Category Archives: European Rallying News

5 Weeks To The Finest WRC Rally Festival

The opening round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship takes place from 25 – 28 January 2018, a week later than usual. It will play host to 17 stages of 394.74km of competitive action, of which 50 percent of the route will be new compared to 2017’s edition.

Snow, ice, black ice and sometimes all of these in the same stage: drivers and co-drivers have a hard time reading the roads. Support crews, technicians, and spotters play a pivotal role in safely – and speedily – negotiating the stages.

This is a rally not to be missed. If last year’s event action was to be repeated, we’d not be disappointed. This author suspects there’ll be a tight fight for the overall victory: Sebastien Ogier (M-Sport), Thierry Neuville (Hyundai Motorsport), Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC) and some wild picks would be Kris Meeke (Citroen WRC) and Ott Tanak (Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC).

Click to watch the highlights from 2017 to whet your appetite. Only 5 more weeks remain to the start…

The Loeb Show – A Tribute

The WRC off-season is proving too long already. Thank goodness for YouTube. Antti Kalhola is a video editing genius, putting this fantastic video tribute of Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena together.

“I have never seen driver like him. He is fast and aggressive but still calm and very very concentrated.” – Colin McRae on Sebastien Loeb at Rally San Remo, 2000.

Click, Click. Latest Issue of H&H is HERE!

After the drama that was the opening round of the 2017 WRC season, we can reflect on its amazing action and sheer driving skills. These drivers and co-drivers have once again proven they’re the best in motorsport.

To download, please click here: H&H Issue 336.

My new online home is hhrally.com. I’m getting into the swing of it and will be posting daily rally news and videos there. Bookmark it as a favourite ;-)

As always, please enjoy this week’s read.

Yours in Rallying,

Evan

DOWNLOAD: Issue 334. Back on the Stages!

The World Rally Championship takes centre stage as I revive this publication. I hope you enjoy this read. See you after WRC ADAC Rallye Deutschland!: https://goo.gl/W8UIgl.

As always, enjoy this week’s read!

Loeb, #TiTanak, Group B, Petter Solberg: Handbrakes & Hairpins Issue 331

We’re BACK! And, this week we’ve got a jam-packed issue of the latest WRC news, ERC’s Circuit of Ireland, a tribute to Petter Solberg’s WRC career, the heydays of Group B and more. 23 pages of rally news for free >> http://bit.ly/issue331.