WRC: Meeke Sets Record-Breaking Pace On Way To Win in Finland

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Jyväskylä, FINLAND— Kris Meeke set the fastest average speed ever in the World Rally Championship for an overall rally when he won the Neste Rally Finland on Sunday, becoming the first British driver ever to win the event. The Northern Irishman drove a strong rally, beating Volkswagen’s Jari-Matti Latvala by 29.1 seconds. Meeke’s average speed of 78.7 miles per hour …

WRC: Rally Preview: Rally Finland, July 29-31

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The 1,000 Lakes Rally. The “Gravel Grand Prix.” Whatever one might call it, this weekend’s Rally Finland is sure to provide fast stages and exciting rallying. The 2016 World Rally Championship begins its second half the same way it ended its first— with a fast gravel rally. If baseball is “America’s Past Time,” then rallying must be Finland’s. Since the …

WRC: Injured Sordo In doubt for Finland

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Alzenau, Germany — Dani Sordo’s participation in Neste Rally Finland hangs in the balance while he recovers from an accident during testing last week. The Spaniard sustained a fissure fracture of a vertebrae when he crashed his Hyundai i20 at high speed during a pre-event test in Finland on Friday. He spent a night in hospital before returning home to …

WRC: Tänak’s Misfortune Hands Mikkelson Victory in Poland

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MIKOLAJKI, Warmia-Masuria, Poland – Ott Tänak looked to be on his way to a maiden WRC victory, when with two stages left,z puncture took him out of contention, allowing Volkswagen’s Andreas Mikkelson to claim his first win of the season. Mikkelson said he gave it his all, and knew he was lucky to get the win. “We pushed so hard …

WRC: Terrific Tänak Holds Overall Lead Following Leg One of Rally Poland

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For the first time in a year, Estonian Ott Tänak lead a round of the World Rally Championship following the conclusion of Friday’s first leg of WRC Rally Poland.

WRC: Meeke Masters Portugal; Becomes Fourth World Rally Winner in Five Races

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MATOSINHOS, Porto, Portugal— Story by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — WRC/Red Bull Media Photo — Kris Meeke won the 50th running of the Vodafone Rally Portugal in his Citroen on Sunday, beating Volkswagen’s Andreas Mikkelson by 29.7 seconds after 19 stages. Meeke, a 36-year-old Northern Irishman, missed the last two rallies in Mexico and Argentina but …

WRX: Mattias Ekstrom Scores Impressive World Rallycross Win at Hockenheim

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HOCKENHEIM, Germany – official series release — World RX photo — Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom took an epic victory at Sunday’s World RX of Hockenheim, round two of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Finland’s Topi Heikkinen finished second, making it an EKS RX one-two in the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro.  America’s Ken Block took the third …

GRC: SH Rallycross Inks IndyCar Veteran Jeff Ward for 2016 Global Rallycross Slate

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — PRNewsFoto/SH Rallycross/DRR photo — SH Rallycross/DRR announced Tuesday that Jeff Ward will pilot the SH Rallycross-DRR Ford Fiesta ST entry in its bid for the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. The team also announced that MET-Rx will be the primary partner on its No. 07 Ford Fiesta ST for eight races, beginning with the season …

GRC: Cabot Bigham Joins Dreyer & Reinbold for 2016 Global Rallycross Lites Slate

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CARMEL, Ind. — official team release — DRR photo — Cabot Bigham has joined Dreyer & Reinbold Racing to compete in the 12-event 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites Series, beginning May 21-22 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz. Bigham, 20, has been a successful karting star and open-wheel racing champion, including capturing the 2015 West Coast …