World Rally Championship http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26269/all en Rallying-New era but Loeb still out in front http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/rallying-new-era-loeb-still-out-front <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - The world rally championship ushered in a new era on snowy mountain roads around Monte Carlo on Wednesday with erratic timing systems causing confusion but Citroen's Sebastien Loeb leading the way as usual.</p> <p>Although the Frenchman is not challenging for an astonishing 10th title in a row, he has made clear that he still wants to win the four rounds of the 13-event championship that he is contesting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/rallying-new-era-loeb-still-out-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport Politics Technology World Rally Championship Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:24:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735152 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying-Part-timer Loeb wins truncated Monte Carlo race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/rallying-part-timer-loeb-wins-truncated-monte-carlo-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 19 (Reuters) - Frenchman Sebastien Loeb won the Monte Carlo Rally on Saturday after the final part was cancelled because too many spectators turned up for the last two stages.</p> <p>"The organisers ... have stopped the event early, after huge numbers of spectators forced the cancellation of the final two stages on safety grounds," World Rallying Championship said on its website (<a href="http://www.wrc.com" title="www.wrc.com">www.wrc.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/rallying-part-timer-loeb-wins-truncated-monte-carlo-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Labor Motorsport Sebastien Loeb Technology World Rally Championship Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736712 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rallying-Part-timer Loeb wins truncated Monte Carlo race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-rallying-part-timer-loeb-wins-truncated-monte-carlo-ra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes)</p> <p>Jan 19 (Reuters) - Semi-retired Frenchman Sebastien Loeb won the Monte Carlo Rally for the seventh time on Saturday after the final part of the race was cancelled because too many spectators turned up for the last two stages.</p> <p>"The organisers ... have stopped the event early, after huge numbers of spectators forced the cancellation of the final two stages on safety grounds," the official World Rally Championship website (<a href="http://www.wrc.com" title="www.wrc.com">www.wrc.com</a>) said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-rallying-part-timer-loeb-wins-truncated-monte-carlo-ra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Labor Motorsport Sebastien Loeb Technology World Rally Championship Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:00:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736743 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Rallying-Driver and constructor standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/rallying-rally-driver-and-constructor-standings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats fixing headline) Jan 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Driver and constructor standings after the Rally of Monaco on Saturday Drivers Points 1. Sebastien Loeb (France) Citroen Total Abu Dhabi Wrt 25 2. Sebastien Ogier (France) Volkswagen Motorsport 18 3. Daniel Sordo (Spain) Abu Dhabi Citroen Total Wrt 15 4. Mikko Hirvonen (Finland) Citroen Total Abu Dhabi Wrt 12 5. Bryan Bouffier (France) Bryan Bouffier 10 6.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/rallying-rally-driver-and-constructor-standings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport World Rally Championship Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736748 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Loeb takes slender lead in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/rallying-loeb-takes-slender-lead-sweden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb drove his Citroen to a slender lead on the opening stage of the Rally of Sweden Thursday as the Frenchman attempts to break Ford's domination of the event. </p> <p>Loeb, who intentionally included the Rally of Sweden in his scaled down schedule of four races this season, carries a 0.5sec lead into Friday, ahead of Russian Evgeny Novikov with Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala, who won in 2012, on the same time. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/rallying-loeb-takes-slender-lead-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport Sebastien Loeb World Rally Championship AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749404 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Rally of Sweden results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/rallying-rally-sweden-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Standings after the opening special in the Rally of Sweden on Thursday: </p> <p>1. Sebastien Loeb (FRA/Citroen DS3) 1:34.5, 2. Evgeny Novikov (RUS/Ford Fiesta RS) at 0.5secs, 3. Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN/VW Polo R) 0.5, 4. Mads Ostberg (NOR/Ford Fiesta RS) 0.7, 5. Mikko Hirvonen (FIN/Citroen DS3) 0.7, 6. Thierry Neuville (BEL/Ford Fiesta RS) 1.7, 7. Daniel Sordo (ESP/Citroen DS3) 1.9, 8. Jarkko Nikara (FIN/MINI) 2.0, 9. Sebastien Ogier (FRA/VW Polo R) 2.5, 10. Henning Solberg (NOR/Ford) 2.6</p> <p>afp</p> Auto racing Motorsport World Rally Championship AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:30:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749405 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Ogier in provisional command in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/rallying-ogier-provisional-command-sweden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Frenchman Sebastien Ogier, in a Volkswagen, led the way in the Rally of Sweden following the opening seven special stages Thursday and early Friday around Karlstad and Hagfors.</p> <p>Ogier, bidding to go one better than the second place he managed last month in Monte Carlo, took his lead over closest rivals, Frenchman Sebastien Loeb of Citroen and Volkswagen's Finn Jari-Matti Latvala, to 30sec ahead of an evening super special at Karlstad hippodrome.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/rallying-ogier-provisional-command-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport World Rally Championship AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:45:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750232 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Ogier takes charge in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/rallying-ogier-takes-charge-sweden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Frenchman Sebastien Ogier, in a Volkswagen, led the way in the Rally of Sweden on Friday after winning five of the day's eight stages, building up a lead of over 30 seconds.</p> <p>Ogier, bidding to go one better than the second place he managed last month in Monte Carlo's season-opener, kept world champion Sebastien Loeb of Citroen and Volkswagen's Finn Jari-Matti Latvala at bay.