Rally racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing heads north in search of further snow success

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 9:59am

Making its debut in the FIA World Rally Championship, the event takes the place of the cancelled Rally Sweden as the season's only pure winter round.

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  • Making its debut in the FIA World Rally Championship, the event takes the place of the cancelled Rally Sweden as the season's only pure winter round.
  • The team will travel north from its base in central Finland aiming to continue the strong record of the Toyota Yaris WRC on snow and ice, having claimed three victories in Sweden in the past four seasons.
  • The rally will run to a condensed format with 10 stages providing a total of 251.08 competitive kilometres.
  • The final day on Sunday consists of two passes over the Aittajarvi test, the latter as the Power Stage.

cbdMD Extends Sponsorship With Professional Rally Driver Megastar Ken Block

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 2:45pm

Through this renewed sponsorship with cbdMD, the brand is set to become synonymous with Blocks rally car races, with the cbdMD logo to appear on his official fire suit and rally car.

Key Points: 
  • Through this renewed sponsorship with cbdMD, the brand is set to become synonymous with Blocks rally car races, with the cbdMD logo to appear on his official fire suit and rally car.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005175/en/
    cbdMD Extends Sponsorship With Professional Rally Driver Megastar Ken Block (Photo: Business Wire)
    Im thrilled to continue partnering with cbdMD and to extend my membership on Team cbdMD.
  • And, as a believer in the Company, I have decided to take a portion of my sponsorship compensation in cbdMD common stock, said Ken Block.
  • We are extremely excited to extend our sponsorship with Team cbdMD athlete Ken Block.

Ogier Claims Record Eighth Monte-Carlo win in Toyota Yaris WRC 1-2

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 12:51am

This is the first time that the team has won the WRC's most prestigious event with its Toyota Yaris WRC, having made the podium every year since its debut in 2017.

Key Points: 
  • This is the first time that the team has won the WRC's most prestigious event with its Toyota Yaris WRC, having made the podium every year since its debut in 2017.
  • It is the fourth Rallye Monte-Carlo win in Toyota's history, coming on the 30th anniversary of its maiden victory in 1991.
  • On his home event, Ogier claimed the lead back with a storming stage win on Saturday's first test.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC Challenge Program driver Takamoto Katsuta made it four Yaris WRC drivers in the top six as he completed Rallye Monte-Carlo for the second year in a row and scored his best WRC result so far in sixth place.

Ogier and Ingrassia Become Seven-Time World Champions With Toyota Gazoo Racing

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 2:33am

Toyota City, Japan, Dec 7, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Sebastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia have claimed their seventh FIA World Rally Championship titles* with victory in the Toyota Yaris WRC in an eventful deciding round of the season at Rally Monza.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Dec 7, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Sebastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia have claimed their seventh FIA World Rally Championship titles* with victory in the Toyota Yaris WRC in an eventful deciding round of the season at Rally Monza.
  • Ogier has achieved his latest success in his first season with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team.
  • Once again, the rain made things challenging, particularly on the last stage, but Ogier made it through with a final margin of 13.9s.
  • Takamoto Katsuta completed his five-round schedule in a Yaris WRC as part of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC Challenge Program in style with victory in the rally-ending Power Stage - his maiden WRC fastest time.

World Rally Championship Launches Own Channel On Motorsport.tv

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

LONDON, Dec. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) has collaborated with Motorsport Network to launch a dedicated Motorsport.tv channel ahead of the 2020 finale at Monza this weekend.

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  • LONDON, Dec. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) has collaborated with Motorsport Network to launch a dedicated Motorsport.tv channel ahead of the 2020 finale at Monza this weekend.
  • Launching onto Motorsport Network's OTT platform, the championship will deliver the latest news updates and most spectacular videos from the world of rallying to the network's 56 million-strong digital monthly audience.
  • With the offer going live from today, fans from around the globe will be able to enjoy content from this weekend's ACI Rally Monza through the dedicated WRC channel on Motorsport.tv.
  • Bringing fresh insight from all the championship's popular events, including Rally Monte-Carlo, Safari Rally Kenya or Rally Japan to existing and new digital audiences, this bespoke channel aims to grow the global reach of the WRC and get new, younger fans interested and excited about it.

