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First Rally Officials Webinar a major success as 500 delegates follow online

The annual FIA Rally Officials Seminar switched to a virtual format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic today with a record number of about 500 officials and delegates from 80 countries following online.

Made up of stewards, Clerks of the Course and event organisers, the delegates were invited to follow three sessions on regulation changes, rally safety updates and the role and duties of the clerk of the course and stewards on events.

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WEC – Toyota Gazoo Racing introduces new Le Mans Hypercar and confirms 2021 line-up

WEC – Toyota Gazoo Racing introduces new Le Mans Hypercar and confirms 2021 line-up

Toyota Gazoo Racing has revealed its all-new GR010 HYBRID Le Mans Hypercar, which will compete in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.

The reigning World Champions and three-time Le Mans winners will retain the same driver line-up which brought Le Mans and World Championship glory to the team in its 2019-2020 FIA WEC campaign.
Newly-crowned World Champions Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López will drive the No.

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WRC – Belgium added to 2021 FIA World Rally Championship

Renties Ypres Rally Belgium joins the 2021 WRC calendar, hosting a round of the World Rally Championship for the first time. The asphalt fixture replaces UK’s Rally Northern Ireland, shelved due to continuing COVID-19 challenges, in August.

Belgium will stage a round of the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time after Renties Ypres Rally Belgium was today (Friday) added to the 2021 calendar.
The asphalt event will take place in August on a date to be confirmed.

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ERC – Torn graduates to Rally3-based ERC Junior in all-new M-Sport Fiesta

The FIA ERC3 Junior champion is rewarded with a full 2021 ERC Junior season in a new-generation FIA car. The expanded programme has been made possible due to the more accessible nature of Rally3 compared to Rally2, and is a great opportunity for Torn to step up to four-wheel drive.

Ken Torn has made history as the first driver to confirm his participation in the new-for-2021 FIA ERC Junior Championship, which specifies the use of Pirelli-equipped Rally3 cars.
Torn was entitled to two ERC outings in 2021 in a Rally2 car as his prize for winning the FIA ERC3 Junior Championship in 2020.

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Rally – FIA Rally Star appoints LifeLive as Official Cross Car partner

FIA Rally Star is pleased to confirm LifeLive as Official Cross Car (XC) partner for its Continental and Women’s Finals, where candidates selected through ASN detection programmes will be assessed.

LifeLive is a FIA recognised XC manufacturer and has worked closely with the Royal Automobile Club de Belgique (RACB) to create a new national XC Championship that will support young drivers looking to forge a career in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

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FIA WEC: Frédéric Lequien appointed head of LMEM

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest welcomes the arrival of Frédéric Lequien as head of Le Mans Endurance Management. He succeeds Gérard Neveu.

Frédéric Lequien, 48, can boast a wealth of experience in motorsport. As a project manager in charge of negotiations with local promoters and circuits at Eurosport International (2002–5) he developed the hospitality aspects of the LG Super Racing Weekends.
At Amaury Sport Organisation (2005–11), he was deputy general manager and spokesman of the Dakar rally. In 2012 he opened a specialist marketing and events agency, organising the Silk Way Rally.

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ERC – ICA decision – Hearing 01 12 20 – Team MRF Tyres

The following hearing of the International Court of Appeal took place yesterday in Paris:

Hearing
Case ICA-2020-05: Appeal lodged by Team MRF Tyres against Decision No. 1 dated 2 October 2020 of the Stewards of Rally FAFE MONTELONGO counting towards the 2020 FIA European Rally Championship (ERC)
During the Rally Liepaja (14-16 August 2020) counting towards the 2020 FIA European Rally Championship, a report from the Technical Delegate, who found that the fuel analysis made on car No.

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Cross-Country – Vladimir Vasilyev claims World Cup honours

Vladimir Vasilyev has claimed the 2020 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas title after the final two back-to-back events in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. While the Russian was off the podium on both Baja Hails, his points haul throughout the season, combined with speeding penalties applied to some of the other leading crews, means he takes the crown by just 2.5 points. And, as his navigator changed after the opening round of the series, Tom Colsoul – who partners Bernhard Ten Brinke – takes the Co-drivers’ title.

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FIA introduces sustainable fuel into Formula 1 and commits to becoming carbon neutral from 2021 and net zero by 2030

FIA introduces sustainable fuel into Formula 1 and commits to becoming carbon neutral from 2021 and net zero by 2030

Five years after the Paris Agreement was adopted during the COP 21, and as the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres just called on leaders worldwide to declare a State of Climate Emergency in their countries, the FIA and the world motor sport and mobility family are taking a new step forward in their commitment to the environment.

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Cross-Country – Everything to play for in the final desert stages

The final and decisive round of the 2020 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas will take place between December 14-16 with titles set to be decided across all categories.

Following the successful running of the first of two back-to-back Bajas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the two selective sections of Baja Hail II now host the ultimate fight for honours where points permutations are aplenty.
After his fifth position in the first Baja Hail I, Vladimir Vasilyev has narrowly inched into the lead in the World Cup standings ahead of Bernhard Ten Brinke, who is seeking a maiden title.

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