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Citroen leaves world championship as Ogier exits

'We could not imagine the 2020 season without Sebastien'

Citroen Racing said it had made the decision "due to the absence of a first-class driver available for (the) 2020 season" but commercial factors were also a major consideration. The motorsport.com website said Ogier was expected to be announced as a Toyota driver on Monday. Toyota's Estonian Ott Tanak won the driver's title in Spain last month, ending Ogier's six-year reign, but announced four days later that he was joining Hyundai for 2020.

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FIA considers WRC speed limits after record run in Sweden

At an average speed of over 85 mph, Tänak was faster than anyone.

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Volkswagen is leaving World Rally Championship at the end of this season

As Audi withdraws from Le Mans, VW does the same in WRC.

After a string of successful years, Volkswagen Motorsport will be leaving WRC.

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A sporty Toyota Yaris could compete with the Ford Fiesta ST

Though a C-HR might make more sense in the American market.

We would welcome any sporty car Toyota gives us.

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Citroen C3 WRC concept shows why we love rally cars

And hot hatches. Look out Ford Fiesta ST.

C3 WRC concept looks incredible and could lead to a road-legal hot hatch.

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Watch the Toyota Yaris WRC shred gravel roads

This is easily the coolest Yaris in the world.

You can own this legendary Subaru rally car

Straight from the '90s, here's a familiar flash of rally blue.

Only a few days ago, we mentioned Prodrive and Subaru co-operating to create an Isle of Man rally weapon. Two decades earlier they joined hands and built this 300-hp Impreza WRC for the Scottish rally legend, Colin McRae.

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Hyundai pulls wraps off new i20 WRC rally car

Hyundai hopes to improve in the World Rally Championship with its freshly unveiled New Generation i20 WRC for the 2016 season.

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Subaru mulls motorsports return, nixes small CUV plans

The Subaru WRX STI breaking the automotive lap record at the Isle of Man might be just the beginning of the headlines trumpeting a Subaru racecar. According to the latest rumors, the Japanese brand is looking at taking motorsports more seriously in the future. That could possibly even mean en

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WRC driver fills radiator with beer from sponsor Corona

Rallying requires lightning quick reflexes and the ability to turn off one's sense of self-preservation. This much is not in doubt. Anyone that's ever seen a rally car hurtle along a tree-lined spit of dirt road at high speeds could tell you that. What many people don't know is that it also requires a strong mechanical sense. Knowing how to repair one's car when far from the service garages is a must. A strong sense of ingenuity is pretty handy, as well.

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Watch this 1/8-scale R/C tribute to Ken Block's Gymkhana 6

This radio-controlled tribute to Ken Block's Gymkahana 6 is half the length but perhaps twice as hard. HPI racing makes R/C car kits, and to announce their officially licensed version of Block's World Rally Championship Ford Fiesta, they laid out a track mimicking stun

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Hyundai announces N performance sub-brand at WRC launch

It's been well over a year since Hyundai revealed its initial prototype for the i20 WRC at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Now it's revealed the final version (pictured above, complete with Shell Helix livery) and it's also announced the full team that will field it next year in the Noah Joseph

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Subaru revisits 1998 Impreza 22B STI

It was 1998 when Subaru made some crucial changes to its World Rally Championship Impreza, such as increasing the displacement of the turbocharged flat-four-cylinder engine from 2.0 to 2.2 liters and fitting wide fender flares. Subaru won the WRC manufacturer championship with the car that year, and it also was the year of the automaker's 40th anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, the company

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WRC codriver biffs pace notes, car ends upside-down in a crappy predicament

Professional rally driving is one of the toughest gigs going in motorsports. High speeds, uneven surfaces, varied weather conditions and the occasional flub from driver or co-driver can (and do) conspire to wreak all manner of havoc. Just a fraction too much steering lock, selecting the wrong gear at the wrong time or suffering from a microsecond lapse of attention can cause a racer to end up in the weeds with a quickness.

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Sebastien Loeb crashes out of his final WRC event

Rally ace Sébastien Loeb had a rare off in the final World Rally Championship race of his career, as the wet tarmac at the Rally of France saw the French star deposit his Citroen DS3 WRC into the forest. Loeb, who won the WRC's Driver's Championship every year from 2004 to 2012, and co-driver Daniel Elena emerged from their car

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Sebastien Ogier is your new WRC champ

For the tenth year in a row, a Frenchmen named Sébastien has been named the champion of the World Rally Championship – only it's probably not Sébastien you were expecting. Dethroning Sébastien Loeb from his WRC reign is 29-year-old Sébastien Ogier (shown above, at right) and his Volkswagen Polo R WRC.

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Hyundai i20 WRC gets shakedown in Finland

It's always a good day when we get to post a video about rally racing. It's even better when that video is of a new WRC competitor undergoing testing. This spy video shows Hyundai's i20 WRC, a car that debuted nearly one year ago at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. It's set to usher in Hyundai's

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Dutch rally duo die in WRC support event [w/video]

Tragedy stuck this weekend at the site of the ADAC Rallye Deutschland when a driver and co-driver team from the Netherlands were killed in a crash on Saturday. The incident occurred not in the headline World Rally Championship event, but in a classic support rally.

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VW agrees to halt next-gen rally car development to help others stay in WRC

Volkswagen has petitioned the FIA to hold on to the current specifications for cars in the World Rally Championship, according to Autosport.com. The move is evidently an effort to keep as many competitors in the sport as possible, despite the fact that using

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