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Dakar Rally, Vaidotas Zala

Dakar Rally – Stage 1: Surprise victory for Lithuanian Vaidotas Žala

January 5, 2020 • Event Reports, FeaturedMarijan Malcevic

The 2020 Dakar Rally starts with a surprise victory of the Lithuanian driver Vaidotas Žala on the 319km-long opening stage Jeddah – Al Wajh. The driver of the #319 Agrorodeo Mini All4 Racing, companied by navigator Saulius Jurgelenas, needed 3h19min4sec from start to finish of the stage, what was 2min 14sec faster than Stephane Peterhansel [...] ...

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Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel

Dakar Rally: 342 vehicles on the starting line of the 42nd edition

January 4, 2020 • Featured, NewsMarijan Malcevic

342 vehicles have been cleared to start the 42nd edition of the Dakar after three days of technical and administrative scrutineering at King Abdullah Stadium in Jeddah. There are 114 motorbikes, 23 quads, 83 cars, 45 SSVs and 46 trucks on the start list,...

M-Sport Ford World Rally Team

WRC: M-Sport Ford announced three-car line-up for the 2020 season

January 2, 2020 • Featured, NewsMarijan Malcevic

M-Sport Ford is the last team to announce a line-up for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship season, taking Esapekka Lappi as the team leader, retaining Teemu Suninen as the second drivers and giving a part-time schedule to Gus Greensmith. It would be the...

Luca Engstler

TCR year in numbers: Luca Engstler collected the most wins over 2019

January 1, 2020 • Featured, NewsMarijan Malcevic

Starting a new year is a good reason to look back and summarize some numbers from the year we left behind. Here are the figures for TCR’s global activities in 2019, the fifth season of TCR competition which was marked by further expansion of the category....

Ferrari extends the deal with Charles Leclerc for five more years

December 23, 2019 • Featured, NewsMarijan Malcevic

Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow announced today that Charles Leclerc will drive for the team at least until the end of 2024. The extension of the contract came after Leclerc’s fantastic first season with Ferrari in which he started from pole position...

Andrea and Stephane Peterhansel

Dakar Rally: Last-minute change of navigator for Stephane Peterhansel

December 22, 2019 • Featured, NewsMarijan Malcevic

Stephane Peterhansel will drive for his 14th victory at Dakar Rally alongside a new navigator, with Portuguese co-driver Paulo Fiuza replacing Andrea Peterhansel on the right seat of the #302 X-Raid Red Bull Mini JCW Buggy. Stephane’s wife Andrea...

Goodyear tyres

Goodyear is replacing Yokohama as official tyre supplier to the WTCR

December 21, 2019 • Featured, NewsMarijan Malcevic

Goodyear has been appointed as the Official Tyre Supplier to the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup from 2020, replacing Yokohama after fourteen years in the world’s premium touring car competition. Goodyear signs a three-year deal with the FIA and...

Alex Palou

Alex Palou is bringing the Spanish flag back to IndyCar Series

December 21, 2019 • Featured, NewsMarijan Malcevic

The 22-year-old Spanish racer Alex Palou, who finished third in the Japanese Super Formula Championship in 2019 and won the Rookie of the Year honor, will race a full season in the IndyCar Series in 2020. Palou will drive a Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with...

Pirelli Motorsport

Pirelli becomes the exclusive tyre supplier to WRC from 2021

December 20, 2019 • Featured, NewsMarijan Malcevic

Pirelli has won the tender to become the exclusive tyre supplier to the FIA World Rally Championship. The Italian company makes a four-year deal with the FIA, starting from 2021. The deal was approved by an FIA World Motor Sport Council e-vote this week....

Red Bull Off-Road Juniors 1

Hildebrand, Quintero, Guthrie Jr. are the first Red Bull Off-Road Juniors

December 18, 2019 • Featured, NewsMarijan Malcevic

American trio Blade Hildebrand (21), Seth Quintero (17) and Mitch Guthrie Jr. (23) have been announced as the first intake for the new Red Bull Off-Road Junior Program in 2020. Hildebrand, Quintero and Guthrie Jr. will drive under the stars and stripes banner...