WRC hybrid rules make it “credible platform”

WRC hybrid rules make it "credible platform"

[ad_1] Adamo made the comments as it was announced that the South Korean company will be joining M-Sport Ford and Toyota Gazoo Racing in the FIA championship until the end of the 2024 season. The news ends weeks of speculation as to whether Hyundai was committed to the introduction of electrification, despite Adamo telling Motorsport.com … Read more

WRC hybrid move safeguards M-Sport’s immediate future

WRC hybrid move safeguards M-Sport's immediate future

[ad_1] The decision will also protect jobs at M-Sport’s new state-of-the-art facilities at Cockermouth in the UK and ensures that its working ties with Ford’s competition arm, Ford Performance, are strengthened. Since joining forces in 1997, the two brands have been a constant in the series and have gone on to claim over 60 wins, … Read more

Hyundai, Toyota and M-Sport commit to WRC hybrid rules

Hyundai, Toyota and M-Sport commit to WRC hybrid rules

[ad_1] Hybrid power will be introduced into the top tier of the WRC next season and a new three-year agreement means the system will be developed with the FIA and the three biggest competitors working together, funding work done by Compact Dynamics and Kreisel Electric. The announcement confirms Hyundai’s continued participation, which is believed to … Read more

WRC legend Loeb splits with co-driver Elena after 23 years

WRC legend Loeb splits with co-driver Elena after 23 years

[ad_1] Loeb admitted “it wasn’t an easy decision” to make and it is understood that he called Elena around midday today to deliver the news to him, having most recently competed together at this year’s Dakar Rally for the Bahrain Raid Xtreme team. The Prodrive-build BRX1 car’s debut at the Dakar Rally was marred with … Read more

WRC director confident of holding full 2021 campaign

WRC director confident of holding full 2021 campaign

[ad_1] This year’s campaign consists of 12 rounds, with Matton “confident” that number can be fulfilled. While acknowledging the challenges ahead, Matton says the global COVID-19 vaccination roll-out and the “tireless work and commitment of the entire FIA rally family”, can help to minimise possible disruptions. The 2020 WRC season was stopped during Rally Mexico … Read more

Toyota aiming to test new hybrid WRC car in the summer

Toyota aiming to test new hybrid WRC car in the summer

[ad_1] Led by the squad’s Technical Director Tom Fowler, Toyota is developing the all-new specification car around the road-going GR Yaris. M-Sport Ford already has high hopes for its latest project, while Hyundai Motorsport has started work on its challenger despite the company’s board still undecided about his plans beyond the 2021 season. “The 2022 … Read more