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Tanak maintains lead into final day of Rally Germany

Tanak maintains lead into final day of Rally Germany

Ott Tanak maintained his Rally Germany lead over Andreas Mikkelsen on Saturday afternoon, while Sebastien Ogier continued to stay in touch with the leaders.

Rookie Lappi takes extraordinary Finland win

Rookie Lappi takes extraordinary Finland win

Esapekka Lappi and Tommi Makinen's Toyota team claimed a home victory on Rally Finland in only Lappi's fourth start in a World Rally Car.

Esapekka Lappi leads Rally Finland into final day

Esapekka Lappi leads Rally Finland into final day

World Rally Car rookies Esapekka Lappi and Teemu Suninen will start the final day of Rally Finland first and second, with Lappi holding a comfortable lead for Toyota.

Jan-Matti Latvala retires from Rally Finland lead

Jan-Matti Latvala retires from Rally Finland lead

Jari-Matti Latvala has hit mechanical trouble while leading Rally Finland, handing his World Rally Car rookie Toyota team-mate Esapekka Lappi a huge lead.

Toyota WRC rookie Lappi takes Finland lead

Toyota WRC rookie Lappi takes Finland lead

World Rally Car rookie Esapekka Lappi claimed the Rally Finland lead from Toyota team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala during Friday afternoon's loop.

Neuville closes on Ogier with victory in Poland

Neuville closes on Ogier with victory in Poland

Belgian Thierry Neuville won the Rally of Poland in a Hyundai one-two on Sunday to slash Sebastien Ogier's overall lead in the world championship to 11 points with five rounds remaining.

Tanak takes first win with Rally Italy victory

Tanak takes first win with Rally Italy victory

Ott Tanak took his first ever World Rally Championship victory with first place at Rally Italy, after surviving an attritional event in Sardinia in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC.

Tanak moves into lead as Paddon crashes out

Tanak moves into lead as Paddon crashes out

M-Sport's Ott Tanak consolidated a shock Rally Italy lead on Saturday afternoon, after former leader Hayden Paddon was forced to retire his Hyundai after hitting a bank.

Paddon extends Rally Italy lead

Paddon extends Rally Italy lead

Hayden Paddon has extended his Rally Italy lead to 9.2 seconds over Ott Tanak, after former challenger Thierry Neuville hit trouble on the last stage of the morning.

Paddon heads tight lead battle into Saturday

Paddon heads tight lead battle into Saturday

Hyundai's Hayden Paddon leads Rally Italy overnight, with the top five separated by 14.7 seconds overall in another close World Rally Championship fight.

Ogier rebuilds WRC lead with Portugal win

Ogier rebuilds WRC lead with Portugal win

Sebastien Ogier rebuilt his World Rally Championship lead in Portugal by sealing his first victory since his M-Sport Ford debut in Monte Carlo four months ago.

Neuville takes Corsica victory for Hyundai

Neuville takes Corsica victory for Hyundai

Thierry Neuville took his and Hyundai's first World Rally Championship victory of the season on the Tour of Corsica, making it four different winners in four different cars to start 2017.

Neuville leads Ogier into final day in Corsica

Neuville leads Ogier into final day in Corsica

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville will take a hefty 38.9 second lead into the final day of the Rally of France in Corsica after rivals Sebastien Ogier and Chris Meeke suffered setbacks on Saturday.

Neuville takes shock Tour of Corsica lead

Neuville takes shock Tour of Corsica lead

Thierry Neuville took a shock World Rally Championship Tour of Corsica lead on Saturday morning after Citroen's Kris Meeke suffered engine trouble.

Meeke edges away from Ogier in Corsica

Meeke edges away from Ogier in Corsica

Kris Meeke inched further away from Sebastien Ogier in the Tour of Corsica lead on the second loop of stages of round four of the 2017 World Rally Championship.

Meeke leads from Ogier in Corsica

Meeke leads from Ogier in Corsica

Kris Meeke grabbed the early advantage on the 2017 World Rally Championship's first dry asphalt round by establishing Citroen in the lead on the Tour of Corsica's opening stages.

