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Ott Tänak wins World Rally Championship's Rally Italy - Autoweek

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Ott Tänak scored a breakthrough victory on Sunday in Rally Italy for his first FIA World Rally Championship triumph.

Victory in the grueling four-day rough road encounter was his first success in 73 starts. He became the fifth different driver to win in seven rounds during this unpredictable season.

Driving a Ford Fiesta, Tänak outpaced Jari-Matti Latvala’s Toyota Yaris by 12.3 seconds after 312 km of action on scorching island roads. Thierry Neuville was a further 55.4 secs. back in a Hyundai i20, closing the gap on championship leader Sébastien Ogier, who finished fifth, to 18 points.

It was Estonia’s first WRC win since Markko Märtin’s 2004 success in Spain and promoted Tänak to third in the standings as the season reached its midpoint. Märtin went on...


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Video: Drone collides with racing car at WRC Rally Italia Sardegna - New York Daily News

For those who get annoyed by obnoxious drones buzzing around taking pictures and video, you’re in for a treat. For those of you like me who are enthralled by the amazing aerial footage they produce, you may want to avert your eyes.

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At the World Rally Championship’s Rally Italia Sardegna this past weekend, one unlucky drone user found out the hard way why they should be left at home during events. As Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC driver Esapekka Lappi went airborne off the Monte Lerno stage’s famous Micky’s Jump, his Yaris WRC collided with the low-flying aircraft. The impact sent pieces of the drone flying and caused some significant damage to its camera.

"So that's what all those 'No Drone Zone' signs were for..."

"So that's what all those 'No Drone Zone' signs were for..."

While it’s satisfying to see this ignorant owner get what he deserves, I can understand his desire to get some footage...


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Read more: Video: Drone collides with racing car at WRC Rally Italia Sardegna - New York Daily News

WRC 2017: Lappi hits drone at Micky's Jump in Rally Italy Sardinia ... - Daily Star

A DRONE operator suffered some instant regret after trying to get the ultimate rally car shot during the World Rally Championship 2017.

Micky’s Jump is an iconic part of the Monte Lerno track in Sardinia as it’s the highest jump the cars have to master in the entire world championship season.

With the cars getting massive air-time, it is understandably a popular spot for photographers to catch a dramatic rally snap.

So one drone operator decided to beat the crowds and try to get an aerial vantage point during this year’s Rally Italy Sardinia last week (June 8-11).

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Lappi's car hit the drone at Micky's Jump during Rally Italy Sardinia at Monte Lerno

But sadly he hadn’t prepared for the cars to jump quite so high.

Video shows Finnish rally driver Esapekka Lappi launch his Toyota over the hill as the drone hovers just in front.

But the car flies and whacks the drone smashing its...


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Read more: WRC 2017: Lappi hits drone at Micky's Jump in Rally Italy Sardinia ... - Daily Star

Rally GB alters 2017 itinerary after pressure from WRC teams - autosport.com

How F1's title fight exploded amid Baku chaos Neither Lewis Hamilton nor Sebastian Vettel finished on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix podium, but it was their on-track altercation that made the headlines - and might just have ignited a previously civil title fight 1498435200 F1

Azerbaijan Grand Prix driver ratings No driver registered full marks in Baku, with surpise high scorers tempered by punishments for "petulant" driving and an unscoreable weekend 1498435200 F1

Is Todt worthy of remaining FIA president? Spending two days at the FIA's latest sports conference offered an insight into how much progress motorsport's governing body has made under the leadership of Jean Todt 1498176000 F1

Did Baku chaos flatter Red Bull in practice? A team that's underperformed all year fastest, yellow flags everywhere, a title contender only 10th - what data from Baku Friday can be trusted as a real...


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Read more: Rally GB alters 2017 itinerary after pressure from WRC teams - autosport.com

Rivals aim to close gap on pace-setting Sam Moffett at Triton National Rally Championship - Irish Examiner

With four rounds completed Sam Moffett (Ford Focus WRC) is marching towards success in the Triton National Rally Championship.

Four victories and three power stage wins has given him 83 of the maximum 84 points available.

On Sunday’s fifth round, the Dooley’s Hotel Raven’s Rock Rally, the Monaghan driver and his Bandon co-driver Karl Atkinson are the top seeds.

For their championship rivals it’s a crucial event with former champions Declan Boyle and Niall Maguire and reigning champion Roy White all needing to sustain a realistic title bid and stop Moffett from gaining further ground.

Moffett, who also leads the Irish Tarmac Championship, is the favourite for another victory and can inch one event closer to the Vard Memorial Trophy.

For Boyle (Fiesta WRC) a back-to-back winner in 2013/2014, a win is almost a pre-requisite, with two retirements under his belt, he can ill afford any...


