Rally Spain (2021)
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Oliver Solberg will see out the season with a top flight World Rally Championship drive in a Hyundai at next month’s Rally Monza season finale.
A first all asphalt Rally Spain for a decade provided the perfect backdrop for a high speed game of chess as the latest twist in an intense World Rally Championship title fight unfolded. Autosport reviews the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls and heartbreak that made round 11 of the 2021 season.
While all pre-event chat focused on the two World Rally Championship title fighters, their closest challenger charged into the spotlight on Rally Spain. Thierry Neuville's star turn and another strong drive from Elfyn Evans in his fight with Sebastien Ogier made for an intriguing event as the 2021 campaign nears its crunch point
Sebastien Ogier declared a fourth at Rally Spain as another positive step in landing an eighth World Rally Championship title despite falling short of his targets last weekend.
Elfyn Evans says “anything can happen” yet in the World Rally Championship title fight but admits it will take something “radical” to deny Sebastien Ogier at next month’s Monza decider.
Thierry Neuville has praised a group of marshals for helping revive his Hyundai after a “heart attack” moment almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at Rally Spain.
World Rally Championship leader Sebastien Ogier has been fined for a traffic related offence and for failing to stop when told to by local police at Rally Spain.
Thierry Neuville produced one of the drives of the season to claim a dominant Rally Spain win over Elfyn Evans, who kept his Word Rally Championship title hopes alive.
Thierry Neuville moved a step closer to a dominant World Rally Championship victory at Rally Spain after extending his lead over Toyota’s Elfyn Evans on Sunday morning.
Sebastien Ogier says he’s “never changed so much on a car during a rally” to overcome set-up issues that have plagued his World Rally Championship victory hopes in Spain.
Thierry Neuville has emerged as the firm favourite to win the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship following a dominant Saturday at Rally Spain.
Thierry Neuville completed a clean sweep of World Rally Championship stage wins on Saturday morning to further extend his Rally Spain lead over Toyota’s Elfyn Evans.
World Rally Championship cars will be fitted with a newly developed FIA Artificial Intelligence Safety Camera designed to scan stages for potential hazards.
Ott Tanak will sit out the remaining stages of Rally Spain after Hyundai Motorsport confirmed it was unable to repair the 2019 World Rally champion’s damaged car.
Thierry Neuville claimed the Rally Spain lead after an inspired afternoon run while World Rally Championship title contender and early leader Elfyn Evans survived a wild moment.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak has crashed out of Rally Spain on stage four, the first test of Friday’s afternoon loop of the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship.
Elfyn Evans made a perfect start to Rally Spain by stunning World Rally Championship title rival Sebastien Ogier with blistering speed on the opening morning loop of stages.
Toyota’s Takamoto Katsuta has retired from the opening day of the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship in Spain following a crash on the first stage.
Two decades after Petter Solberg emerged as a World Rally Championship winner, his son Oliver is ready to take the WRC by storm. Having secured a part-time WRC factory drive for Hyundai in 2022, he's raring to repay the marque's faith in him and follow in his 2003 champion father's footsteps
Thierry Neuville expects the World Rally Championship’s new 2022 Rally1 hybrid cars will require a different driving style, labelling the experience as “Formula E driving on a rally road”.
M-Sport team principal Richard Millener says progress is being made to fill the team's remaining two World Rally Championship seats for 2022 but is not anticipating any “shock” appointments.
Sebastien Ogier is expecting a “big fight” for the World Rally Championship title in Spain with rival and Toyota team-mate Elfyn Evans set to be on maximum attack.
Kalle Rovanpera says he’s not feeling 100% following his accident at Rally Finland but has no fitness concerns ahead of this weekend's penultimate World Rally Championship round in Spain.
Spanish rally champion Nil Solans will make his World Rally Championship debut at Rally Spain as a replacement for 2C Competition’s Pierre-Louis Loubet.