Earlier this month Russia staged a round of the World Touring Car Championship and James Thompson rewarded Lada with its best ever WTCC result – a nice accolade for a manufacturer competing on home territory.
The WRC heads to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia next week for the ninth – and what could be final – time amid reports of cash woes and a renewed desire to return Italy’s round to the mainland. This is MAXRALLY’s essential guide.
Runaway world championship leader Sebastien Ogier admits Rally Italia Sardegna isn’t one of his favourites, which is kind of fair enough when you consider his pretty lousy record (by his usual high standards) on the Mediterranean island.
When the WRC descended on Loutraki last week for the 59th running of the legendary Acropolis Rally, there was talk aplenty that it would be the last to count for the world championship.
Colin McRae won the Acropolis Rally a record five times. MAXRALLY caught up with Malcolm Wilson – the man whose factory Ford team guided him to three of those wins – during last week’s Greek classic to find out what made the legendary Scot tick on the punishing gravel stages.
You used to read Anthony Peacock’s post-event reviews on WRC.com but, following a close-season switch, Anthony’s exclusive analysis of each round of the world championship is now only available at MAXRALLY.
MAXRALLY was in Greece last week for another epic Acropolis Rally. Here are five things we learned.
Jukka Korhonen’s dramatic final-stage victory over Tom Cave on the British championship Jim Clark Rally this afternoon was close but as this list of nail-biting finishes proves, it wasn’t the closest.
We’ve heard from several drivers about what their perfect Saturday would involve but this week MAXRALLY spoke to world championship winning co-driver Robert Reid. Here’s what the man from Scotland – who navigated England’s first world rally champion Richard Burns to victory in 2001 - had to tell us:
Richard Burns and Robert Reid had never won for Subaru prior to the start of the 1999 Acropolis. But all that changed when they took their first victory on the Greek event by going fastest on 13 of the 21 rock-coated stages. MAXRALLY caught up with Reid prior to the start of this year’s WRC qualifier to recall what happened.