Preparation key for success in Monte Carlo, says Guy Wilks

Guy Wilks/Phil Pugh - Picture by Peugeot UK/Newspress.

It was 100 years ago that the first Monte Carlo Rally took place and this year’s rally will be the first one for Peugeot UK’s Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh in a Peugeot 207 S2000.

The first Monte Carlo Rally ran in 1911 and it is still (possibly) the most iconic rally in the world. This year it will provide the backdrop to Peugeot UK’s new driver pairing, Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh as they kick off their own as well as Peugeot UK’s third IRC Campaign. Continue reading Preparation key for success in Monte Carlo, says Guy Wilks

Campana bids for Rallye Monte-Carlo glory run

Pierre Campana

Rising rally talent Pierre Campana will contest the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo next week, aiming to improve on the spectacular second place finish he achieved in the IRC 2WD Cup section of the event last season.

Campana, 25, took his Ellip6-backed Renault Clio R3 to the runner-up spot in the two-wheel-drive class of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge season opener in January 2010. Held on ice and snow-coated mountain roads, Campana belied his lack of experience by blending raw speed with caution to claim a podium finish. Continue reading Campana bids for Rallye Monte-Carlo glory run

FINAL REPORT – Dakar Rally 2011: SS13 Stage Report and Overall Results

Picture by Volkswagen Motorsport/DPPI.

On this last special stage of the Personal Dakar Argentina Chile, Marc Coma reached his third Dakar victory by keeping Cyril Despres under control. The easy route turned into a nightmare for “Chaleco” who lost a third place on the podium and in the standings to Helder Rodrigues due to mechanical breakdowns. In the car category, Nasser Al Attiyah gets his very first final victory in a Dakar way ahead of Giniel De Villiers. Continue reading FINAL REPORT – Dakar Rally 2011: SS13 Stage Report and Overall Results

BREAKING NEWS: Petter Solberg signs with major sponsors

Petter Solberg - Picture by Petter Solberg World Rally Team.

Petter Solberg has now signed up with two major sponsors: EnterCard and TOOLS. Both have been with the team since the start in 2009, and the new deal makes EnterCard and TOOLS a bigger part of the team for 2011. Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Petter Solberg signs with major sponsors

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