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WRC Backstories interviews the personalities that make up the World Rally Championship, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how each of them came to be part of the toughest motorsport in the world

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WRC Backstories interviews the personalities that make up the World Rally Championship, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how each of them came to be part of the toughest motorsport in the world

WRC Backstories: Jari-Matti Latvala

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Follow his first season as team principal of Toyota Gazoo Racing, Jari-Matti Latvala sits down with Becs Williams to reflect on his new role and his career to date.

Dec 09 2021

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WRC Backstories: Julien Ingrassia

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ACI Rally Monza will see the curtains drawn on the career of one of the WRC’s greatest and most successful co-drivers, Julian Ingrassia. Ahead of his 168th and final start, Ingrassia took time to sit down with Becs Williams and reflect on a remarkable career that may just end in an eighth world title.

Nov 09 2021

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WRC Backstories: Chris Patterson

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With 144 starts in the WRC spanning four decades, Chris Patterson retires as one of the most experienced co-drivers in the history of the Championship. From driving a stage for Petter Solberg to taking up the call from Gus Greensmith at the beginning of 2021, this is his story.

Nov 01 2021

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WRC Backstories: Mikko Hirvonen

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Like most Finns, Mikko Hirvonen’s rallying legacy began at an incredibly young age. Now, he reveals to Becs Williams how he evolved from driving cars on a frozen lake next to his father’s house, to winning rallies around the world.

Sep 20 2021

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WRC Backstories: Dan Barritt

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From a hobby co-driver to WRC winner on home turf, this is the story of Brit Dan Barritt, a man who still seems in awe of where his hobby has taken him.

Aug 05 2021

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WRC Backstories: Molly Taylor

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Coming up in the world of motorsport from the southern hemisphere, Molly Taylor has made it something of a habit of breaking through barriers. Now the Australian is back in Europe for an all-new challenge.

Jun 17 2021

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WRC Backstories: Francois-Xavier Demaison

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From winning multiple WRC manufacturers’ championships, to orchestrating a one-two-three podium on Monte-Carlo, to setting the quickest time ever up Pikes Peak, the current Williams F1 Technical Director Francois-Xavier Demaison has no shortage of stories to share in the latest episode of WRC Backstories, presented by Becs Williams.

May 06 2021

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WRC Backstories S2 Ep. 2: Craig Breen

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Caption: Already practicing stage-end interviews in his backyard as a child, it was clear that a future in the WRC was calling for Craig Breen. In this heartfelt chat with Becs Williams, Irishman Breen talks through his beginnings in carting, 60-hour-plus bus trips to make Shakedown and the loss of close friend and co-driver Gareth "Jaffa" Roberts.

Mar 17 2021

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WRC Backstories S2 Ep. 1: Sébastien Ogier

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Fresh off his 50th WRC victory and record-breaking 8th Rallye Monte-Carlo victory, Sébastien Ogier opens up with Becs Williams in the first episode of Backstories – the official podcast of the WRC – for 2021

Feb 01 2021

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WRC Backstories EP 12: Petter Solberg

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From starting out with his brother Henning’s wife as his co-driver, Petter Solberg quickly rose through the ranks to become a regular fix in WRC and a household name in his native Norway. In this episode, the 2005 World Champion opens up about his close relationship with Colin McRae, the role Harri Rovanperä has had in son Oliver’s career and a famous Shakedown when he was berated by Malcolm Wilson for going too fast…

Nov 16 2020

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WRC Backstories Ep 11: Scott Martin

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Growing up as a friend of Matthew Wilson, it seems only natural that Scott Martin moved into the world of rallying. Fresh off the second victory of his WRC career, Elfyn Evans' co-driver opens up to Becs Williams on being starstruck by Colin McRae, to almost quitting the sport following the loss of close friend Michael Park, and a big accident of his own.

Oct 01 2020

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WRC Backstories EP10: Kaj Lindström

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Rising to prominence in the WRC as a co-driver, Kaj Lindström remains in the WRC as sporting director for Toyota Gazoo Racing. Hear of the professional transformation the Finn has gone under in the latest episode of WRC Backstories.

Aug 19 2020

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WRC Backstories EP9: Nicolas Gilsoul

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As part Hyundai Motorsport Week, Becs Williams talks with Thierry Neuville's co-driver, Nicolas Gilsoul.

Jul 22 2020

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WRC Backstories EP8: Malcolm Wilson

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In this special episode of Backstories to coincide with M-Sport Ford Week, Becs Williams interviews M-Sport Ford owner and WRC icon, Malcolm Wilson

Jul 08 2020

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WRC Backstories EP7: Tom Fowler

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In the seventh episode of Backstories, host Becs Williams talks with Toyota Gazoo Racing chief engineer Tom Fowler in a WRC Tech Month special edition of WRC Backstories

Jun 17 2020

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WRC Backstories EP6: Dani Sordo

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In the sixth episode of Backstories, host Becs Williams talks with Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team driver Dani Sordo

Jun 03 2020

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WRC Backstories EP5: Jarmo Lehtinen

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Co-Driver Week, presented by Anonimo, extends to Backstories as well, as Becs Williams catches up with one of the most experienced co-drivers in the WRC, Finland’s Jarmo Lehtinen.

May 20 2020

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WRC Backstories EP4: Ott Tänak

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This week, host Becs Williams sits down with the reigning world champion Ott Tänak of Estonia, tracking his career from small-town Estonia to the top of the world

May 06 2020

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WRC Backstories EP3: Elfyn Evans

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In the third episode, Becs Williams catches up with fellow Welsh native, Elfyn Evans, who talks about his big off-season move to Toyota Gazoo Racing.

Apr 22 2020

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WRC Backstories EP2: Gus Greensmith

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In the second episode, host Becs Williams sits down with M-Sport Driver Gus Greensmith, a driver who has undergone a major fitness regime ahead of his second season driving in the WRC.

Apr 08 2020

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