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#TGRWRT 🇫🇮 🇯🇵 🌎 RALLYE-MONTECARLO: TOYOTA GR YARIS RALLY1 READY FOR THE WRC HYBRID REVOLUTION 🇫🇮 🇯🇵 🌎 🇲🇨 🌎 🇫🇷 🌎            

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#TGRWRT 🇫🇮  🇯🇵  🌎  RALLYE-MONTECARLO: TOYOTA GR YARIS RALLY1 READY FOR THE WRC HYBRID REVOLUTION  🇫🇮  🇯🇵  🌎  🇲🇨  🌎  🇫🇷  🌎
Rallye Monte-Carlo Preview : Toyota GR YARIS Rally1 ready for the WRC hybrid revolution
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Toyota GR YARIS Rally1 ready for the WRC hybrid revolution 
The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will begin a bold new era in the FIA World Rally Championship when the 2022 season begins and the GR YARIS Rally1 makes its debut on the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo from January 20-23.
The GR YARIS Rally1 is the successor to the all-conquering Yaris WRC, which claimed a clean sweep of the manufacturers’, drivers’ and co-drivers’ in the 2021 season that concluded just eight weeks ago at Monza in Italy. Now, the roads of the French Alps will play host to the first event for the revolutionary Rally1 cars, which take over from the World Rally Cars that have formed the highest category of the WRC for the past quarter of a century.
Rally1 cars feature several significant changes compared to their predecessors, headlined by the arrival of hybrid technology to the highest level of rallying for the first time. The hybrid unit in each car comprises of a 3.9kWh battery and a motor-generator unit (MGU) delivering an additional 100 kW (134 PS) under acceleration.
In the GR YARIS Rally1, this is combined with the proven 1.6-litre turbocharged engine from the Yaris WRC to provide the drivers with over 500 PS. The engine will run on a 100 per cent sustainable fuel: The first of its kind to be used in an FIA world championship.
The GR YARIS Rally1 is built around a dedicated spaceframe chassis offering increased safety protection for drivers and co-drivers. Other transformations required by the regulations include less complex aerodynamics, a return to a mechanical gearshift and the removal of the active centre differential. These changes will increase the focus on the skills of the drivers, who will also need to adapt to the demands around regenerating and deploying the hybrid energy on the stages, while working with their engineers to optimise the performance and drivability within these new parameters.
Since it ran for the first time last spring, the GR YARIS Rally1 has undergone a thorough testing programme which for the last few weeks has been focused on the particular demands of Rallye Monte-Carlo. The event is famed for its changeable conditions, which can vary from dry asphalt to snow and ice, and could provide an especially challenging start for the drivers in their new cars.
When the rally begins on Thursday night, the GR YARIS Rally1 of reigning champion Sébastien Ogier will be the first of the new generation of cars to start a competitive stage. The eight-time world champion, who has also won Rallye Monte-Carlo a record eight times, is embarking on a partial schedule of events this season along with a new co-driver, Benjamin Veillas. Leading TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s effort over the full season will be Elfyn Evans and his co-driver Scott Martin, who finished second in the 2021 standings, and Kalle Rovanperä and his co-driver Jonne Halttunen, who came fourth overall last season.
A total of four GR YARIS Rally1 cars will be present on every round with Takamoto Katsuta and co-driver Aaron Johnston contesting the full season for a newly-created team, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team Next Generation.
The crews today begin three days of reconnaissance of the stages, 85 per cent of which are new compared to 2021. For the 90th edition of the rally, the service park moves to Monaco itself from Gap. After a shakedown on Thursday morning, the rally will begin in the evening from the iconic Casino Square ahead of an opening pair of night stages – the second includes a return to the classic Col de Turini, to be passed in darkness for the first time since 2013.
Friday is the longest day of the rally and consists of three stages to be run twice with no mid-day service, only a tyre-fitting zone in Puget-Théniers. The task is similar on Saturday, which takes place further to the west: Three stages will be run in the morning, two of which will be repeated in the afternoon after a tyre-fitting zone in Digne-les-Bains. The rally’s final day on Sunday is made up of two stages run twice – the latter stage finishing in Entrevaux is the only one that is identical to last year.
Quotes:
Jari-Matti Latvala (Team Principal)
“Rallying is entering a very new era and it’s a very exciting moment. There are a lot of question marks and Rallye Monte-Carlo will be giving us some of the answers. As a team we have been working very hard to be ready, but nobody can know how the different cars compare against each other until we get to the first rally. We might also see a difference between the drivers who feel the most confident with their new cars and those who will still be finding that confidence. There are a lot of changes for them to adapt to with how they drive and set up the cars. During testing this has been maybe the most important thing for the team: That our drivers feel confident and comfortable behind the wheel. For a driver, Monte Carlo has always been the most difficult rally in the championship. A lot is going to depend on the conditions: We have more power, but how do you use that power in snowy and icy conditions? On top of everything, the move from Gap to Monaco means there are a lot of new stages. There are so many unknowns and that makes it really exciting.”
Sébastien Ogier (Driver car 1)
“I’m at the beginning of a different stage in my career, and as I’m not taking part in the full championship the feeling is a little bit different to usual for me at this time of the year. But being part of this programme with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is still exciting and going to Rallye Monte-Carlo is always special for me. I’m still a competitor and I still want to win, so I will be giving my best to perform. I know the team has been working very hard to be ready with this new generation of car and big steps have been made in every test. I’ve had the chance to do three days of testing in the GR YARIS Rally1 in December and another day last week, all to prepare for this event. It’s quite a big change and it’s an exciting challenge to try and adapt to that. But I think going to Monte Carlo will be a huge challenge for everybody: There’s more uncertainty than ever going into this rally.”
Elfyn Evans (Driver car 33)
“This is an exciting time in our sport and I’m looking forward to the challenge of these new cars. Since I first tested the GR YARIS Rally1 we’ve made some good progress, but it’s impossible to know where we stand relative to the competition until we get to Monte Carlo. So much has changed and it’s a clean sheet of paper. It’s not been easy to jump from a car that was so well-developed, where everything was coming quite easily, and into something that is a lot more unknown. The additional power from the hybrid system makes a huge difference and how you manage it could be worth quite a lot in certain cases. We’ve already learned a lot in testing and I’m sure we’re going to continue learning a lot during the year, starting in Monte Carlo. It’s a rally that’s always a bit of a lottery with the weather anyway, and now the base has moved south there’s a lot of new stages and different terrain to get to grips with.”
Kalle Rovanperä (Driver car 69)
“My feeling with the new car is good and we have some good preparation behind us. With any new car there are always many things to work on and to improve, but I feel we have been making good progress all the time. It’s been especially interesting to get used to the boost from the hybrid. It gives you much more power, and that’s usually a good thing, but it can also be a bit tricky in certain points if you’re not ready to use it. As a driver you need to think about how to use it and if you can do that better than the others it could make quite a big difference. Rallye Monte-Carlo is going to be quite special this year. It’s always a tricky rally but this year we are going to have a lot of new stages as well as a totally new car. Friday and Saturday are going to be long days without mid-day service and if you can get through those days without issues that will already be quite good.” 
17 January #2022

