Gravel Notes - Rallying News

Gravel Notes - Rallying News

Listen to Gravel Notes with Tom Howard for weekly discussion of the WRC, European Rally Championship, Dakar Rally and much more.

Episodes

January 20, 2022 33 min
Tom Howard is back for a new season of WRC. Joining him on the podcast today is Martyn Lee to talk about the new Rally1 cars and championship battle with Ogier running a limited season.

We also hear from Sebastien Ogier, Craig Breen, Oliver Solberg, Ott Tanak, Kalle Rovanpera and Elfyn Evans ahead of action starting later today.
Share
Mark as Played
Tom Howard (News Editor, motorsport.com and Autosport) is joined by rally legend Petter Solberg to look back at the Acropolis Rally and why he's so happy it's back on the calendar.

Petter also talks about the success of son Oliver's own career and some of the pressures which come from social media.
Share
Mark as Played
Tom Howard talks to Molly Taylor who is currently competing in Extreme E and this weekend's WRC Acropolis Rally Greece.

Molly reveals how a facetime call from Nico Rosberg got her interested in Extreme E, how successful female drivers can inspire a generation of young girls who see them as role models, and she previews this the WRC action this weekend.
Share
Mark as Played
Tom Howard is joined by M-Sport Ford team principal Richard Millener to talk about their success in Safari Rally Kenya. Due to Covid restrictions, Rich and Malcolm Wilson had to run operations from their base in the UK and he talks about the logictical problems they faced. But also how technology has opened up the new oppotunities to get close to the rally without having the travel. The team have flown from Kenya to Estonia to re-p...
Share
Mark as Played
June 9, 2021 33 min
Sebastien Ogier further extended his lead in the World Rally Championship with a comfortable victory in Rally Sardinia ahead of Toyota team-mate and title rival Elfyn Evans.

On Gravel Notes today, Tom Howard is joined by Nick Garton to look back on the good, the bad and the sweary.
Share
Mark as Played
Hyundai's Thierry Neuville has tempered his team's hopes of victory in this weekend's Arctic Rally, ahead of the second round of the 2021 World Rally Championship. Team principal Andrea Adamo has declared that "nothing less than victory" is acceptable for the defending manufacturers' champion on the WRC's first visit to Lapland, which is a late COVID-related substitution for Rally Sweden as the only snow...
Share
Mark as Played
David Evans brings you another episode of Gravel Notes to look back at Rallye Monte Carlo. His thoughts on why Ott Tänak's crash won't play on his mind and certainly won't slow him down. Plus, what is next on the calendar? Will there be snow in Sweden on 13-16 February or will WRC head straight to Mexico?

Finally, as you may have read in Autosport or Motorsport News, it was the last week for David who has taken on a ne...
Share
Mark as Played
David is joined by former Autosport journalist Anthony Peacock as they drive to Rally Monte-Carlo for the opening round of the season. The guys look back at their favourite Monte Carlo stories including a pant-wetting moment as they drove home late at night in a Peugeot 106.

They discuss what could happen this weekend as the rally kicks off from Casino Square and heads into two night stages in the Alps. How will drivers settle int...
Share
Mark as Played
David Evans and Colin Clarke @VoiceOfRally look back at 2019. The highs, the lows, the winners and the crashes. Don't miss this feature-length edition of the Gravel Notes podcast as we raise a glass of sherry and scoff a mince pie during this special Christmas edition.

Plus two exclusive interviews to end the year. David reviews the season with Kalle Rovanperä and Manchester's Chris Ingram.
Share
Mark as Played
Toyota’s driver line-up, the RAC Rally and mince pies. Those are the three key elements in this week’s Gravel Notes. Obviously, David’s paying most attention to Sebastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanperä’s arrival in Puuppola, but there’s still plenty of time to talk through the hot potato that is, when the season’s fit for that first mince pie...
Share
Mark as Played
Citroen Racing has announced it will depart the World Rally Championship with immediate effect - stating Sebastien Ogier's decision to move to Toyota left it with no alternative.

The firm announced its decision on Wednesday, confirming mounting speculation of a withdrawal.

