World Rally Roundup

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If you’re a fan of the FIA World Rally Cham­pi­onship—and re­ally, if you’ve seen some of the high-fly­ing, dirt-sling­ing, snow-drift­ing ac­tion, how could you not be?—then you re­ally need to keep on top of the lat­est batch of re­leases from IXO. No one de­liv­ers more cur­rent and clas­sic WRC cars in 1:43 than

IXO, and they’ve just an­nounced a bunch of new car/driver/race-spe­cific com­bos for the 2018 sea­son that is un­der­way. Among them is a trio from the 2018 Monte Carlo Rally: the over­all­win­ning Ford Fi­esta of Sébastien Ogier and Julien In­gras­sia, the fourth-place Citroën C3 of Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle, and one of the three Škoda Fabia R5s—that of Olivier Burri and An­der­son Levratti—that swept the podium in the RC2 class. That’s rounded out by the 2017-sea­son-end­ing Monza Rally Show–win­ning Ford Fi­esta of mo­tor­cy­cle-mas­ter­turned-rally-driver Valentino Rossi as well as two of nine-time WRC Champ Sébastien

Loeb’s cars: his 2018 Mex­ico Rally Citroën—his first race back in WRC since 2015 (he fin­ished fifth)—and his pri­vately owned Peu­geot 208, in which he won the non-cham­pi­onship

2017 Ch­ablais Rally through the French and Swiss Alps with his wife Séver­ine as co-driver.

IXO 2018 Citroën, Ford, Peu­geot, and Škoda WRC Rac­ers

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