A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Paying tribute to Citroen Racing for its “passion and commitment”, a statement from Citroen CEO Linda Jackson said.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019
Shane O’Donoghue looks at the great range of new cars entering the market across all categories
Fri, 15 Nov, 2019
A man has pleaded guilty to a string of offences including criminal damage to a garda station and dangerous driving in two high-speed pursuits across country roads where he drove as fast as 180km/h.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2019
Here is a selection of eight people who have recently begun interesting new roles with companies based in Ireland.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
Ott Tanak (Toyota Yaris WRC) took maximum points and a maiden win on Wales RallyGB to strengthen his grip on the Drivers’ title in the World Rally Championship where his team mate Tyrone’s Kris Meeke helped their Toyota Gazoo Racing team close to within eight points of Hyundai for the Manufacturers’ crown.
Sun, 06 Oct, 2019
An aquaplaning slide on the day’s final stage saw Tyrone’s Kris Meeke (Toyota Yaris WRC) relinquish his day-long lead in Wales Rally GB. Overnight he held third just 3.6 seconds behind team mate Ott Tanak and just two 10ths of a second off second- placed Sebastien Ogier (Citroen WRC).
Fri, 04 Oct, 2019
Irish drivers Kris Meeke (Toyota Gazoo Racing) and Craig Breen (Hyundai Motorsport) may have to park their own desire to win the Wales Rally GB to ensure their respective teams have the best possible platform to win the WRC Manufacturers’ title.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2019
Derry ace Callum Devine (Ford Fiesta R5) headlines the CBtoolhire.com Cork “20” International Rally that begins tomorrow and brings the curtain down on the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship season.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
Craig Breen’s full time future in the World Rally Championship could depend on his performance with Hyundai Motorsport in the Neste Rally Finland, round nine of the World Rally Championship that began with the mixed-surface Harju street stage in front of a huge crowds in central Jyvaskyla last evening.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
DS7 Crossback trades on its heritage and lives up to the expectations on many levels. but there are downsides. The ride is not the magic carpet experience we once loved and expected to see again, writes
Sat, 27 Jul, 2019
Irish-based businesses are recruiting and expanding across a wide range of sectors. Here is a selection of people who have moved into interesting new roles.
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019
China has increased its ownership of German car group Daimler by investing a further $2.8bn (€2.5bn) in the Mercedes-Benz maker.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2019
French car maker Renault posted a decline of almost 7% in first-half vehicle sales amid a global car slowdown but said a forthcoming product offensive would begin to help soften the blow in key markets.
Wed, 17 Jul, 2019
Volkswagen will let lapse 4,000 general and administrative jobs, while adding 2,000 IT positions over the next four years, avoiding layoffs at its German factories, as it negotiates a major shift toward electrification and self-driving cars.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
Jaguar Land Rover crashed to a €4.1 billion annual loss as it was weighed down by a slump in Chinese sales.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
A meeting of the World Rally Commission in Geneva tomorrow to discuss next season’s Word Rally Championship may increase the possibility of an event returning to the island of Ireland.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
With two wins from two rounds, Monaghan’s Josh Moffett is on home territory for Sunday’s Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan Rally, round three of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship as he aims to increase his lead over his main title rivals Declan Boyle and Roy White.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2019
Another new SUV hitting the roads here is the new Citroën C-Segment SUV, the C5 Aircross, which will have the company’s Progressive Hydraulic Cushion suspension as standard across the entire range.
Sun, 31 Mar, 2019
The outcome of a thrilling Rallye Monte Carlo, the opening round of the World Rally Championship, went all the way to the end of the final stage as Citroen returnee Sebastien Ogier fended off a terrific challenge from Belgian driver Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 WRC) to win by 2.2 seconds.
Mon, 28 Jan, 2019
From a season-ending World Rally Championship victory being a distinct possibility, on the Kennards Hire Rally Australia, Craig Breen (Citroen C3 WRC) saw the prospect undone ever so quickly. Midway in the second leg, he was down in tenth place, due to a series of incidents. Aided by some late retirements, the Waterford driver eventually finished seventh.
Mon, 19 Nov, 2018
The line up for next year’s Word Rally Championship is taking shape following two major announcements this week. The highest profile announcement came from Toyota Gazoo Racing with Irish driver Kris Meeke joining Ott Tanak and Jari-Matti Latvala in factory Yaris World Rally Cars.