Ogier and team-mate Esapekka Lappi had a year left to run on their contracts, but the six-time world champion's decision to walk away after a difficult...
Share
Mark as Played
The final round of the World Rally Championship in Australia was cancelled due to the catastrophic bushfires which caused loss of life and destroyed homes. At times like these, sport takes a backseat to far more important events.  However there is still plenty to discuss as there was criticism for not cancelling the event sooner, whilst others thought it was an overreaction. David Evans looks at the situation from all angles. The C...
Share
Mark as Played
David Evans looks ahead to Rally Australia and the end of another incredible season of WRC. With so many drivers fighting to be 'best of the rest' there's everything to fight for down under.
Share
Mark as Played
Welcome to a very historic occasion following a weekend of amazing drama and theatre. Ott Tänak says he channelled the difficulties of his rollercoaster WRC career so far into his title-clinching Rally of Spain drive. On this podcast David catches up with Tänak, moments after he wins the title.

Plus we talk Dakar Rally as Fernando Alonso confirms he will be competing with Toyota for the 5,600 mile event which sees less than half ...
Share
Mark as Played
October 25, 2019 9 min
Can Ott Tänak secure the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship in Spain? David Evans is back on the podcast to look at the title battle, with 28 points separating Tänak and Sébastien Ogier.
Share
Mark as Played
October 11, 2019 24 min
Colin Clark (@VoiceOfRally) joins David in the Citroen as they drive to the Mull Rally on the Isle Of Mull. They look back to Wales Rally GB last weekend and ask: was Llandudno the best location and should it be changed for next year? One thing which they both agree on was the racing which was magnificent. Plus they're looking ahead to this weekend on the Isle Of Mull for the Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally.
Share
Mark as Played
Join David Evans as he presents Autosport's official start to Wales Rally GB live from the M-Sport garage inside the Service Park. Broadcast from 7:20pm on Wednesday 2nd October on our Youtube and Facebook channels, plus streamed live on the Gravel Notes podcast, he talks to drivers and personalities from the world of rally.
Share
Mark as Played
David talks about the legends stage of RallyDay 2019 last weekend. Plus, the calendar for 2020 and looking ahead to Wales Rally GB next weekend.
Share
Mark as Played
Welcome back to Gravel Notes. On today's show David is reflecting on Rally Turkey and the unbelievable action it delivered. The chief benefactor of the chaos was Sebastian Ogier who crafted a victory by driving brilliantly.

The C3 WRC led for 15 out of 17 stages on the rough roads around Marmaris last weekend, with Ogier leading home team-mate Esapekka Lappi - the Finn securing his second runners-up spot in three rallies follo...
Share
Mark as Played
September 9, 2019 21 min
Join David Evans for the first 'Gravel Notes' as he looks ahead to the Rally Turkey. Can Sebastien Ogier secure his third World Rally Championship win of 2019? Or can Tanak repeat his victory of last year? Plus David looks back at the season so far and major talking points of 2019.

Listen to Gravel Notes with David Evans for weekly discussion of the WRC, European Rally Championship, Dakar Rally and much more.
Share
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Bob Saget's Here For You

    BOB SAGET’S HERE FOR YOU is a podcast that is like no other— For one, this podcast has guests who are friends of Bob’s, or just really interesting people who many of you know and love. Secondly, this podcast is unique because it goes inside Bob Saget’s mind, and then quickly filters out through his mouth. Bob has a way of calming people he has conversations with as well as being entertaining and often informative. Bob talks with his guests with genuine empathy and humor, while reaching his unusually diverse audience that he talks to as a friend, Bob is the dad with great advice, the irreverent funny guy who’s always there when you need a laugh, and the free-associative Bob who goes off on crazy tangents then returns to the subject at hand, as serious or as comedic as it may be, to wrap up each episode in a way only Bob can do. Because he really does believe, “He’s here for you."

    Dateline NBC

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    The MLK Tapes

    According to the official story, on April 4th, 1968, a lone gunman assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That man, James Earl Ray, pled guilty and for most people the case was closed. The MLK Tapes, a new true crime podcast from the creators of Atlanta Monster and Monster: DC Sniper, explores rare recordings of eye-witness testimony and new interviews with people who were there to reveal the true story of the plot to kill Dr. King.

    The Daily

    This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.

    • Help
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • AdChoicesAd Choices