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FIRST STRIKE TO HYUNDAI AND NEUVILLE 🇧🇪 ON SS1 OF RALLY FINLAND 🇫🇮🌏

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FIRST STRIKE TO HYUNDAI AND NEUVILLE ON SS1 OF RALLY FINLAND

Rally Finland finally got underway this evening with the short 2.31-kilometre Harju stage, close to the Paviljonki service park. The opening stage was run entirely on asphalt, with the drivers nonetheless using gravel tyres, which ensured plenty of spectacular slides. On such a short circuit, there was little to choose between the top crews.
Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville led the way after the aperitif to the main action, despite clipping a tyre stack, with a time of 1m47.3s. The Belgian said: “We’ll see how it goes tomorrow but we’ve been working very hard for this event so I hope it will benefit. I want to bring back a good result for the team here in Finland.” Unbelievably, Hyundai has yet to finish on the podium of Rally Finland – will this be the weekend when that changes?

Rally favourite Ott Tänak was fastest on this morning’s shakedown for Toyota and won in Finland last year to kick off a sequence of three consecutive wins, but the Estonian had to settle for second on the opening stage, 0.7 seconds behind Neuville. As usual, he was calm about his prospects tomorrow, when he’ll be first on the road. “It’s going to be a tough day tomorrow: we just need to manage it,” he concluded.

His team mate Kris Meeke, who didn’t compete in Finland last year but won in 2016, was third on Harju and commented: “This is a fantastic rally. Three years ago was special, but to be part of Toyota Gazoo Racing on their home event is something special too: I’m going to just enjoy this weekend. That’s the main thing.”

The Northern Irishman finished only a tenth of a second ahead of the Citroen of reigning world champion Sébastien Ogier, who promised to: “Give it everything I have. Of course us title contenders are going to push but so is everyone else. There’s no other option.”

Two more Hyundais finished in fifth and sixth courtesy of Andreas Mikkelsen and Craig Breen, who completed his first WRC stage of 2019. Breen set exactly the same stage time (1m49.7s) as the Ford Fiesta WRC of Teemu Suninen and the Toyota Yaris WRC of three-time Finland winner Jari-Matti Latvala, classified in seventh and eighth on Harju respectively.

Suninen, who like Sami Pajari this year was elected as Finland’s Future Star back in 2014, summed up the Finnish spirit of the rally perfectly at the end of the short opening stage: “We’ll start flat-out and then try to go even faster!”

Appropriately, it was two more Finns rounding out the overall top 10: Citroen’s Esapekka Lappi in ninth (a previous winner of Rally Finland in 2017) and 18-year-old Kalle Rovanperä, who led the way in the WRC2 Pro standings, with 10that the wheel of his Skoda Fabia R5.

In the Junior WRC, Germany’s Julius Tannert was fastest: one of the many title contenders on the penultimate round of the one-make Ford Fiesta R2T championship.

Tomorrow the real action begins as the crews get onto gravel with SS2, the 19.34-kilometre Oittila stage, closely followed by the 20.04 kilometres of Moksi: a Finland classic. It’s going to be an early start, with the first car into service at 06:40 before heading to the forests.

 

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1 August 2019

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RRM WRC ARGENTINA MAGAZINE 137 🇦🇷 🌍

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A 21 años de historia en el Rally Mundial, con este número 137. Nos desplegamos con una nómina de temas, muy interesante, desde el Rally de Gales con el triunfo de Ott Tänak, sobre la Yaris WRC de Toyota, que gestiona el finés Tommi Mäkinen. Además de una nota bastante significativa de la noruega Veronica Engan, hermosa copiloto y haciendo experiencia en la estructura de Jÿvaskyla en TGR WRT.
La despedida victoriosa del “vikingo” noruego Petter Solberg, en la clase WRC 2, junto al local Phil Mills, que en su última incursión en el Mundial de Rally, en Inglaterra al volante del Polo GTI R5 de la gerencia deportiva de Hannover por VW Motorsport. Y su hijo Oliver, que estrenó su vínculo en el WRC con el otro auto alemán de nueva generación.
El romano Max Rendina, regresa a la actividad profesional del Rally Mundial en el año próximo con la Fabia R5 EVO by Motorsport Italia.
El estupendo momento de Hyundai Motorsport GmbH, ante el liderazgo en la tabla de posiciones entre las marcas con sus veloces i20 WRC Plus 2019.
La normativa del flamante vehículo estadounidense en la clase R5, que fabrica y proyecta M-Sport, que conduce el inglés Malcom Wilson, el novedoso Fiesta R5 MK II.
La ratificación en el calendario de la entrada de japón al WRC 2020.
Prodrive, sigue aumentando ingresos para retornar a la base de su categoría estrella, el CMR, será en el 2022 con los coches híbridos. Volverá el auto azul de Mitaka con Banbury en la división técnica desde el Reino Unido.
Pläzy, festeja el título ecuménico de la WRC2 Pro con el escandinavo Kalle Rovanperä, ganando en Liverpool.
El anuncio oficial del WRC 2020, con la continuidad del Rally de la República Argentina en sus 40 años de historia, que se correrá en los días iniciales de mayo, en el ciclo venidero.
Fabio Andolfi, la realidad italiana, que expone ACI Sport y MSI en el WRC 2, manejando la Fabia R5 de la formación romana, que lideran Bruno De Pianto & Max Rendina.
STARD & TEIN, cumplen con el sueño de proyectar el Fiesta eléctrico “PROJECT E”, que correrá en el World RX 2021.
Una temporada auspiciosa, que nos eleva una epílogo más con la publicación RRM WRC Argentina, en sus 21 estaciones con la disciplina en el ámbito nacional y internacional.