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#RallyArgentina 🇦🇷 🌎 #2022 SPEEDAGRO YPF RALLY ARGENTINA 🇦🇷 🌎 CIERRE DE INSCRIPCIONES 🇦🇷 🌎

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#RallyArgentina 🇦🇷 🌎 #2022 SPEEDAGRO YPF RALLY ARGENTINA 🇦🇷 🌎 CIERRE DE INSCRIPCIONES 🇦🇷 🌎
SpeedAgro Rally Argentina: Cierre de inscripciones
13 abril 2022 – Del 22 al 24 de abril, se disputará el SpeedAgro Rally Argentina en Mina Clavero, en la provincia de Córdoba. En el día de la fecha, será el cierre de inscripciones para las tripulaciones extranjeras del CODASUR.
Esta nueva edición del SpeedAgro Rally Argentina, que además rendirá homenaje a Jorge Recalde, será válida por el Campeonato FIA CODASUR y el Rally Argentino. Consecuentemente, desde su anuncio, se convirtió en una competencia sumamente atractiva para los pilotos de toda la región, no solo por su histórico prestigio, sino también por el itinerario de carrera que contará con la presencia de tramos emblemáticos.
Entre la extensa lista de los pilotos que correrán las pruebas especiales en Traslasierra por el Campeonato Sudamericano, dentro de los RC5, se puede citar la participación de tripulaciones de los distintos países del continente como es el caso de Alba Ramirez-Gregorio Cespedes (Bol/Arg, Ford Fiesta Kinetic), Martin Tomas-Juan Pablo Pernigotti (Par/Arg, Ford Fiesta Kinetic), Guillermo Botazzani-Bernardo Coronel (Arg/Arg, Ford Fiesta Kinetic), Andre Allegretti-Pedro Sosa (Bra/Par, Honda Civic), Rodrigo Fialho-Rodrigo Arbiza (Uru/Uru, Renault Clio), entre tantos otros.
Por supuesto, el listado de competidores entre los RC2 también estará muy bien representado con Fabrizio Zaldivar-Carlos Del Barrio (Pry/Esp, Hyundai I20 N Rally 2), Gustavo Saba-Fernando Mussano (Pry/Arg, Volkswagen Polo GTI Rally2), Roberto Saba-Leonardo Suaya (Bol/Arg, Skoda Fabia Rally2), Miguel Zaldivar-Diego Cagnotti (Pry/Arg, Volkswagen Polo GTI Rally2), Augusto Bestard y José Luis Díaz (Pry/Arg, Volkswagen Polo GTI Rally2), Marcos Ligato-Rubén García (Arg, Citröen C3), Augusto D’Agostini-Juan Pablo Carrera (Arg, Skoda Fabia), Alejandro Cancio-Santiago García (Arg, Skoda Fabia), por mencionar solo a algunos de los pilotos que competirán en Argentina.
Las tripulaciones extranjeras que quieran competir por el CODASUR podrán completar tramitar su inscripción a través de la página wwww.rallyargentina.com, hasta el día hoy a las 20hs. Por su parte, las tripulaciones argentinas que se inscriban en el Campeonato FIA CODASUR y Argentino podrán hacerlo hasta el viernes 15.
En esta oportunidad, el SpeedAgro Rally Argentina tendrá un itinerario conformado por 11 tramos, con 147,61km de especiales y un total de 458,53km.
Acreditaciones de prensa
Los medios de comunicación que deseen cubrir esta edición del Rally Argentina podrán tramitar su acreditación online a través de la web del rally, hasta el 15 de abril.
EL TRAMO LUNAR ARGENTINO 🇦🇷 🌎
SS 9/11 – GIULIO CESARE – MINA CLAVERO – 19,33 Km – 24 de abril – Hora: 10:13/13:36
El solo nombre de este especial lo define. Uno de los clásicos cordobeses, conocido y elogiado en el ámbito del rally mundial ¡Es el tramo que Jorge Raúl Recalde corría sin que sus navegantes leyeran la hoja de ruta, lo sabía de memoria! En esta oportunidad se correrá bajando hacia Mina Clavero. El comienzo es serpenteando entre las grandes piedras de las Altas Cumbres, con un tránsito un poco lento sobre un piso duro y algo roto. Luego mejora el piso, se hace un poco más veloz pero siempre sinuoso en un paisaje inigualable hasta Villa Benegas. Desde allí, es cada vez más veloz, con el piso que mejora mucho, pero que exige manejo hábil en cada metro. Sobre el final transita sobre el clásico Puente del Cura para terminar pocos metros después.
13 de Abril #2022

