The Qatari is the main favourite of the first edition of the Rally Raid in the Asian country, fifth round of the World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. The organisers at the Automotorsport Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan have announced a quality field of 25 of the world’s leading drivers for the Central Asian country’s inaugural round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies on May 20-27. Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah, the two-time winner of the Dakar Rally and …

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Hyundai blue wheels

Rally Islas Canarias, second round of the continental championship, is the first seasonal asphalt rally and counts 125 crews on the entry list. The FIA ERC lands in Gran Canaria. From 4 to 6 May 125 crews from all over the continent are expected to battle on the abrasive surface roads of the Spanish Island for the second round of the European Championship. 27 R5 cars, 24 R2 cars, 7 R3 and the first FIA RGT ever: these are the …

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The SanremoCorse “Group A” will be installed on the new Limited Edition car manufactured by BMW Italy. MINI and EVO Corse: a racing cooperation. The brand owned by BMW has chosen the SanremoCorse “Group A” model as OEM alloy wheels of the new MINI John Cooper Works Petrolhead Edition, the limited edition car produced to celebrate the 6th edition of the MINI Challenge Trophy and to enhance the sporty personality and the authentic heritage of MINI. The MINI John Cooper …

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The reigning World Champion triumphs at home race, South African Leeroy Pouler claims an impressive third place at his debut in a Middle East rally raid. Overdrive Racing and Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah returned to winning ways to claim a hard-earned victory in the Qatar Cross-Country Rally, round four of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, which finished at Losail on Saturday. After leading on day one, Al-Attiyah and Baumel hit technical trouble on the second of five stages and …

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Andrea Nucita with Ford Fiesta

In the Sicilian race, at its 101st edition, Andreucci has to defend the leadership from Campedelli and Scandola. The Italian Rally Championship goes to South Italy, with the Targa Florio International Rally of Sicily, scheduled from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 April on the streets of Madonie, around the city of Palermo. The world’s oldest automotive race has come this year to its 101st edition and is also valid for the Italian Championship, the Regional Championship, the Italian Historical Auto …

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This weekend the Azores Airlines Rally opens the FIA ERC Junior. After two consecutive European titles, Opel is once again among the favourites with a strong driving trio. The Opel Rallye Junior Team traveled to the Azores with high motivations. In the last two years, despite winning the European Junior Championship title at the end of the season, the team missed the win at the Azores Airlines Rally. This time, the Opel factory drivers Chris Ingram (22, England), Jari Huttunen …

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The Gazoo Racing Team will take part in the South African National Championship as well as in two rounds of  the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. Having won both the South African Cross Country Championship and the South African National Rally Championship in 2016, Toyota Gazoo Racing SA is preparing their attack for the 2017 motorsport season. This year, the team will again be represented in both championships, and will also be competing on an international level. Last year’s …

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This weekend four Toyota Hilux Overdrive will take parte into the second round of the 2017 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. The first of three Middle Eastern events in the gruelling off-road calendar has attracted many of Overdrive Racing’s leading rivals and the Belgian team’s hopes of winning the new event rest on the shoulders of Qatar’s defending series champion, Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah, recent Baja Russia winner Aron Domzala, Dutchman Erik Van Loon and Frenchman Ronan Chabot. Overdrive Racing …

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On Karelian snow, 34 crews will battle for the victory of the first seasonal event. The Baja Russia – Northern Forest 2017, the first round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies and Russian Cross-Country Championship, starts this weekend in Karelia, in the north west of Russia. The entry list includes 34 crews from 13 countries: in addition to the Russian sportsmen, racers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Tunisia, Poland, Lithuania, Qatar, France, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Latvia …

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Chris Ingram, Jari Huttunen and Tamara Molinaro up against Europe’s top talents With a strong trio, the Opel Rallye Junior Team is aiming for a hat-trick in the 2017 season – the third consecutive title victory in the FIA ERC Junior. Following in the footsteps of ERC Junior champions Emil Bergkvist (2015) and Marijan Griebel (2016), three young rally talents with different motorsport backgrounds and their works Opel ADAM R2 are taking on the continent’s best young rally drivers this …

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