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Sun 10 Dec 2006
Pescarolo, ASM, Larbre, Autorlando seal 2006 championships

Pescarolo, ASM, Larbre, Autorlando seal 2006 championships

Pescarolo Sport was simply perfect in 2006 Le Mans series, with the team of Emmanuel Collard and Jean-Christophe Boullion taking the overall and LM P1 class victories in every one of the five races to claim the P1 championship, and an automatic ...

Capirossi dominant in Japanese GP victoryHeadline

Capirossi dominant in Japanese GP victory

Loris Capirossi knows and loves Motegi, and there was no denying him a victory in the Japanese Grand Prix today. The Ducati rider followed up last year's maiden victory for the team with a convincing flag-to-flag win, his third victory of the year...

Melandri takes Australian GP win in the rainHeadline

Melandri takes Australian GP win in the rain

Marco Melandri got the mix just right in the dry-wet-drying Australian GP, the 14th round of the 2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP). Stealing the lead from Sete Giberneau with ease just past the halfway mark, Melandri ...

Loeb jumps into Cyprus Rally lead
WRC

Loeb jumps into Cyprus Rally lead

Sebastien Loeb started the second day of the Cyprus Rally some six seconds behind Marcus Gronholm, and was falling further behind early on the second leg, but he turned the tables on the Finn to take the lead in the World Rally Championship ...

Gronholm in early Rally Japan lead
WRC

Gronholm in early Rally Japan lead

Marcus Gronholm took six stage wins in his Ford Focus WRC on the first day of Rally Japan en route to a 10.5 second lead at the end of the first leg of the World Rally Championship event. "After our win in Finland on the last rally, I felt ...

Zuber wins in Istanbul, Hamilton closes in on title
GP2

Zuber wins in Istanbul, Hamilton closes in on title

Andreas Zuber took his first GP2 Series victory in today's sprint race in Istanbul. Starting second after his seventh-place finish in yesterday's feature race, the Trident Racing snatched the lead from polesitter Xandi Negrao in the run to the ...

Wed 06 Dec 2006
Gronholm takes 25th career win in WalesHeadline
WRC

Gronholm takes 25th career win in Wales

Marcus Gronholm was not the fastest driver on the final day of Rally of Great Britain, the 2006 World Rally Championship finale, but then he did not need to be, either. Marcus Gronholm and Timo Rautiainen. Photo by xpb.cc. The Finn...

Mon 04 Dec 2006
Gronholm consolidates Wales rally leadHeadline
WRC

Gronholm consolidates Wales rally lead

Marcus Gronholm has been in his element on the gravel trails of Wales, dominating Rally Great Britain, the final round of the 2006 World Rally Championship. With a lead of well over a minute, he is in a strong position to claim his 25th career WRC...

Fri 24 Nov 2006
Gronholm seals title for Ford with NZ victoryHeadline
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Gronholm seals title for Ford with NZ victory

Marcus Gronholm was convincing on the muddy roads of Rally New Zealand, taking the win in the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship -- and, more importantly, the manufacturers' title for Ford. Marcus Gronholm and Timo ...

Mon 30 Oct 2006
Hirvonen consolidates Rally Australia leadHeadline
WRC

Hirvonen consolidates Rally Australia lead

Mikko Hirvonen made the most of his first World Rally Championship overall lead today, pushing his Ford Focus RS WRC to stage wins on five of the day's nine stages and stretching his lead over Petter Solberg from 26 seconds to a gap of 32.2...

Wed 18 Oct 2006
Gronholm takes first steps with win in TurkeyHeadline
WRC

Gronholm takes first steps with win in Turkey

Marcus Gronholm took the first steps toward getting back into the World Rally Championship title contention with a convincing victory in the Rally of Turkey. Gronholm led a Ford Focus WRC 1-2 finish with teammate Mikko Hirvonen, over three minutes...

Sun 15 Oct 2006
Gronholm takes charge in Rally of Turkey
WRC

Gronholm takes charge in Rally of Turkey

Just as Marcus Gronholm was starting to look secure in the lead of the Rally of Turkey, things took a turn for the dramatic. Gronholm held a 45-second lead in his Ford Focus WRC in the World Rally Championship event after 13 stages, when hail and...

