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    Video: Watch Skoda's Mikkelsen get quizzed while running a rally stage
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    If there's one trait all motorsports drivers have, it's an excellent ability to multitask. Sure, the pilots need to be able to keep an eye on the course and keep their vehicles pointed in the right direction. But that's not all. Drivers also need to be in constant contact with either a ...

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    Official: Peugeot teases Paris-bound 208 Type R5 rally car
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    Peugeot's Paris Motor Show stand will need to make room for yet another addition, with the pre-production 208 Type R5 rally car slotted in for an appearance. The successor to the 207 Super 2000 that has won six Intercontinental Rally Challenge titles, Peugeot calls the tubular-framed 208 R5 a ...

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    Skoda rallies to the cause with Monte Carlo edition Fabia
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    Škoda Fabia Monte Carlo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Some terms we use in the automotive lexicon are absolute. Others are relative. Take "subtle" for example. Most wouldn't call painting a car bright red "subtle", but when you compare it to the last rally-edition Skoda ...

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    Skoda celebrates IRC victory with special edition Fabia RS
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    Skoda Fabia RS S2000 Edition – Click above for high-res image
    While it may not have registered on the radar screens of many American racing fans, Czech automaker Skoda took the top honors this year in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. In the process they captured both the drivers' and ...

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    Meeke Shall Inherit: Mini poaches Peugeot's IRC champ to drive Countryman WRC
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    If you've been wondering who'll be piloting the new Mini Countryman in the World Rally Championship, wonder no longer. Driving duties will be handed to Kris Meeke. Haven't heard of him? The British rally driver has had an interesting career so far on his climb up to the pinnacle of off-road ...

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    Looks like a winner: Peugeot 207 S16
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    Peugeot 207 S16 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Kris Meeke is the 2009 Intercontinental Rally Champion, and Peugeot UK wants to celebrate that accomplishment. As such, it's releasing the 207 S16 – a 207 Sport tarted up to evoke the Peugeot 207 IRC car Meeke pilots. To that ...

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    Event Alert: January Calendar of Automotive Events
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    January 2010 not only kicks off a new year, but also signals the end of the Naughties. The automotive landscape has changed quite a bit since the days of the Y2K scare, but some things remain the same. January still hosts the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Hall in Detroit, ...

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    Subaru returns to rallying for 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge
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    Subary Impreza WRC 2008 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After only a one-year hiatus, Subaru is preparing to get back into the rally game next season. And when it does, it won't be back into the World Rally Championship, but rather the rival Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The ...

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    WRC confirms series to go normally aspirated?
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    The heavily modified S2000 car that will form the base package for some of the cars in the 2010 World Rally Championship will be stripped of at least one major modification the following year. According to Autosport, the World Motorsports Council has agreed to a new regulation that turbochargers ...

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    Loeb takes record 5th (and possibly last) consecutive win at Monte Carlo Rally
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    click above for more high-res action shots Rally-racing superstar Sebastien Loeb drove into the history books this past Sunday in Monaco when he and co-driver Daniel Elena (a native of Monaco) took the checkered flag at the Monte Carlo Rally for a record fifth time. The Monaco stages kicked off ...

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