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Updated FIA guidelines designed to allow future rounds of the World Rally Championship to be held safely in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have been welcomed by team bosses. The list of measures set out in the 81-page ‘Return To Motor Sport’ paper are “sensible” according to M-Sport’s Richard Millener, while his counterpart at
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The World Rally Championship has revealed a revised calendar for the coronavirus-halted 2020 season, with the campaign now set to resume in Estonia in September. The 2020 season was put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic after just three rounds and several ensuing rallies have since been cancelled, including Finland, New Zealand and Rally GB,
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The World Rally Championship’s new managing director says the flexibility of Rally Turkey organisers in changing dates should help allow at least one extra round to join this season’s calendar. Originally due to run from 25-27 September, the Marmaris-based event has been brought forward by a week by the Turkish Automobile Sports Federation (TOSFED), paving
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Sebastien Ogier is poised to stay in the World Rally Championship in 2021, with a new deal with current employer Toyota close to being signed. Six-time WRC champion Ogier stated in August last year that he would retire from the sport at the end of the 2020 season, although at that point he hadn’t left
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Group B’s uncrowned champion Markku Alen has fond memories of the World Rally Championship’s most revered era, despite being stripped of its final title. First shared with Autosport in 2016, it has been reproduced online to celebrate the latest in a series of free episodes from Motorsport.tv’s Duke Classic archive reliving the twists and turns
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Motorsport Heroes, the feature-length documentary available to watch on Motorsport.tv, follows the incredible racing careers of five icons of the sport. In this preview clip of the film, WRC hero Michele Mouton remembers a career-defining call. From the director behind the award-winning Senna, Manish Pandy’s 111-minute documentary Motorsport Heroes is a must-see for all fans
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Dakar Rally director David Castera says the world-famous rally raid will take place in January 2021, but may abandon plans to involve extra countries in next year’s route. The coronavirus pandemic, which has already recorded almost three million confirmed infections and more than 200,000 deaths worldwide, has also severely affected sporting events. Among them, motorsport
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Motorsport Heroes, the feature-length documentary available to watch on Motorsport.tv, follows the incredible racing careers of five icons of the sport. One of those heroes is four-time World Rally Championship event winner and 1982 title runner-up Michele Mouton, who recalls her pioneering rally career. From the director behind the award-winning Senna, Manish Pandy’s 111-minute documentary
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The FIA has confirmed the appointment of Compact Dynamics as the exclusive supplier of hybrid systems to the World Rally Championship from the 2022 season. The FIA launched an invitation to tender last year for the 2022‐2024 seasons when the next generation of Rally1 vehicles are introduced. FIA rally director Yves Matton has previously told
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Rally Mexico organisers say the third World Rally Championship round of 2020 will go ahead as planned despite coronavirus fears, as the event is “fully aligned with national guidelines”. To date, Mexico has been fortunate enough to see just a dozen reported cases of COVID-19 among its population of almost 129 million – none of
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