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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for
  • Matt A Kingsbury

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield county, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to Corey's aunt!

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributin writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • Jeff Jacobs

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Jordan Hightower

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • Matt Holden

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Raymond Kingsbury

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • Thiago Izequiel

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • Tom O'Leary

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • Jason Lofing Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

Rally GB confirms 2014 route

June 11th, 2014

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The route for this year’s Rally GB has been revealed and includes significant changes as the organisers look to build on a positive 2013 event. Missing are the Great Orme and Thursday night stages, as predicted by AUTOSPORT last week, but in their place comes a more compact route with considerably more spectating opportunities than last season. After a ceremonial start at the Eirias Park stadium in Colwyn Bay on Thursday, November 13, the main action gets underway the following morning. All the mid-Wales action is now packed into one day, offering fans a much wider choice, easing congestion and lessening the strain on forest car parks. Saturday and Sunday run through North Wales with the Clocaenog complex featuring heavily on both days. The event’s powerstage moves to Brenig (on [...]

Latvala: Italy defeat a minor setback

June 10th, 2014

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Volkswagen driver Jari-Matti Latvala says losing Rally Italy was a setback rather than a killer blow to his World Rally Championship aspirations. Latvala blew a half-minute lead to let team-mate Sebastien Ogier win his fourth event from six starts this season – expanding his lead over the Finn to 33 points. “I had this chance [to win again],” said Latvala. “I held it in my hands again and I let it slip. The main thing is that the championship is still alive and we can recover. Can Latvala keep Ogier on the ropes? “This was a good chance to get closer to him, but it didn’t happen because of my mistake. “It could have been worse, if I had tried to push harder and then gone off the road, I [...]

Ogier had nearly given up on Italy win

June 9th, 2014

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Sebastien Ogier admitted that he had pretty much given up on winning Rally Italy just a few stages into the event. The World Rally Championship leader struggled with running first on the road last Friday and was as low as 10th on the opening loop. He fought back to second by Saturday morning and then took the lead when Volkswagen team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala made a mistake and damaged a wheel at the end of leg two. “It was not an easy weekend for me. We pushed to the maximum during two days,” said Ogier. “The first one was really frustrating. Even though we were pushing we were losing time all the time and at the midday [service] on Friday I was quite disappointed and was thinking maybe this weekend I [...]

Hyundai upbeat despite losing lead

June 7th, 2014

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Hyundai team principal Michel Nandan refused to be downhearted about the i20 WRC’s hero-to-zero performance on the opening day of Rally Italy. After the fourth stage of the Sardinian event, the team was running one-two with Thierry Neuville just head of Juho Hanninen. One stage later and Neuville had dropped 14 minutes with suspension issues, the Finn’s car was rolled into a ball and 14th-placed Hayden Paddon was the Korean firm’s top runner. “Yesterday, we saw that the car was showing good performance,” said Nandan. “We have to consider that we had the good position on the road and we made the good tyre choice, but to have both of the cars in the top positions is a very good thing. “Then everything happened in stage five – but these [...]

Hirvonen blaze cause a mystery

June 7th, 2014

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M-Sport team principal Malcolm Wilson says the cause of the Rally Italy fire that claimed Mikko Hirvonen’s Ford Fiesta RS WRC may never be known. The car was destroyed in the fire, which began on the road section between the third and fourth stages in Sardinia. The Finn deployed his own extinguisher, and then used Sebastien Ogier and Mads Ostberg’s extinguishers, but the fire took hold and burned the car out. “The car’s completely gone,” Wilson told AUTOSPORT. “Mikko is pretty confident the fire started in the right-rear corner, in the hub area. “I don’t think we’ll ever know what started it. “You’d think maybe a brake line or burst damper or something, but the car was absolutely fine – he had no problems with the car at all. “It’s [...]

Hirvonen takes early lead in Italy

June 5th, 2014

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Mikko Hirvonen holds the Rally Italy lead after the very short Cagliari superspecial on Thursday evening. The barrier-lined asphalt stage, less than a mile in length, will have little in common with the rough gravel of the main event, which commences on Friday morning. M-Sport Ford driver Hirvonen’s time of 1m19.1s put him two tenths of a second ahead of championship leader Sebastien Ogier’s Volkswagen and Thierry Neuville’s Hyundai, which are tied for second. Juho Hanninen made it two Hyundais in the top four, while Ogier’s team-mate and title rival Jari-Matti Latvala edged out Elfyn Evans, Kris Meeke and Andreas Mikkelsen for fifth. Meeke ended the stage with smoke coming from his Citroen and fluid leaking, having damaged the car on a violent landing from a jump. It will be [...]

