World Rally Championship

Sébastien Ogier

VW snags World Rally title while World Rallycross title goes to Audi

The past weekend was a busy one for rally fans as championship titles were awarded in two top-level competitions: World Rally Championship and World Rallycross Championship. In WRC, it was Frenchman Sébastien Ogier and his co-driverJulien Ingrassia taking top honors—the fourth time in... read more

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Teaser for 2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC rally car

2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC teased

It’s still early days in the 2016 motorsport season but Volkswagen is already previewing its contender for the 2017 World Rally Championship. There’s a lot at... read more April 12, 2016 by

2016 Hyundai i20 WRC

2016 Hyundai i20 WRC Revealed

Volkswagen has been the dominant force in the World Rally Championship over the past few years but Hyundai, which returned to the sport two seasons ago, isn’t giving up... read more December 17, 2015 by

Volkswagen celebrates 2015 World Rally Championship victory

Volkswagen And Star Duo Of Ogier & Ingrassia Secure Third-Straight WRC Titles

Volkswagen may not have much to cheer about right now but there’s at least one reason for the German auto giant to celebrate: a third-straight title in the World Rally... read more September 29, 2015 by

Toyota Yaris WRC prototype

Rally Legend Tommi Mäkinen To Lead Toyota’s 2017 WRC Return

Finnish rally legend Tommi Mäkinen, a winner of four World Rally Championship titles during the 1990s, will serve as team principal for the Toyota WRC team, which is set... read more July 8, 2015 by

2016 Hyundai i20 WRC prototype

Hyundai Testing New i20 WRC, Rally Debut Delayed Until 2016 Season

Hyundai was hoping to introduce a new i20 World Rally Championship racer this season based around a yet-to-be-revealed three-door version of the Korean automaker’s i20... read more April 12, 2015 by

Toyota Yaris WRC prototype

Toyota Confirms 2017 World Rally Championship Return: Video

Toyota has finally ended years of speculation about its World Rally Championship return by confirming its intention to enter the sport in 2017, a year that will see... read more January 30, 2015 by

2015 Volkswagen Polo R WRC

New Volkswagen Polo R WRC Revealed Ahead Of 2015 Motorsport Season

Volkswagen will be out to claim its third consecutive title in the grueling competition known as the World Rally Championship, with a new version of its Pole R WRC. The new... read more January 16, 2015 by

2014 Volkswagen Polo R WRC

Volkswagen Takes Home 2014 WRC Drivers’ And Manufacturers’ Titles

They’ve done it again. In a repeat of last year, Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier together with co-driver Julien Ingrassia have secured the 2014 World Rally... read more October 27, 2014 by

2015 Hyundai i20 WRC

2015 Hyundai i20 WRC Starts Testing

Hyundai made its World Rally Championship comeback this year using a new rally car based on its i20 subcompact sold overseas. The company hasn’t fared all that well... read more October 9, 2014 by

Toyota Rally Heritage: 1985 Group S concept

Toyota Shows Off Its Rally Heritage

Earlier this year it was revealed that Toyota and its motorsport partner TMG had started testing a new Yaris rally car designed to tackle the World Rally Championship, but... read more May 14, 2014 by

2015 subaru wrx sti

Tommi Mäkinen Flogs 2015 Subaru WRX STI Around The Track

When an automaker is trying to figure out which driver it should invite to test out one of its new cars, certain pro wheelers rank higher than others. If the car is the 2015... read more April 30, 2014 by

2013 Toyota Yaris R1A rally car

Toyota Yaris WRC Starts Testing

Late last year we heard that Toyota and its TMG motorsport skunk works in Germany had started development of a new Yaris rally car designed to tackle the World Rally... read more March 20, 2014 by

2014 Hyundai i20 WRC

2014 Hyundai i20 WRC Revealed

It’s been a year since Hyundai first announced its intention to return to the world of WRC, and since then we’ve seen the Korean automaker slowly build up its... read more December 10, 2013 by

2013 Toyota Yaris R1A rally car

Toyota Starts Work On Yaris WRC: Report

The World Rally Championship doesn’t get much attention here in the U.S., and even globally its popularity has been on the wane in recent years. But that may change in... read more December 5, 2013 by

Jost Capito

A Few Minutes With Jost Capito, Head Of Volkswagen Motorsports

Jost Capito has spent nearly 30 years making cars go faster. His impressive career began at BMW in 1984, where he worked as an engineer on the brand’s high-performance... read more January 28, 2013 by


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