WRITE TO US Mo­tor­sport News Hay­mar­ket Con­sumer Me­dia, Bridge House, 69 Lon­don Road, Twick­en­ham TW1 3SP Volk­swa­gen is con­cerned which means fans should re­joice

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There have al­ready been some raised eye­brows about the pro­posed rules for the World Rally Cham­pi­onship for 2017 and be­yond. They will de­liver quicker cars with bet­ter aero­dy­nam­ics and are likely to be even more of a test for the man­u­fac­tur­ers and driv­ers.

If you put the nuts and bolts of the rule changes aside for a mo­ment, the fact that Volk­swa­gen is con­cerned that it might not be able to main­tain its po­si­tion as the fastest is surely a good thing for the cham­pi­onship. When man­u­fac­tur­ers dom­i­nate any branch of the sport, it can di­lute the wider in­ter­est – as has been seen in F1.

VW has al­ready had its re­solve tested this sea­son, with six dif­fer­ent win­ners from the last six rounds mean­ing that the Ger­man firm has a fight on its hands al­ready. It is also in­cred­i­ble to note that Se­bastien Ogier hasn’t stood on the top step of the WRC podium since Fe­bru­ary (please don’t men­tion run­ning or­der...) De­spite that, the Polo is still the fastest weapon out there. The ques­tion is: for how long? Matt James, Ed­i­tor

Hun­gar­ian Grand Prix Sky Sports F1 HD cov­er­age

■ Driv­ers press con­fer­ence: Thurs­day 1400-1430hrs ■ FP1: Fri­day 0845-1100hrs ■ FP2: Fri­day 1245-1455hrs ■ Team prin­ci­pals’ press con­fer­ence: Fri­day 1630-1630hrs

The F1 Show live: Fri­day 1630-1700hrs ■ FP3: Satur­day 0945-1115hrs ■ Qual­i­fy­ing: Satur­day 1200-1435hrs Race: Sun­day 1230-1530hrs ■ High­lights: Sun­day 1915-2015hrs

■ Hun­gar­ian Grand Prix Chan­nel 4 HD cov­er­age

■ FP1: Fri­day 0855-1040hrs ■ FP2: Fri­day 1255-1440hrs ■ FP3: Satur­day 0955-1120hrs ■ Qual­i­fy­ing: Satur­day 1155-1430hrs ■ Race: Sun­day 1200-1530hrs ■ High­lights: Sun­day 1150-0050hrs GP2: Hun­gary ■ Prac­tice: Fri­day, 11001150hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD ■ Qual­i­fy­ing: Fri­day, 14551530hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD ■ Race one: Satur­day, 1435-1605hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD ■ Race two: Sun­day, 09301045hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD GP3: Hun­gary ■ Qual­i­fy­ing: Satur­day, 0845-0920hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD ■ Race one: Satur­day, 1615-1715hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD ■ Race two: Sun­day, 08200920hrs, Sky Sports F1 HD

Greg Tomkins took a pho­to­graph of this truly fab­u­lous Porsche Group C racer Greg Tomkins watched BRC ac­tion on Epynt Will Jones took this pic­ture of Ol­lie Mel­lors

There was drama at Chateau Imp­ney for this Bu­gatti, cap­tured by Mark Farmer To­mas Davies pushed hard, by Lewis Mor­gan

Steve Evans’s shot from Epynt Ranges James Lo­max took this hill­climb pic

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