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Maranello Motorsports (Ferrari/Michelin) wins epic Bathurst 12 Hour

The 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour was brutal and relentless and, in the end, came down to a final fifteen-minute sprint to the chequered flag. The spoils ended up in the hands of Maranello Motorsport’s Peter Edwards, John Bowe, Craig Lowndes and Mika Salo (N°88 Ferrari/Michelin) by a margin of 0.4s over the N°84 Mercedes (HTP)! The N°63 Erebus Mercedes was third to make it an all-Michelin podium in Australia.

An appetising menu for Mexican fans!

Jari-Matti Latvala and Volkswagen Motorsport top the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ points tables ahead of Rally Mexico, the 2014 WRC’s first gravel round.

Latvala’s third Swedish triumph

After their previous Rally Sweden victories in 2008 and 2012, Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila claimed their third win on the wintry fixture today in Karlstad. VW Polo R WRC/Michelin enjoyed a one-two finish thanks to Andreas Mikkelsen who scored his first ever world class podium. He was joined in the top three by fellow Norwegian Mads Ostberg (Citroën).

A land of melting snow

After the pristine wintry conditions that marked last week’s pre-event tests, positive temperatures in recent days have completely transformed the 2014 Rally Sweden landscape. The thermometer is expected to fluctuate between -2°C and +2°C this week.

ERC: slides to Latvia victory

Latvia’s Rally Liepaja, round two of the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, was won by Finn Esapekka Lappi (Skoda Fabia S2000/Michelin), ahead of Russia’s Vasiliy Gryazin (Fiesta S2000) and Irishman Craig Breen (Peugeot 207 S2000).

ERC: a chilly trip to Latvia

There are plenty of stars entered for Round 2 of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC), Rally Liepaja. Craig Breen (Peugeot 207 S2000), Bryan Bouffier (Citroën DS3 RRC), Esapekka Lappi (Skoda Fabia S2000), Kajetan Kajetanowicz (Ford Fiesta R5) figure among the entry list’s top names.

2014 Dakar: victories for Roma and Karginov with Michelin

The Car and Truck categories of the 2014 Dakar (from Rosario, Argentina, to Valparaiso, Chile) were won by Spaniard Nani Roma (Mini/Michelin) and Russia’s Andrey Karginov (Kamaz/Michelin) respectively.

The ‘Monte Carlo’ name in automotive history

Like Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans, the aura of Monte Carlo has inspired generations of automobile designers and manufacturers over the years. The name has been used for numerous models and limited editions, from the Skoda Popular to the Montecarlo Rascasse…

Sébastien Ogier wins in Monte Carlo

Defending world champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia harvested Volkswagen’s maiden victory on the prestigious Rallye Monte-Carlo today. The French pair was joined on the podium by compatriots Bryan Bouffier/Xavier Panséri (Ford) and British-Irish crew Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle (Citroën).

Monte Carlo tyres, then and now…

In the 40-plus years since the World Rally Championship’s creation (1973), tyres have frequently played a decisive role, and nowhere more so than on the Rallye Monte-Carlo. However, compared to the days when drivers had a specific tyre solution for nearly every imaginable scenario, today’s choice is far more rational and sustainable.

Welcome to the 2014 WRC!

With less than two days to go before the start of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship, the 42nd in the sport’s history, the Rallye Monte-Carlo’s service park in Gap is gradually taking shape.

ERC – Jännerrallye: Kubica steals Austrian victory

The first round of the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) was won by last season’s WRC-2 champion Robert Kubica (Ford/Michelin) after a thrilling fight with the Czech Republic’s Väclav Pech (2nd, Mini S2000) and Austria’s Raimund Baumschlager (3rd, Skoda Fabia S2000).

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