Alasdair Lindsay

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Rally GB WRC: Tanak extends points lead with win

Ott Tanak has strengthened his WRC title bid with victory on Rally GB, scoring a maximum 30 points by topping the Power Stage.

Rally GB WRC: Tanak stays in lead, Neuville rises to second

Toyota's Ott Tanak continues to lead Rally GB on Saturday afternoon, as Thierry Neuville scored two stage wins to take second place from World Rally Championship title rival Sebastien Ogier.

Rally GB WRC: Tanak extends lead as Evans dominates

World Rally Championship points leader Ott Tanak has edged further ahead of chief rival Sebastien Ogier on Rally GB, but Elfyn Evans dominated the Saturday morning loop for M-Sport.

Rally GB WRC: Tanak surges into lead, Meeke falls back

Ott Tanak stormed into the lead of Wales Rally GB on the pair of Friday night stages, leaping from fourth to first while erstwhile leader and Toyota teammate Kris Meeke went backwards.

Chile WRC: Tanak wraps up victory, Ogier takes points lead

Ott Tanak wrapped up his second WRC victory of the season on Rally Chile, while new championship leader Sebastien Ogier successfully held Sebastien Loeb at bay for second.

Chile WRC: Tanak leads Ogier, Latvala forced to retire

Ott Tanak continues to lead his WRC rivals on Rally Chile, though his Toyota teammate Jari-Matti Latvala retired from third with technical issues on Saturday’s final stage.

Chile WRC: Tanak in command after Neuville rolls out

Toyota’s Ott Tanak edged further ahead of reigning World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier on the Saturday morning loop of Rally Chile, while Thierry Neuville rolled out of the podium battle.

Neuville crashes out of Rally Chile

WRC points leader Thierry Neuville has suffered a dramatic accident on stage seven of Rally Chile, forcing the Hyundai driver to retire.

Argentina WRC: Neuville wins, Meeke denied podium

Thierry Neuville extended his WRC championship lead to 10 points with victory on Rally Argentina, heading a Hyundai 1-2 by 48.4s from Andreas Mikkelsen.

Argentina WRC: Neuville leads Hyundai 1-2, Tanak out

Thierry Neuville appears set for a second WRC victory of the season with three stages of Rally Argentina remaining, leading a Hyundai 1-2 by 45 seconds from Andreas Mikkelsen.

Argentina WRC: Tanak closes on lead, trouble for Ogier and Meeke

Toyota’s Ott Tanak closed in Rally Argentina leader Thierry Neuville with a pair of World Rally Championship stage wins, while Sebastien Ogier and Kris Meeke both went backwards with issues.

Argentina WRC: Neuville takes lead after Tanak spin

WRC points leader Thierry Neuville has moved into the lead of Rally Argentina, the Hyundai driver aided by a spin for erstwhile leader Ott Tanak late on.

Argentina WRC: Meeke grabs early lead from Neuville

Kris Meeke moved into the lead of Rally Argentina with an early stage win aboard his Toyota Yaris WRC, ahead of Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville.

Argentina WRC: Tanak leads after opening superspecial

Ott Tanak took an early lead on Rally Argentina, winning the Villa Carlos Paz superspecial by 1.6 seconds from Sebastien Ogier.

F1 Esports champion to make single-seater debut

Reigning Formula 1 Esports Series champion Brendon Leigh will make his single-seater racing debut, competing in the UK-based BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600 championship with Kevin Mills Racing.

Mexico WRC: Ogier wins, Tanak beats Evans to second

Sebastien Ogier scored his second victory of the 2019 WRC season in Mexico, while points leader Ott Tanak overhauled Elfyn Evans on the final day of running to finish second.

Mexico WRC: Ogier edges ahead, Tanak closes on Evans

Sebastien Ogier increased his Rally Mexico lead further on Saturday afternoon, while second-placed Elfyn Evans came under intense pressure from a charging Ott Tanak.

Mexico WRC: Meeke thwarted by puncture after taking lead

Sebastien Ogier survived a chaotic Saturday morning to remain in the lead of Rally Mexico, the Citroen man retaking first place after briefly falling behind Kris Meeke.

Mexico WRC: Ogier extends lead, disaster strikes Hyundai

Sebastien Ogier leads Rally Mexico after Friday’s eight stages, as a disastrous day for Hyundai left Thierry Neuville the lowest placed WRC car and its other two cars retired.

Mexico WRC: Mikkelsen retirement hands Ogier rally lead

Citroen’s Sebastien Ogier has inherited first place on Rally Mexico after Friday morning WRC leader Andreas Mikkelsen was forced to retire on the El Chocolate stage.

Mexico WRC: Mikkelsen leads, puncture for Neuville

Hyundai's Andreas Mikkelsen has taken an early lead on Rally Mexico, while his World Rally Championship teammate Thierry Neuville suffered a puncture and sits only ninth.

"Dangerous" WRC jump criticised after stage cancellation

WRC crews were left fuming about a ‘dangerous’ jump in Thursday evening's opening stage of Rally Mexico, which had to be cancelled.

Sweden WRC: Tanak on brink of win, Mikkelsen drops back

Toyota's Ott Tanak holds a comfortable Rally Sweden lead with one stage remaining, while Andrea Mikkelsen plummeted from second to fourth on a terrible final morning.

Sweden WRC: Tanak stays top, Mikkelsen and Lappi tied for P2

Andreas Mikkelsen and Esapekka Lappi are tied for second place on Rally Sweden with three stages remaining, as Ott Tanak continues to lead the way.