Latvala sweeps to victory in Rally Sweden

Latvala sweeps to victory in Rally Sweden

Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala swept to a stunning victory in Rally Sweden, winning the final three stages on Sunday in his Toyota Yaris to claim his fourth victory in the race and climb to the top of the World Championship rankings after two events.

Thierry Neuville crash sets up three-way fight for win

Thierry Neuville crash sets up three-way fight for win

Jari-Matti Latvala inherited the lead of Rally Sweden after Hyundai's Thierry Neuville crashed out of a World Rally Championship event while leading for the second round in a row.

Thierry Rallying-Neuville extends lead ahead of final day of Sweden Rally

Thierry Rallying-Neuville extends lead ahead of final day of Sweden Rally

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville stretched his Rally Sweden lead to 43.3 seconds while Kris Meeke crashed into a snow bank on Saturday when one stage was cancelled due to safety concerns.

Thierry Neuville builds commanding Rally Sweden lead

Thierry Neuville builds commanding Rally Sweden lead

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville completed a dominant afternoon of World Rally Championship action on Rally Sweden, retaking the lead and extending it to a commanding 28.1 seconds.

Sebastien Ogier wins in Monte Carlo on M-Sport debut

Sebastien Ogier wins in Monte Carlo on M-Sport debut

Sebastien Ogier claimed victory on his M-Sport debut in the Monte Carlo Rally, but late drama for Ott Tanak cost the team a one-two and handed the new Toyota second.

Sebastien Ogier claims fourth-straight Rally GB victory

Sebastien Ogier claims fourth-straight Rally GB victory

Sebastien Ogier held off a charging Ott Tanak to claim his fourth successive victory on Rally GB, joining Hannu Mikkola and Petter Solberg as the equal-most successful driver in event history.

Ogier ends Saturday with 30-second Rally GB lead

Ogier ends Saturday with 30-second Rally GB lead

Sebastien Ogier will enter the final day of Wales Rally GB with a 33.8-second lead over Ott Tanak, as he bids to win the event for a fourth straight year.

Ogier maintains Rally GB advantage

Ogier maintains Rally GB advantage

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier maintained his WRC Wales Rally GB lead on the first three stages of Saturday morning.

Ogier wins in Spain to claim fourth successive WRC title

Ogier wins in Spain to claim fourth successive WRC title

Rally world champion Sebastien Ogier clinched his fourth successive championship for Volkswagen on Sunday after winning in Spain.

Ogier on brink of fourth title

Ogier on brink of fourth title

Sebastien Ogier heads into the final day of Rally Catalunya with a slender lead over Dani Sordo following a charge on Saturday's afternoon loop.

Sordo takes Rally of Spain lead from Ogier

Sordo takes Rally of Spain lead from Ogier

Hyundai's Dani Sordo stole the Rally of Spain lead from World Rally Championship leader Sebastien Ogier on Friday afternoon with two quickest stage times.

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier clinches Corsica WRC victory to inch closer to title

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier clinches Corsica WRC victory to inch closer to title

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier has won the Tour of Corsica, taking another step towards his fourth World Rally Championship title in the process.

Ogier leads into final day in Corsica

Ogier leads into final day in Corsica

Sebastien Ogier leads into the final day of the Tour of Corsica, as Hyundai's Thierry Neuville moved clear in the battle for second after a tricky end to Saturday.

Sebastien Ogier leads Meeke after first Corsica morning

Sebastien Ogier leads Meeke after first Corsica morning

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier quickly established a comfortable lead on the first morning of the French round of the World Rally Championship in Corsica.

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Sebastian Vettel beats Valtteri Bottas to win in Brazil
Brazil Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel beats Valtteri Bottas to win in Brazil

Sebastian Vettel claimed his fifth win of the season after beating Valtteri Bottas to victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Marquez takes fourth MotoGP title in five years
Valencia Grand Prix

Marquez takes fourth MotoGP title in five years

Honda's Marc Marquez won his fourth MotoGP world championship in five years on Sunday after his only rival Andrea Dovizioso crashed out of the season-ending race in Valencia.

