Toyota: Bates Aims For Victory At His Home Rally

Toyota: Bates Aims for Victory at His Home RallyRising rally star Harry Bates is aiming to accelerate his 2017 Australian Rally Championship (ARC) campaign at his "home" rally around Canberra this weekend.
Bates is a leading title contender in his Toyota Genuine Parts Corolla S2000, holding third place in the championship ahead of this weekend's National Capital Rally.

Toyota's Rav4 On Track For Rally Title

Toyota's Rav4 on Track for Rally TitleToyota's "down under" duo of Ryan Millen and Rhianon Gelsomino are one victory away from clinching the American Rally Association 2WD championship in their Rally RAV4.
The pair has a commanding lead in the title race, having won the first three events including this week's Olympus Rally in Washington state.

Toyota Driver Set For "rally Of His Life"

Toyota Driver Set for "Rally of His Life"Toyota is bringing an expanded three-car line-up to this weekend's Rally de Portugal as part of its plan to accelerate development of its Yaris WRC in the World Rally Championship (WRC).
The move enables champion driver Esapekka Lappi to fulfil a life-long dream by competing for the first time at the top level of the WRC.

Baseball: Fukudome, Itohara Spark Late Rally As Hanshin Downs Dena

Baseball: Fukudome, Itohara spark late rally as Hanshin downs DeNA

Kosuke Fukudome and Kento Itohara got to DeNA closer Spencer Patton to help lift the Central-League leading Hanshin Tigers 10 games above .500 after a 4-2 win over the BayStars on Sunday.

Patton (2-2) had a 1-2-3 inning in each of his last four outings but allowed Yamato Maeda a single with his first pitch before walking Yoshio Itoi.

Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team’s Xavier De Soultrait Wins Merzouga Rally 2017

Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team’s Xavier de Soultrait Wins Merzouga Rally 2017

Enjoying the best possible end to his week-long adventure in the dunes of Morocco, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider Xavier de Soultrait has won the final stage of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally to claim an emphatic overall victory at the 2017 edition of the event. Wrapping up the rally in third overall his teammate Franco Caimi became the second of three Yamaha mounted riders to earn a spot inside the event's top five.

With the sixth and final stage of the rally involving a massive motocross-styled start and 50km of dune riding, it didn't take long for Xavier de Soultrait to take the lead. Staying fast despite navigation becoming more difficult as the stage went on, the WR450F Rally mounted rider reached the finish first to ensure a winning end to his week in Morocco.

Nissan Leaf All-terrain Ev Charges Up For Mongol Rally [w/video]

Nissan Leaf All-Terrain EV Charges Up For Mongol Rally [w/Video]

Nissan is no stranger to racing, but you won't find many of its vehicles on the rally stage – not in the WRC, nor in the Global or World Rallycross Championships neither. But it has converted one of its cars for a rally this summer. And while it's a hatchback, it's not the Micra, Note, or Pulsar you might expect.

Set to take part in the Mongol Rally this year is the Leaf, if you can believe it. Called the Leaf AT-EV (for All Terrain Electric Vehicle), it's based closely on the road-going model, but has been modified extensively for the purpose.

Protesters Rally Against Base Construction

Protesters rally against base construction

Protesters are rallying in Okinawa to oppose the start of full-scale work to build a new US military base in the southern island prefecture.

About 50 protesters staged a sit-in outside US Camp Schwab in Nago City on Tuesday morning, when the local defense bureau began work to build seawalls off the coast of Henoko.

Toyota: Bates Looking Forward To Act Rally

Bates Looking Forward to Act RallyToyota Genuine Parts driver Harry Bates will look to fight back in his 'home' round of the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) in the national capital next month.
Bates won the opening round in Victoria, but two tyre punctures and mechanical problems in Sunday's Heat 2 of the Forest Rally in Western Australia have seen the Corolla driver slip from first to third on points.

Anti-bill Protesters Rally Outside Diet

Anti-bill protesters rally outside Diet

Protesters have voiced opposition to the bill aimed at criminalizing the act of preparing terrorist attacks and other serious offenses.

Organizers say about 250 people took part in a rally in front of the Diet building on Wednesday.

Toyota Rally Pair In Hall Of Fame

Toyota Rally Pair in Hall of FameToyota's four-time national rally champions Neal Bates and Coral Taylor have been enlisted into the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame amid an occasion supper in Melbourne.
Launched in 2016, the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame perceives accomplishment crosswise over engine hustling, motorcycling, revitalizing, rough terrain, racing, karting and speedway.

Toyota To Add Spice To Rally Mexico

Toyota to Add Spice to Rally MexicoToyota aims to add spice to its assault on the World Rally Championship (WRC) when its fledgling team heads to the gravel of Mexico this week following an unexpected last-round victory in Sweden.
Displaying an upbeat mood in its debut season, the Toyota Gazoo Racing world rally team is looking to build on positive early results that have propelled Finn Jari-Matti Latvala and his Yaris WRC to leadership of the driver's championship and Toyota to second in the manufacturer's title.

Emotional Win For Toyota In Rally Sweden

Emotional Win for Toyota in Rally SwedenToyota has celebrated victory just two events into its comeback to the World Rally Championship (WRC) with an emotional first place in the snow and ice of Rally Sweden.
Jari-Matti Latvala in the No. 10 Toyota Yaris WRC took a slender 3.8-second lead into the final day, then won all three stages to extend his winning margin to 29.2 seconds.

"down Under" Rally Team Wins In Canada

"Down Under" Rally Team Wins in CanadaA "down under" rally team comprising champion driver Ryan Millen and his Australian co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino in a Toyota RAV4 have begun the North American rally season with victory in Canada.
After more than 220km of brutal stage competition, the top-of-the-podium result puts Millen - the son of New Zealand Pikes Peak champion Rod - and Gelsomino at the head of the 2WD class in the newly formed American Rally Association championship.

Victory For Subaru Rally Team Usa At Rallye Perce Neige

Victory for Subaru Rally Team USA at Rallye Perce NeigeSubaru Rally Team USA (SRTUSA) drivers David Higgins and Travis Pastrana made history by claiming a 1-2 finish at Rallye Perce-Neige, the first round of the newly formed ARA (American Rally Association) National Championship. The 143 mile stage rally event held in Maniwaki, Quebec, hosted over 40 international competitors on snow-covered gravel roads in a grueling single-day race format.