Monza Rally Show – A ‘LastRallyNews’ Report

 AN AMAZING LUCA ROSSETTI AT THE MONZA RALLY SHOW, VICTORY IN ALL THE SPECIAL STAGES, THE RALLY AND THE MASTERS’ SHOW IN THE S2000 CLASS – CRAIG BREEN IN SECOND POSITION The Monza Rally Show was only the third event this year for Luca Rossetti, who had been away from competition for some months; the […]

Final Round of ERC @ Swiss Alps | Rallye International du Valais – 2013

Rallye International du Valais being the final rally to conclude the 2013 season of FIA European Rally Championship. Esapekka Lappi will be joining the final round, following a victorious trip to China in his factory supported Skoda Fabia S2000. Craig Breen & Jeremy Ancian will be driving Peugeot 207 Super 2000. Sixty-eight crews will start […]

Gaurav Gill WINS Rally Hokkaido, Round – 5 | APRC – 2013

Team MRF, Indian driver Gaurav Gill wins Rally Hokkaido, Japan – with a 5m53.3s lead. Japanese driver Yuya Sumiyama finished second, while his fellow countryman Hideo Ishizaki took the final podium spot. Without his team-mate, Finn Esapekka Lappi on the final day, Skoda Fabia S2000 driver Gill was on his own to retain his strong […]

Jan Kopecký Wins Croatia Rally + Seals ERC Driver’s Title | ERC – 2013

Jan Kopecký won the Croatia Rally, and along with it, the season’s ERC driver’s title, and the co-driver’s title to his navi Pavel Dresler. With just another two rounds to conclude the championship this year, with more than 100 points to Bryan Bouffier – the title is secured to the Czech. Also a great news […]

Gaurav Gill Leads, Lappi Retires – Rally Hokkaido, Day 2 | APRC – 2013

Rally Hokkaido, the 5th round of Asia Pacific Rally Championship [APRC] opened up yesterday with the shakedown, official flagoff and a SSS in the evening. Today morning, Esapekka Lappi who started with a small overnight lead, went on to lead the rally until SS9, when Lappi‘s suspension failed and had to retire. And with a […]

Kopecky Leads after Day 1 – Rally Croatia | ERC – 2013

Jan Kopecky leads Rally Croatia by the end of SS7. The Czech managed to squeeze out a 52.9s gap in the second half of the re-run of the morning stages, from a 10.5s deficit. Andreas Aigner who had built up the lead by end of loop-1 of today’s stages in his Subaru Impreza R4, succumbed […]

Mikko’s Tragedy, Sebastien’s Parody | Ogier Wins Rally Australia, WRC – 2013

Sebastien Ogier wins Rally Australia, but looses the crown due to Mikko‘s misfortune! The Citroen driver started off the day with the opening stage victory, and the rest was claimed by the Frenchman.  Top three places were at the safe-keeping with Ogier, Mikko and Thierry Neuville, respectively – until a puncture to Mikko‘s rear left costed […]

Bryan Bouffier builds a healthy lead – Day 1 | ERC, Rally Poland – 2013

Bryan Bouffier keeps a tab on the rest of the field, while the homeland star Robert Kubica struggled. With a brilliant start, right from SS1 Talty 1 (6.15 kms), till the end of SS7 helped Bouffier in securing the top position. Since morning, the conditions were not ideal enough to push, but still all the […]

Seb.Ogier’s Day Out – Day 3, Rally Australia | WRC – 2013

The penultimate day of Coates Hire Rally Australia was taken over by Sebastien Ogier! The Frenchman went on to claim all the 6 stage wins to extend off with a clear 45.9s to his nearest rival, the Citroen‘s Mikko Hirvonen. M-Sport‘s Thierry Neuville finished the day with third overall, with over a minute of gap […]