</p> <p>Nine-time world champion Loeb, who won in Monte Carlo, is racing as part of a slimmed down schedule of just four races this season but has only triumphed in Sweden once -- in 2004.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/rallying-ogier-takes-charge-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport World Rally Championship AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:30:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750482 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Ogier takes charge in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/rallying-ogier-takes-charge-sweden-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Frenchman Sebastien Ogier, in a Volkswagen, led the way in the Rally of Sweden on Friday after winning five of the day's eight stages, building up a lead of over 30 seconds.</p> <p>Ogier, bidding to go one better than the second place he managed last month in Monte Carlo's season-opener, kept world champion Sebastien Loeb of Citroen and Volkswagen's Finn Jari-Matti Latvala at bay.</p> <p>"Incredible. It's a really good feeling. This morning wasn't perfect but it was enough with a good road position. This afternoon was perfect," said Ogier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/rallying-ogier-takes-charge-sweden-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport World Rally Championship AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:16:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750524 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Ogier takes charge in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/rallying-ogier-takes-charge-sweden-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Frenchman Sebastien Ogier, in a Volkswagen, edged closer to victory in the Rally of Sweden on Saturday when he kept world champion and compatriot Sebastian Loeb behind him in second spot.</p> <p>Ogier, who has led the race since the second stage, has a 26.9sec advantage over his Citroen rival, while Norway's Mads Ostberg, in a Ford Focus, stayed in third place.</p> <p>"Ogier has done really well," said nine-time world champion Loeb, who won the season-opener in Monte Carlo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/rallying-ogier-takes-charge-sweden-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport Sebastien Ogier World Rally Championship AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 19:00:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751235 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Ogier gives Volkswagen maiden victory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rallying-ogier-gives-volkswagen-maiden-victory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Frenchman Sebastien Ogier gave Volkswagen their first victory in the World Rally Championship here on Sunday as he won the Rally of Sweden.</p> <p>The 29-year-old - recording his eighth victory at this level - beat home compatriot and nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb in his Citroen by 41.8sec.</p> <p>Ogier, whose 1-2 with Loeb was the first time French drivers had achieved such a feat in a race normally dominated by Scandinavian pilots, also took the lead in the overall standings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rallying-ogier-gives-volkswagen-maiden-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport Sebastien Ogier World Rally Championship AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 14:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751767 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying-Ogier takes first win for new VW team in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/rallying-ogier-takes-first-win-new-vw-team-sweden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 10 (Reuters) - French driver Sebastien Ogier won Rally Sweden, the second round of the season, to take the world championship lead on Sunday in the first victory for his Volkswagen team and their Polo car.</p> <p>Ogier, 29, took the lead from Citroen's nine-times world champion compatriot Sebastien Loeb on Friday and stayed ahead for the rest of the event on snow and ice, rounding out the final leg with a win in the power stage for bonus points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/rallying-ogier-takes-first-win-new-vw-team-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport World Rally Championship Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:15:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751849 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying-Rally of driver and constructor standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/rallying-rally-driver-and-constructor-standings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Driver and constructor standings after the Rally of Sweden on Sunday Drivers Points 1. Sebastien Ogier (France) Volkswagen Motorsport 46 2. Sebastien Loeb (France) Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team 43 3. Mads Ostberg (Norway) Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team 24 4. Daniel Sordo (Spain) Abu Dhabi Citroen Total World Rally Team 15 5. Jari-Matti Latvala (Finland) Volkswagen Motorsport 14 6.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/rallying-rally-driver-and-constructor-standings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Czech National Team Motorsport World Rally Championship Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751973 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rallying-Ogier takes first win for new VW team in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-rallying-ogier-takes-first-win-new-vw-team-sweden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ogier beats Loeb for Swedish Rally win</p> <p>* Victory is first for Volkswagen (Adds points, details, quotes)</p> <p>Feb 10 (Reuters) - French driver Sebastien Ogier won Rally Sweden, the second round of the season, to go top of the world championship standings on Sunday in the first victory for his Volkswagen team and their Polo car.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-rallying-ogier-takes-first-win-new-vw-team-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport Sebastien Ogier Technology World Rally Championship Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751974 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Ogier gives Volkswagen maiden victory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rallying-ogier-gives-volkswagen-maiden-victory-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Frenchman Sebastien Ogier gave Volkswagen their first world championship victory on Sunday when he won the Rally of Sweden.</p> <p>The 29-year-old, recording his eighth victory at this level, beat home compatriot and nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb in his Citroen by 41.8sec.</p> <p>Ogier, whose 1-2 with Loeb was the first time French drivers had achieved such a feat in a race normally dominated by Scandinavians, also took the lead in the overall standings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rallying-ogier-gives-volkswagen-maiden-victory-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport Sebastien Ogier World Rally Championship AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:30:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752057 at http://www.globalpost.com