Successful seduction operation for Martins Sesks in Latvia

For his second race at the wheel of the Ford Puma Rally1, the local knew how to exploit all the assets at his disposal. Deploying an astonishing burst of speed mixed with surprising reliability, Martins Sesks displayed a refreshing good humor which contributed to the success of this operation.

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Colin McRae
Colin McRae
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SĂ©bastien Loeb
SĂ©bastien Loeb
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Kalle Rovanpera
Kalle Rovanpera
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Everything you need to know about the WRC:

The World Rally Championship (WRC) is the flagship series of the discipline. It was created in 1973 under the auspices of the FIA. As for the drivers and co-drivers, SĂ©bastien Loeb and Daniel Elena are the most successful in history with nine world champion titles obtained between 2004 and 2012. On the Manufacturers' side, it is Scuderia Lancia which holds the record for number of titles with ten units, won between the 1970s and 1990s.

WRC 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.

Who are the 3 most successful WRC rally drivers in the world?

Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena constitute the most successful duo in the history of the world rally championship with nine titles obtained between 2004 and 2012. They are ahead of another French tandem: Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, for their part eight-time world champions . Third place on the podium is occupied by Tommi Mäkinen and Juha Kankkunen (4 titles).

What is the best rally car?

Over the past six years, the Toyota Yaris WRC and the Hyundai i20 WRC have been the two cars that have competed for the Manufacturers' World Championship title. Since the start of the 2022 season, however, the M-Sport Ford Puma WRC has also won three victories thanks to Sébastien Loeb (2022) and Ott Tänak (2023).

Where to watch the WRC?

In France, the Canal+ television channel holds the broadcast rights to the WRC. There is also, via the WRC+ subscription, the possibility of following all the special stages live on the WRC website.

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