Tue 03 Oct 2006
Schumacher takes points lead with China victoryHeadline
F1

Schumacher takes points lead with China victory

Michael Schumacher took the Formula One drivers' championship points lead for the first time this season with a wet-to-dry victory in the Chinese Grand Prix. The German jumped for joy on the podium, having snatched the win on the Shanghai circuit...

Fri 25 Aug 2006
Gronholm easily takes sixth Rally Finland victoryHeadline
WRC

Gronholm easily takes sixth Rally Finland victory

On the final day of Rally Finland, the tenth round in the World Rally Championship, there was little doubt about who would cross the finish line first: Marcus Gronholm started the leg 67.8 seconds ahead of archrival Sebastien Loeb, and finished...

Sun 20 Aug 2006
Gronholm extends lead as Loeb stumblesHeadline
WRC

Gronholm extends lead as Loeb stumbles

Marcus Gronholm looks to be well on his way to a sixth Rally Finland victory, barring any disaster on the World Rally Championship event's final day tomorrow. His lead is a comfortable 67.8 seconds over championship leader Sebastien Loeb, and...

Sat 19 Aug 2006
Gronholm takes early lead in Rally FinlandHeadline
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Gronholm takes early lead in Rally Finland

Marcus Gronholm is on track early as he chases his sixth victory in Rally Finland, the tenth round of the 2006 World Rally Championship. The Ford pilot took five stage victories on the first leg and holds a 12-second lead over championship rival...

Thu 10 Aug 2006
Kubica steps in as BMW, Villeneuve splitHeadline
F1

Kubica steps in as BMW, Villeneuve split

Robert Kubica drove his Formula One debut in a BMW Sauber in the Hungarian Grand Prix this past weekend, ostensibly because regular driver Jacques Villeneuve was still suffering from the effects of his crash at the German Grand Prix a week ...

Mon 05 Jun 2006
Gronholm takes gravel win in Acropolis RallyHeadline
WRC

Gronholm takes gravel win in Acropolis Rally

Marcus Gronholm much prefers gravel rallies to tarmac ones, and he took advantage of the rough Greek mountain roads to take a clear victory in the Acropolis Rally, the eighth round of the 2006 World Rally Championship. Marcus Gronholm...

Sun 04 Jun 2006
Gronholm stretches out Acropolis leadHeadline
WRC

Gronholm stretches out Acropolis lead

Marcus Gronholm started the second day of the Acropolis Rally -- the Greek round of the World Rally Championship -- with a solid lead of 26.3 seconds over Petter Solberg, and he was in no mood to give that up today, consolidating his position at...

Tue 23 May 2006
Loeb and Elena land their 25th win in Sardinia
WRC

Loeb and Elena land their 25th win in Sardinia

Rally Sardinia started with a tough battle for Sebastien Loeb, but in the end, the defending champion coasted to an easy victory in this weekend's World Rally Championship event. The win was fifth in a row for the dynamic duo. Loeb has now won...

Sat 20 May 2006
Gronholm in control early in Sardinia
WRC

Gronholm in control early in Sardinia

Marcus Gronholm was back in his element on the gravel of Rally d'Italia, the seventh round of the World Rally Championship, quickly building a 35-second lead over archrival and points leader Sebastien Loeb. Gronholm started strongly with three...

Wed 12 Apr 2006
Loeb takes convincing Tour de Corse victory
WRC

Loeb takes convincing Tour de Corse victory

Sebastien Loeb made it look easy, and there was no doubt about who is the king of Tour de Corse. The defending Worl Rally Champion started the final day of the rally with a 40-second lead over his archrival Marcus Gronholm, and there was little ...

Mon 10 Apr 2006
Loeb stretches Tour de Corse leadHeadline
WRC

Loeb stretches Tour de Corse lead

Sebastien Loeb and the Kronos Citroen team were at the top of their game today at the Tour de Corse, their home event on the World Rally Championship circuit. Loeb, defending his 2005 victory on the picturesque island, won two of the four stages...

Mon 03 Apr 2006
Yoong, Enge take maiden wins in A1GP finale

Yoong, Enge take maiden wins in A1GP finale

It was a near-perfect weekend for Team Malaysia, as the A1 Grand Prix circuit wrapped up its inaugural season in Shanghai. Alex Yoong followed up his pole position with a victory in the sprint race, and then narrowly missed repeating the feature...