Bottas takes pole after Hamilton crashes out
Brazil Grand Prix - Qualifying

Bottas takes pole after Hamilton crashes out

Valtteri Bottas beat Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to pole position with a last-gasp effort in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, after newly-crowned Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out in the first session.

Valtteri Bottas quickest as 0.058s splits top four in FP3
Brazil Grand Prix - Free Practice 3

Valtteri Bottas quickest as 0.058s splits top four in FP3

Less than a tenth of a second separated the top four drivers in final practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas just edging his teammate Lewis Hamilton and the two Ferrari drivers to the fastest time.

Marc Marquez on pole for MotoGP title decider
Valencia Grand Prix - Qualifying

Marc Marquez on pole for MotoGP title decider

Honda's Marc Marquez was perfectly placed for his fourth MotoGP title in five years after seizing pole position for Sunday's season-ending Valencia Grand Prix while sole rival Andrea Dovizioso qualified ninth.

Lewis Hamilton completes Friday double in Brazil FP2
Brazil Grand Prix - Free Practice 2

Lewis Hamilton completes Friday double in Brazil FP2

Lewis Hamilton continued Mercedes' strong start to the Brazilian Grand Prix by topping Friday's second practice session ahead of Valtteri Bottas as he had in FP1.

Hamilton leads Bottas during first practice in Brazil
Brazil Grand Prix - Free Practice 1

Hamilton leads Bottas during first practice in Brazil

Mercedes led the way in the opening practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix, with newly-crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton 0.127s faster than teammate Valtteri Bottas at the top of the timesheets.

Lorenzo tops FP2, Marquez suffers late crash
Valencia Grand Prix - FP2

Lorenzo tops FP2, Marquez suffers late crash

Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo was fastest in the second practice session for MotoGP's Valencia season finale, which ended with title favourite Marc Marquez crashing.

Hamilton wins fourth title - despite finishing lap behind
Mexican Grand Prix

Hamilton wins fourth title - despite finishing lap behind

Lewis Hamilton sealed the 2017 world championship title with a recovery drive to ninth after an early clash with title rival Sebastian Vettel helped Max Verstappen win the Mexican Grand Prix.

Ogier clinches fifth straight title, Evans wins in Wales
Rally of Britain

Ogier clinches fifth straight title, Evans wins in Wales

Sebastien Ogier clinched his fifth successive world championship on Sunday, finishing third in the Rally of Britain, while Welshman Elfyn Evans became the first British winner of the event in 17 years.

Dovizioso wins to force last-race showdown
Malaysian Grand Prix

Dovizioso wins to force last-race showdown

Andrea Dovizioso led a Ducati 1-2 to claim his sixth win of the campaign at a wet Malaysian Grand Prix, ensuring that the title fight will go down to the Valencia finale in mid-November.

Evans holds lead as fog shakes up Rally GB
Rally Great Britain

Evans holds lead as fog shakes up Rally GB

Elfyn Evans maintained his Rally GB lead as fog shook up the rest of the leaderboard on the Saturday night stages.

Sebastian Vettel snatches pole from Max Verstappen in Mexico
Mexican Grand Prix - Qualifying

Sebastian Vettel snatches pole from Max Verstappen in Mexico

Sebastian Vettel snatched pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix with a remarkable qualifying lap in the dying moments of the session to beat Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time.

Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton to fastest time in final practice in Mexico
Mexican Grand Prix - Free Prictice 3

Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton to fastest time in final practice in Mexico

Max Verstappen kept Red Bull at the top of the timesheets in final practice for the Mexican Grand Prix, edging Lewis Hamilton to the fastest lap by 0.075s.

Pedrosa takes pole in Malaysia, Marquez seventh
Malaysian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Pedrosa takes pole in Malaysia, Marquez seventh

Honda rider Dani Pedrosa grabbed pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday while MotoGP leader Marc Marquez qualified seventh after crashing on his first flying lap.

