All posts by Evan Rothman

Journalist, copywriter, WRC nut, MotoGP fan, mountain biker, book lover, hobby photographer and all round nice guy. You may know me as Editor of HANDBRAKES & HAIRPINS eMagazine.

M-Sport Reveals All-New Ford Fiesta R5

M-Sport and Ford are proud to introduce the all-new EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta R5. Replacing its hugely successful predecessor, the new Fiesta promotes the latest motorsport technology and road-going design.
 
Based on the Ford Fiesta ST-Line which is manufactured at Ford’s world-class facility in Cologne, M‑Sport has worked closely with the Ford Motor Company to ensure the new Fiesta R5 provides a big step forward in terms of pace and performance.

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The Other Other Solberg Takes ERC’S Rally Latvia Top Spot

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Teenager Oliver Solberg has made history as the youngest winner of an FIA European Rally Championship event by winning Rally Liepāja on his ERC1 Junior debut.

The 17-year-old, the son of 2003 world champion Petter Solberg, led the high-speed gravel event from start to finish in his Pirelli-equipped Volkswagen Polo GTI R5, posting the fastest time on 10 of the 13 stages alongside British co-driver Aaron Johnston.

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Battle Lines Drawn As WRC 2 PRO Rivals Head To Portugal

The new WRC 2 Pro category for professional drivers in factory-supported R5 cars is quickly developing into a four-way battle for the inaugural title, as drivers head to this weekend’s 53rd Vodafone Rally of Portugal.

Monte-Carlo category winner Gus Greensmith leads the series by just five points after six rounds, but the young Englishman’s reward for a solid start to the season has been a debut seat in the third official M-Sport Ford World Rally Team Fiesta WRC alongside Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninen this weekend. Continue reading Battle Lines Drawn As WRC 2 PRO Rivals Head To Portugal

[WATCH] Onboard through WRC Rallye Monte-Carlo most special stages

We’re gripped with rally fever. How does one overcome that sensation? Overwhelm yourself in YouTube.

We scoured YouTube for some of the most magical onboard videos in a wacky sort of preview to 16 special stages of the World Rally Championship’s Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo. The 2019 edition will run from 22nd to 27th January.

We couldn’t find quite the right onboard videos. Instead, we placed exciting clips for SS1, SS6 and SS7 that we couldn’t possibly omit from this article.

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The WRC Musical Chair(persons) and a new seat-fitting

Welcome to 2019. Fresh from a short break over the Festive Season, returning to work with renewed motivation, passion and excitement, we have a busy year ahead. Except Michael Nandan. He was unceremoniously dumped by Hyundai Motorsport GmbH.

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