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Video: What we learned from the Monte Carlo WRC opener

Rally journalist David Evans joins The Flying Lap host Peter Windsor to go over how Ogier won the rally, and explain why this doesn’t necessarily lay the foundations...
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Solberg eyes WRC return after VW test

The 2003 world champion completed almost 200 miles of running in northern Sweden, emerging from the Polo with a plan to return to a full WRC round for the first time since...
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M-Sport signs Serderidis for two WRC rounds

The Greek privateer will pilot an M-Sport-run Fiesta WRC at Rally Germany in August and at the season-closing Rally Australia in November.Serderidis is no stranger to the...
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WTCR squad Comtoyou eyes World RX programme

Comtoyou, which will contest this year's World Touring Car Cup and runs an Andros Trophy effort [pictured], expects to be closer to finalising its plans to enter World RX...
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Toyota now "very confident" about WRC title challenge

Ott Tanak pressured eventual winner Sebastien Ogier before finishing second on his debut for Toyota, with teammate Jari-Matti Latvala third. Esapekka Lappi was set to...
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Monte Carlo shows Citroen needs "complete change"

Meeke finished fourth overall in the WRC season opener following a final-stage off for Toyota's Esapekka Lappi. He won the powerstage to end the rally joint third in the...
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Bakkerud joins Ekstrom's World RX squad for 2018

Bakkerud, 26, was left without a drive when Ken Block’s Ford-backed Hoonigan Racing Division squad withdrew from the series at the end of 2017.But now he has signed for...
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Hyundai must avoid "panic" after tough Monte Carlo

Thierry Neuville was the highest placed Hyundai finisher in fifth place, but the Belgian's rally was compromised when he slid into a ditch on the first stage and lost four...
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Sainz: Dad warned me "100 times" about Monte Carlo

Carlos Jr drove a Renault Megane R.S. course car on the Col de Turini and Col de Braus stages of the 2018 World Rally Championship opener, his first involvement in an...
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Solberg tests Volkswagen's R5 rally car

Solberg, the 2003 champion, and two-time WRC title winner Gronholm were joined by reigning WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand for the four-day test near Kall.The R5 car marks...
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Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier wraps up fifth consecutive win

Ogier led from the very beginning despite spinning on a chaotic, ice-affected, first stage, but his advantage over 2017 WRC teammate Ott Tanak yo-yoed across Friday and...
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Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier closes in on victory

The M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC driver had his lead trimmed to just over half a minute at the end of Saturday’s running, but it is back out to 46.2s after a fine pair of...
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Video: Sainz reflects on Dakar 2018 triumph

Sainz claimed his second Dakar Rally win earlier this month, securing a farewell triumph for Peugeot's factory programme.After his victory, the 55-year-old rallying legend...
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Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier takes 30s lead into final day

The reigning champion’s advantage was halved from its largest point as Toyota’s Ott Tanak continued to apply the pressure, having fallen back on the day’s opening...
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Monte Carlo WRC: Tanak cuts into Ogier's lead

Tanak dropped back from Ogier dramatically at the start of the day with what he claimed was a damper problem, and was more than a minute behind going into the second...
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Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier pulls clear despite wheel damage

The reigning world champion started the day 14.9s clear but smashed his main rival Ott Tanak on a devilishly tricky 18-mile opening stage topped by Andreas Mikkelsen.Ogier...
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Monte Carlo WRC: Tanak closes in as Ogier slips up

Tanak had already taken six seconds out of Ogier's advantage on the loop's first stage, but then began to lose all that time and more to Ogier in heavy rain on the next...
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Canada chases a round of the FIA World Rally Championship

The Rally Promoter Association of Canada (RPAC), led by founding Director Keith Morison, is working on building a project to get the FIA WRC cars and competitors to Canada...
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World Rallycross set for all-electric switch in 2020

Plans for electric cars to be introduced into the World RX structure were revealed by Motorsport.com last August, but a source has now indicated that electric cars will...
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Citroen denies budget cuts will hurt WRC chances

Sources close to the French team suggest budgets were slashed last year and Tavares insists he wants to see the money available be put to better use.Tavares, who has more...
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