Kubica to stick with new approach

June 2nd, 2014

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Robert Kubica will again adopt an ultra-cautious approach when the World Rally Championship resumes in Sardinia this weekend. The World Rally Car rookie changed his style for the last round in Argentina following a spate of accidents, and managed to make it to the finish without incident for the first time since stepping up from WRC2 at the end of 2013. Kubica therefore plans to tread extremely carefully again in Italy, focusing on finishing rather than outright pace. “Like all of the gravel events in the WRC, this is a difficult rally so in that respect my approach won’t be too different from the previous outing in Argentina,” he said. “Of course Sardinia is a rally that I got to know a bit in WRC2 last year, but my goal [...]

Peugeot not interested in WRC return

May 29th, 2014

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Peugeot Sport director Bruno Famin has ruled out a return to the World Rally Championship any time soon, saying World Rallycross offers better value. Peugeot, the WRC’s fourth most successful brand, is contesting World Rallycross with Hansen Motorsport this year, while also developing the 208 T16 R5 car and its all-new 2008 DKR in time for next year’s Dakar. “The current WRC fails to have good visibility,” said Famin. “The WRC is a European championship with two trips to South America, too little to define the world. “It is better with rallycross in Argentina, Canada and Turkey and then in Russia – this scenario seems much better to me. “I see the future of WRC very complicated.” Famin is not convinced that even beating a dominant manufacturer like Volkswagen would [...]

WRC holds 2017 tech rules talks

May 21st, 2014

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The FIA is meeting with the World Rally Championship promoter in Geneva today to lay the foundations for the next generation of WRC cars in 2017. WRC Commission president Carlos Barbosa has confirmed to AUTOSPORT that the FIA has already sought opinion on the way forward for the cars competing at rallying’s highest level, but today marks the first formal part of the policy-making process. With Toyota waiting on those 2017 regulations – and the current teams also looking for an early direction – Barbosa says it is imperative to get news of the new rules out as soon as possible. “The 2017 season is very near,” he told AUTOSPORT. “We must decide very quickly what is going to be the car, all of the current teams need to know [...]

Latvala hails new mental approach

May 15th, 2014

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Jari-Matti Latvala says last week’s Rally Argentina win has underlined the importance of his new psychological approach to his World Rally Championship title bid. The South American event was the first time Latvala has beaten Volkswagen team-mate Sebastien Ogier in an outright race to the finish. “This was the first time I beat Seb like this,” Latvala said. “It means a lot to do this. Can Latvala keep Ogier on the ropes? “If I hadn’t won, if it had gone wrong for me, then the championship would have been very, very bad.” Latvala praised the efforts of his new psychological coach Christoph Treier, who provided the Finn with what he feels is a new-found mental strength. “Christoph has helped me to find the missing pieces,” said Latvala. “He has helped [...]

Neuville: Hyundai proving its pace

May 14th, 2014

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Rally Argentina confirmed the outright pace of Hyundai’s i20 WRC, according to Thierry Neuville – and the Belgian says upgrades due shortly will bring more speed. Neuville admitted the Hyundai struggled on the twisty stages on Friday and Sunday, but on the quicker roads in the Calamuchita valley, the i20 was close to the pace. “It was really interesting to see the time difference to the other cars,” he said. “We went at the maximum to see what we could do and the time difference is positive. “In the very fast sections we are really fast, but in the twisty we are missing some traction – but we knew we could be better on the suspension side [before Argentina].” Still in the development stage of its new World Rally Championship [...]

Latvala stretches away from Ogier

May 9th, 2014

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Jari-Matti Latvala pulled out a 17-second lead over Volkswagen team-mate Sebastien Ogier by the end of a tough first day of Rally Argentina. The VW duo ended up swapping first place on all four of Friday’s stages, with Ogier quicker on the shorter Santa Catalina stage each time, before Latvala responded on both runs through the 52 kilometres of Ascochinga. In the afternoon, Latvala was substantially faster than his World Rally champion team-mate. Ogier had retaken the lead on Santa Catalina by half a second, but Latvala was a full 18s quicker on the longer stage as he claimed the top spot back. But while VW still holds a one-two, its hopes of a podium sweep have been dented. Andreas Mikkelsen was running a solid third before stopping with a [...]

Ogier tops Argentina superspecial

May 8th, 2014

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Sebastien Ogier established an early Rally Argentina lead by winning Thursday’s Parque Tematico superspecial. The field all completed two head-to-head laps of the course, with Volkswagen’s World Rally Championship leader beating Citroen’s Mads Ostberg by three seconds as the duo put themselves first and second overall after their run. VW has three cars in the top five, as Andreas Mikkelsen and Jari-Matti Latvala were third and fifth quickest, split by M-Sport’s Mikko Hirvonen. Thierry Neuville was the fastest of the Hyundais in sixth, just ahead of his shakedown-pace-setting team-mate Dani Sordo. WRC2 runners Jari Ketomaa and Nicolas Fuchs ended the stage in the overall top 10, with Robert Kubica and Elfyn Evans back in 12th and 13th overnight. Follow Rally Argentina as it happens on AUTOSPORT – live radio commentary [...]

