Italy WRC: Sordo holds off Neuville for Hyundai 1-2

October 11, 2020 0 Comments

Sordo’s cameo in the third Hyundai entry gave a huge fillip to his employers’ chances in the manufacturers’ title race, while the battle for the drivers’ title is shaping up to be a four-way fight towards the very final stage of the year. Cooler conditions greeted the runners on Sunday morning, an overcast sky dropping …

Turkey WRC: Neuville leads as Loeb stars despite setback

September 19, 2020 0 Comments

Overnight leader Sebastien Loeb rolled the dice by putting two medium-compound tyres on his Hyundai i20 WRC for the opening stage of the day and paid a heavy price as the softer rubber failed to endure on the rock-strewn surface. Loeb’s struggle to recapture lost time could not compare with that of his Hyundai team-mate …

Turkey WRC: Loeb leads for Hyundai after opening day

September 18, 2020 0 Comments

The veteran Frenchman, who is driving a limited schedule for Hyundai in 2020, made full use of his advantageous road position to head the field at the opening rest halt. Although he is not a factor in the pitched battle for this year’s drivers’ title, Loeb has won in Turkey on three previous occasions and …

Estonia WRC: Tanak revitalises title bid with home win

September 6, 2020 0 Comments

Reigning champion Tanak finished 22.2 seconds of Hyundai stablemate Craig Breen to notch up his first win with the Korean manufacturer, while points leader Sebastien Ogier was a further 4.7s back in third place for Toyota. Helped by three bonus points for the third-fastest time in the Power Stage, It means Tanak is now within …

Estonia WRC: Hyundai in control as local hero Tanak leads Breen

September 5, 2020 0 Comments

Both of the rally leaders survived a day in which many fancied runners found their progress stymied by tyre wear and punctures on the fast, flowing gravel stages. As the rally proper began early on Saturday morning, overnight leader Esapekka Lappi’s Ford Fiesta WRC was quickly engulfed. On the opening 21km stage, Toyota’s rookie sensation …

Estonia WRC: M-Sport’s Esapekka Lappi takes early lead

September 4, 2020 0 Comments

Seven-time champion and current points leader Sebastien Ogier got the ball rolling with what appeared to be a rather tentative run through the stage in his Toyota Yaris WRC, stopping the clocks with a time of 1m 17.0s on the narrow, twisting gravel. Britain’s Elfyn Evans, who led the drivers’ standings briefly back in March …

Estonia WRC: Tanak leads home event after shakedown

September 4, 2020 0 Comments

Reigning world champion Ott Tanak got off to a flying start to the event as the fastest man through the stage, stopping the clocks late in the session with a time of 2m56.8s in his Hyundai i20 WRC. The home-grown hero for this weekend’s action, at an event put together in just two months as …