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Thu 20 Nov 2003
Richard Burns confirms brain tumourHeadline
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Richard Burns confirms brain tumour

The 2001 World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, has confirmed to the media that he has a brain tumour and will sit out the 2004 season as he receives medical treatment. The Peugeot driver had to withdraw from the Rally of Great Britain and his...

Tue 07 Oct 2003
Loeb stays on track to win Rallye SanremoHeadline
WRC

Loeb stays on track to win Rallye Sanremo

Sebastien Loeb gave a major boost to his World Rally Championship crown hopes today with a win in Rallye Sanremo in Italy. Loeb put his Citroen Xsara in the lead on SS1 and kept it there, even with heavy competition first from the current world...

Sun 05 Oct 2003
Hyundai's future uncertainHeadline
WRC

Hyundai's future uncertain

It was a case of sad news for the Hyundai WRC team as they have been forced to s it out the Rallye Sanremo and possibly the rest of the 2003 season. Armin Schwarz. Photo by Hyundai World Rally Team. The team, which has not fared as...

Wed 20 Aug 2003
Tommi Makinen to retire at the end of 2003Headline
WRC

Tommi Makinen to retire at the end of 2003

Tommi Makinen, a four-time World Rally Champion, announced today that he will be retiring at the end of the current WRC season, after 18 years of rallying, including 12 at the World Championship level. Tommi Makinen. Photo by Subaru...

Tue 12 Aug 2003
Martin endures to win Rally FinlandHeadline
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Martin endures to win Rally Finland

Markko Martin edged out his competitors each day to score his second World Rally Championship victory of the season. The Ford factory driver led each day in the Rally Finland and kept his focus during the final leg, per his own words at the end of...

Tue 10 Jun 2003
Martin scores first career victory in AcropolisHeadline
WRC

Martin scores first career victory in Acropolis

Markko Martin took his first career World Rally Championship victory in Greece on Sunday, June 8, cruising on the final stage for the win. Martin and co-driver Michael Park held the lead at the end of each of the two previous days, winning with a...

Mon 09 Jun 2003
Dust storms end first day of Acropolis Rally earlyHeadline
WRC

Dust storms end first day of Acropolis Rally early

Stage eight of the Acropolis Rally, from Lilea to Parnassos, showed first signs of problems due to spectators on the rally route causing a delay in the event. Once the superspecial got underway, the dust storms came, causing additional problems...

Martin holds the lead on day two Acropolis RallyHeadline
WRC

Martin holds the lead on day two Acropolis Rally

Markko Martin came into the second day of competition in the Acropolis Rally with the overall lead. However, last year, a puncture tire took the then-leader Martin out of podium competition. At the end of this year's leg two in Greece, Martin...

Fri 16 May 2003
Subaru extends Solberg contractHeadline
WRC

Subaru extends Solberg contract

The 555 Subaru World Rally Team announced today that Petter Solberg has signed a contract which will see him and co-driver Phil Mills stay with the team until the end of the 2006 WRC season. Petter Solberg. Photo by Subaru World Rally...

Fri 18 Apr 2003
Peugeot appoints Nicola Gullino as team managerHeadline
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Peugeot appoints Nicola Gullino as team manager

Four events into the 2003 World Rally Championship season, the 2002 champions Peugeot have appointed Nicola Gullino as the new Team Manager, in place of the current team manager François Chatriot. Gullino will take the reins on April 22, just two...

Sun 06 Apr 2003
BTCC: Series showcases 2003 season at Brands HatchHeadline

BTCC: Series showcases 2003 season at Brands Hatch

The British Touring Car Championship build-up officially kicked off at Brands Hatch on Wednesday with the annual Media Day, an opportunity for all the hard pre-season work to be brought together into a day of launches, introductions, promotions...

Thu 27 Mar 2003
Ford Focus RS WRC 03 launched in EnglandHeadline
WRC

Ford Focus RS WRC 03 launched in England

Contemporary look for Ford's radical new Focus rally car -- Ford Rallye Sport today unveiled the most technically advanced and revolutionary rally car ever when it launched the Ford Focus RS WRC 03 at the team's Dovenby Hall base in Cumbria, ...

Mon 20 Jan 2003
Masuoka, Sainct, Tchaguine repeat as Dakar winnersHeadline

Masuoka, Sainct, Tchaguine repeat as Dakar winners

Mitsubishi driver Hiroshi Masuoka has taken his second victory in the Dakar rally. The Japanese raid specialist covered the 19 days (one rest day, one boat crossing) to cover the 17 stage event in 49 hours, eight minutes and 52 seconds. Masuoka...

Peterhansel's comfortable Dakar lead fades awayHeadline

Peterhansel's comfortable Dakar lead fades away

At the end of fifteen stages, Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel was in the comfortable position of holding an almost 26 minute lead over Hiroshi Masuoka. The battling top two Mitsubishis have dominated the overall cars competition from the opening...

Sat 11 Jan 2003
Shinozuka still serious condition; Cox, Roma injured (update 2003-01-10)Headline

Shinozuka still serious condition; Cox, Roma injured (update 2003-01-10)

Japanese driver Kenjiro Shinozuka and Frenchman co-driver Thierry Delli-Zotti were seriously injured during stage eight of the Dakar Rally today. Shinozuka was driving the No. 201 Nissan in the T2/3 Super Production class. The team Nissan XX car...