wrc News and Analysis
After winning his eighth WRC title, Sebastien Ogier has drawn the curtain on his full-time rallying career. To understand Ogier's legacy, many of his former rivals, team-mates and colleagues have shared their thoughts on a vastly successful career
Richard Burns will be remembered as a World Rally Championship great who took on the world’s best in a career that burned brightly before being tragically cut short.
Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala says his first year at the helm has been “perfect” after scooping up a drivers’ and manufacturers’ title double.
Richard Burns was a determined driver who took on the best rally drivers in the world during a boom period in the early 2000s, and beat them. On the 20th anniversary of his crowning glory in winning the 2001 WRC title, and 16 years on from his death on the same date, Autosport picks out his 10 greatest drives
At the turn of the millennium, WRC was full to the brim with rallying's great and good - and 20 years ago on this day, Richard Burns became England's first world rally champion. Although Burns' natural talent drove him to the top, his steely determination and mental strength was the key attribute behind his title-winning form
Sebastien Ogier’s maiden test of Toyota’s Rally1 2022 World Rally Championship challenger has been rescheduled following a crash in testing.
Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo says the final draft of its 2022 World Rally Championship hybrid challenger will look “a lot” different to its prototype mule as testing begins this week.
Oliver Solberg admitted he didn’t want Rally Monza to stop after netting a top five World Rally Championship finish in only his fourth top flight event.
Sebastien Ogier versus Elfyn Evans for the World Rally Championship title at Rally Monza produced a fabulous head-to-head battle, with Ogier coming out on top to secure an emotional eighth title. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak that made the final round of the 2021 season.
OPINION: Adding an eighth WRC title to his name, Sebastien Ogier has bowed out from full-time rallying in style. Having been compared throughout his career with nine-time champion Sebastien Loeb, Ogier has convincingly demonstrated that he can stand on his own as one of the greatest rally drivers in history
Elfyn Evans feels he couldn’t have given "an awful lot more” after falling short in denying Toyota teammate Sebastien Ogier an eighth World Rally Championship title.
Sebastien Ogier says it is “hard to put into words” the joy and sadness of winning an eighth World Rally Championship title in his final season as a full-time driver.
Sebastien Ogier ended his glittering full-time World Rally Championship career in style by winning Rally Monza to seal an eighth world title.
Sebastien Ogier survived a scare that could have derailed his World Rally Championship title bid while drama also struck rival Elfyn Evans on Sunday morning at Rally Monza.
Sebastien Ogier insists he isn’t beginning to think about lifting an eighth World Rally Championship title following a “crazy” Rally Monza fight with rival Elfyn Evans.
Sebastien Ogier remains on course for an eighth World Rally Championship title but holds only a slender 0.5s margin over rival Elfyn Evans ahead of Rally Monza’s final day.
Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier reclaimed the Rally Monza lead from World Rally Championship title rival Elfyn Evans as a titanic battle played out across Saturday morning’s stages.
Oliver Solberg says he has surprised himself a “a little bit” to be fighting towards the sharp end of the Rally Monza leaderboard in only his fourth top flight World Rally Championship outing.
Sebastien Ogier believes “the only danger is himself” as a head-to-head battle with Elfyn Evans for this season's World Rally Championship title edges closer to its climax at Rally Monza.
Toyota’s Elfyn Evans has grabbed the Rally Monza lead to increase the pressure on his World Rally Championship title rival team-mate Sebastien Ogier.
M-Sport’s Adrien Fourmaux expects to rejoin the World Rally Championship season finale on Saturday after a roll ended his Rally Monza Friday prematurely.
Toyota’s Sebastian Ogier kicked off his quest for an eighth World Rally Championship by leading title rival team-mate Elfyn Evans after the opening morning loop of stages at Rally Monza.
M-Sport Ford has confirmed Gus Greensmith will contest the full 2022 World Rally Championship campaign with the British squad.
Toyota’s Elfyn Evans says he will require a slip up from Sebastien Ogier to secure the 2021 World Rally Championship despite admitting he is driving better than ever.
This weekend's Rally Monza marks the end of an era in the World Rally Championship, as Sebastien Ogier prepares to bring down the curtain on his full-time career with an eighth title. For all his enduring success, the Toyota driver reveals in an exclusive interview that lingering insecurities have compelled his quest for perfection
Sebastian Ogier says the need to perform in this weekend’s World Rally Championship Rally Monza title decider has helped hold back the emotions of his final full-time event.
Elfyn Evans says he is ready to give it his “best shot” to win the World Rally Championship at this weekend’s title decider at Rally Monza.
Teemu Suninen has labelled a surprise top tier World Rally Championship return with Hyundai at Rally Monza as an “important" opportunity to secure his 2022 future.
The McRae family name is steeped in rallying history, with eight British titles between Jimmy, Colin and Alister - plus the small matter of the 1995 WRC title too. Next on the conveyor of talent is Alister's 17-year-old Max McRae, who’s setting out in Australia to conquer the world of rallying and return the famous name to the WRC...
Sebastien Ogier has announced that he will contest January's Monte Carlo Rally, the opening round of the 2022 World Rally Championship, as part of his part-time campaign.
A new documentary offering a rare personal account into the career of rally legend Michele Mouton will be released later this month.
Oliver Solberg will team up with his fourth co-driver of the season, with Elliott Edmondson set to fill the seat for the World Rally Championship finale at Monza.
As the World Rally Championship undergoes its biggest shift in regulations for a generation, teams are taking radical measures to prepare for its new era. Hyundai's unique approach involved conducting a private 1500km rally in Italy and Autosport went to see how the team is preparing for 2022
Ott Tanak will sit out the final round of the World Rally Championship in Monza due to a personal family matter and will be replaced by Teemu Suninen.
The FIA is confident World Rally Championship manufacturers will be ready for next year's launch of Rally1 regulations after witnessing Hyundai complete a rally simulation with its hybrid prototype.
Thierry Neuville declared Hyundai’s rally simulation test with its 2022 World Rally Championship hybrid prototype a “very helpful experience” in adjusting to the new challenges posed by Rally1 regulations.
Toyota has retained the services of Takamoto Katsuta to pilot its fourth car in the World Rally Championship next year.
Hyundai Motorsport is conducting a private rally with its new 2022 hybrid World Rally Championship prototype to aid preparations for next season.
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.
Nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb has tested M-Sport’s new 2022 World Rally Championship Ford Puma in Spain.
Rally Northern Ireland is understood to still be in the mix to fill the vacant spot on the 13-round 2022 World Rally Championship released last week.
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
Current generation World Rally Cars will be permitted to compete in next year’s World Rally Championship with a reduced power output.
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.