Rally Estonia (2022)

14 Jul - 17 Jul
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WRC Estonia: The Good, The Bad and a rain master

Estonia once again proved why it deserves a place on the World Rally Championship calendar as the small Baltic nation put on an impressive show in only its third appearance in the WRC. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from a wet Rally Estonia.

Hyundai to review fundamental issues with i20 N WRC car

Hyundai Motorsport will conduct a review of the basic elements of its i20 N as it bids to improve its World Rally Championship challenger.

Autosport Podcast: WRC Rally Estonia Review

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera moved a step closer to securing a record-breaking World Rally Championship title after delivering a stunning performance to win Rally Estonia.

Tanak shoots down Hyundai WRC exit speculation

Ott Tanak has downplayed speculation Hyundai is considering pulling out of the World Rally Championship, and is confident the team can recover from a difficult start to the hybrid era.

How Rovanpera's latest Estonia masterclass left his WRC rivals stumped

After trailing Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans for much of Rally Estonia's opening day, WRC points leader Kalle Rovanpera took advantage of a change in the weather and never looked back afterwards. Winning for a fifth time this year at the scene of his 2021 breakthrough, and with a breathtaking powerstage bonus for good measure, his advantage is already looking difficult to topple

Tanak fined for WRC podium cap breach at Rally Estonia

Ott Tanak has been fined for failing to wear a Pirelli branded cap issued by the World Rally Championship during Rally Estonia’s post-event proceedings.

Latvala: Rovanpera "on another planet" to score dominant WRC Estonia win

Kalle Rovanpera was “on another planet” on his way to a dominant Rally Estonia victory, according to Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala.

WRC Estonia: Rovanpera delivers masterclass to claim fifth 2022 win

Kalle Rovanpera clinched a fifth win from seven World Rally Championship rounds with a masterclass display to defeat Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans at Rally Estonia.

WRC Estonia: Rovanpera continues charge, M-Sport suffers double retirement

Kalle Rovanpera extended his lead over Elfyn Evans as the World Rally Championship points leader closed in on victory at Rally Estonia on Sunday morning.

Hyundai using Rally Estonia as test session for Rally Finland

Hyundai Motorsport elected to use Saturday’s running at Rally Estonia as a glorified test for Rally Finland following Toyota’s dominance at the front.

Evans had "no answer" to Rovanpera's WRC Estonia pace

Toyota’s Elfyn Evans says he had “no answer” to Kalle Rovanpera’s blistering pace at Rally Estonia as he watched his team-mate surge into a comfortable lead.

WRC Estonia: Untouchable Rovanpera storms to commanding lead Rally Estonia
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WRC Estonia: Untouchable Rovanpera storms to commanding lead

Kalle Rovanpera produced a near-perfect drive to pull clear of Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans at Rally Estonia to edge closer to a fifth World Rally Championship win of the season.

WRC Estonia: Rovanpera charges into healthy lead from Evans Rally Estonia
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WRC Estonia: Rovanpera charges into healthy lead from Evans

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera extended his Rally Estonia lead over team-mate Elfyn Evans as intermittent rain created slippery conditions on Saturday morning.

Rovanpera: Estonia weather was "on our side" in WRC turnaround

Kalle Rovanpera says he consciously attacked when heavy rain hit Friday’s final stage of Rally Estonia to claim the lead, as he knew conditions would become worse for his rivals.

Breen: Rally Estonia exit could have been a “nothing accident”

Craig Breen says his Rally Estonia exit could have been a ”nothing accident” had his Ford Puma avoided a concrete pole hidden in the grass run-off on Stage 4.

WRC Estonia: Rovanpera leads Evans after heavy rain causes chaos

Toyota's Kalle Rovanpera has surged into the lead at Rally Estonia after a sudden heavy rain shower on the World Rally Championship event wreaked havoc on Friday afternoon’s final stage.

Tanak handed Rally Estonia penalty for WRC hybrid use infringement Rally Estonia
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Tanak handed Rally Estonia penalty for WRC hybrid use infringement

Ott Tanak has been handed a 10-second penalty for failing to drive his Hyundai i20 N in electric mode during a prescribed electric-only zone at Rally Estonia.

WRC Estonia: Dominant Evans leads after Friday morning sweep Rally Estonia
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WRC Estonia: Dominant Evans leads after Friday morning sweep

Toyota’s Elfyn Evans has stormed into the lead at Rally Estonia after winning all of Friday morning’s stages, while overnight leader Craig Breen retired from the action.

WRC Estonia: Overnight leader Breen retires after Stage 4 off

Overnight Rally Estonia leader Craig Breen has retired from Friday’s running following an off on Stage 4 of the gravel World Rally Championship event.

WRC Estonia: Breen pips Rovanpera to grab early lead

M-Sport’s Craig Breen pipped World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera to win the opening super special stage of Rally Estonia on Thursday evening.

Tanak: WRC Rally Estonia jumps “a ski resort for rally cars”

Hyundai’s Ott Tanak has labelled the “extreme” man-made jumps at Rally Estonia as like “a ski resort for rally cars” ahead of his home World Rally Championship event.

Rovanpera: WRC title thoughts not entering the mind yet

World Rally Championship leader Kalle Rovanpera says thoughts of when he can wrap up a record breaking title are yet to cross his mind ahead of Rally Estonia.

WRC Estonia: Lappi beats Neuville as Katsuta rolls in shakedown

Toyota's Esapekka Lappi pipped Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville in a damp Rally Estonia shakedown that was punctuated by a roll for Toyota’s Takamoto Katsuta.

Hyundai WRC boss lifts lid on "nightmare" parts supply issues

Hyundai Motorsport has been forced to start planning its World Rally Championship parts supply for next year six months in advance due to the global delay in sourcing key materials.

Autosport Podcast: WRC Rally Estonia preview

The World Rally Championship heads from Kenya's car-breaking roads to the ultra-fast, smooth and undulating gravel stages of Rally Estonia this weekend for round seven of the 2022 season.

Fix found to resolve M-Sport WRC engine fire issue

M-Sport team principal Richard Millener is confident a fix has been found to avoid a repeat of the engine fire that ended Sebastien Loeb's Safari Rally Kenya podium hopes.

Toyota to unleash upgraded GR Yaris at WRC Rally Estonia

Toyota will debut an upgraded engine and rear wing performance package at Rally Estonia this weekend as it aims to continue its strong World Rally Championship form.

WRC Rally Estonia: Everything you need to know

The World Rally Championship returns to Europe as Estonia hosts the seventh round of the 2022 season this weekend. Here's the key information you need to know.

Tanak: No extra pressure to perform at WRC Rally Estonia

Ott Tanak is not feeling any extra pressure to perform on home soil as the Hyundai driver attempts to re-ignite a difficult 2022 World Rally Championship campaign this weekend.

Huttunen graduates to M-Sport WRC Puma at Rally Finland

M-Sport will hand Jari Huttunen a full World Rally Championship debut in a Rally1 Ford Puma at next month’s Rally Finland.

Three brands evaluating future WRC move if rules are changed

Alpine, Skoda and the Stellantis Group are understood to have signalled interest in joining the World Rally Championship’s top tier if regulations undergo a change for the future.