World Rally Championship Launches Own Channel On Motorsport.tv

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

New official channel to deliver rally highlights from its global championship.

Key Points: 
  • New official channel to deliver rally highlights from its global championship.
  • LONDON, Dec. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) has collaborated with Motorsport Network to launch a dedicated Motorsport.tv channel ahead of the 2020 finale at Monza this weekend.
  • With the offer going live from today, fans from around the globe will be able to enjoy content from this weekend's ACI Rally Monza through the dedicated WRC channel on Motorsport.tv.
  • Bringing fresh insight from all the championship's popular events, including Rally Monte-Carlo, Safari Rally Kenya or Rally Japan to existing and new digital audiences, this bespoke channel aims to grow the global reach of the WRC and get new, younger fans interested and excited about it.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Keen to Resume Winning Ways as WRC Restarts

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 9:42am

Toyota City, Japan, Aug 28, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will look to pick up where it left off when the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship resumes at Rally Estonia on September 4-6.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Aug 28, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will look to pick up where it left off when the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship resumes at Rally Estonia on September 4-6.
  • This will be the first time that Rally Estonia has ever been part of the WRC, although all of the manufacturer teams fielded cars at last year's promotional event.
  • Rally Estonia is new to the WRC and I was lucky enough to be there for last year's event.
  • Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC Challenge Program

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 9:22am

Toyota City, Japan, July 10, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC Challenge Program will resume when the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship season restarts at Rally Estonia on September 4-6, with up-and-coming Japanese driver Takamoto Katsuta to participate behind the wheel of a Toyota Yaris WRC.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, July 10, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC Challenge Program will resume when the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship season restarts at Rally Estonia on September 4-6, with up-and-coming Japanese driver Takamoto Katsuta to participate behind the wheel of a Toyota Yaris WRC.
  • Through the WRC Challenge Program, which aims to develop Japanese rallying talent, Katsuta is training towards the goal of becoming a TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team driver.
  • In 2019 he won WRC2 on Rally Chile, and he claimed two wins in the Finnish Rally Championship before starting his first WRC events in a Toyota Yaris WRC in Germany and Spain.
  • Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937.

Maria Menounos and Rally Health to Kick Off “Rally on the Road” at the Wisconsin State Fair

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 3:00pm

Television and radio personality Maria Menounos and Rally Health , Inc., will be at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis to kick off the second annual Rally on the Road mobile tour.

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  • Television and radio personality Maria Menounos and Rally Health , Inc., will be at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis to kick off the second annual Rally on the Road mobile tour.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190731005279/en/
    Rally Health Ambassador Maria Menounos, will host "Rally on the Road" event in Wisconsin, sharing her tips and tricks to live a healthier lifestyle.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    The Rally on the Road mobile tour, sponsored by Rally Health, celebrates healthy living and features family-friendly activities that demonstrate simple steps people can take to improve and manage their health.
  • Rally Health Ambassador Maria Menounos is scheduled to be at the Rally booth Friday, Aug. 2, 1-3 p.m.
    Rally Health, Inc. is a consumer-centric digital health company that makes it easy for individuals to take charge of their health and collaborates with health plans, health care providers, and employers to engage consumers.

FIA World Rally Championship Expands Coverage Capabilities Using LiveU HEVC Technologies Across 10 Events in 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00am

LiveU has already helped bring enhanced coverage of Rallye Monte-Carlo and Rally Sweden to viewers in 2019, with another eight events also set to benefit.

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  • LiveU has already helped bring enhanced coverage of Rallye Monte-Carlo and Rally Sweden to viewers in 2019, with another eight events also set to benefit.
  • They include: Tour de Corse, Rally de Portugal, Rally Italia Sardegna, Rally Finland, ADAC Rallye Deutschland, Rally Turkey, Wales Rally GB and Rally RACC Catalunya Rally de Espaa.
  • Florian Ruth, Director of Content and Production, WRC Promoter, said, "We are using three LU600 HEVC-equipped units with associated LiveU server technology and LiveU Central for overall management.
  • HEVC is very important for us to significantly reduce bandwidth and LiveU has fitted smoothly into our production workflows.