Fri, 19 Oct, 2018
Within sight of a podium finish, Waterford’s Craig Breen (Citroen C3 WRC) had to be content with fourth overall on the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, after a mistake and a spin on one of yesterday’s closing stages.
Mon, 08 Oct, 2018
As the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB cranks into gear today, Waterford’s Craig Breen still awaits his maiden victory in a round of the World Rally Championship for his Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT team.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2018
I’m not a ‘kick ’em while they’re down’ sort of guy, but in the case of Opel over the last five years or so, it has been very hard not to be that person, given the alarming fall from grace we have witnessed at the once great company.
Sat, 11 Aug, 2018
On what was a test exercise for his forthcoming outing in the World Rally Championship (Rally Finland) Waterford’s Craig Breen (Citroen C3 WRC) and co-driver Scott Martin finished third in Rally Estonia.
Mon, 16 Jul, 2018
Fri, 22 Jun, 2018
One of the most arduous events in the World Rally Championship, Rally Italia Sardegna (Round 7), marks the beginning of Citroen’s post-Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle era.
Fri, 08 Jun, 2018
As Rally Portugal begins in earnest today, Craig Breen scarcely needs reminding that he is the only driver from within the top echelon of the World Rally Championship yet to win a round of the series.
Fri, 18 May, 2018
Although second spot was snatched away on the final stage, Ballylickey’s Keith Cronin was satisfied with third place on his debut in the PCRS Hyundai i20 R5 on the Pirelli Rally, the opening round of the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship in Carlisle.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
Cork driver and four-time British Rally Champion Keith Cronin will campaign the new generation Hyundai i20 R5-N in this year’s British Rally Championship that includes rounds of the World Rally Championship (Wales Rally GB) and the European Rally Championship (Rally Ypres).
Fri, 20 Apr, 2018
The upsurge in Irish Forest rallying continues as over 80 crews line up for tomorrow’s Abbey Hotel Munster Moonraker Rally in Ballyvourney.
Fri, 13 Apr, 2018
After a dramatic opening on the final leg of the Easter Rally in Antrim, when the Subaru WRC of overnight leaders Derek McGarrity/Paddy Robinson failed to start after transmission troubles, Monaghan’s Josh Moffett (Ford Fiesta R5) and his Wexford co-driver Andy Hayes took the spoils and consolidated their lead in the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
Fri, 30 Mar, 2018
Time to confess. I’m a European nationalist (if such a thing is possible), if I could afford it I would buy Paul Smith over Ralph Lauren, Citroen over Chrysler, Bordeaux over Napa Valley, Cornas over Barossa.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018
The departure of Citroen Racing World Rally Championship team principal Yves Matton has increased speculation as to the future of the French outfit in the WRC.
Fri, 19 Jan, 2018
The World Rally Championship was launched at the Autosport Show at the NEC in Birmingham yesterday, with a strong interest from the Emerald Isle.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2018
Five-time world rally champion Sebastien Ogier will soon decide whether he remains with M-Sport or retires from the World Rally Championship.
Fri, 24 Nov, 2017
Organisers of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship (TROA) has secured a new sponsor for their series that is to be underpinned by Dance To Tipperary.
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017
Five races in this season’s F4 British Championship powered by Ford EcoBoost have whetted Lucca Allen’s appetite to make it to the top table of motor racing: Formula 1.
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017
Second place on the Sunset Rally at Nutts Corner for Belfast’s Jonny Greer (Citroen DS3R5) was enough to win the McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Rally Championship and deny Derek McGarrity an eighth title.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
PSA Group, the French carmaker which owns the Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall, and Opel brands, plans to cut 400 jobs at a UK plant in Ellesmere Port to adapt production to falling sales.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017
Denis & Mary Ryan Car Sales, Bishopstown, Co Cork has been awarded the Citroën & DS Automobiles Dealer of the Year Award 2017, from a network of 19 authorised sales dealerships nationwide.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
Some within the motor industry predicted a while back that the emergence of the SUV as the family car of choice for a majority of, erm, families would spell the death-knell for the venerable MPV, which had traditionally been the choice for couples with two or more children.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
Sam Moffett will create Irish motorsport history once he checks in at the first control of this weekend’s Acesigns Cork “20” International Rally, the final round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017