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2019 WRC attendances top four million for second straight season
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, March 22, 2019 - 06:51 PM
WRC Rally News 2010
2019 WRC attendances top four million for second straight season


The number of fans attending last season’s thrilling FIA World Rally Championship exceeded four million for the second consecutive year.

Figures compiled by individual rallies from ticket sales and local authority information reveal an attendance of more than 4.1 million fans across the 13 rounds - a remarkable average of 315,000 for each WRC weekend.

Since WRC Promoter took ownership of the championship’s commercial rights at the start of 2013, attendances have surged from 3.1 million across the same number of rounds - a rise of more than 30 percent.

As in 2017, rallies in Argentina, Portugal and Mexico were again the best-attended, while the traditional season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo has more than doubled its crowd figure to nearly 200,000 since 2013.


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2019 WRC: Ogier captures fifth Rally Mexico win to peg back leader Tanak
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, March 11, 2019 - 07:14 PM
WRC Rally News 2010
2019 WRC: Ogier captures fifth Rally Mexico win to peg back leader Tanak


Frenchman holds off Estonian to cut title gap to four points heading to Corsica.

Sébastien Ogier claimed his fifth Rally Guanajuato Mexico victory on Sunday afternoon to eat into Ott Tänak’s early season FIA World Rally Championship advantage.

Ogier never relinquished the lead after moving his Citroën C3 to the front of the four-day encounter on Friday afternoon. He headed Tänak by 30.2sec after the Estonian outgunned Elfyn Evans in a final-day fight for second.

His 46th career success was achieved with a third different manufacturer after previous victories with Volkswagen and Ford.

Scorching heat and tough gravel tracks in mountains near León ensured a rally of attrition, but Ogier delivered a measured display for his second consecutive Mexico triumph.


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2019 WRC: Evans and Tanak stay in hunt for win on gravel behind relieved Ogier
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 09:42 AM
WRC Rally News 2010
2019 WRC: Evans and Tanak stay in hunt for win on gravel behind relieved Ogier


Frenchman on course for fifth Rally Mexico glory after Saturday confusion.

Sébastien Ogier remained on course for a fifth Rally Guanajuato Mexico victory after recovering the lead following a mad morning in the mountains on Saturday.

The Citroën C3 driver ended the penultimate leg with a 27.0sec lead over Elfyn Evans as fierce heat and tough gravel roads continued to take a toll on the FIA World Rally Championship contenders.

Ogier's overnight advantage was wiped out in a dramatic opening Guanajuatito speed test during the morning.

Team-mate Esapekka Lappi slid his C3 into a ditch 800 metres from the finish, coming to rest partially blocking the track. Kris Meeke and Evans squeezed by before organisers curtailed the stage for safety reasons.


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2019 WRC: Composed Ogier leads after drama-filled Friday at Rally Mexico
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 09:27 AM
WRC Rally News 2010
2019 WRC: Composed Ogier leads after drama-filled Friday at Rally Mexico


Frenchman keeps cool in fierce heat to lead Evans on dirt in the mountains.

Sébastien Ogier kept his cool in the sweltering heat to lead Rally Guanajuato Mexico after Friday’s incident-filled opening leg.

The world champion headed Elfyn Evans by 14.8sec after a tough day of dirt road action in the mountains near León sidelined closest rivals and Hyundai i20 team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo.

Two morning speed test wins earned Mikkelsen a slender 1.6sec advantage over Ogier at the midpoint. The Norwegian’s efforts proved in vain when he retired near the finish of the afternoon’s repeated El Chocolate test with broken suspension after hitting a stone.

His demise left Sordo less than two seconds adrift of Ogier’s Citroën C3. The Spaniard, driving his first rally of the season, was powerless to challenge Ogier when he stopped on a liaison section after the following special stage with a suspected electrical problem.


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2019 WRC: Championship leader Tanak faces dirt road trial in Mexico
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 01:00 PM
WRC Rally News 2010
2019 WRC: Championship leader Tanak faces dirt road trial in Mexico


As WRC leader, Estonian has tough task of first man out on gravel.

