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    All Rallying Roads Lead to Wales

    The winners of the UK’s premier national rally championships will all receive free entries into this year’s Wales Rally GB (29 October-1 November) via the on-going and highly-acclaimed ‘Road to Wales’ initiative. Now entering its eighth year, the innovative and far-reaching scheme rewards the winners of the country’s premier national championships with free entries into […] More

  • Gallery: Every Group A rally car

    After the madness of the World Rally Championship’s Group B era, Group A must have seemed like a bit of a let down when it became the headline category for 1987. Where Group B was a technical free-for-all, Group A cars were just modified production cars. They were big, heavy and only had half the […] More

  • Injured service personnel complete desert rally in Dacia Duster

    A team military service personnel, some living with serious injuries, have completed the 2,000km Carta Rallye through the sand dunes of Morocco, driving the Dacia Duster. The team was put together by Future Terrain, a charity that helps ex-military personnel who have suffered physical and mental injuries to rehabilitate and learn new skills through motorsport. […] More

  • Quentin Gilbert rally crash

    Quentin’s not so crisp rally flip

    NOW this is shocking. Not the hair-raising crash, but that the World Rally Championship-2 driver is called Quentin Gilbert. A rally driver called Quentin? Surely someone with a name like that should be playing polo with Prince Harry? Anyhow for this Quentin, this driving wasn’t crisp. The Frenchman was roaring round the dusty stages of […] More

  • Tomasz Kasperczyk Ford Fiesta ERC rally crash

    Rally close to disaster horror crash

    THIS is the terrifying moment rally ace Tomasz Kasperczyk needed a new pair of pants. The Czech driver managed to turn the latest round of the ERC at Rally Islas Canaries into a scene from The Italian Job. In the clip, Kasperczyk can be seen driving his R5 Ford Fiesta along a winding road conveniently […] More

  • Kris Meeke Citroen WRC crash

    Rally hero Kris Meeke in horror crash

    DID you have a chilled out Bank Holiday weekend? While you were lazing around in the garden, Citroen rally ace Kris Meeke was rolling around the grass too. Unfortunately he was strapped into a Citroen C3 rally car at the time and a terrifying high speed roll in Argentina. His Bank Holiday consisted of banging […] More

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    Wales Rally – Running With WRC

    The Wales Rally GB is quite the spectacle, with various cars of all ages hitting the iconic Welsh roads in anger. Sweet Lamb, Hafren and Myherin will all be taken on by cars ranging from the iconic Mk2 Escort through more modern Subarus and Mitsubishis. This year though, it’s going to be even more exciting […] More

  • Rally Italy 2016 report

    Neuville takes dominant Rally Italy win

    Thierry Neuville set a scorching pace to win Rally Italy for Hyundai. The Belgian ace endured a torrid time for much of 2015 and thus far this season, but bounced back with a measured performance that netted him the lead by the afternoon of Leg 1. Leg 2 was spent holding off the advances of […] More

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    Ben Gott – Dakar Rally driver

    Rally driver Ben Gott started out working for his fathers specialist Land Rover garage and took up competing as a means to advertise the business. It was a humble start, racing home-built Landrovers through Welsh forests, but it set Ben on a journey that would ultimately lead to the start line of the Dakar Rally, […] More

  • Kamaz Kapotnik

    This is the new Kamaz Dakar Rally truck

    Every vehicle that takes part in the Dakar Rally is by definition an incredible machine. But the trucks are positively miraculous. Weighing six tons, they can easily top 100mph on pretty much any terrain and handle like an oversized Mitsubishi Evo. Watching them soaring hundreds of feet over jumps and drifting along dirt tracks is […] More

  • 2016 Rally Argentina report

    Paddon takes maiden win on Rally Argentina

    Hyundai pilot Hayden Paddon secured his first World Rally Championship victory on a dramatic Rally Argentina, after Jari-Matti Latvala crashed out of a secure lead. Latvala assumed the lead with a blistering run through SS4, making the most of his advantageous position in the running order. Fresh from his win last time out in Mexico, […] More

  • Ford Focus RS RX

    Ken Block reveals Ford Focus RS RX rallycross car

    This is the Ford Focus RS RX that Ken Block will race in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship. The headache-inducing livery is the work of street artist Felipe Pantone, initially spray-painted onto canvas then transferred onto the car. In the dirty, crash-filled world of rallycross, keeping the car looking its best won’t be easy… […] More

