Friday | 01 Apr 2016

WRC date check: 1 April 2016

It's hard to know what or who to trust on April Fool's Day, but there are some pretty interesting news stories coming from the WRC teams today.

Here are few stories we're not buying - starting with Julien Ingrassia's new masterpiece...

'My Turn'
Julien Ingrassia, three times World Rally Champion co-driver, has turned his hand to writing. In his autobiography 'My Turn' he shares his excitement for rally with us - by reading pacenotes. At least that's what Volkswagen tell us. Does Julien's Oscar-worthy performance in the promotional video convince you it's genuine?

Wider factory for Hyundai
'Wider car regulations for 2017 force HMSG to extend Alzenau factory' the squad announced earlier today, along with a picture of their German base. We know this one is a joke because they fessed-up soon after.

Mint-cooled Fiesta
M-Sport chose this morning to reveal a technical breakthrough: an engine air filter dotted with extra-strong mints. A statement read: 'Using data extracted from both Rally Sweden and Rally México, we have been experimenting with ways to replicate the significant performance gains experienced in colder climates. This week, our researchers made a breakthrough by harnessing the natural cooling power of mint and we plan to implement these findings when the WRC returns to Europe next month.' Nice try...

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