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Read more: Rivals aim to close gap on pace-setting Sam Moffett at Triton National Rally Championship - Irish...

WRC Rally GB ponders new opening stage for 2017 itinerary - autosport.com

How F1's title fight exploded amid Baku chaos Neither Lewis Hamilton nor Sebastian Vettel finished on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix podium, but it was their on-track altercation that made the headlines - and might just have ignited a previously civil title fight 1498435200 F1

Azerbaijan Grand Prix driver ratings No driver registered full marks in Baku, with surpise high scorers tempered by punishments for "petulant" driving and an unscoreable weekend 1498435200 F1

Is Todt worthy of remaining FIA president? Spending two days at the FIA's latest sports conference offered an insight into how much progress motorsport's governing body has made under the leadership of Jean Todt 1498176000 F1

Did Baku chaos flatter Red Bull in practice? A team that's underperformed all year fastest, yellow flags everywhere, a title contender only 10th - what data from Baku Friday can be trusted as a real...


Read full article on Sports GN WRC


Read more: WRC Rally GB ponders new opening stage for 2017 itinerary - autosport.com

Rally Footage Worth Losing A Drone Over - Jalopnik

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The World Rally Championship visited Sardinia earlier this month, a rough, high-flying event that ate at least one drone. Here’s the (non-crashing) footage that made one drone’s demise worth it, at least in my eyes.

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Too-Low Drone On Rally Stage Gets What It Deserves

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It’s almost like drones were made specifically to shoot rallying—the clear view, covering rough roads at full speed through narrow, twisting mountain cuts.

A big part of why we’re in a golden age of rally footage, of rally appreciation I would guess, is down to these aerial shots.

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Now I just wish that DJI would release the footage of the drone getting eaten by Esapekka Lappi’s Toyota on that jump.


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Read more: Rally Footage Worth Losing A Drone Over - Jalopnik

Wicked Big Meet 2017 Was a New England Celebration of Subaru - The Drive

Subaru is becoming more and more popular nationwide, but New England has long been one of Subaru's strongholds thanks to the automaker's standard all-wheel-drive on all models (except the BRZ). After starting in 2005, Wicked Big Meet has grown from hundreds to thousands of attendees each year and this year's event was just as special as ever. 

Wicked Big Meet offers something for all Subaru fans. Subaru of New England and local dealers had many cars on display, ranging from production models currently for sale to the recently unveiled WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS. Other Subarus like the Impreza 22B, S202, and the World Rally Championship car that Petter Solberg drove in the 2007 Monte Carlo Rally were also shown off and salivated over. Rally fans could sit in the driver's seat of David Higgins' rally car, and Red Bull GRC driver Patrik Sandell was on hand for autographs and photos.


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Read more: Wicked Big Meet 2017 Was a New England Celebration of Subaru - The Drive

A fresh start for the Citroën C3 WRCS - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The Citroën C3 WRC will be running significant upgrades in Mikolajki.

The eighth round of the World Championship, Rally Poland is a popular event with all of the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT drivers: Andreas Mikkelsen, Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre cannot wait to drive on the ultra-fast roads of the Masurian region!

The challenges: upgrades for the C3 WRCS

After the end of Rally Italia Sardegna, the team's engineers and crews immediately headed for Poland, where they spent four days testing in the Mikolajki region. Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger, Craig Breen/Scott Martin and Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau took turns behind the wheel as they adapted the set-up of the Citroën C3 WRC to the specific features of the Polish roads. Following this session, Citroën Racing submitted two upgrades to the FIA: homologation of a new rear differential rail and a mechanical ‘joker’ in order to...


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Read more: A fresh start for the Citroën C3 WRCS - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Tauranga could host round of World Rally Championship - New Zealand Herald

Tauranga has taken a big step towards featuring on the world motorsport map after Baypark won selection as the base for the final round of the New Zealand Rally Championship.

The country's best rally drivers, including World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon, will start and finish at Baypark for the two-day round in November that will double as Rally New Zealand.

Rally New Zealand, with its own trophy, is one of two rallies on the shortlist for an expanded world championship.

Baypark's selection as the base for the sixth and final round was welcomed by Gary Dawson, the chief executive of council-controlled Bay Venues.

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''It would be huge for Tauranga and our international exposure if the World Rally Championship came here.''

Mr Dawson said the two-day rally on November 25-26 would be a good test run for an international round. ''Baypark is an ideal venue. We...


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Read more: Tauranga could host round of World Rally Championship - New Zealand Herald

Ott Tänak wins World Rally Championship's Rally Italy - Autoweek

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Ott Tänak scored a breakthrough victory on Sunday in Rally Italy for his first FIA World Rally Championship triumph.

Victory in the grueling four-day rough road encounter was his first success in 73 starts. He became the fifth different driver to win in seven rounds during this unpredictable season.