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LA VIGENCIA DE CLAUDIO MENZI 🇦🇷 🌎 EN EL PROVINCIAL CORDOBÉS 🇦🇷 🌎

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LA VIGENCIA DE CLAUDIO MENZI 🇦🇷 🌎 EN EL PROVINCIAL CORDOBÉS 🇦🇷 🌎
UN REGRESO A TODA ORQUESTA CON EL NISSAN MARCH DE LA CLASE RC5 🇦🇷 🌎
En un fin de semana muy interesante con la iniciación del Campeonato Provincial Cordobés de Rally, en la ciudad de La Calera, se llevó a cabo esta significativa competencia en la provincia mediterránea de nuestro país.
Con una masiva inscripción de binomios, alrededor de 128 anotados, donde lo más granado de la especialidad en esta región se dio cita. Con el vencedor de la general, el rio cuartense Juan Marchetto sobre un Mitsubishi del Grupo de Producción.
Mientras que en la divisional RC5, la victoria quedó en manos del cordobés, Claudio Menzi, navegado por Miguel Vera, incluyendo a la máquina nipona Nissan con su hermoso modelo March. Aventajando de punta a punta a sus rivales y dejando en claro su permanente intensidad sobre un auto de Rally. La idea del #Mariscal” es seguir en la totalidad del certamen y reeditar sus éxitos en el pasado, tanto en el Rally Nacional, como en la época dorada del Córdoba Rally Team junto a Martín Christie, Gabriel Pozzo y su reemplazante en ese entonces, Marcos Ligato.
Buena vidriera del Nissan March, que se impone con claridad en la división nutrida RC5 del clásico cordobés en La Calera.
12 de Abril #2022

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#WRP #WRacingProject W Racing Project 🔵 🔴 New Collaborations 🔵 🔴

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#WRP #WRacingProject W Racing Project 🔵 🔴  New Collaborations 🔵 🔴

 

We are thrilled to announce the start of new collaborations, the 24h series championship and the GT championship, where Valentino Rossi currently runs.
Our goal is to bring taste and quality to the track, through our culinary skills as catering!
As a first collaboration, an Italian stage, the famous Mugello, in which we managed to create a wonderful event with the participation of La Sciabola sul Collo and the wines of Vigneti Radica.
We await the Imola GT for this weekend and the Croatian rally with Hyundai from 21 to 24 April, coinciding with the 12h of Spa-Francoshamp.
 
Our aim?
Create a team show that leads to results in all sectors
Media @WRacingProject 🔵 🔴
 
#WRP #WRacingProject #CroatiaRally #SPAFRANCORCHAMPS #24HSERIES 🔵 🔴
 
11 April #2022

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