Wed 29 Mar 2006
Loeb on form in Catalunya victory
WRC

Loeb on form in Catalunya victory

Sebastien Loeb claimed a convincing victory for the Kronos Citroen team in this weekend's Rally Catalunya, the fourth round of the 2006 World Rally Championship, with a margin of 48 seconds over his teammate, Daniel Sordo. "The early part of the...

Thu 09 Mar 2006
Loeb takes first win of 2006 in Rally MexicoHeadline
WRC

Loeb takes first win of 2006 in Rally Mexico

Sebastien Loeb easily took his first victory of the 2006 World Rally Championship season at Rally Mexico, after having been shut out for the first two events of the season. The Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC pilot secured the win with a margin of 48.9...

Mon 06 Mar 2006
Loeb rocks into Rally Mexico leadHeadline
WRC

Loeb rocks into Rally Mexico lead

Petter Solberg fought hard with Sebastien Loeb on the second leg of Rally Mexico, but a rock gave Loeb the lead in today's third event of World Rally Championship. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Photo by xpb.cc. "The sort of day...

Tue 14 Feb 2006
McIntosh goes from last to victory in Sentul

McIntosh goes from last to victory in Sentul

Sean McIntosh took the Team Canada from the back of the grid to the top of the podium in today's A1 Grand Prix feature race in Sentul, Indonesia, after Team France's Nicolas Lapierre took the sprint race victory. "This is unbelievable," McIntosh...

Sun 12 Feb 2006
Kerr claims pole for Great Britain in Indonesia

Kerr claims pole for Great Britain in Indonesia

Robbie Kerr put the pedal to the metal today at the Sentul circuit to score the first pole position for Team Great Britain in the inaugural season of the A1 Grand Prix series. "This was a great result," Kerr said. "I'm looking forward to ...

Sat 04 Feb 2006
Gronholm takes first Monte Carlo victory
WRC

Gronholm takes first Monte Carlo victory

It was a weekend of firsts for Marcus Gronholm: the first drive in the works Ford Focus WRC 2006, the first World Rally Championship win on tarmac, and, most importantly, his first Monte Carlo Rally victory. Gronholm may not have been the...

Gronholm struggles but keeps Monte Carlo lead
WRC

Gronholm struggles but keeps Monte Carlo lead

Marcus Gronholm is still struggling in the slippery conditions of the Monte Carlo Rally, but the Finn is focused on two things other than stage wins: making it to the finish, and keeping Sebastien Loeb behind him until the end of this, the first...

Gronholm in Monte Carlo lead as Loeb slips upHeadline
WRC

Gronholm in Monte Carlo lead as Loeb slips up

Marcus Gronholm is still getting used to his Ford Focus RS WRC, and he hates the icy roads of Monte Carlo, but the two-time champion is still in the lead after the first day of the Monte Carlo Rally; the season opener of the World Rally ...

Mon 09 Jan 2006
Peterhansel takes over the Dakar leadHeadline

Peterhansel takes over the Dakar lead

Stephane Peterhansel didn't win the 8th stage of the Dakar rally, but a shared second place on the 508 km Atar-to-Nouakchott special was good enough to catapult him into an overall lead in the standings. Stéphane Peterhansel and...

Wed 04 Jan 2006
Schlesser takes first African stage in DakarHeadline

Schlesser takes first African stage in Dakar

Jean-Louis Schlesser powered his Schlesser-Ford buggy to victory in the first stage on the African continent in the 2006 Dakar, eclipsing the factory Mitsubishi and Volkswagen teams. Jean-Louis Schlesser and François Borsotto. Photo by...

Sainz takes second stage win at DakarHeadline

Sainz takes second stage win at Dakar

Carlos Sainz used his World Rally Championship experience to his advantage to take the second stage victory for Volkswagen on the Lisbon-to-Dakar rally, and to build on his overall lead. Carlos Sainz and Andreas Schulz. Photo by ...

Sun 01 Jan 2006
DAFs disqualified before Dakar startHeadline

DAFs disqualified before Dakar start

The competition in the 2006 Dakar's truck category thinned out unexpectedly before the start of the event. The organizers disqualified the DAF trucks of the Gauloises de Rooy and Hans Bekx team Sport, both teams credible contenders for the truck...