Ostberg trying to copy Loeb’s style

May 1st, 2014

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Mads Ostberg says he has found more speed by tailoring his driving style to replicate nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb’s handling of the Citroen. Ostberg said his sideways style was not suited to the DS3 WRC, but setting the car up more like Loeb and driving it straighter – in the same way as the Frenchman – is already working in his favour. “We have changed the suspension settings on the car,” said Ostberg. “There are also some changes in the differential, but the main thing that I’m doing is to drive the car straighter – less sideways. “This is the way the car was designed to go fastest, it’s the way it was designed by Sebastien Loeb and it’s working for me. “At some tests I drive like [...]

Bouffier returns to Hyundai as tester

April 28th, 2014

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Bryan Bouffier has returned to Hyundai to work as a test and development driver in the World Rally Championship, with his efforts geared mainly towards the team’s all-new 2015 car. The former Monte Carlo Rally winner formed part of Hyundai’s test squad last season, but was not signed for competition this year. As the strain of competing in a full WRC programme allied to ramping up development on the next generation i20 WRC begins to tell, the Korean marque has welcomed the Frenchman back. His first assignment will be to compete on the Antibes Rally (May 30-31) as a test event. Bouffier, who won the Antibes Rally in 2006, said: “I will do my best to help them to prepare for the 2015 season, bringing my experience and knowledge and [...]

Positive end to WRC crunch meeting

April 25th, 2014

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World Rally Championship stakeholders reported a positive outcome from a crunch meeting in Munich on Thursday. The meeting was called at the last WRC round in Portugal earlier this month after the latest fall out between manufacturers and the WRC Promoter affected the coverage of the Faro-based event. The lowpoint of the quarrel came when world champion Sebastien Ogier and his factory driving colleagues were instructed not to talk to the WRC Promoter’s television crews. Opinion: WRC stand-off has to end The two parties met in Munich, where the promoter presented its targets and plans for the short and medium term future of the WRC. A source in the meeting told AUTOSPORT: “This was definitely a step forward and I think everybody feels quite positive about the way the meeting [...]

Meeke: Ireland should bid for WRC

April 16th, 2014

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Citroen World Rally Championship star Kris Meeke says the Circuit of Ireland should be the event to take Ireland back to the World Rally Championship. While appreciating the effort taken to land a place on the European Rally Championship calendar, Meeke said this week’s Belfast-based event should set its sights higher. Meeke’s home island has been included in the WRC twice before, when Rally Ireland ran in 2007 and 2009. The Dungannon driver says the time has come for its return. “Being a little bit selfish, the World Rally Championship is where I’m at right now and the chance to drive my home roads in the WRC would be awesome,” said Meeke. “Rally Ireland was fantastic and an incredible job from the people to get the world championship there, but [...]

WRC teams to hold crisis talks

April 9th, 2014

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World Rally Championship teams will meet with the WRC Promoter organisation before the end of the month to hammer out an agreement to their current dispute. The two parties sorted what was described as a side issue on the Rally of Portugal, when the teams were denied video footage and the promoter was, in turn, denied interviews with the drivers. The forthcoming meeting is now seen as the crunch point in the argument. Prior to last week’s Faro-based event, the teams had been close to signing a contract for this season, but as one senior source put it: “Last week smashed that and [agreement] is now further away than ever.” The date and location for the meeting has yet to be decided on, but both parties are determined not to [...]

Hyundai gives Sordo Argentina seat

April 8th, 2014

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Hyundai has granted Dani Sordo’s request to be part of the team’s Rally Argentina line-up, with Juho Hanninen moving aside for the next round of the 2014 World Rally Championship. The Spaniard had not been scheduled to appear for Hyundai again until August’s Rally Germany, but said after the Rally of Portugal – when he took the i20′s first stage win – last weekend that he was baffled by his absence from the Argentina roster. “I don’t know why I’m not going to Argentina – I have a lot of experience there and a lot of fans,” said Sordo. Hyundai team manager Michel Nandan put Sordo’s omission down to his lack of confidence on gravel after poor form on such events for Citroen in 2013, but was open to adjusting [...]

Rally of Portugal seeks new location

April 8th, 2014

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Rally of Portugal organisers are working on a plan to move the event north for next season, despite a successful Algarve event last week. Officials are touring 14 regions in the north of the country this week, trying to secure finance for the 2015 event. A source close to the rally, which has been housed in Faro since its World Rally Championship return in 2007, told AUTOSPORT: “We are making a roadshow this week. “We will tour the north meeting with 14 different mayors to see if they are interested and have the money to bring the rally back to the north. We want to take it back. “We would not base the event from Porto, there is not support there, but it would be north of Lisbon.” The north [...]