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Carlos Sainz Sr.
Carlos Sainz Sr.
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Ecurie Audi
Colin McRae
Colin McRae
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SĂ©bastien Loeb
SĂ©bastien Loeb
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Ecurie Citroën
Kalle Rovanpera
Kalle Rovanpera
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Ecurie Toyota
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Everything you need to know about the rally:

On this page, follow the news from world, European and national rallying. As for the WRC (world championship), SĂ©bastien Loeb and SĂ©bastien Ogier have given way to a promising young generation driving hybrid cars. The French rally championship has been contested since 1967.

Rally drivers to follow in 2024:

Since Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier took a step back from the WRC, the young Finnish Kalle Rovanperä has taken the torch by winning two world championship titles. But the new star of the discipline decided not to take part in the full season, leaving the pursuers to compete for the world title. Often 2nd but never champions, Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) and Elfyn Evans (Toyota) will undoubtedly compete for final victory. Watch out for Ott Tänak (Hyundai) and Takamoto Katsuta (Toyota), who will try to spoil the party. The Frenchman Adrien Fourmaux will aim for the podiums. Without forgetting the Rally France drivers, whose news can be found on our dedicated page.

What is the rally?

Rallying is an automobile discipline in which drivers and their co-drivers compete in timed events on closed roads. A rally is made up of different special stages and the addition of the times for each special stage allows the fastest crew to win. There are different championships in rallying, from the WRC (world championship) to local rallies.

How to get started in the rally?

Getting started in rallying is both very simple and very complicated at the same time. On paper, the hardest part is getting a car. You should also subscribe to a license in your country, and go through the levels one after the other. Naturally, it takes practice, and practicing flying lessons can be very useful. Then all that remains is to buy all the safety items before letting the horses go!

Who created the rally?

According to several sources, the first form of rally dates back to 1894, during a Paris-Rouen. But it was in 1911, with the creation of the legendary Monte-Carlo Rally, that the discipline was truly born. The goal at the time: to reach Monaco from different cities in Europe. It was only around the 1950s, with the organization by the FIA ​​of the European Championship (1953), on the other hand, that the more supervised rally as we know it today really saw the light of day, with the roads closed and service parks.

How to follow the Rally?

Concerning the WRC, the broadcasting rights are held by Canal + in France. Since this season, the encrypted channel has given greater importance to rallying by broadcasting the majority of each event of the season. Some rallies are even broadcast in full. You will also be able to follow the WRC online thanks to the WRC + platform. Above you will find a full broadcast of all WRC events.

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