Sweden WRC: Tanak stretches lead over runner-up battle

Ott Tanak has extended his Rally Sweden lead to nearly a minute, while a three-way fight for second place has emerged between Andreas Mikkelsen, Esapekka Lappi and Thierry Neuville.

Sweden WRC: Suninen error hands big lead to Tanak

Toyota driver Ott Tanak leads Rally Sweden by over half a minute, as his main rival for World Rally Championship victory Teemu Suninen went off into a snowbank and lost over a minute.

Sweden WRC: Suninen goes top, trouble for Latvala, Ogier

Teemu Suninen leads a World Rally Championship event for the first time on Rally Sweden, as nearest rival Jari-Matti Latvala became stuck in a snowbank on Friday’s final stage.

Sweden WRC: Tanak leads, Gronholm drops out

Toyota driver Ott Tanak scored two stage wins on the World Rally Championship’s opening morning of Rally Sweden, establishing a 5.5s lead over a tight battle for second place.

Sweden WRC: Neuville fastest on opening superspecial

Thierry Neuville posted the fastest time through Rally Sweden’s opening superspecial, the Hyundai driver edging out World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Ogier by 0.8sec.

Bottas takes stage win, fifth overall on rally debut

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas claimed a stage win on his rallying debut in Finland, finishing fifth overall on the Arctic Lapland Rally driving a Ford Fiesta WRC.

Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier stays ahead, Loeb takes third

Sebastien Ogier kept a chasing Thierry Neuville at bay during Saturday afternoon’s loop of Monte Carlo Rally stages, as Sebastien Loeb moved up into third place.

Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier leads as Mikkelsen, Evans crash out

World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier continues to hold Thierry Neuville at bay for the lead of the Monte Carlo Rally, edging out a 5.3s gap after Saturday’s first two stages.

McLaren revives Ayrton Senna's MP4/4 livery for P1 GTR

McLaren Special Operations was commissioned to create a P1 GTR to pay homage to Ayrton Senna's first Formula 1 title – and the results are stunning

This $6m Ferrari 275 GTB prototype took on Rally Monte Carlo

Ferrari's test mule for the 275 GTB, which stretched its legs on Rally Monte Carlo in 1966, is now expected to fetch over $6m at auction

Team Menard's 1982 Indy 500 racer is being sold in January

This all-American icon was fielded by Team Menard in Indycar racing during the 1980s, including a top 10 finish at the Indy 500

Ex-Louis Chiron Bugatti Type 35A racer set for auction

A Bugatti Type 35A grand prix car piloted by marque legend Louis Chiron will be auctioned in Arizona next January

Ex-Fangio Ferrari 290 MM fetches $22 million at auction

A 1950s factory Scuderia Ferrari sports car raced by a star-studded list of F1 world champions is now the 10th most expensive car ever sold at auction

Didier Auriol’s 1994 Sanremo-winning Toyota Celica on sale

Didier Auriol pulled off a titanic comeback drive to win the 1994 WRC Rally Sanremo – now you could own his Toyota Celica ST185

Ex-Scuderia Ferrari 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C set for Paris sale

A 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider run by Enzo Ferrari's eponymous team at the Mille Miglia has joined Bonhams' Paris sale

The MG Metro 6R4 Group B car that belonged to an F1 team

Despite never gracing a competitive rally, this Metro 6R4 has an intriguing history, thanks to its history with Williams

Ravaglia's Nurburgring 24 Hour-winning BMW heads to auction

This 320i Super Touring Car once driven by legendary driver Roberto Ravaglia has won the Nurburgring and Spa 24 Hour races

Le Mans-winning Porsche leads Team Taisan Japanese auction

Legendary Japanese racing outfit Team Taisan is selling off several of its iconic cars, including its 2000 Le Mans 24 Hour GTLM class-winning Porsche 911 GT3-R

Coulthard & Brabham's excluded Le Mans Jaguar up for auction

The Jaguar XJ220C raced to a short-lived class victory at Le Mans by David Coulthard, David Brabham and John Nielsen is being auctioned

Lowndes plots Goodwood run with Bathurst-winning Ford

Seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes is planning to bring his favourite Ford Falcon to Goodwood Festival of Speed next year

Turkey WRC: Mikkelsen wins opening stage as Ogier spins

Hyundai driver Andreas Mikkelsen set the fastest time through Rally Turkey’s opening Marmaris test, while a mistake by Sebastien Ogier left the reigning champion 14th after the short city stage.

Silverstone ELMS: G-Drive dominates as title rival crashes out

G-Drive Racing strengthened its European Le Mans Series title bid with a third straight victory at Silverstone, as chief championship rival Racing Engineering crashed out in the final half hour.

Finland WRC: Tanak set for win as Lappi crashes out

Ott Tanak is two stages away from his second World Rally Championship victory this year on Rally Finland, while his Toyota teammate Esapekka Lappi crashed out on Sunday’s first stage.

Latvala out of third place with mechanical problem

Jari-Matti Latvala has lost third place on Rally Italy, after a technical problem forced him to retire his Toyota despite the World Rally Championship’s Saturday stages having already been completed.

Italy WRC: Ogier takes four-second lead into final day

Sebastien Ogier maintained a slim lead on Rally Italy ahead of World Rally Championship rival Thierry Neuville on Rally Italy, holding a 3.9s advantage after Saturday afternoon.

Italy WRC: Ogier leads Neuville, Mikkelsen out

M-Sport’s Sebastien Ogier mastered muddy conditions to vault from fifth to first place on Rally Italy, eclipsing his main WRC rival Thierry Neuville in second.