Driving a Ford Fiesta, Tänak outpaced Jari-Matti Latvala’s Toyota Yaris by 12.3 seconds after 312 km of action on scorching island roads. Thierry Neuville was a further 55.4 secs. back in a Hyundai i20, closing the gap on championship leader Sébastien Ogier, who finished fifth, to 18 points.

It was Estonia’s first WRC win since Markko Märtin’s 2004 success in Spain and promoted Tänak to third in the standings as the season reached its midpoint. Märtin went on...


Read full article on Sports GN WRC


Read more: Ott Tänak wins World Rally Championship's Rally Italy - Autoweek

Video: Drone collides with racing car at WRC Rally Italia Sardegna - New York Daily News

For those who get annoyed by obnoxious drones buzzing around taking pictures and video, you’re in for a treat. For those of you like me who are enthralled by the amazing aerial footage they produce, you may want to avert your eyes.

FOLLOW DAILY NEWS AUTOS ON FACEBOOK. 'LIKE' US HERE.

At the World Rally Championship’s Rally Italia Sardegna this past weekend, one unlucky drone user found out the hard way why they should be left at home during events. As Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC driver Esapekka Lappi went airborne off the Monte Lerno stage’s famous Micky’s Jump, his Yaris WRC collided with the low-flying aircraft. The impact sent pieces of the drone flying and caused some significant damage to its camera.

"So that's what all those 'No Drone Zone' signs were for..."

"So that's what all those 'No Drone Zone' signs were for..."

While it’s satisfying to see this ignorant owner get what he deserves, I can understand his desire to get some footage...


Read full article on Sports GN WRC


Read more: Video: Drone collides with racing car at WRC Rally Italia Sardegna - New York Daily News

Rivals aim to close gap on pace-setting Sam Moffett at Triton National Rally Championship - Irish Examiner

With four rounds completed Sam Moffett (Ford Focus WRC) is marching towards success in the Triton National Rally Championship.

Four victories and three power stage wins has given him 83 of the maximum 84 points available.

On Sunday’s fifth round, the Dooley’s Hotel Raven’s Rock Rally, the Monaghan driver and his Bandon co-driver Karl Atkinson are the top seeds.

For their championship rivals it’s a crucial event with former champions Declan Boyle and Niall Maguire and reigning champion Roy White all needing to sustain a realistic title bid and stop Moffett from gaining further ground.

Moffett, who also leads the Irish Tarmac Championship, is the favourite for another victory and can inch one event closer to the Vard Memorial Trophy.

For Boyle (Fiesta WRC) a back-to-back winner in 2013/2014, a win is almost a pre-requisite, with two retirements under his belt, he can ill afford any...


Read full article on Sports GN WRC


Read more: Rivals aim to close gap on pace-setting Sam Moffett at Triton National Rally Championship - Irish...

Rally GB alters 2017 itinerary after pressure from WRC teams - autosport.com

How F1's title fight exploded amid Baku chaos Neither Lewis Hamilton nor Sebastian Vettel finished on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix podium, but it was their on-track altercation that made the headlines - and might just have ignited a previously civil title fight 1498435200 F1

Azerbaijan Grand Prix driver ratings No driver registered full marks in Baku, with surpise high scorers tempered by punishments for "petulant" driving and an unscoreable weekend 1498435200 F1

Is Todt worthy of remaining FIA president? Spending two days at the FIA's latest sports conference offered an insight into how much progress motorsport's governing body has made under the leadership of Jean Todt 1498176000 F1

Did Baku chaos flatter Red Bull in practice? A team that's underperformed all year fastest, yellow flags everywhere, a title contender only 10th - what data from Baku Friday can be trusted as a real...


Read full article on Sports GN WRC


Read more: Rally GB alters 2017 itinerary after pressure from WRC teams - autosport.com

WRC Rally GB ponders new opening stage for 2017 itinerary - autosport.com

How F1's title fight exploded amid Baku chaos Neither Lewis Hamilton nor Sebastian Vettel finished on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix podium, but it was their on-track altercation that made the headlines - and might just have ignited a previously civil title fight 1498435200 F1

Azerbaijan Grand Prix driver ratings No driver registered full marks in Baku, with surpise high scorers tempered by punishments for "petulant" driving and an unscoreable weekend 1498435200 F1

Is Todt worthy of remaining FIA president? Spending two days at the FIA's latest sports conference offered an insight into how much progress motorsport's governing body has made under the leadership of Jean Todt 1498176000 F1

Did Baku chaos flatter Red Bull in practice? A team that's underperformed all year fastest, yellow flags everywhere, a title contender only 10th - what data from Baku Friday can be trusted as a real...


