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Tags: drivers, great, Sebastien Loeb Racing, wrc, WTCC
Sebastien Loeb will return to the World Rally Championship in 2016, as a team owner.
After four years competing at various levels of circuit racing, including the World Touring Car Championship, Sebastien Loeb Racing will move into rallying with a Junior WRC entry next season. The nine-time World Rally Champion will oversee the operation along with his co-driver Daniel Elena and long-time business partner and close friend Dominique Heintz.
While SLR will remain active in the WTCC with private Citroen C-Elysees, Loeb admitted the move to side of the sport where he made his name was inevitable.
“The team was bound to get involved in rallying,” Loeb said. “We first decided to compete on track mainly because that’s where my career was going to take me, but we knew that one day rallying would be on the agenda.
“We just had not to rush into it, but wait until all the necessary elements would be gathered. Rallying is obviously very special for Dominique, Daniel and I. That’s where it all started, we’ve enjoyed some incredible moments and we do Read the rest of this entry »
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Tags: 2015, AG, Greek, kart, MERKOURIOS, PALADIO, rally, shedule, World Council
The Greek Federation of Motor Sport (DMAE) announced the provisional program Car Racing and Karting 2016.
For the summary tables below indicates the following:
I. The final dates of the Championships, Cups, Trophies and vintage cars, including the Acropolis Rally and the Historic Acropolis Rally typically expect the adoption of the respective tournament from the World Council of the FIA, will be announced in December.
II. The rates, mandatory and prosmetrountes races of all institutions, and other details will be included in the Notice of Race 2016 to be released in December.
III. The dates of Drift racing, Dragster, 4×4, Atomic Timer and Virtuosity will be announced in December.
52o RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
1. OLYMPIC RALLY (X) s.1,5 26-27 March AOLAP
2. ACROPOLIS RALLY (X) p.2 06-08 May OMAE
3. CENTAUR (A) p.1 04-05 June Love
4. FTHIOTIDOS (A) p.1 25-26 June dumb
5. TIF (A) p.1 17-18 September AOTH
6. Amarynthos (A) p.1 08-09 October ASMA Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 2015 WRC, cars, new, programme, World Rally Championship
This morning, Citroën CEO Linda Jackson confirmed the decision to concentrate all the firm’s sporting efforts on the WRC, along with plans to make a fresh start in the sport it dominated between 2004 and 2012.
“With eight world titles and a record 94 wins, Citroën has certainly enjoyed unrivalled success in the WRC,” said Jackson
“Rallying is a fascinating sport, which tests the performance, reliability and solidity of the cars and drivers in some magnificent settings. The category is taking off again, with increasingly widespread live television coverage and the arrival of China on the calendar in 2016.
“In 2017, the appearance of a new generation of cars, which are purported to be very attractive, will coincide with our renewed involvement. Everything will therefore be in place for us to write a new chapter in our history. Given the brand’s rich heritage, this challenge had to be ambitious. We will however be modest in our approach, gradually stepping up our objectives to the very top.”
The decision to remain in the WRC will bring an end to Citroën’s participation in the WTCC. Having dominated the sport for the last two seasons, Citroën’s programme will conclude at the end of its third in 2016.
Citroën Racing boss Yves Matton said the 2017 changes to the World Rally Championship’s technical regulations represented an opportunity to compete on equal terms with rival manufacturers, and to use lessons learned on the race circuit.
“We have never hidden our interest in the 2017 WRC regulations and the entire team is extremely motivated by this new challenge,” he said.“We like the freedom granted to make the cars more spectacular, but also the possibility of reusing development work done on the Citroën C-Elysée WTCC’s engine.” Read the rest of this entry »