Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011

How Kimi spent his time away from F1 - Part 1

On November 29th, Lotus Renault GP (Lotus F1 Team next season) announced they had signed 2007 Formula 1 champion Kimi Raikkonen as their number one driver for 2012 and 2013. The news means the 'Iceman' is back in Formula 1 after a two year 'sabbatical', as he called it back in 2009. But what has Raikkonen been doing during this time? One thing is clear, he has not been idle: he has been rallying, racing in NASCAR, racing enduro bikes and snowmobiles, testing Le Mans […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ogier to lead Volkswagen attack

Sebastien Ogier has joined Volkswagen for a three-year deal, following his departure from Citroen. The Frenchman, who finished 3rd in this year's World Rally Championship, was released from his contract following disputes with Sebastien Loeb. "Sebastien Ogier has been signed as the first official Volkswagen driver for the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)," the German team said in a statement. Ogier will spend 2012 developing the Polo R WRC, before returning to the championship in 2013. The 27 year old said he was happy with […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hirvonen replaces Ogier at Citroen

Mikko Hirvonen will replace Sebastien Ogier at Citroen next season

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011

S2000 crews strive for Sardinian success


The Ford Fiesta S2000 has already won the first two Super 2000 World Rally Championship (S-WRC) rounds in 2011, and five crews contesting Rally Italia Sardegna next week will try to ensure M-Sport’s new generation rally car also clinches the...

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MINI WRC Team: Dress rehearsal ahead of debut

Final preparations for the WRC premiere: Outings in Spain complete the testing programme of the MINI WRC Team for its World Championship campaign.   Photo: MINI Motorsport Everything needs to be just perfect: Kris Meeke, Dani Sordo and the entire MINI WRC Team are working at full speed as they complete final preparations to ensure the [...]

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

JRM aims to get Cave back on track for the Pirelli Rally

The JRM Rally Team and driver Tom Cave are eager to get back to their more familiar position at the front of the field on this weekend’s Pirelli Rally, following a non-finish in round two of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship, the Bulldog Rally of North Wales, which took place earlier this month. [...]

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CONRAD RAUTENBACH AND NICOLAS KLINGER WIN THE ARC SASOL RALLY SOUTH AFRICA

Conrad Rautenbach splashing through the muddy route to overall victory in his Ford Fiesta S2000 during the 2011 ARC Sasol Rally South Africa. Conrad Rautenbach and Nicolas Klinger extended their lead in the 2011 FIA African Rally Championship, winning the Sasol Rally in South Africa by a dominant 11½ minutes. The Zimbabwean/French combination powered their [...]

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011

BTRDA Somerset Stages Rally 2011 review

BTRDA Juniors Matt and Joe take 2nd in class on the Somerset Stages Rally It was third time lucky for Matt Griffin and Joe Cruttenden as they took a podium position on the latest round of the BTRDA Rally Series, the Somerset Stages Rally. Matt from Blackburn and Joe from Rochdale were runners up in [...]

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011

WRC: ‘THANK-YOU JORDAN FOR SAVING THE DAY’

  Jordan Motorsport has been officially thanked for saving the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), which was in serious danger of not going ahead following a logistical catastrophe faced by the big teams. The event was reduced to two days after the route selected by the teams and the championship promoter [...]

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011

Great Jordan finish boosts Al Qassimi's expectations


Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team’s Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi believes his eighth-place finish in last weekend’s Rally Jordan has spurred his ‘season to life’, with the Emirati driver predicting the result will be a springboard for a rene...

Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Latvala edged out of Jordan win in world rallying's closest finish


Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team's Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila missed a dramatic victory in the Jordan Rally by just 0.2sec today after the closest finish in world rallying history.  They held a slender 0.5sec lead in their Ford Fiesta ...

Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wilson continues top-five consistency in WRC


M-Sport Stobart’s Matthew Wilson remains on track for securing his best ever season in the  FIA World Rally Championship after posting his second consecutive top-five finish at this week’s Jordan Rally.

The 24-year-old C...