Read full article on Sports GN WRC


Read more: WRC Rally GB ponders new opening stage for 2017 itinerary - autosport.com

A fresh start for the Citroën C3 WRCS - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The Citroën C3 WRC will be running significant upgrades in Mikolajki.

The eighth round of the World Championship, Rally Poland is a popular event with all of the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT drivers: Andreas Mikkelsen, Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre cannot wait to drive on the ultra-fast roads of the Masurian region!

The challenges: upgrades for the C3 WRCS

After the end of Rally Italia Sardegna, the team's engineers and crews immediately headed for Poland, where they spent four days testing in the Mikolajki region. Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger, Craig Breen/Scott Martin and Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau took turns behind the wheel as they adapted the set-up of the Citroën C3 WRC to the specific features of the Polish roads. Following this session, Citroën Racing submitted two upgrades to the FIA: homologation of a new rear differential rail and a mechanical ‘joker’ in order to...


Read full article on Sports GN WRC


Read more: A fresh start for the Citroën C3 WRCS - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Wales Rally GB cars to tackle harness racing circuit with jump and donut challenges - Daily Post North Wales

A harness racing track will be transformed into a rally circuit for an opening event to kick off the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB.

The spectacular competitive stage will be created at the Tir Prince Raceway in Towyn, County Conwy, complete with jump and donut, to begin three days of unmissable World Rally Championship(WRC) action.

This new addition to the three-day itinerary will feature a 1.1-mile (1.7km) floodlit course incorporating parts of Tir Prince’s trotting track and other areas within the park.

Thanks to the proactive and enthusiastic support from Conwy County Borough Council – the rally’s official ‘Host County’ – the Visit Conwy Special Stage at Tir Prince will be an opportunity for the North Wales public to see these amazing new WRC cars in action.

In addition, fans will be treated to autograph sessions, interviews, commentary, big screens, and dedicated trackside...


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Read more: Wales Rally GB cars to tackle harness racing circuit with jump and donut challenges - Daily Post...

Cronin cracks Belgium - Ypres International Rally - Galway Bay FM - Galway Bay FM

Irish crews had a great result at the Ypres International Rally at the weekend, with West Cork’s Keith Cronin, already the winner of three British Rally titles, taking maximum points towards this year’s Prestone MSA British Championship on its first visit to the Belgian event.

Cronin and his co-driver Mikie Galvin finished in sixth place among the strong continental field, with their top points score bringing the Corkman back into contention for a fourth title after a difficult start to his season. Callum Devine from Derry in his Opel Adam won the Junior section.

Monaghan rally ace Sam Moffett’s seemingly unstoppable march to the Triton Showers National Rally Championship continued yesterday when he and co-driver Karl Atkinson scored an 18 second victory in the fifth round of the series, the Carrick-on-Suir club’s Raven’s Rock Rally at Waterford.

This maintained Moffett’s unbeaten...


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Read more: Cronin cracks Belgium - Ypres International Rally - Galway Bay FM - Galway Bay FM

Rally Footage Worth Losing A Drone Over - Jalopnik

GIF

GIF via WRC and DJI

The World Rally Championship visited Sardinia earlier this month, a rough, high-flying event that ate at least one drone. Here’s the (non-crashing) footage that made one drone’s demise worth it, at least in my eyes.

Article preview thumbnail
Too-Low Drone On Rally Stage Gets What It Deserves

Drones produce some cool aerial footage, but there’s a good reason why most racing events tell you…

Read more

It’s almost like drones were made specifically to shoot rallying—the clear view, covering rough roads at full speed through narrow, twisting mountain cuts.

A big part of why we’re in a golden age of rally footage, of rally appreciation I would guess, is down to these aerial shots.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Now I just wish that DJI would release the footage of the drone getting eaten by Esapekka Lappi’s Toyota on that jump.


Read full article on Sports GN WRC


Read more: Rally Footage Worth Losing A Drone Over - Jalopnik

Wicked Big Meet 2017 Was a New England Celebration of Subaru - The Drive

Subaru is becoming more and more popular nationwide, but New England has long been one of Subaru's strongholds thanks to the automaker's standard all-wheel-drive on all models (except the BRZ). After starting in 2005, Wicked Big Meet has grown from hundreds to thousands of attendees each year and this year's event was just as special as ever. 

Wicked Big Meet offers something for all Subaru fans. Subaru of New England and local dealers had many cars on display, ranging from production models currently for sale to the recently unveiled WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS. Other Subarus like the Impreza 22B, S202, and the World Rally Championship car that Petter Solberg drove in the 2007 Monte Carlo Rally were also shown off and salivated over. Rally fans could sit in the driver's seat of David Higgins' rally car, and Red Bull GRC driver Patrik Sandell was on hand for autographs and photos.


Read full article on Sports GN WRC


Read more: Wicked Big Meet 2017 Was a New England Celebration of Subaru - The Drive

 

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