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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 to start throwing gravel come 2017. The team will be competing under the newly established Toyota Gazoo Racing banner, and... read more

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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 


 
Hyundai i20 WRC concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show

Hyundai To Return To WRC With i20 Rally Car

Hyundai has confirmed its intention to return to the World Rally Championship with the unveiling today of a new rally concept based on its i20 hatchback sold overseas... read more September 26, 2012 by 


 
Chris Duplessis in the DirtFish rally car

Help An All-American Rally Team Get To WRC Rally Finland

Are you a rally fan? Do you wish we had more of it going on here? Then dig into your pocket and help the first all-American team to compete in the WRC Rally Finland in 40... read more July 24, 2012 by 


 
1997 Toyota Celica WRC rally car

Toyota Considering World Rally Championship Return: Report

With newcomers MINI and Volkswagen set to enter the World Rally Championship in the coming years, rival automakers including some of the sport’s previous greats are now... read more April 10, 2012 by 


 
Northern Irish rally driver Kris Meeke

MINI WRC Team Drops Star Driver Kris Meeke: Report

Following last week’s report that MINI had missed the deadline for filing paperwork necessary to compete in the 2012 World Rally Championship, news coming out today... read more December 27, 2011 by 


 
Lotus Exige R-GT rally car first shakedown

Lotus Successful On First Fire-Up Of IndyCar Engine, Exige R-GT Shakedown

Whilst most have been enjoying the festive period these past several days, the hard working Lotus Motorsport crew are busy celebrating the fruits of their labor over the past... read more December 27, 2011 by 


 
2011 WRC champion Senastian Loeb, with co-driver Daniel Elena, in Wales.

Sebastian Loeb Crashes WRC Car Into Fan’s Skoda: Video

Being a top driver in World Rally Championship competition is a dangerous way to make a living. After all, the races involve piloting a car at ludicrous speeds on surfaces... read more November 14, 2011 by 


 
2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC live photos

Volkswagen Polo R WRC Begins Testing: Video

World Rally Championship racing is heating up even as other categories appear to be struggling: MINI recently revealed its new entry for the 2013 season, and Fiat’s... read more November 4, 2011 by 


 
MINI WRC Rally d'Italia Sardegna (Sardinia)

Prodrive Working On Road-Going MINI Countryman WRC: Report

MINI’s new World Rally Championship racer, based on the Countryman crossover and developed by British motorsports and engineering firm Prodrive, recently made its... read more October 20, 2011 by 


 
 

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