Entries by Marco Cariati

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Ogier and Landais are fine, but they will not race

Medical examinations provided reassuring results: Sébastien Ogier and Vincent Landais were uninjured apart from a few bruises and a considerable fright. Despite this, Toyota decided to withdraw Ogier from the Rally Poland. Consequently, Kalle Rovanperä will take their place in the competition. Sébastien Ogier and Vincent Landais, the esteemed French rally duo, experienced a harrowing […]

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The WRC wants to leave hybrid Europe

Saudi Arabia, then China and America. The WRC promoter increasingly aims to move the World Rally Championship away from Europe. The WRC is seeking nations that love the turbo petrol engine… In January 2025, discussions about the WRC (World Rally Championship) reform for 2027 will resume, although they never truly ceased. The WRC has been […]

Kalle Rovanperä’s versatile 2024: a year of diverse motorsport challenges

In 2024, Rovanperä’s agenda includes rallying, circuit racing, drifting, and even starring in a music video for the song “Rallikansa” by Finnish artists JVG. The track has garnered over four million streams on Spotify, and Rovanperä’s appearance underscores his multifaceted interests. Kalle Rovanperä, the reigning two-time World Rally champion, is embracing a year filled with […]

Here is the reveal of the 2025 Dakar Rally

The world’s most famous rally raid set to take place in Saudi Arabia from January 3-17, 2025. To reduce the risk of overtaking between cars and motorcycles, at least five stages of the Dakar 2025 will feature separate tracks for each category. The sixth edition of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia is shaping up […]

History of rallies across categories: the complete guide

Group 1, Group 4, Group B, Group A, Group N and Group R. Although it is clear that these labels identify the various categories of motor racing, fully understanding their meaning and their evolution over time can be more complex. We have prepared a complete guide. When talking about rally cars, one commonly comes across […]

What are rallies? The complete guide

Rally, a fantastic sport. Five letters that make millions of spectators dream. But what are rallies? What have they been in history and what are they becoming? Here’s everything you need to know about the queen of motorsport. In this discipline, the regulation establishes that competitors must face every natural obstacle. It is common to […]

Peugeot 307 WRC, the ultimate disappointment

During its brief yet intense stint in the World Rally Championship, the Peugeot 307 WRC asserted itself with authority, clinching three remarkable victories. Guided by the mastery of Marcus Grönholm, one of the most talented and respected drivers of his era, the 307 WRC made its mark. In the whirlwind of speed and adrenaline that […]

Peugeot 206 WRC: the roar of the Rampant Lion

Not only is the engine defining the power and agility of the 206 WRC. The car has undergone profound revisions in transmission and suspension as well. Thanks to its all-wheel drive and 5 or 6-speed sequential gearbox, the 206 WRC is ready to dominate any terrain it ventures onto. The story of the Peugeot 206 […]

What were the devilish World Rally Cars?

A distinctive feature of these engines was not so much the power but the torque they developed. WRC cars featured all-wheel drive, even though it wasn’t standard in the production models they were derived from. The gearbox was of a sequential type with non-synchronized front engagements, usually with 6 gears. World Rally Cars represented the […]

Ford Fiesta WRC: technical and historical analysis of a Legend

One of the most impressive features of the Ford Fiesta WRC is its aerodynamics, meticulously designed in every detail. With prominent front, side, and rear appendages, the car generates aerodynamic downforce that keeps it glued to the ground even in the most demanding curves. Competition is the beating heart that fuels the passion of both […]

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Hyundai leader, satisfied boss

The increase in podium finishes and the consolidation of leadership in the constructors’ championship are significant achievements for Hyundai Motorsport, which continues to demonstrate its competitiveness and determination in the world of rallying. Hyundai Motorsport has strengthened its position in the World Rally Championship after an excellent result in Rally Portugal, with a second and […]