Ott Tänak faces a massive task as he leads the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time into this week’s third round in Mexico.

His ‘reward’ for winning in Sweden last month and moving top of the standings is to head the start order for Rally Guanajuato Mexico (7 - 10 March), the first gravel fixture of the season. There are few more difficult challenges in the WRC.

The sun-kissed mountain roads near León are covered in thick gravel. As road opener in Friday’s first leg, the Estonian can expect to concede big chunks of time as he sweeps the dirt to leave a cleaner and faster line for those behind.


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WRC confirms record TV figures from thrilling 2018 campaign
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 06:33 AM
WRC Rally News 2010
WRC confirms record TV figures from thrilling 2018 campaign


Television broadcast time for the FIA World Rally Championship soared to record levels in 2018 on the back of the closest title battle in years.

The thrilling three-way fight between Sébastien Ogier, Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak helped lift global airtime to an unprecedented 14,208 hours across last season’s 13 rounds, according to independent analyst Nielsen Sports.

It is the first time the figure has topped 14,000 hours, climbing from almost 13,500 hours in 2017. The increase maintained the WRC’s consistent growth, which has seen broadcast time rise by more than 140 per cent from 5,900 hours in 2013.


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2019 WRC: Estonian Government backs WRC promotional rally scheme
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, March 01, 2019 - 06:31 PM
WRC Rally News 2010
2019 WRC: Estonian Government backs WRC promotional rally scheme


Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas today (Friday) gave his formal support to WRC Promoter’s plans for a major promotional event focused around the country’s biggest rally.

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar signed an agreement in Tallinn with WRC Promoter, Rally Estonia and the Estonian Autosport Union to back the popular rally, which will become an Official WRC Promotional Event.

Mr Ratas later met WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla to endorse the new venture in a country which is one of the championship’s fan hotspots.


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2019 WRC: Ice-cool Tanak wins in Sweden to lead World Rally Championship
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 06:15 AM
WRC Rally News 2010
2019 WRC: Ice-cool Tanak wins in Sweden to lead World Rally Championship


Estonian driver keeps his grip on first at Rally Sweden to take the lead in the season standings.

Ott Tänak claimed a commanding victory at Rally Sweden on Sunday afternoon to lead the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time in his career.

He eased his Toyota Yaris through the short final leg on snow and ice-covered roads to win the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 53.7sec. The Estonian’s success carried him into a seven-point lead in the standings.


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2019 WRC: Ott Tanak controls Rally Sweden after Suninen exit
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 09:06 AM
WRC Rally News 2010
2019 WRC: Ott Tanak controls Rally Sweden after Suninen exit


Estonian takes a strong lead into Sunday after overnight leader crashes out.

Ott Tänak held a commanding lead of almost a minute at Rally Sweden on Saturday night as Teemu Suninen’s hopes of a maiden FIA World Rally Championship victory were dashed.

Tänak starts Sunday’s short final leg with a 54.5sec advantage in his Toyota Yaris, ahead of a huge battle behind for the remaining podium slots.


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2019 WRC: Finn Masters Forest Roads And Snow For Slender Lead Over Estonian Tanak
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, February 15, 2019 - 08:53 PM
WRC Rally News 2010
2019 WRC: Finn Masters Forest Roads And Snow For Slender Lead Over Estonian Tanak


Teemu Suninen led an FIA World Rally Championship round for the first time when he topped the leaderboard at Rally Sweden on Friday night.

The Finn became the fourth leader of an intensely difficult leg, holding onto a slender 2.0sec advantage after a dramatic finale as darkness descended over frozen forest roads near the rally's Torsby hub.

The 25-year-old negotiated the final 8.93km speed test with his Ford Fiesta's front light pod flapping across the bonnet and obscuring his vision. With reduced lighting, Suninen swiped several snowbanks but kept cool as Ott Tänak ate into a 13.0sec deficit.


