2006 WRC Preview

The 2006 campaign kicks off in roughly a week with the Rallye Monte Carlo. This season could be the most wide open in years due to the number of team and rule changes. The biggest news is that only two manufacturer teams will compete, Subaru and Ford. Citroen and Peugeot had previously announced their intentions […]

Rally News

Sebastien Loeb easily won the Rally Cyprus last weekend, after both Marcus Gronholm and Petter Solberg failed to restart the rally after terminal engine damage. Privateer Manfred Stohl took a surprise second place (the first time in several years a privateer has crack the podium), and Markko Martin won his battle with another privateer, Henning […]

Rally News

I haven’t written much about the 2005 campaign thus far, but after a tumultuous day in Cyprus, I thought I’d pass along a few bits of news. Unsurprisingly, Sebastien Loeb leads the event after the first leg, but every factory team has suffered significant problems. First, Peugeot’s Marcus Gronholm, who expected to compete for victory […]

Rally Mexico Recap

Petter Solberg has his championship campaign off to a fine start this season, and the Norwegian scored his second win of the year at this weekend’s Rally Mexico. Driving the 2005 spec Subaru Impreza in its debut, Solberg took the lead on SS1 and never looked back. While Peugeot’s Marcus Gronholm applied steady pressure on […]

Rally Sweden Recap

Petter Solberg has broken his string of bad luck on this event, and won his first Rally Sweden, kickstarting his championship campaign. In the end, it was easy for Solberg, with his closest rivals, Marcus Gronholm and Sebastien Loeb, retiring on the final leg. The win puts Solberg in a tie for third place in […]

Rallye Monte Carlo Recap

In the end, it was easy, again. Sebastien Loeb has won his third consecutive Rallye Monte Carlo. Loeb went into Sunday with a two minute lead over Marcus Gronholm, but any chance of challenge from Gronholm disappeared during the Col du Turini stage. Both Gronholm and Petter Solberg crashed during the stage thanks to snow […]

Rallye Monte Carlo Update

As expected, Sebastien Loeb has a comfortable two minute over his nearest challenger, Marcus Gronholm. Loeb was feeling the heat earlier in the day from teammate Francois Duval until Duval had an off on SS6, taking out a utility pole and halting the stage. Duval was ok, but damage forced him to retire from event. […]

WRC 2005 Preview – Peugeot

On paper, there isn’t a better roster: Two-time world champion Marcus Gronholm and up and coming star Markko Martin (who finished third in the championship last season). Peugeot has been here before with great results — in 2002 the team lured world champion Richard Burns from Subaru and Gronholm won the title and Peugeot won […]


The season-opening Rallye Monte Carlo is a little over a week away. I’ll be putting together my annual team by team reviews shortly. I’m sure all five of you can’t wait.

Speaking Too Soon

I jumped the gun a bit when I listed Subaru’s WRC team for next season — Mikko Hirvonen had yet to be signed, and today, Subaru announced that Chris Atkinson would share the second works car with Stephane Sarrazin. Atkinson will drive the loose surface events, with Sarrazin piloting the Impreza on the sealed surface […]