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Tue 13 Dec 2005
Jani breaks French streak at Dubai, but only briefly

Jani breaks French streak at Dubai, but only briefly

Neel Jani drove a perfect race to win the A1 Grand Prix sprint race in Dubai from pole position and stopped the French winning streak at ten races. However, Nicolas Lapierre stormed back in the feature race, though, taking the victory in spite of...

Tue 06 Dec 2005
Loeb first two-time Champion of ChampionsHeadline

Loeb first two-time Champion of Champions

Sebastien Loeb made it to the Race of Champions super final for an unprecedented fourth year in a row, and took the spoils of victory for the second time, adding to his 2003 win. Superfinal 1: Sébastien Loeb. Photo by IMP. Loeb had...

Kristensen, Ekstrom perfect in Nations' CupHeadline

Kristensen, Ekstrom perfect in Nations' Cup

Tom Kristensen and Mattias Ekstrom took the Nations' Cup for Team Scandinavia with a perfect record of nine victories and no losses, in the opening event of the Race of Champions. Final: winner Tom Kristensen celebrates. Photo by...

Tue 29 Nov 2005
Ecclestone sells F1 stake, but what will it mean?

Ecclestone sells F1 stake, but what will it mean?

It has been a six-year battle for the control of Formula One, involving not only the ever-powerful Bernie Ecclestone, but two German media companies, a bevy of banks, the Bambino Trust, and the breakaway Grand Prix Manufacturers'...

Tue 08 Nov 2005
Melandri wins season finale in Valencia

Melandri wins season finale in Valencia

Marco Melandri took his second career MotoGP victory -- and second in a row -- with a victory at the final MotoGP race of the year, the Valencian GP. The Italian held off Nicky Hayden at the finish line to take the victory for the Telefonica ...

Sun 06 Nov 2005
Gibernau hangs on to Valencia pole

Gibernau hangs on to Valencia pole

Sete Gibernau held on in the final moments of the Valencia GP qualifying session to claim the pole position from his Telefonica Movistar Honda teammate, Marco Melandri. Gibernau's time of 1:31.874 was a quarter of a second faster than ...

Wed 02 Nov 2005
Loeb earns 10th season win in CatalunyaHeadline
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Loeb earns 10th season win in Catalunya

Sebastien Loeb was in dominant form again this weekend to take his 10th World Rally Championship victory of the year in Rally Catalunya, clinching the manufacturers' championship for Citroen. Loeb had already claimed his second drivers'...

Mon 31 Oct 2005
Loeb runs away with the lead in CatalunyaHeadline
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Loeb runs away with the lead in Catalunya

Sebastien Loeb occupies his usual position at the end of Saturday's second leg of Rally Catalunya: first. But what is less usual is that the World Rally Champion is not only on top, he is leading a Citroen 1-2-3 charge atop the ...

Mon 24 Oct 2005
Loeb perfect in Tour de Corse victoryHeadline
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Loeb perfect in Tour de Corse victory

Sebastien Loeb was flawless on the twisty mountain roads of Corsica, winning every stage of the Tour de Corse en route to his first victory in the French round of the World Rally Championship. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Photo by...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Loeb on track to conquer Tour de CorseHeadline
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Loeb on track to conquer Tour de Corse

Sebastien Loeb continued his drive toward his first World Rally Championship victory in his home country, the Frenchman topped the charts for the second consecutive day at the Tour de Corse in his Citroen Xsara WRC. Sébastien Loeb and...

Sun 02 Oct 2005
Solberg holds edge in Rally Japan
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Solberg holds edge in Rally Japan

Petter Solberg may hold the edge in the World Rally Championship's 13th round of competition in the 2005 season, but if Sebastien Loeb holds on to his third overall position until the end of Rally Japan, he will clinch the WRC championship in...

Wed 21 Sep 2005
Martin to miss Japan, Peugeot future uncertainHeadline
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Martin to miss Japan, Peugeot future uncertain

Markko Martin will not be driving in Rally Japan at the end of this month, following the death of his longtime co-driver and friend Michael Park at the Rally of Great Britain this past weekend. Scene at the rally HQ in Cardiff after the...

