WRC 2018

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by autohabit, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    The 2018 World Rally Championship will be run over 13 rounds again in 2018. The Rally of Poland has been removed from the line up, due to spectator safety concerns raised by the governing body, it has been replaced by the Rally of Turkey, which will be based in the coastal resort town of Marmaris, with the proposed route running along the Mediterranean coastline.

    Additionally, Rally GB and Catalunya have swapped places on the schedule.


    2018 FIA World Rally Championship Calendar

    1. Rally Monte Carlo – January 28
    2. Rally Sweden – February 18
    3. Rally Mexico – March 11
    4. Tour de Corse – April 8
    5. Rally Argentina – April 29
    6. Rally de Portugal – May 20
    7. Rally Italia – June 10
    8. Rally Finland – July 29
    9. Rally Germany – August 19
    10. Rally Turkey – September 16
    11. Rally Great Britain – October 7
    12. Rally Spain (Catalunya) – October 28
    13. Rally Australia – November 18


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  2. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    Sebastien Loeb will return to the WRC in 2018

    He will drive for Citroen on three rounds of the championship - Mexico, Corsica and Spain.

    The question is, will he still be competitive? As Marcus Grönholm recently commented, Sebastien likes to win, but it may not be so easy now,

    Loeb will be 44 when he takes the start ramp in Mexico.


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    The 9 times WRC Champion, will face the current (and 5 times) WRC Champion, Sebastien Ogier.

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  3. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    17-year-old Kalle Rovanperä has signed to drive for Skoda in the WRC2 class for 2018. He won the category on the recent Rally Australia, not bad, considering he only passed his driving test a few weeks ago!

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  4. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    WRC & F1 Champions. No sooner than the silverware is collected, it's time to start again (Hamilton obviously didn't understand the dress code!!)

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    A bit of pre season testing. Not long now.

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  5. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    Red Bull have increased to two cars for 2018

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    Ogier & Ingrassia

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    Evans & Barritt

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  6. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    Neuville was out for a pre Monte test with Hyundai last week, is 2018 going to be his year?

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    Not a good start...

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  7. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    Throwback Thursday. 15 years ago, Citroen signed the super team of McRae & Sainz, with a young upstart called Loeb thrown in to support and learn. However, the Frenchman led a 1-2-3 finish in Monaco, the rest is history.

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