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2019 WRC: Flying Finn Latvala to break WRC record when Rally Sweden starts
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 06:37 PM
WRC Rally News 2010
2019 WRC: Flying Finn Latvala to break WRC record when Rally Sweden starts


Latvala to become most experienced driver in FIA World Rally Championships.

Jari-Matti Latvala will become the most experienced driver in FIA World Rally Championship history when he starts his 197th round at Rally Sweden on Thursday (14 February).

Fittingly, the Finn breaks the record at the snow and ice fixture in which he claimed his maiden victory in 2008, when he became the youngest driver to win a world rally at 22 years and 313 days.


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2019 WRC: Ogier claims sixth straight Monte Carlo win in thrilling finale
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 08:50 PM
WRC Rally News 2010
2019 WRC: Ogier claims sixth straight Monte Carlo win in thrilling finale


Sébastien Ogier overcame late drama to secure his sixth consecutive Rallye Monte-Carlo victory in a spellbinding final stage shootout on Sunday afternoon.

He fended off Thierry Neuville by 2.2s in the closest Monte Carlo finish in history to clinch an emotional debut win on his return to Citroën. It marked the 100th world rally success for the French manufacturer.

A throttle sensor problem on his C3 World Rally Car hampered Ogier throughout the fourth and final leg of this opening round of the FIA World Rally Championship in the mountains above Monaco.


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Ogier and Neuville deliver battle royale at close Rally Monte-Carlo
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 06:34 AM
WRC Rally News 2010
Ogier and Neuville deliver battle royale at close Rally Monte-Carlo


Less than a handful of seconds split the two rivals after mountain road duel.

Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville head into Sunday’s Rallye Monte-Carlo finale split by less than a handful of seconds after another titanic mountain road duel today.

Ogier, hunting a sixth straight victory in the French Alps on his Citroën C3 debut, led by 4.3sec after the penultimate leg. Just four more speed tests covering 64km lie in wait to settle an enthralling opening to the FIA World Rally Championship season.


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Rallye Monte-Carlo advantage to Alpine master Ogier
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, January 25, 2019 - 06:44 PM
WRC Rally News 2010
Rallye Monte-Carlo advantage to Alpine master Ogier


The Frenchman's rivalry heats up with Neuville as the C3 edges ahead.

Sébastien Ogier held a slender lead in his quest for a sixth consecutive Rally Monte-Carlo victory after a captivating duel in the French Alps on Friday.

The world champion, driving a Citroën C3 for the first time, ended the second leg of the FIA World Rally Championship’s season opener with a 2.0sec advantage over arch-rival Thierry Neuville.

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Ott Tanak sets early pace in Monte-Carlo after tricky opening leg
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, January 25, 2019 - 06:51 AM
WRC Rally News 2010
Ott Tanak sets early pace in Monte-Carlo after tricky opening leg


Estonian avoids the many pitfalls in the French Alps to lead Rallye Monte-Carlo.

The Estonian, driving a Toyota Yaris, headed world champion Sébastien Ogier by 9.1sec after two typically contrasting night-time stages near Gap. Thierry Neuville was 14.3sec off the lead in third.

The trio who fought such a thrilling battle for the 2018 drivers’ title were the class of the field in the opening action of the new season and nobody else finished within half a minute.


