hyundai “getting closer” to naming its new WRC team principal

Hyundai Motorsport is edging closer to a decision regarding the identity of its new World Rally Championship team principal, with deputy team director Julien Moncet among the candidates.

Tanak: New WRC hybrid regulations will “make no difference”

Ott Tanak believes new reduced time penalties for hybrid failures will “make no difference” and there should be more focus on improving the control World Rally Championship hybrid units.

Video: Inside the world of a WRC mechanic Rally Croatia
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Video: Inside the world of a WRC mechanic

Mechanics are an integral part of motorsport regardless of discipline and those that work in the World Rally Championship mechanics are regarded among elite.

Breen looking to capitalise on “really good feeling” in WRC Rally Croatia

Craig Breen is eager to capitalise on “a really good feeling” in his Ford Puma when the World Rally Championship resumes in Croatia this weekend.

WRC Rally Croatia: Everything you need to know

After an eight-week break the World Rally Championship returns to action with a visit to Rally Croatia for the third round of the campaign this weekend.

Two month WRC break a “helpful” reset for Hyundai

A two month break between World Rally Championship events has afforded Hyundai a “helpful” regroup to ramp up the development of its 2022 challenger, believes deputy team director Julien Moncet.

Rovanpera: Toyota making “good progress” developing 2022 WRC Yaris

Toyota has made “really good progress” with the development of the new GR Yaris ahead of next week’s Rally Croatia, according to Kalle Rovanpera.

Evans "can't afford too many more mistakes" in WRC title bid

Elfyn Evans says he "cannot afford too many more mistakes" as he looks to ignite his World Rally Championship campaign when the series resumes in Croatia next week.

Breen to contest Sanremo Rally as WRC Croatia warm-up

Craig Breen will contest the famous Rally Sanremo to help prepare for the World Rally Championship’s visit to Croatia next month.