Daniel Ricciardo tops tight second practice in Mexico
Mexican Grand Prix - Free Prictice 2

Daniel Ricciardo tops tight second practice in Mexico

Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time in second practice for the Mexican Grand Prix as the top four cars were split by just 0.250s.

Valtteri Bottas tops Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes makes strong start
Mexican Grand Prix - Free Prictice 1

Valtteri Bottas tops Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes makes strong start

Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by 0.4s as the newly-crowned world champions made a strong start to the Mexican Grand Prix weekend.

Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel in tactical Austin duel
US Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel in tactical Austin duel

Lewis Hamilton has one hand on the 2017 world championship trophy after he beat title rival Sebastian Vettel to victory in a compelling U.S. Grand Prix.

Marquez wins in Australia to extend title lead
Australian Grand Prix

Marquez wins in Australia to extend title lead

Marc Marquez moved to within touching distance of a fourth MotoGP world title with victory at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, his sixth win of the season giving him a 33-point lead over nearest rival Andrea Dovizioso with two races remaining.

Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel to Austin pole
US Grand Prix - Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel to Austin pole

Lewis Hamilton took another step towards a fourth world championship by securing pole position for Sunday's United States Grand Prix ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel.

Marquez storms to pole, Dovizioso down in 11th
Australian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Marquez storms to pole, Dovizioso down in 11th

Marc Marquez stormed to MotoGP pole at Phillip Island, while title rival Andrea Dovizioso struggled to just 11th on the grid.

Hamilton remains on top in second practice in Austin
US Grand Prix - Free Practice 2

Hamilton remains on top in second practice in Austin

Lewis Hamilton dominated Friday practice at the U.S. Grand Prix, with the fastest times in both sessions and a 0.4s margin over his nearest rival by the end of the day.

Lewis Hamilton sets ominous early pace in Austin
US Grand Prix - Free Practice 1

Lewis Hamilton sets ominous early pace in Austin

Lewis Hamilton put down an immediate marker to his U.S. Grand Prix rivals with a time half a second quicker than Sebastian Vettel in opening practice.

Dovizioso holds off Marquez to win Japanese Grand Prix
Japanese Grand Prix

Dovizioso holds off Marquez to win Japanese Grand Prix

Andrea Dovizioso breathed new life into the MotoGP championship on Sunday, edging Marc Marquez in a ferocious duel to win a rain-soaked Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi.

Johann Zarco claims surprise pole in Japan, Marc Marquez third
Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying

Johann Zarco claims surprise pole in Japan, Marc Marquez third

Johann Zarco claimed a surprise pole for Yamaha Tech 3 at the Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi on Saturday as championship leader Marc Marquez grabbed a spot on the front row.

Kris Meeke wins in Spain, Sebastien Ogier closes in on title
WRC Rally Spain

Kris Meeke wins in Spain, Sebastien Ogier closes in on title

Britain's Kris Meeke won the Rally of Spain-Catalunya for Citroen on Sunday while reigning world champion Sebastien Ogier moved closer to a fifth successive title with second place.

Dovizioso fastest, Marquez crashes in Japan
Japanese Grand Prix - Free Practice 2

Dovizioso fastest, Marquez crashes in Japan

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso topped the timesheets in second practice for MotoGP's Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, as Marc Marquez crashed late in the session.

Lewis on brink of title with Japan win, Vettel retires
Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis on brink of title with Japan win, Vettel retires

Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of a fourth world title after extending his championship lead to 59 points with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix while title rival Sebastian Vettel retired with an early engine issue.

Lewis Hamilton romps to record-breaking pole position in Japan
Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton romps to record-breaking pole position in Japan

Lewis Hamilton smashed the track record at Suzuka to claim a comfortable pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, where he will start ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel on the front row.

Bottas sets fastest time in final practice despite crashing out
Japanese Grand Prix - Free Practice 3

Bottas sets fastest time in final practice despite crashing out

Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time in the final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix despite crashing out with 20 minutes remaining.