WRC working on plan for 2022 USA event

The World Rally Championship is working on a plan to host a non-championship event in North America next year as it bids to secure a future WRC rally in the region.

WRC not expecting new manufacturer until 2024 at the earliest

Manufacturers are continuing to investigate the World Rally Championship’s new hybrid regulations, but FIA Rally Director Yves Matton is not expecting a new marque to join until 2024 at the earliest.

Solberg secures Hyundai WRC return in Safari Rally Rally Kenya
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Solberg secures Hyundai WRC return in Safari Rally

Oliver Solberg will join the top World Rally Championship class again having secured an outing with Hyundai Motorsport at the Safari Rally later this month.

WRC teams to be offered strategies for hybrid use in 2022

Hybrid systems are expected to be utilised on every stage of World Rally Championship events next year with several strategies on offer to teams, as more details of WRC's hybrid future emerge.

Ostberg issues apology for Italy WRC swearing tirade

WRC rally winner Mads Ostberg has issued an apology following his expletive-laden tirade on live television at Rally Sardiegna last weekend that landed him a fine and a suspended penalty.

Italy WRC: The Good, the Bad and the Angry Rally Italy
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Italy WRC: The Good, the Bad and the Angry

The World Rally Championship’s visit to Sardegna was a punishing test of man and machine with only four crews reaching the finish. Motorsport.com reviews the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls, moments of anger and heartbreak that made round four.

How Hyundai's broken record gave Toyota a special Sardinia 1-2

For the second WRC gravel rally in a row, a promising Friday for Hyundai turned into desolation as Toyota gratefully picked up the pieces. This time it was championship leader Sebastien Ogier who took full advantage after Ott Tanak and Dani Sordo retired to score a memorable victory, having swept the road on the first two days

Neuville defends Hyundai WRC reliability

Thierry Neuville has defended the reliability of the Hyundai i20 Coupe following Ott Tanak’s Rally Sardinia retirement, but admits lessons can be learned for the team’s new 2022 Rally1 car.

Unlikely Sardinia WRC victory "special" for Ogier Rally Italy
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Unlikely Sardinia WRC victory "special" for Ogier

Sebastien Ogier has labelled his unexpected Rally Sardinia victory as “special” and one that ranks “pretty high” in his glittering World Rally Championship career.

Evans final stage panic "almost a heart attack" moment for Latvala

Elfyn Evans had a bit of "a panic" on the finish of the final stage at Rally Sardinia after a stall almost gave Toyota boss Jari Matti Latvala a "heart attack" moment.

Solberg receives new Hyundai WRC challenge

Oliver Solberg will drive a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC car at the Rally di Alba event in Italy after being forced to withdraw from WRC Rally Sardinia.

Ostberg fined for swearing tirade in Rally Sardinia interview

WRC2 driver Mads Ostberg has been fined €1000 and has a suspended 25 championship points penalty for using abusive language during a live television interview at Rally Sardinia.

Italy WRC: Ogier extends points lead with comfortable victory Rally Italy
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Italy WRC: Ogier extends points lead with comfortable victory

Sebastien Ogier further extended his lead in the World Rally Championship with a comfortable victory in Rally Sardinia ahead of Toyota teammate and title rival Elfyn Evans.

Evans: “Clear we won’t catch” WRC Sardinia leader Ogier Rally Italy
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Evans: “Clear we won’t catch” WRC Sardinia leader Ogier

Elfyn Evans believes the target is to consolidate second spot after admitting it is “quite clear” he won’t catch team-mate and WRC Rally Sardinia leader Sebastien Ogier.

Italy WRC: Ogier leads Evans in Toyota 1-2 as Sordo crashes out Rally Italy
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Italy WRC: Ogier leads Evans in Toyota 1-2 as Sordo crashes out

Sebastien Ogier heads a Toyota one-two from Elfyn Evans after Dani Sordo crashed out of second overall as Hyundai’s capitulation continued at Rally Sardegna.

Hyundai boss refuses to make Sordo a scapegoat for WRC crash Rally Italy
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Hyundai boss refuses to make Sordo a scapegoat for WRC crash

Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo says it would be “stupid” to make Dani Sordo a scapegoat as victory hopes were dashed on a brutal World Rally Championship day at Sardinia.

Italy WRC: Ogier grabs lead as Tanak retires after hitting rock

Sebastien Ogier has taken the lead of Rally Sardegna in dramatic circumstances after comfortable rally leader Ott Tanak hit a rock and was forced out on the final morning stage.

Why there's no easy fix for Hyundai's operational Achilles Heel

Hyundai Motorsport boss Andrea Adamo was vocal in his criticism of his team's tyre choices on Rally Croatia and declared that he "had better move my ass and solve it". Doing so will be vital to getting Hyundai's 2021 WRC title hopes back on track, but finding the root of the problem won't be the work of a moment

How Ogier survived road crash drama to triumph in Croatia

Sebastien Ogier was already in an incredibly tight fight at Rally Croatia before a surprise collision with public road traffic at the start of the final day. But the defending champion held his nerve to take a narrow victory and create further World Rally Championship history

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Why WRC's hybrid path could leave it at a crossroads

With all three major manufacturers committing to the World Rally Championship’s hybrid era from 2022, the future of the series is assured for now, but it could lead to trickier twists and turns further down the road