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WRC 2020 - Rally Sweden Well…it's fair to say THAT wasn't in the script, was it? One of the things you'll often hear people say in motorsport is that it's hard enough for a driver to win the title of whatever championship they're involved in but, however it comes, once their name is on that trophy, it's an honour that's very unlikely to ever be taken away from them.

Solberg in talks with manufacturers to start WRC team Solberg says he is now in talks with multiple car manufacturers to return to WRC in the role of team manager, having previously driven for his own squad at the top level following Subaru's withdrawal from the championship at the end of 2008. "Yes, I want a team," Solberg told Eurosport.

Rally NZ plans continuing despite uncertainty Rally New Zealand is continuing its preparations to host the World Rally Championship on the fast and flowing roads around Auckland. While the COVID-19 pandemic has already caused mass cancellations of To enable RallySport Magazine to continue to provide exclusive content for our readers, some of our content will be restricted to our subscribers.

FIA bans WRC testing until June The FIA World Motor Sport Council has made testing for the WRC illegal until at least June. While some teams still have the ability to test if they need, others, like Hyundai and M-Sport, are in lockdown meaning they are at a disadvantage.

WRC Testing Suspended During COVID-19 Pandemic The FIA have temporarily suspended all testing in the FIA World Rally Championship due to the coronavirus outbreak. The ban, lasting until at least May 31, has come into force to prevent teams around the world potentially being able to test when rival teams can't due to the legislation in their respective countries.

Die-cast: Ixo's Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC #19 Ixo creates a racy 2019 WRC Hyundai rally car… Throughout the rest of the world rally racing is a big deal and car manufacturers put serious money into winning the World Rally Championship, which started in 1973. So, it has been around a while. Not so much Hyundai, which first entered WRC racing at the Monte Carlo Rally in 2014.

Northern Ireland's wait for a WRC round continues Northern Ireland's hopes of hosting a round of the World Rally Championship have hit a stumbling block. Tourism Northern Ireland, who were a major backer of the proposal for next year, have withdrawn from the project stating "the event does not represent best value for money".

World RX postpones Norwegian round after government ban The Norwegian round of the World Rallycross Championship at Hell has been postponed, with the Norwegian government pausing all sporting and cultural events until after June 15, as reported by Motorsport.com on Tuesday.

Spa World Rallycross round postponed until October The Belgian round of the World Rallycross Championship has been re-scheduled to move from May to October, while the dates of the Norwegian and Swedish events are in question.

Who will be WRC's greatest driver of all-time? While a lot of the World Rally Championship rounds have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the WRC promoters are in the hunt for the greatest WRC driver of all time. The winner will be decided by votes from fans and six expert journalists.

WRC Reveals Hybrid Supplier, Plans to Reduce Running Costs Compact Dynamics will provide hybrid technology for the FIA World Rally Championship from 2022, with the series also revealing a set of plans to help reduce running and development costs of the upcoming regulations.

Loeb getting back to his roots in lockdown Nine-time World Rally Champion, Sebastien Loeb, is keeping his competitive streak alive and going back to his roots whilst in lockdown. In this difficult period, he’s practicing some of his old To enable RallySport Magazine to continue to provide exclusive content for our readers, some of our content will be restricted to our subscribers.

On This Day: Rally Jordan's ugly team orders controversy The year is 2010, and road order tactics are about to come to a head at Rally Jordan, paving the way for constant changes and debate in the years to come. To enable RallySport Magazine to continue to provide exclusive content for our readers, some of our content will be restricted to our subscribers.

WRC+ rolls out the classics for lockdown The WRC’s subscription service, WRC+, is using the COVID-19 lockdown to provide some classic rally videos of years past. Most recently featured was the famous 1995 WRC season where Colin McRae To enable RallySport Magazine to continue to provide exclusive content for our readers, some of our content will be restricted to our subscribers.

New hybrid WRC cars to use existing engines Current World Rally Car engines will be retained in the next-generation cars when the FIA World Rally Championship enters its hybrid era in 2022. The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has To enable RallySport Magazine to continue to provide exclusive content for our readers, some of our content will be restricted to our subscribers.

Lappi "surprised" Ogier didn't retire after 2019 M-Sport World Rally Championship driver Esapekka Lappi was 'surprised' that six-time champion Sebastien Ogier elected to continue after losing the 2019 title to Ott Tanak.

FIA reveals exclusive supplier for WRC's hybrid move 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.

WRC announces exclusive 2022 hybrid systems supplier 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.

Citroen's DS3 WRC Car Sounds Absolutely Fantastic The sound of anti-lag in the morning.

Travel and logistics key to altered WRC calendar The World Rally Championship will feature a revised calendar in the latter half of 2020, according to the WRC Promoter. Like every other sport, the WRC is in limbo after only To enable RallySport Magazine to continue to provide exclusive content for our readers, some of our content will be restricted to our subscribers.

Ridealong with Marcus Gronholm in his Focus WRC We tag along for a forest fang with rally champ Marcus Gronholm and his Ford Focus WRC rally car. Read the feature at WhichCar.

Autocar Lunchbox: 1957 Lotus Seven driven, WRC controversy and more We round up our hottest stories, pictures and videos for you to devour in your lunch break.

Remembered: Walter Rohrl's unforgettable Rally Portugal drive Crashing head-on into your service van on a road section is far from ideal, but German great, Walter Rohrl, used it as motivation for the greatest drive of his illustrious career. To enable RallySport Magazine to continue to provide exclusive content for our readers, some of our content will be restricted to our subscribers.

Esapekka Lappi "surprised" Sebastien Ogier carried on in 2020 M-Sport World Rally Championship driver Esapekka Lappi admits he was "surprised" that six-time champion Sebastien Ogier elected to continue after losing the 2019 title to Ott Tanak.

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