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Rally News Archive
· 2019 WRC attendances top four million for second straight season (Mar 22, 2019)
· 2019 WRC: Ogier captures fifth Rally Mexico win to peg back leader Tanak (Mar 11, 2019)
· 2019 WRC: Evans and Tanak stay in hunt for win on gravel behind relieved Ogier (Mar 10, 2019)
· 2019 WRC: Composed Ogier leads after drama-filled Friday at Rally Mexico (Mar 09, 2019)
· 2019 WRC: Championship leader Tanak faces dirt road trial in Mexico (Mar 07, 2019)
· WRC confirms record TV figures from thrilling 2018 campaign (Mar 06, 2019)
· 2019 WRC: Estonian Government backs WRC promotional rally scheme (Mar 01, 2019)
· 2019 WRC: Ice-cool Tanak wins in Sweden to lead World Rally Championship (Feb 18, 2019)
· 2019 WRC: Ott Tanak controls Rally Sweden after Suninen exit (Feb 17, 2019)
· 2019 WRC: Finn Masters Forest Roads And Snow For Slender Lead Over Estonian Tanak (Feb 15, 2019)
· 2019 WRC: Flying Finn Latvala to break WRC record when Rally Sweden starts (Feb 14, 2019)
· 2019 WRC: Ogier claims sixth straight Monte Carlo win in thrilling finale (Jan 27, 2019)
· Ogier and Neuville deliver battle royale at close Rally Monte-Carlo (Jan 27, 2019)
· Rallye Monte-Carlo advantage to Alpine master Ogier (Jan 25, 2019)
· Ott Tanak sets early pace in Monte-Carlo after tricky opening leg (Jan 25, 2019)
· WRC seals key broadcast deals for new season (Dec 17, 2018)
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· WRC woos global TV elite at Sportel convention (Oct 19, 2018)
· Chile steps up to expanded 2019 WRC calendar (Oct 13, 2018)
· Wolf signs up as official WRC partner from 2019 (Sep 21, 2018)
· WRC Promoter agrees partnership with PMI insurance experts (Sep 14, 2018)
· WRC crowns rally driver Armstrong eSports world champion (Aug 23, 2018)
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· 2018 WRC: Legendary Safari Rally moves closer to WRC comeback (Jun 22, 2018)
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· 2018 WRC: Argentina hero Ott Tanak targets dominant win on Portugal grave (May 18, 2018)
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· 2018 WRC: Masterful Tanak off the mark for Toyota with Argentina cruise (Apr 29, 2018)
· 2018 WRC: Tanak supreme in Argentina as rivals have no answer on Saturday (Apr 29, 2018)
· 2018 WRC: Tanak leaves rivals floundering in Argentina to claim Friday lead (Apr 28, 2018)
· 2018 WRC: Sebastien Ogier bids to complete CV with elusive victory in Argentina (Apr 27, 2018)
· Sebastien Loeb details his busy week changing from WRC to WRX (Apr 09, 2018)
· 2018 WRC: Three wins from four for Ogier after impressive Corsica victory (Apr 08, 2018)
· 2018 WRC: Sebastien Ogier extends lead and in comfort zone on Corsica's asphalt (Apr 07, 2018)
· 2018 WRC: Sebastien Ogier reigns supreme on Corsica's Mediterranean mountain road (Apr 06, 2018)
· Spirited Ogier recaptures title lead with fourth Mexico victory (Mar 12, 2018)
· 2018 WRC: Ogier springs clear on dramatic day in Mexico after Loeb puncture (Mar 11, 2018)
· 2018 WRC: Sensational comeback for Loeb as Frenchman pushes Sordo hard (Mar 10, 2018)
· WRC global television audience achieves five-year high (Mar 06, 2018)
· 2018 WRC: Cool Neuville nets Sweden victory to claim overall lead from Ogier (Feb 18, 2018)
· 2018 WRC: Neuville opens up gap to chasing pack after super Saturday (Feb 17, 2018)
· Flying Finn Jari-Matti Latvala targets fifth Swedish win in the snow (Feb 15, 2018)
· Frenchman holds off Tänak for home win at Rallye Monte-Carlo season opener (Jan 29, 2018)
· 2018 WRC: Tanak gives chase to Ogier (Jan 28, 2018)
· Ogiers title defence begins at home (Jan 26, 2018)
· Monster Energy Honda Team achieves second place in the Rally Dakar (Jan 22, 2018)
· Kevin Benavides Second In The Penultimate Stage Of The 2018 Dakar (Jan 22, 2018)
· Stage 12 Cancelled As Cordoba Draws Closer (Jan 19, 2018)
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