 

 

 

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15 de Noviembre 2019

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PETTER SOLBERG 🇳🇴 LANDS THE HIGH FIVE WITH ANOTHER WALES RALLY GB WIN 🇬🇧🌍

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PETTER SOLBERG 🇳🇴 LANDS THE HIGH FIVE WITH ANOTHER WALES RALLY GB WIN 🇬🇧🌍

 

 

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The stars aligned for Petter in Wales last week,as former team-members joined him at Wales Rally GB.

Petter lands the high five with another Wales Rally GB win

 

 

The Solberg story headlines at Wales Rally GB (again)
Emotional farewell as Petter signs off with a WRC 2 victory
Petter: “That’s a proper way to say goodbye.”
Oliver fastest on his first ever WRC outing
Stunning Saturday morning speed, Oliver beats everybody on just his third WRC stage
Mixed emotions doesn’t come close for the Solberg family following another thrilling week in Wales.

Petter and Oliver drove their Volkswagen Polo GTI R5s on one of the season’s most complicated and competitive rallies. Both have a story to tell…

For Petter, a four-time Wales Rally GB winner, the last week has been an astonishingly rapid run down memory lane. It’s seven years since the triple world champion competed in Britain, but it felt like yesterday when he delivered the dream: a fifth Wales Rally GB win – admittedly, this one was in the WRC 2 category.

This time, even Hollywood was almost lost for words.

“Incredible,” he said. “Unbelievable. Since we planned the Farewell Tour at the start of the year, I wanted to come here and wanted to do GB. It was different this time with Oliver driving as well. The emotions were a little bit more complicated, but this result… what can I say?

“The comeback starts now!”

Petter admitted returning to one of the season’s most complicated rallies was not straightforward.

“I didn’t underestimate how tough this would be? But maybe I forgot a little bit about how tough it was! This rally is one of the hardest in the championship and it always was – that’s one of the things that make it so special when you are having the success here.

“The days are long and the roads are so, so difficult to read and take confidence from, but when you get it right, it’s the best feeling in the world.”

More on that comeback?

“Do you think I should? Maybe? No, we’re working on Oliver’s plan now. Oliver is the future for the Solberg story, mine is a little bit in the history now. Honestly, it’s been really nice, fun and a lot of emotions coming to this rally. I love this place and these people, so to share my last proper WRC round with Wales was so special for me and Phil.

“That was the proper way to say goodbye.”

Back to the future…

In the last week, Oliver’s World Rally Championship dream got real.

After an already insanely successful rookie season of four-wheel drive rallying, where Oliver has become the youngest ever European Rally Championship event winner and taken America by storm with Subaru Motorsports USA, Wales Rally GB was the next mountain to climb.

Predictably, Oliver made short work of his big moment. He was fastest of all the R5 cars (including WRC 2 Pro and WRC 2) on just his third stage in the World Rally Championship.

Unfortunately, a misted-up windscreen spoiled SS1, while a smashed wheel rim on the second test ruled him out Friday. After a day by the north Wales seaside, Oliver was very much back in business on Saturday morning.

That’s when the fastest times started. Nobody drove an R5 car faster than Oliver through Dyfi and Myherin. Nobody.

Unfortunately, just as the weekend was starting to fly, Sweet Lamb turned sour and Saturday was done.

“The car stopped,” said Oliver. “We don’t know why. We checked everything, but it wasn’t possible to continue. We came to service and the team made lots of investigations, worked on the car and then I could come back again on Sunday.

“Of course, it was disappointing that we couldn’t take the experience we wanted from all of the stages, but the thing I wanted to have a look at for myself was the speed.

“I have been asking myself for the whole time: “Where am I for the speed? How will I compare with the other guys?

“When I came to the first stage on Saturday morning, it was really difficult. I had nothing to win and a lot to lose if I crashed. Honestly, we drove at around 95 per cent and the times were good.”

Good? Try sensational.

Through the 26-kilometre Dyfi test, Oliver was 9.1 seconds faster than any other R5 cars. And 24.7s up on Papa.

“That was good,” he said. “I enjoyed that one – the grip was really good in places and this took me by surprise. I was braking early many times.”

In Myherin, Oliver could only manage fastest by 3.1s and this time Petter was just eight down.

After that, Saturday went south, but Sunday demonstrated more speed and more potential before he rolled in the penultimate test.

Oliver said: “The end of the event wasn’t like we wanted, but the dream really has come true for me to be here. Wales and the World Rally Championship wasn’t like my Papa told me it would be. It was evenbetter.”

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October 8, 2019

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AND NOW FOR MORE 🌏… AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 CONSIDERING FULL ERC CAMPAIGN 🌏

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Nasser Al-Attiyah celebrated his sixth Cyprus Rally victory on Sunday evening by revealing that he’s considering a full FIA European Rally Championship campaign in 2020.

Al-Attiyah, from Qatar, has enjoyed a long run of success in stage and cross-country rallying at both regional and international level.

He’s yet to tackle more than a handful of ERC events in any one season but that could change next year.

“We are thinking to the European [championship] next year, we will sit with the team and we will see,” said Al-Attiyah, who drove an Autotek Motorsport-run Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 to victory in Cyprus.

“To compete in different race [is the reason], we know everybody, the atmosphere in this European championship is really great, a family, and a lot of media. And when you win you win the race.”

In addition to a possible ERC bid, Al-Attiyah also confirmed he hopes to represent Qatar in skeet shooting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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