Tue 30 Aug 2005
Loeb back on top with Rallye Deutschland victoryHeadline
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Loeb back on top with Rallye Deutschland victory

Sebastien Loeb was back on form this weekend, taking another World Rally Championship (WRC) victory at Rallye Deutschland, his eighth of the 2005 season, after the disappointment of the second place in Finland. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel...

Sun 28 Aug 2005
Loeb expands lead on Panzerplatte stages
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Loeb expands lead on Panzerplatte stages

Sebastien Loeb went from strength to strength today on the "Panzerplatte" stages of Rallye Deutschland, building up his lead on the run through tight tarmac roads in and around German tank training facilities. Starting with an 11.7-second ...

Sat 27 Aug 2005
Loeb back on form at Rallye Deutschland
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Loeb back on form at Rallye Deutschland

If the answer is "a tarmac rally," the question must be "where are Sebastien Loeb, Citroen and Michelin sure to dominate?" And the first leg of Rallye Deutschland bore this out, as the defending WRC champion won every stage but one. After going...

Fri 26 Aug 2005
Gronholm back on top in Rally FinlandHeadline
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Gronholm back on top in Rally Finland

It had been a long time in the World Rally Championship wilderness for Marcus Gronholm and Peugeot, but the veteran Finn returned to the top step of the podium in his home event, taking his fifth Rally Finland victory in six years with a...

Sun 07 Aug 2005
Gronholm dominant on home groundHeadline
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Gronholm dominant on home ground

Peugeot's Marcus Gronholm has gone from strength to strength in the first two legs of this weekend's Rally Finland, his home event. Leading by six seconds after the first day, Gronholm dominated today's World Rally action, taking wins in six of...

Gronholm jumps to lead in his home landHeadline
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Gronholm jumps to lead in his home land

Marcus Gronholm is back on familiar territory, flying over the "yumps" in the Finnish countryside near Jyvaskyla, the home of Rally Finland. And it felt like home, with the Peugeot pilot taking a five-second lead over Sebastien Loeb on the first...

Thu 21 Jul 2005
Hirvonen to return to the Ford fold for FinlandHeadline
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Hirvonen to return to the Ford fold for Finland

Ford today named Mikko Hirvonen as its second nominated driver for Rally Finland, joining Toni Gardemeister as the two drivers eligible to score points for the World Rally Championship manufacturers' title. Hirvonen will now return to the team he...

Tue 19 Jul 2005
Loeb sets another record at Rally Argentina
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Loeb sets another record at Rally Argentina

Sebastien Loeb took no risks, and brought his Citroen Xsara WRC home, crossing the Rally Argentina finish line first to take his record sixth consecutive World Rally Championship victory, and extending his points lead to 27. "Of all my victories...

Sun 17 Jul 2005
Loeb hangs on to Rally Argentina leadHeadline
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Loeb hangs on to Rally Argentina lead

Marcus Gronholm said he wanted to fight for victory, and that's exactly what he did on the second leg of Rally Argentina, although it looks like his efforts may be too little, too late to catch Sebastien Loeb. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel...

Sat 16 Jul 2005
Loeb takes advantage of weather at Rally Argentina
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Loeb takes advantage of weather at Rally Argentina

Sebastien Loeb took control of Rally Argentina from the outset, taking advantage of the rainy weather that controlled the dust, effectively eliminating the disadvantage of running as the first car on the stages -- an assignment automatically due...

Tue 28 Jun 2005
Loeb sets new win record at Acropolis RallyHeadline
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Loeb sets new win record at Acropolis Rally

Sebastien Loeb came into the final day of Acropolis Rally with a dominant lead of 1:24.6 over Toni Gardemeister, and he didn't let up on the third leg, either, taking the win with a final margin of 1:36.2 to take a record fifth consecutive World...

Sun 26 Jun 2005
Rossi makes history at TT Assen

Rossi makes history at TT Assen

It was a historic occasion -- the 75th running of TT Assen, the Dutch round of the MotoGP championship -- and Valentino Rossi made some history of his own, taking a fifth consecutive MotoGP victory, the most ever by a Yamaha rider. The win was...