Current champion Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena added a sixth Rally Mexico trophy to their cabinet as the duo once again dominated the rest of the field to take the win at the third WRC round of this season in their DS3 WRC. The win didn’t come without a fight though, as Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen mounted up an in-house challenge. Ford’s Petter Solberg (Fiesta WRC) inherited third place after team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala rolled his car and retired from the event.
After a particularly difficult two weeks in Argentina, Chile and Peru the Dakar Rally ended yesterday in Lima. French legend Stephane Peterhansel lifted his tenth title (his fourth in a car), while Dutchman Gerard de Rooy was victorious in the truck category, Argentinean Alejandro Patronelli won the quad division and Peterhansel’s compatriot Cyril Despres won the bike section.
The final race of the 2011 Formula One season takes place in Sao Paulo this weekend.
Toyota South Africa Motors has announced that vehicle production at its production facility in Prospecton in Durban will continue at 100 per cent, despite the recent events caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan.
Frenchman Sebastien Loeb won his fourth Rally Sardinia this weekend after he completely dominated the event from the start. By the start of yesterday’s stages, Loeb’s Citroën DS3 WRC was almost half a minute ahead of championship rival Mikko Hirvonen’s Fiesta RS WRC, and that pace proved enough till the end.
A joint 10-month study carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with NASA engineers has cleared Toyota’s electronic throttle control system of causing unintended acceleration, other than those addresses by Toyota in recent recall programmes, but the lawsuits remain.
I have noticed that after a few hours or more of inactivity, the engine of my 2010 Opel Corsa OPC presents idling problems. The engine… Read more →
Over the past couple of months I’ve had a happy time once more paddling in the shallows of the motoring journalism world after a long sabbatical.
After taking a year’s sabbatical, freelance motoring writer James Siddall lists ten things he missed the most about all things automotive…
General Motors’ new vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports has speaks of the company’s desire to produce powerful compact models for the future.