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Tue 16 Nov 2004
Loeb wins Rally Australia, ties Auriol's recordHeadline
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Loeb wins Rally Australia, ties Auriol's record

On the final day of Rally Australia it was just a matter of concentrating and driving carefully, and Sebastien Loeb took care of business, adding a sixth World Rally Championship victory this year to his 2004 WRC ...

Sun 14 Nov 2004
Gronholm on top in Rally AustraliaHeadline
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Gronholm on top in Rally Australia

Marcus Gronholm was back in his element on the first day of Rally Australia, holding a 21-second lead over Sebastien Loeb after a day on the gravel roads of Rally Australia, the final round of the 2004 World Rally Championship. Marcus ...

Loeb inherits Rally Australia leadHeadline
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Loeb inherits Rally Australia lead

The lead in the rally that no one seems to want to win was handed to Sebastien Loeb early this morning, as overnight leader Marcus Gronholm spun out of Rally Australia, the final round of the 2004 World Rally Championship. "What can I do?," Loeb...

Tue 02 Nov 2004
Martin holds on for third win in Rally CatalunyaHeadline
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Martin holds on for third win in Rally Catalunya

Markko Martin, never known as a tarmac specialist, took his second win in a row, and again on an asphalt rally, claiming the Rally Catalunya victory by 23.2 seconds over Marcus Gronholm. The win is Martin's third in the World Rally Championship...

Wed 20 Oct 2004
Martin's Tour de Corse win hands WRC title to LoebHeadline
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Martin's Tour de Corse win hands WRC title to Loeb

Markko Martin dominated the this year's edition of the legendary Tour de Corse rally, the 14th round of the 2004 World Rally Championship. The Estonian ace claimed victories on seven of twelve stages and took overall victory in his Ford Focus...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
Solberg dominates Sardinia, but Loeb still in chargeHeadline
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Solberg dominates Sardinia, but Loeb still in charge

Petter Solberg is clearly back in form, and his third consecutive World Rally Championship victory, in Rally Italia Sardinia, was clear proof of that. Solberg finished the event in his Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 literally miles ahead of the ...

Sun 12 Sep 2004
Herbert, Davies take Spa for Audi Sport UK

Herbert, Davies take Spa for Audi Sport UK

Audi Sport UK drivers Johnny Herbert and Jamie Davies took the spoils of victory at the Spa 1000 km event, the final race of the inaugural Le Mans Endurance Series (LMES) season. The win clinched the LMES drivers' championship for Davies and ...

Tue 07 Sep 2004
Solberg takes inaugural Rally JapanHeadline
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Solberg takes inaugural Rally Japan

Petter Solberg claimed a comfortable victory on Rally Japan, keeping his World Rally Championship hopes alive, and giving a home-soil victory to the Subaru team. With the points leader Sebastien Loeb taking second, though, Solberg still remains 30...

Sun 08 Aug 2004
Gronholm in control in Rally FinlandHeadline
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Gronholm in control in Rally Finland

Marcus Gronholm looks to be poised to finally take the a victory for the new Peugeot 307 WRC at Rally Finland -- the first for the new car in the World Rally Championship. Marcus Gronholm and Timo Rautiainen. Photo by Marlboro Peugeot...

Mon 26 Jul 2004
Lehto, Werner battle hard to win at PortlandHeadline

Lehto, Werner battle hard to win at Portland

JJ Lehto fought hard to win: not once, not twice, but three times the Champion Racing drove the wheels off his Audi R8 to take the victory at today's American Le Mans Series event for himself and teammate Marco Werner. ...

Wed 21 Jul 2004
Sainz takes record 26th win in Rally ArgentinaHeadline
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Sainz takes record 26th win in Rally Argentina

And then there was one: with the top challengers having fallen to the wayside one by one, it was left to veteran rally driver and two-time World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz to claim the laurels in Rally Argentina. Carlos Sainz and Marc...

Sat 03 Jul 2004
Murci?lago on the prowl in ALMSHeadline

Murci?lago on the prowl in ALMS

Long before ALMS, there was an exceedingly brave bull named Murciélago. After a fierce bullfight on an October afternoon in Cordoba in 1879, matador "Lagartijo" spared Murciélago's life for his exceptional spirit and courage. ...

Fri 25 Jun 2004
ALMS returns to Mid-OhioHeadline

ALMS returns to Mid-Ohio

The American Le Mans Series returns to track at Mid-Ohio this weekend after its spring break. The series' traditional three-month hiatus to allow teams to prepare and participate in the Le Mans 24 Hours is over, with teams arriving in Lexington,...

Sat 12 Jun 2004
ACO anticipates growth for the 24HHeadline

ACO anticipates growth for the 24H

The ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest,) the organizer of the Le Mans 24H outlined some of the initiatives and future plans for the famed endurance event. Jean-Claude Passart. Photo by Tom Haapanen. ACO president Jean-Claude Plassart ...

Ickx, Joest receive Spirit of Le Mans awardHeadline

Ickx, Joest receive Spirit of Le Mans award

In ceremonies at the 24H village today, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, the organizer of the famed Le Mans 24H event, honored lifetime contributors to the event, and laid out some of the plans for the future of the race. ACO President...

Wed 19 May 2004
Gronholm takes dominant win at Cyprus RallyHeadline
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Gronholm takes dominant win at Cyprus Rally

Marcus Gronholm took the spoils of victory at the Cyprus Rally today in a dominating performance in challenging conditions, showing that he is still the man to beat for the 2004 World Rally Championship. Sebastien Loeb took second for Citroen, ...

Wed 12 May 2004
Herbert claims Monza 1000 km for AudiHeadline

Herbert claims Monza 1000 km for Audi

Johnny Herbert followed up his pole position with a victory at the Monza 1000 km race, the inaugural event in the Le Mans Endurace Series (LMES), in an Audi R8. Johnny Herbert. Photo by Regis Lefebure. Herbert and teammate Jamie...

Tue 11 May 2004
Herbert takes first-ever LMES poleHeadline

Herbert takes first-ever LMES pole

Johnny Herbert claimed the pole position in the inaugural Le Mans Endurance Series event, the Monza 1000 km. Herbert's lap of 1:38.461, set in the second qualifying session, claimed the pole for the the Veloqx-run ...

Wed 28 Apr 2004
Audi on top in Le Mans preliminary testsHeadline

Audi on top in Le Mans preliminary tests

The rules may have been changed, and the teams may be different in 2004, but the Audi R8 appears to be as formidable competitor as ever. ...

Wed 21 Apr 2004
Gronholm falters, Solberg claims New ZealandHeadline
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Gronholm falters, Solberg claims New Zealand

Petter Solberg claimed his first victory today in Rally New Zealand, finishing the drama-filled event with a slim 5.9 second margin over Marcus Gronholm when the Finn spun on the penultimate stage, losing 18 seconds. Petter Solberg and...

Tue 16 Mar 2004
Martin claims Rally Mexico as others falterHeadline
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Martin claims Rally Mexico as others falter

Markko Martin took the spoils in the 2004 Rally Mexico, as other front-runners fell by the wayside. By winning the first World Rally Championship event to be held in Mexico, Martin moved into a first-place tie with Sebastien Loeb in the 2004...