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Citroën Quit WRC - Esapekka Lappi & Pierre Budar Talk To David Evans

Citroen Racing has announced it will depart the World Rally Championship with immediate effect - stating Sebastien Ogier's decision to move to Toyota left it with no alternative. The firm announced its decision on Wednesday, confirming mounting speculation of a withdrawal. Ogier and team-mate Esapekka Lappi had a year left to run on their contracts, but the six-time world champion's decision to walk away after a difficult season aboard the C3 WRC left Citroen with no lead driver. A statement from Citroen Racing said: "Citroen decided to withdraw from its WRC programme in 2020 due to the absence of a first-class driver available for 2020 season."


20 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Sport Takes A Backseat As Rally Australia Cancelled

The final round of the World Rally Championship in Australia was cancelled due to the catastrophic bushfires which caused loss of life and destroyed homes. At times like these, sport takes a backseat to far more important events.  However there is still plenty to discuss as there was criticism for not cancelling the event sooner, whilst others thought it was an overreaction. David Evans looks at the situation from all angles. The Constructors Championship was automatically decided and there was impact on the driver market for 2020 too.


14 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Live from Wales Rally GB Service Park with Petter Solberg and Elfyn Evans

Join David Evans as he presents Autosport's official start to Wales Rally GB live from the M-Sport garage inside the Service Park. Broadcast from 7:20pm on Wednesday 2nd October on our Youtube and Facebook channels, plus streamed live on the Gravel Notes podcast, he talks to drivers and personalities from the world of rally.


2 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Tänak's Toyota Farewell - Rally Australia Preview

David Evans looks ahead to Rally Australia and the end of another incredible season of WRC. With so many drivers fighting to be 'best of the rest' there's everything to fight for down under.


8 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Tänak On Verge Of Glory

Can Ott Tänak secure the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship in Spain? David Evans is back on the podcast to look at the title battle, with 28 points separating Tänak and Sébastien Ogier.


25 Oct 2019

Rank #5