WRC 2019

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by autohabit, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    In just a few weeks time, the 2019 World Rally Championship will begin. The 14-round calendar will feature a brand new event in Chile.

    Factory WRC drivers will be able to select their own permanent competition numbers for the new season.


    2019 WRC calendar

    Monte Carlo Rally January 24-27
    Rally Sweden February 14-17
    Rally Mexico March 7-10
    Tour de Corse March 28-31
    Rally Argentina April 25-28
    Rally Chile May 9-12
    Rally Portugal May 30-June 2
    Rally Italy June 13-16
    Rally Finland August 1-4
    Rally Germany August 22-25
    Rally Turkey September 12-15
    Rally GB October 3-6
    Rally Spain October 24-27
    Rally Australia November 14-17
     
  2. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    The recent big news is that 9 times world rally champion S├ębastien Loeb has signed a 2 year contract with Hyundai to compete in the WRC.

    Just recently, Hyundai named their starting line up for the 2019 Monte Carlo Rally as Neuville, Mikkelsen and Sordo. They have since announced that Loeb will be replacing Sordo in its Monte line up. Loeb is also looking likely to start round 2 in Sweden. Hyundai and Loeb are talking of a limited campaign for 2019, but I would guess if Loeb gets a strong start from the first two rounds, he will fancy a crack at title number 10.

    Loeb has quite a schedule ahead of him, he is doing the Dakar from Jan 6th - 17th, then he will roll off the start ramp in Monaco on Jan 24th for the Monte Carlo Rally.

    After driving exclusively for Citroen for the last 18 years, Loeb will finally attempt to win in a non French car!


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  3. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    M-Sport have revealed their 2019 livery, similar to their 2016 colour scheme, following 2 years with Red Bull.

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    The track outline of M-Sport's new Evaluation Centre is included into the new paint scheme. Elfyn Evans will be co driven this year by Scott Martin, Dan Barritt has gone back to Toyota to partner Japan's promising talent Takamoto Katsuta.

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  4. TR-Spider

    TR-Spider Member Forum Supporter

    These cars nowerdays almost look like the Audi Quattro Pikes Peak Monster, with all that aero...
     
  5. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    Just a few days to go before the start of the 2019 season. Loeb has just flown back from South America after finishing 3rd overall on the Dakar.

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    He will complete 2 days testing in the Hyundai, this will be his first time in the new car.

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