  • Rally Mexico 2016 report

    Latvala dominates Rally Mexico

    Jari-Matti Latvala finally scored his first points of the 2016 WRC season by taking dominant win on Rally Guanajuato Mexico ahead of Sebastien Ogier. Leading the championship, Ogier ran first on the road throughout Friday and Saturday, clearing a path through the dust and rocks for everyone else to follow. Running further down the order, […] More

  • Ken Block 2016 Ford Focus RS RX

    Ken Block to race Ford Focus RS in World Rallycross

    This insane device in the 600bhp Ford Focus RS RX that Ken Block will campaign in the FIA World Rallycross Championship this year. The car is a co-development between Ford, Block’s Hoonigan Racing outfit and WRC team M-Sport. Rallycross rules mean it will run a 2.0-litre engine and have a conventional, multi-differential four-wheel-drive system, rather […] More

  • Fiat 124 Spider Abarth rally car

    Fiat 124 Spider becomes a rally car

    Fiat has unveiled this delicious little rally car based on the new 124 Spider at the Geneva Motor Show, which could start competing on the world stage as early as next year. Built by in-house tuner Abarth, the hard-topped 124 Spider rally car is heavily influenced by the original Abarth 124 Spider that achieved big success in […] More

  • Sebastien Loeb 2016 WRX

    Sebastien Loeb to race World Rallycross with Peugeot

    After being dropped by Citroen’s World Touring Car Championship team, nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb was at a loose end for 2016. But he’s now been picked up by works-backed Team Peugeot Hansen to contest all 12 rounds of this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship. Loeb will line up alongside 2015 championship runner-up Timmy […] More

  • Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard

    Mercedes-Maybach S600 now literally bombproof

    That’s right, Mercedes has developed an armoured version of the uber-luxe Maybach S600, which is certified to the highest ballistic protection level for civilian vehicles. The Maybach ‘Guard’ (the name for all Merc’s armoured cars) can hold up to attack from an assault rifle firing hardened steel core bullets and can withstand bomb blasts from […] More

  • Rally Sweden 2016 report

    Ogier takes masterful Rally Sweden win

    Sebastien Ogier led from the start of Rally Sweden to take his third win on the World Rally Championship’s only winter rally. Unseasonably warm temperatures in the appropriately named Varmland (literally ‘warm land’) region that hosts the rally meant the entire event was in doubt in the week beforehand, as both snow and ice were […] More

  • Monte Carlo Rally 2016 report

    Ogier starts 2016 with Monte Carlo Rally win

    Sebastien Ogier made a winning start to the 2016 World Rally Championship season, securing victory on the Monte Carlo Rally by almost two minutes from Andreas Mikkelsen. Local man Ogier had been hounded by Citroen’s Kris Meeke for much of the rally, trading fastest times and swapping the lead. But Meeke’s challenge came undone on […] More

  • 2016 Monte Carlo Rally preview

    Monte Carlo Rally preview

    The 2016 World Rally Championship season gets underway this week with the Monte Carlo Rally, after one of the most momentous off-seasons we’ve seen in years. By far the biggest announcement was that Citroen has elected to sit out the year as it concentrates on developing its much-modified, 2017-spec DS 3 WRC. The French marque […] More

  • Dakar Rally 2016 finish report

    Peterhansel wins Dakar Rally for Peugeot

    Stephane Peterhansel took victory in the Dakar Rally at the wheel of his Peugeot 2008 DKR, after holding the lead for most of the second week Peterhansel’s victory extends his record of Dakar wins to 12, six each on two and four wheels. Peugeot becomes the second most successful manufacturer in the rally’s history with […] More

  • Dakar Rally 2016 Stage 10 report

    Big drama on Dakar Rally hands Peterhansel big lead

    Stephane Peterhansel is looking increasingly on course to take his 12th and Peugeot’s fifth Dakar Rally wins after a dramatic Stage 10 shook up the order and handed him a big lead. Though relatively short, the run through the dunes from Belen to La Rioja claimed some front-running scalps. First to fall was Nasser Al-Attiyah who […] More

  • Dakar Rally 2016 Stage 9 report

    Stage 9 win nets Sainz Dakar Rally lead

    Carlos Sainz took a narrow win on Stage 9 of the 2016 Dakar Rally, but it was enough to snatch the overall lead as his rivals struggled. Massive heat meant the day’s loop around Belen had to be shortened, the organisors calling the result after the second check point. But there was still more than […] More

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