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Property website Daft.ie ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling Following a case taken by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the WRC also directed the website to "develop a methodology to identify, monitor and block discriminatory advertising on its website". This methodology should be based on a list of terms and phrases provided to Daft.ie by IHREC, the WRC ruled.

Hyundai WRC driver Neuville seeks 24 hour event after TCR debut Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville wants to contest a 24-hour event in a GT3 car, after making a winning circuit racing debut in TCR Germany last weekend. Neuville took pole position, fastest lap, a race win and led every lap at the Nurburgring, in a Hyundai i30 N TCR reserved for guest drivers.

Germany countdown: rally route Insight into Germany’s challenging special stages.

Tanak: 2019 Germany win one of the most difficult in my WRC career Toyota's Ott Tanak says it will be a "big challenge" to repeat last year's Rally Germany victory, which was "one of the most difficult" in his World Rally Championship career. Rally Finland winner last time out, Tanak is chasing a third successive win in Germany this weekend, a feat last achieved by Sebastien Loeb in 2007-2009.

Fernando Alonso set for more Toyota rally outings with eye on Dakar Toyota Gazoo Racing has revealed details of the preparation programme it has put in place for Fernando Alonso ahead of a possible debut at the Dakar Rally in 2020.

Toyota steps up Fernando Alonso's Dakar Rally preparation programme Fernando Alonso and Toyota Gazoo Racing have unveiled the first stages of the preparation programe for the two-time Formula 1 world champion's planned Dakar Rally debut in 2020.

Toyota wary of putting pressure on Takamoto Katsuta with works drive Toyota team principal Tommi Mäkinen is wary of putting too much pressure on junior driver Takamoto Katsuta by elevating him to the works squad too early. Instead, it would now seem that he could join a satellite team in a Yaris WRC for 2020.

Alonso begins Dakar 2020 preparations with Toyota Fernando Alonso and Toyota Gazoo Racing have unveiled the first stages of the preparation programme for the two-time Formula 1 world champion's planned Dakar Rally debut in 2020.

WRC event winner Hayden Paddon launches electric rally car project World Rally Championship event winner Hayden Paddon's team is developing a world-leading all-electric Hyundai Kona EV rally car. The car is in the design stage now and is expected to be testing for the first time in April 2020. The aim is for the Kona EV to be the first rally car capable of completing a full length event with only electric power.

No major changes for Toyota ahead of Rally Germany Toyota Gazoo Racing are reporting no specific technical advances in the asphalt specification of their cars since Corsica, with only only minor updates. In Finland, the team suffered no unexpected surprises.

Rally Australia categories give everyone a chance Competitors in almost any type of rally car will be able to live the dream of competing at a world championship round through a range of events at Kennards Hire Rally Australia in November.

Dani Sordo says he'll rent a car if Hyundai don't pick him for Spain Spanish Hyundai star Dani Sordo has claimed he will rent a rally car for Rally Catalunya, if he is not selected for the works team on his home event. He took a surprising victory in Sardinia earlier in the year - just his second ever WRC career victory - his first win in almost six years.

Pontus Tidemand gets another M-Sport outing at Rally Turkey Sweden's former WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand has been named in M-Sport Ford's WRC team line-up for Rally Turkey, in September. The 2017 WRC2 winner contested the first two rounds of 2019 in an M-Sport-run Fiesta WRC and finished eighth on his home event.

Panzerplatte – one for the brave All you need to know about Germany’s military road tests.

Preview: Deutschland Rally, WRC round 10 Martin Holmes previews this weekend’s Rallye Deutschland, and explains why tyre choice is more critical in Germany than on just about any other WRC round. To enable RallySport Magazine to continue to provide exclusive content for our readers, some of our content will be restricted to our subscribers.

Toyota's Harry Bates reveals 2020 WRC plans Toyota star Harry Bates has revealed his desire to compete in the World Rally Championship in 2020. To access this post, you must purchase Bronze Membership, Silver Membership or Gold Membership.

Chris Ingram takes ERC points' lead despite losing ERC1 Junior title Chris Ingram has missed out on the ERC1 Junior title by only 0.3s on the Barum Rally, despite taking the lead of the European Rally Championship outright.

WRC star Thierry Neuville grabs win on TCR Germany début World Rally Championship star Thierry Neuville converted his pole position into a first win in the opening TCR Germany race at the Nürburgring, comfortably beating fellow Hyundai driver Max Hesse to the win.

Tech changes give Citroen further boosts Citroen’s new front suspension joker homologation, designed to facilitate more accurate set-up changes, worked well in Finland.

M-Sport keen to bounce back in Rally Germany M-Sport will be hoping to bounce back in Germany after a disappointing Rally Finland. Teemu Suninen clearly showed how difficult it is to recover positions on this event after earlier problems. To enable RallySport Magazine to continue to provide exclusive content for our readers, some of our content will be restricted to our subscribers.

Turkey entries confirmed for 2019 WRC qualifier 31 cars have been entered for Rally Turkey Marmaris, 11th round of the 2019 World Rally Championship. This year the event does not qualify for the Junior WRC, so To enable RallySport Magazine to continue to provide exclusive content for our readers, some of our content will be restricted to our subscribers.

Finnish report suggests Australia to make way for NZ in 2020 WRC Rally Australia officials remain confident that the WRC will return to Australia in 2020, despite reports in Finland suggesting otherwise.

WRC 8 Might Be An Epic Games Exclusive There might be a chance that the new official WRC game might be an Epic Games Store exclusive. This speculation has arisen because the official website currently has Epic's logo and not one for Steam. This might mean that Valve's Steam platform might not get the game initially.

Time To Tackle The Tarmac M-Sport Ford World Rally Team's EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs have been transformed into their asphalt guise and are ready to tackle the Tarmac - geared up for the tenth round of the FIA World Rally Championship at next weekend's ADAC Rallye Deutschland.

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