Category Archives: WRC

WRC 2016 Schedule Revealed

Unlike IndyCar, the WRC can at least get a schedule released prior to the end of their existing season.  Okay, jabs aside there are some interesting bits to this new schedule below.  It’s business as usual up until round 10 in September when the much anticipated China round is supposed to appear.  The big manufacturers like Citroen want it, but

Op-Ed – Ogier Thinks Night Stages Should be Eliminated

Soon to be crowned 3 times consecutive World Rally Champion in his dominant VW Polo R WRC, Sebastien Ogier told  organizers at the end of  Day 2 of the Coates Hire Rally Australia that “night stages increased risk for drivers and provided little for spectators.” He then asked Rally Australia organizers not to include a night stage again as nobody benefited and he

WRC 2017 – A Return of Group B?

In a decision opposite of what we normally hear from the World Motorsports Council, the FIA has agreed to increase the power and open up many design elements for 2017 World Rally Championship manufacturers.  The basics are an increase to 380 HP, lighter weight, and a more “dynamic and distinct appearance that exhibits character and diversity”.   Some have said to be

WRC Rally Mexico – USA Live Coverage

This week continues the saga that is the World Rally Championship.  Will road sweeping finally stop two time World Champion Sebastien Ogier’s winning streak?  Or will the dust prove to be to his advantage leading the pack?  Who else will contend for the top of the podium?  Will we see another dramatic fight for the win like Sweden or another desperate

WRC Rally Sweden – USA Live Coverage

For those that have MAVTV or WRC+, WRC Rally Sweden is offering up Live TV coverage of 3 of this week’s stages. My favorite has to be the one airing today.  Have you ever played DiRT3 and the Head2Head competition?  Or ever watched the Race of Champions?  That same over-under crossover of 2 cars racing at the same time going

RALLY – They’re Baaaaack! Toyota to Return to WRC in 2017!

Today’s highly anticipated motorsports announcement from Japan didn’t disappoint.  President Akio Toyoda went on stage and told the rallying world what we had all hoped was true, that Toyota was returning to the WRC beginning in 2017.  That makes 4 full auto manufacturers and one “pseudo” manufacturer (MSport) competing at the top level of the sport. Akio Toyoda said that

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